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vinnieg
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  #184339 15-Dec-2008 17:27
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I still can't say I'd recommend them

Where abouts are you located?
Because I use my connection for gaming, occasional downloads etc, mostly from sites in LA

The test results you've used are from teh Xnet speedtest, which shows you have a 245ms ping from home, I think that time is horrible especially since you are only connecting to the local xnet server. 
Xnet might be totally fine for people using national sites and hosting websites for others to visit nationally.  But for international traffic it's terrible.  What are your speedtest.net results going to Los Angeles or San Diego?

Mine are poor, using Xnets website they are around 7500kbps, 900kbps up with a 125ms ping
to LA, it's 900 up, 100 down with a 270ms ping, which is barely useable, especially with Xbox Live running mainly overseas servers :(




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  #184354 15-Dec-2008 18:31
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I'm in Christchurch and so are all the other sites I tested in those speed tests. many of the poor ping results might be attributed to the fact I ran the test over a remote desktop connection. I notice that when I run the test subsequent times the ping speeds are much more normal (around 100ms)

I tested my speeds to LA and they are perfectly reasonable (although, not being a gamer at all, your definition and mine of "unusable" probably differ greatly)

The international speeds (ping aside) is great in my opinion
here's a few tests from LA.

INTERNATIONAL SPEEDS

This is using basic home hardware (linksys). Using the Cisco stuff at work is a bit better because I re-cabled our building and replaced the demark, so I know at least most of the cabling is new.

 
 
 
 


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  #184363 15-Dec-2008 18:46
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12/15/2008  5:41 AM GMT58.28.152.13021108 kb/s439 kb/s209 msLos Angeles, CA~ 6550 mi
12/15/2008  5:42 AM GMT58.28.152.1306031 kb/s454 kb/s226 msLos Angeles, CA~ 6550 mi
12/15/2008  5:43 AM GMT58.28.152.1307433 kb/s451 kb/s225 msLos Angeles, CA~ 6550 mi


Today's results don't seem too different than yesterdays.

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  #184461 16-Dec-2008 10:35
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I will add to those cautioning the OP about switching to Xnet.

A lot depends on your usage pattern.

I have a good physical line that never drops out and syncs on an ADSL1 DSLAM at 7616Kbps. I'm on the Avondale exchange in Auckland.

I'm on Fusion FS/FS plane with pay per megabyte option (NOT Torrent).

My national speeds are great all day.

My international speeds after 4-6PM until the small hours are poor. I cannot watch streaming content like Youtube without long buffering and re-buffering delays. In my view this is poor.

This was not an issue when I had a slingshot conection six months ago, so I lay the blame not at my exchange, but at the feet of Xnet.

That said, I can download a lot of quota at a price only Slingshot can match, the VFX VoIP is great, national speeds are excelling and international speeds are fine when it's not busy. I am at work in the evenings so the poor interntional speeds don't annoy me too much, and I have decided to stick with them for now.

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  #184501 16-Dec-2008 13:06
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Xnet is down again, for the 5th time this week :(


it's been down today twice, once at 1am and now from 12.30pm
Luckily I'm at work, but my partners been cut off at home and she's not too happy, since she can't call with both VFX and the net being down :(




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  #184503 16-Dec-2008 13:08
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Yep just had to reboot my router.

vinnieg
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  #184506 16-Dec-2008 13:19
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Has anyone who's changed from xnet had trouble porting their number to the new company?
I ported mine from telecom to Xnet, but now I get told I can't port it back from xnet to another company?

I'm thinking of either going to Snap or Slingshot




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  #184507 16-Dec-2008 13:22
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vinnieg: Has anyone who's changed from xnet had trouble porting their number to the new company?
I ported mine from telecom to Xnet, but now I get told I can't port it back from xnet to another company?

I'm thinking of either going to Snap or Slingshot


Doesnt sound right. Call the Telecoms Commisioner.

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  #184509 16-Dec-2008 13:28
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I know Telecom would have issues with this sort of thing because of their own internal number POI policies.
Take this example.
  • 1. you have a TCNZ number from suburb#1 (03-311-1111)
  • 2. you port this number to WXC
  • 3. you move to suburb #2 and keep your number
  • 4. you try and port the number back to TCNZ and suburb #2 numbers (03-322-2222) don't fit the range for suburb 1 numbers. TCNZ say No.
  • 5. you then need a new number (according to TCNZ) that is within the number range for that suburb#2/exchange

This shouldn't be an issue at the WxC end releasing your number, it's more like the receiving end not wanting to bring the new number into their neat and tidy range of numbers for the area.
That's what I reckon.
Or are you having problems that WxC isn't releasing your number?

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  #184518 16-Dec-2008 13:56
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Yeah I'm in the same place I was before, I've just been informed they can't port it back to telecom, I'll have to call them again soon and ask if they can port it to slingshot, but I can't do much because their service desk is being clogged with people ringing up to see why the internet has gone down again....3rd time today :(




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kerrin
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  #184530 16-Dec-2008 14:20
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vinnieg: Has anyone who's changed from xnet had trouble porting their number to the new company?
I ported mine from telecom to Xnet, but now I get told I can't port it back from xnet to another company?

I'm thinking of either going to Snap or Slingshot


I ported my number to XNET, then last month to ORCON - no issues either time.

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  #184592 16-Dec-2008 17:40
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I ported from Ihug to xnet and then back to Vodafone, no problems.

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  #185459 21-Dec-2008 11:09
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Yeah I'm porting mine to Slingshot
Orcon wouldn't do mine as naked DSL :( because it's not available down in Welly yet?Sick of all teh outages, 10 hour outage this morning, over 10 outages if not more since the last post in this thread :( 




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