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'That VDSL Cat'
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  # 2047038 1-Jul-2018 20:58
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allio:

 

My Bigpipe connection switched over to Spark's network last week. Does anyone know if Skinny has shifted yet? I really can't deal with CGNAT even for a short while, so will wait for confirmation before I place an order.

 

 

Skinny and bigpipe are on the same network.

 

 

 

The switchovers themselves are being done at a physical level, which doesn't always correlate to all connections of all mediums switching at the same time. 





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  # 2047047 1-Jul-2018 21:13
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allio:

 

My Bigpipe connection switched over to Spark's network last week. Does anyone know if Skinny has shifted yet? I really can't deal with CGNAT even for a short while, so will wait for confirmation before I place an order.

 

 

Skinny and bigpipe are on the same network.

 

 

 

The switchovers themselves are being done at a physical level, which doesn't always correlate to all connections of all mediums switching at the same time. 

 

 

Any idea when I'll be able to safely shift without ending up with CGNAT? I'd prefer to wait a few months than deal with that.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2047058 1-Jul-2018 21:30
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allio:

 

hio77:

 

allio:

 

My Bigpipe connection switched over to Spark's network last week. Does anyone know if Skinny has shifted yet? I really can't deal with CGNAT even for a short while, so will wait for confirmation before I place an order.

 

 

Skinny and bigpipe are on the same network.

 

 

 

The switchovers themselves are being done at a physical level, which doesn't always correlate to all connections of all mediums switching at the same time. 

 

 

Any idea when I'll be able to safely shift without ending up with CGNAT? I'd prefer to wait a few months than deal with that.

 

 

@ipv6pipe will be able to advise..

 

 

 

if memory serves right there is like 1 more to go?





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  # 2047220 2-Jul-2018 09:32
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hio77:

 

@ipv6pipe will be able to advise..

 

 

 

if memory serves right there is like 1 more to go?

 

 

We've completed our planned changes in that space.


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  # 2052850 10-Jul-2018 18:18
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IPv6pipe:

 

hio77:

 

@ipv6pipe will be able to advise..

 

if memory serves right there is like 1 more to go?

 

We've completed our planned changes in that space.

 

Is there an ETA on when the transition is 100% complete?





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  # 2052873 10-Jul-2018 18:49
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matisyahu:

 

IPv6pipe:

 

hio77:

 

@ipv6pipe will be able to advise..

 

if memory serves right there is like 1 more to go?

 

We've completed our planned changes in that space.

 

Is there an ETA on when the transition is 100% complete?

 

 

as above, it's done :)





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  # 2052887 10-Jul-2018 19:28
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hio77:

 

matisyahu:

 

IPv6pipe:

 

hio77:

 

@ipv6pipe will be able to advise..

 

if memory serves right there is like 1 more to go?

 

We've completed our planned changes in that space.

 

Is there an ETA on when the transition is 100% complete?

 

 

as above, it's done :)

 

 

Cool - for some reason I thought it was going to take a few months to get done but it has been finished pretty quickly. Oh well, I'll be all hooked up tomorrow at 6am.





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  # 2052932 10-Jul-2018 21:18
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matisyahu:

 

Cool - for some reason I thought it was going to take a few months to get done but it has been finished pretty quickly. Oh well, I'll be all hooked up tomorrow at 6am.

 

 

When you get hooked up, would you mind doing a really quick review vs Bigpipe? I trust the experts here who say the performance should be identical, but it'd ease my mind if someone could confirm that before I follow you over.


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  # 2052946 10-Jul-2018 21:22
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allio:

 

...would you mind doing a really quick review vs Bigpipe? I trust the experts here who say the performance should be identical, but it'd ease my mind if someone could confirm that before I follow you over.

 

Trust me when I say - it is identical.





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allio:

 

matisyahu:

 

Cool - for some reason I thought it was going to take a few months to get done but it has been finished pretty quickly. Oh well, I'll be all hooked up tomorrow at 6am.

 

When you get hooked up, would you mind doing a really quick review vs Bigpipe? I trust the experts here who say the performance should be identical, but it'd ease my mind if someone could confirm that before I follow you over.

 

I've updated my Speedtest in my signature - the speed is pretty much exactly the same but I did notice a slight improvement in latency but I'm unsure whether there is just blind luck or whether it is due to PPPoE over VLAN vs. straight PPPoE. The setup was pretty quick where it was all completed with 3 days and now I am all setup. It'll be interesting to see whether eventually BigPipe and Skinny Direct get all rolled back into Skinny so then there is a single sub brand given how much overlap there is between the services.





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  # 2054305 11-Jul-2018 13:06
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matisyahu:

allio:


matisyahu:


Cool - for some reason I thought it was going to take a few months to get done but it has been finished pretty quickly. Oh well, I'll be all hooked up tomorrow at 6am.


When you get hooked up, would you mind doing a really quick review vs Bigpipe? I trust the experts here who say the performance should be identical, but it'd ease my mind if someone could confirm that before I follow you over.


I've updated my Speedtest in my signature - the speed is pretty much exactly the same but I did notice a slight improvement in latency but I'm unsure whether there is just blind luck or whether it is due to PPPoE over VLAN vs. straight PPPoE. The setup was pretty quick where it was all completed with 3 days and now I am all setup. It'll be interesting to see whether eventually BigPipe and Skinny Direct get all rolled back into Skinny so then there is a single sub brand given how much overlap there is between the services.



Pure luck.




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  # 2054306 11-Jul-2018 13:07
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michaelmurfy:

 

Trust me when I say - it is identical.

 

 

matisyahu:

 

I've updated my Speedtest in my signature - the speed is pretty much exactly the same but I did notice a slight improvement in latency but I'm unsure whether there is just blind luck or whether it is due to PPPoE over VLAN vs. straight PPPoE. The setup was pretty quick where it was all completed with 3 days and now I am all setup. It'll be interesting to see whether eventually BigPipe and Skinny Direct get all rolled back into Skinny so then there is a single sub brand given how much overlap there is between the services.

 

 

Thank you both. I'll put in my request this weekend.


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  # 2054485 11-Jul-2018 17:54
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Have any of you made the BigPipe -> Skinny changeover on fibre, especially on Enable (Chch)?

 

If so, what was your timeline (ordering Skinny, cancelling BP etc) and downtime?

 

I have a colleague who changed ISPs and had his new one enabled on the 2nd ONT port, then cancelled the old connection only after confirming the new connection working. This ensured he wouldn't land himself without internet for days if the new connection didn't happen on time. 

 

Having said that, his connection didn't come back after Enable's planned outage last night & his ISP suspect that his unusual config (using the 2nd ONT port) could be related. I also see that Skinny's website say they are reluctant to provision as a 2nd fibre connection. These sound like more compelling reasons to keep to the normal process, provided typical downtime is likely to be hours rather than days.


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RmACK:

 

Have any of you made the BigPipe -> Skinny changeover on fibre, especially on Enable (Chch)?

 

If so, what was your timeline (ordering Skinny, cancelling BP etc) and downtime?

 

I have a colleague who changed ISPs and had his new one enabled on the 2nd ONT port, then cancelled the old connection only after confirming the new connection working. This ensured he wouldn't land himself without internet for days if the new connection didn't happen on time. 

 

Having said that, his connection didn't come back after Enable's planned outage last night & his ISP suspect that his unusual config (using the 2nd ONT port) could be related. I also see that Skinny's website say they are reluctant to provision as a 2nd fibre connection. These sound like more compelling reasons to keep to the normal process, provided typical downtime is likely to be hours rather than days.

 

 

Nope there was a genuine issue with Enables' planned maintenance last night. The fix in case you are curious is to turn the ONT and modem off for at least 5 minutes. (And this isn't one of those 'turn it off for 5 minutes to let the electricity fully escape things)

 

Cheers - N

 

 





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  # 2054588 11-Jul-2018 20:58
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Talkiet:

 

Nope there was a genuine issue with Enables' planned maintenance last night. The fix in case you are curious is to turn the ONT and modem off for at least 5 minutes. (And this isn't one of those 'turn it off for 5 minutes to let the electricity fully escape things)

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

That's very interesting, thanks! The last I had heard was that he'd got to his ISP's 2nd level support & they'd apparently had 3 customers with the same issue, all in Chch so were about to talk to Enable.


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