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  Reply # 383382 22-Sep-2010 23:26 Send private message

choccers:
hahahaha




A speed test to Auckland shows nothing since its not constrained by slingshots under provisioned international.

Also, with slingshot employing a DPI rate limiter a speed test proves nothing since they give them high priority compared to large http/torrent traffic.

All these people posting speedtests saying they have no problem is annoying.

Jump on a torrent site and show more than 30kB/sec from international peers and then you can say there is no problem. Or show your premium rapidshare account going at a couple of 100kB/sec - thats also no problem, although less than it should be, 8kB/sec is a problem, and that is what I see off RS, which is why I have not renewed it.




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  Reply # 383383 22-Sep-2010 23:37 Send private message



if you dont like the speed of your torrents, choose a different method of getting your freebies

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  Reply # 383390 22-Sep-2010 23:54 Send private message

All methods are affected. There is no way that you will see the speedtest speed on a real world transfer of over a few 10s of megs with the way that slingshots limiting works.

http from a virtually unloaded server in the states is lucky to get 50, more often 30. ftp fares better but still noway near the 300kB/s my line can do on a cached torrent.




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  Reply # 384521 26-Sep-2010 13:30 Send private message

Well, I have switched recently from the old Inferno plan over to the new 25GB full speed plan and wow, speeds have never been any worse.

We could usually get speeds of about 1.2-4mbps from servers and now from slingshots own ftp servers we cannot get over 100kbps.

I can say that we are thinking of getting rid of slingshot as this crap just keeps on happening.

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  Reply # 385060 27-Sep-2010 17:38 Send private message

richms:
choccers:
hahahaha




A speed test to Auckland shows nothing since its not constrained by slingshots under provisioned international.

Also, with slingshot employing a DPI rate limiter a speed test proves nothing since they give them high priority compared to large http/torrent traffic.

All these people posting speedtests saying they have no problem is annoying.

Jump on a torrent site and show more than 30kB/sec from international peers and then you can say there is no problem. Or show your premium rapidshare account going at a couple of 100kB/sec - thats also no problem, although less than it should be, 8kB/sec is a problem, and that is what I see off RS, which is why I have not renewed it.


Yeah Megaupload seems to be managed as well :( ever since I joined Slingshot I can never get over 15Kb/s from Megaupload. Slingshot have definitely been gradually getting worse. The first couple of months after I joined Slingshot were awesome! I was getting really high speeds with torrents even in the free off peak times, but then that died out and I've mostly stopped using torrents now as I cannot get any over 40Kb/s, which is retarded for a 15 megabit connection.



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  Reply # 385194 27-Sep-2010 21:46 Send private message

do a glasnost test, lots is managed by slingshot, i will be leaving in a week if it does not get better

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  Reply # 385374 28-Sep-2010 11:07 Send private message

Im moving to slingshot.

My friend lives in a few ks away in Christchurch and hes getting 40-400kb/s consistently on torrents.
You tube buffering faster than the video plays 90% of the time, and his pings are 24ms to auckland 10ms less than on telecom.

He is on the AYCE plan.


Dont know if ill achieve the same performance, but it beats World Net's shocking speeds & latency anyday.


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  Reply # 385443 28-Sep-2010 13:30 Send private message

NZCrusader: Im moving to slingshot.

My friend lives in a few ks away in Christchurch and hes getting 40-400kb/s consistently on torrents.
You tube buffering faster than the video plays 90% of the time, and his pings are 24ms to auckland 10ms less than on telecom.

He is on the AYCE plan.


Dont know if ill achieve the same performance, but it beats World Net's shocking speeds & latency anyday.



I presume you are on their unlimited plan? You will probably be having the same problems we have with slinghsot during peak times usually around 4pm or 5pm through to 1am. Its almost like dialup sometimes and you have to refresh web pages a couple of times before they even load.




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  Reply # 385486 28-Sep-2010 14:37 Send private message

NZCrusader: Im moving to slingshot.

My friend lives in a few ks away in Christchurch and hes getting 40-400kb/s consistently on torrents.
You tube buffering faster than the video plays 90% of the time, and his pings are 24ms to auckland 10ms less than on telecom.

He is on the AYCE plan.


Dont know if ill achieve the same performance, but it beats World Net's shocking speeds & latency anyday.



I got to admit Slingshots youtube Caching is pretty good and even videos that haven't been cached still load pretty fast. My ping to Auckland is always below 30Ms and a speed test to a Auckland server always results in around 15Mb/s down and 0.50Mb/s up and I do get the occasional fast torrent. But normally even high seeded torrents go slow and give errors such as Closed by peer etc which mostly is slingshots doing. Megaupload, rapidshare and many other file hosting sites are Managed so the speed you get from them make it pointless to even try downloading from them. The off-peak is slow but I've gotten used to it.

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  Reply # 385499 28-Sep-2010 15:17 Send private message

As long as my games arent warping & lagging 24/7
Torrents dont take 3 weeks to download.

and

Games I purchase on steam dont take 2 weeks to download.


I will be happy.

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  Reply # 385548 28-Sep-2010 16:33 Send private message

My torrent queue has grown massivly over the last 2 weeks. seldom hit the cache so the 30kB/sec means that shows come down 3-4 in the 6 hours overnight. Starting them during the paid hours in the morning gets some progress, and between about 11pm and 1am they will move. Other than that its hopeless at the moment.




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  Reply # 385552 28-Sep-2010 16:39 Send private message

NZCrusader: As long as my games arent warping & lagging 24/7
Torrents dont take 3 weeks to download.

and

Games I purchase on steam dont take 2 weeks to download.


I will be happy.


I HIGHLY reccomend you dont make the same mistake we have and read this first

Gaming bahahahaah not with slingshot in the south island


This was taken at 8pm last night, No torrents or anything else running

Pinging www.l.google.com [66.102.11.104] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 66.102.11.104: bytes=32 time=755ms TTL=53
Reply from 66.102.11.104: bytes=32 time=832ms TTL=53
Reply from 66.102.11.104: bytes=32 time=596ms TTL=53
Reply from 66.102.11.104: bytes=32 time=549ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for 66.102.11.104:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 549ms, Maximum = 832ms, Average = 683ms




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  Reply # 386295 30-Sep-2010 12:42 Send private message

See my large thread here http://forums.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3733 in relation specifically to Youtube streaming from Slingshot, there are many posts in that thread also regarding their general http broadband service. Lots of unhappy campers with similar speed issues and stories, when I joined them in Feb of this year, speeds were fine, infact, at the time I had said to a mate they are the bet ISP I had ever joined, wish I could say that now, something has gone horribly wrong with this ISP, hope they get it sorted, whatever it turns out to be.




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  Reply # 387093 2-Oct-2010 12:28 Send private message

valtam: when I joined them in Feb of this year, speeds were fine, infact, at the time I had said to a mate they are the bet ISP I had ever joined, wish I could say that now, something has gone horribly wrong with this ISP, hope they get it sorted, whatever it turns out to be.


Same, when I first joined Slingshot my speeds were awesome and I was bragging about them to my friends. That only lasted a couple of months though and then the speeds decreased.  I wonder if slingshot deliberately does this to people. Loads of people have the same issue, speeds were good for the first couple of months and then the speeds turn to not so great.

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  Reply # 387264 3-Oct-2010 01:05 Send private message

well the phone , tolls and AYCE pack is good value.


I see on the slingshot forums the christchurch lag issue is fixed ?

My friend still getting good speeds & pings constantly on AYCE.
He downloaded an 8gb HD movie in 2 nights.
With Worldnet ive been downloading that same file for 3 weeks and only on 27%.



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