I'm wondering if this is just me - or if this is a bigger issue with Slingshot.
I've been a slingshot customer for a very long time. I'm currently on Broadband 150 plan. I live arounf Titirangi / New Lynn border in Auckland.
For the past few months - I've noticed a considerable drop in my internet connection speeds. I have logged into my modem to see if I could spot anything - and it turns out that my ADSL sync speed is measly Data Rate Down/Up3289/1197(Kbps)
Now, that surprised me somewhat, since I have always been getting ADSL sync rates in high 8000's, occasionally reaching 9000+ range.
I have restarted my router a few times (btw I'm using Belkin ADSL2+ Wireless G router with the latest firmware installed, average router - however never had an issue with it for the past 2 years). Unplugged all phones from the phonelines, bypassed the line filter - no noticeable improvement in the sync speed. I have also tried a Dynalink 1 port router (standard one that comes with new Slingshot connections) and that only did marginally better - coming in at low 4000's.
Now, one thing that comes to mind - is some time ago I have looked on a website to see the status of my local exchange - and there was an upgrade planned for Dec 2011 to take it up to ADSL 2+.
Has anyone experienced a similar situation? What is the best way to try and improve it? It is a bit unbearable at the moment...