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  Reply # 262895 9-Oct-2009 20:18
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Well tonight's a blowout internationally: 0.9Mb to Sydney, 1.18Mb to LA.

What a joke. I used to be so happy with Orcon.

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  Reply # 262906 9-Oct-2009 22:03
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yea getting sht asss speeds aswell

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 263048 10-Oct-2009 14:49
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Please dont say that the international bandwitdh upgrade we just received only lasted a week, speeds have dropped back to adsl 1 from yesterday.

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  Reply # 263123 10-Oct-2009 19:12
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rdjacobs: Please dont say that the international bandwitdh upgrade we just received only lasted a week, speeds have dropped back to adsl 1 from yesterday.


Its fixed my line filter was dodgy, everything is fine now :)

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  Reply # 263193 10-Oct-2009 22:51
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rdjacobs:
rdjacobs: Please dont say that the international bandwitdh upgrade we just received only lasted a week, speeds have dropped back to adsl 1 from yesterday.


Its fixed my line filter was dodgy, everything is fine now :)

I wish I had that excuse.  I've got a splitter at the demarc, and still get crap speeds.  On the plus side, an Orcon CSR confirmed yet again that the issue is highly likely (they don't like saying they're certain) to be the line running to my premises (apparently my internal wiring is 2M ohm, the on premises line is 2M ohm, but somewhere outside of that it's MUCH higher resistance).  Unlike the last guy, he didn't suggest just throttling my traffic to avoid disconnects, and has lodged a fault with Chorus (props for that).  I do not however want to have to call back in 6 weeks with the same problem because Chorus not only didn't fix it, but didn't even look at it.  For the fifth time.

Is it just me, or does Chorus seem to ignore any issues not affecting Telecom Retail customers?




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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  Reply # 263196 10-Oct-2009 23:14
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Kyanar:
rdjacobs:
rdjacobs: Please dont say that the international bandwitdh upgrade we just received only lasted a week, speeds have dropped back to adsl 1 from yesterday.


Its fixed my line filter was dodgy, everything is fine now :)

I wish I had that excuse.  I've got a splitter at the demarc, and still get crap speeds.  On the plus side, an Orcon CSR confirmed yet again that the issue is highly likely (they don't like saying they're certain) to be the line running to my premises (apparently my internal wiring is 2M ohm, the on premises line is 2M ohm, but somewhere outside of that it's MUCH higher resistance).  Unlike the last guy, he didn't suggest just throttling my traffic to avoid disconnects, and has lodged a fault with Chorus (props for that).  I do not however want to have to call back in 6 weeks with the same problem because Chorus not only didn't fix it, but didn't even look at it.  For the fifth time.

Is it just me, or does Chorus seem to ignore any issues not affecting Telecom Retail customers?


Just ran more test and not getting more then 1mbs to anywhere in the states at the moment 11pm just tryed playing cod4 and the lag is way too much to play.local im getting good speeds too auckland but anywhere else locally or sydney is absolute crap, I call them tomorrow aswell and get one of there techs(chorus guys) to go look at my exchange aswell. must be the fault there as the csr ran a test this evening and he was getting 8mbs to los angeles from there office.

Be the first time i would of ask for them too send a tech too the exchange.time will tell :)

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  Reply # 263197 10-Oct-2009 23:15
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Kyanar:
rdjacobs:
rdjacobs: Please dont say that the international bandwitdh upgrade we just received only lasted a week, speeds have dropped back to adsl 1 from yesterday.


Its fixed my line filter was dodgy, everything is fine now :)

I wish I had that excuse.  I've got a splitter at the demarc, and still get crap speeds.  On the plus side, an Orcon CSR confirmed yet again that the issue is highly likely (they don't like saying they're certain) to be the line running to my premises (apparently my internal wiring is 2M ohm, the on premises line is 2M ohm, but somewhere outside of that it's MUCH higher resistance).  Unlike the last guy, he didn't suggest just throttling my traffic to avoid disconnects, and has lodged a fault with Chorus (props for that).  I do not however want to have to call back in 6 weeks with the same problem because Chorus not only didn't fix it, but didn't even look at it.  For the fifth time.

Is it just me, or does Chorus seem to ignore any issues not affecting Telecom Retail customers?


Just ran more test and not getting more then 1mbs to anywhere in the states at the moment 11pm just tryed playing cod4 and the lag is way too much to play.local im getting good speeds too auckland but anywhere else locally or sydney is absolute crap, I call them tomorrow aswell and get one of there techs(chorus guys) to go look at my exchange aswell. must be the fault there as the csr ran a test this evening and he was getting 8mbs to los angeles from there office.

Be the first time i would of ask for them too send a tech too the exchange.time will tell :)

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  Reply # 263198 10-Oct-2009 23:16
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brookz: 30 seconds into 25 toc dcd and can't log back in... <3 orcon you are my hero



have exact the same problem as you do the past two weeks or so, guess ocron hates wow

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  Reply # 263205 11-Oct-2009 00:16



Seriously? They get 8Mbps to LA?

man, i don't think it's just u mate.

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  Reply # 263207 11-Oct-2009 00:37
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alliao:

Seriously? They get 8Mbps to LA?

man, i don't think it's just u mate.


yeah thats what he told me on the phone, I was trying to tell him that a international bandwidth upgrade happen last week and speeds went good again but only for a week, up untill thursday night just gone things went to custard.Surely the new international bandwitdh upgrade cant run out that quick, and especially if there getting those good speed results on there end.
Got to be something wrong at the exchange is all i can think as my speed issues started to arise may this year and i have already had 3 tickets placed.
I call orcon on monday if no improvements and have them send someone out to the exchange.



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  Reply # 263431 12-Oct-2009 10:15
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Just to put this thread back on topic briefly:

I said I would post a week after joining Telecom, so here is my update.

Just to clarify, I am not on a big time plan, -- rather I am on a 20 gig plan, with uncapped speeds.

So my experience for the week has been thus:

WoW - perfect performance in 25 man raids .... in fact using a SSH tunnelling service (which I tried with orcon and failed miserably) is allowing me to have approximately 150ms latency in 25 man raids.... I am so stoked with that.

Youtube - perfect performance in both SD and HD videos. It takes about 3 seconds to buffer enough to be ahead for the entire video. It doesn't matter how obscure the video seems to be, it plays the way it should.

Geneal Browsing - Telecom is far quicker. Let me qualify this. At the point that I press "enter" on an address, the new page shows up instantly, and the actual content on the page loads with a rapidity I remember from Orcon in early 2007.

Speeds - I am getting national and international speeds within 4-5% of my sync rate. Consistantly, any time of the day.

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Bottom line is this.... if you have had enough of Orcon.... had enough of the "Oh we are getting a bandwidth upgrade this week" (only to find they have just adjusted their traffic management) then I can recommed telecom.

I realise this is a very small sample size (one week of use) but compared to Orcon... it is bliss.

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  Reply # 263435 12-Oct-2009 10:22
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Good stuff. Changing to Telecom this week from Orcon so looking forward to it.




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  Reply # 263725 13-Oct-2009 19:30
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I'm on the Orcon+ network in central Wellington. Nets being going crap as for the last couple weeks. Just tried to download a file off an international server.

Heres my international speed test - 



Wellington speed test -


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  Reply # 263726 13-Oct-2009 19:57

You need to spend more time finding Iggy a band not using Orcons Internet service.

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  Reply # 263739 13-Oct-2009 21:00
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Anyone unable to load http://www.megaupload.com/ and/or http://www.rapidshare.com/ tonight on Orcon?

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