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#290127 22-Oct-2021 13:56
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I've recently moved to Christchurch from Sweden, and keep stumbling onto Geekzone when researching various subjects. I was in a bit of a hurry to get connected as soon as possible and signed up for 12 months with MyRepublic without having done much research. This is what happens when fibre is just one of many things on your todo list while in MIQ ;)

 

My background is in Unixish systems and networking, but in the last decade I've also done a fair bit of software development. When not working, I like to wear my legs out by running, cycling and snowboarding up or down hills.


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  #2799431 22-Oct-2021 13:56
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  #2799432 22-Oct-2021 13:56
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  #2799437 22-Oct-2021 13:59
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welcome to the forums :)



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  #2799439 22-Oct-2021 14:01
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linus:

 

I've recently moved to Christchurch from Sweden, and keep stumbling onto Geekzone when researching various subjects. 

 

Welco-

 

linus:

 

I was in a bit of a hurry to get connected as soon as possible and signed up for 12 months with MyRepublic without having done much research.

 

 

Oh god please no.





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  #2799460 22-Oct-2021 14:22
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Welcome!


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  #2799465 22-Oct-2021 14:25
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@MaxineN lol

 

@linus welcome, mate!  I'm sure MR will be ok for a year, and you can switch later on.  One of my team uses them and is happy with their service.





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  #2799466 22-Oct-2021 14:28
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Welcome to the bottom of the world. 😁

 

Do you use "Unixish systems" at home?

 

 





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#2799467 22-Oct-2021 14:29
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linus:

 

I was in a bit of a hurry to get connected as soon as possible and signed up for 12 months with MyRepublic without having done much research.

 

 

@linus Welcome to Geekzone and poor you and I have visited Sweden a few time and lovely place 


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  #2799469 22-Oct-2021 14:32
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Welcome! I am into running and I enjoy doing half marathon events, but unfortunately a lot of them are getting cancelled at the moment due to the pandemic.


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  #2799474 22-Oct-2021 14:44
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Thank you all :-)

 

 

 

And in response to:

 

MaxineN:

 

Oh god please no.

 

 

🤣

 

Well, I hadn't spent enough time on here by then, so I didn't know :)

 

In fairness, I haven't had any problems, other than high latency to Europe (which I expected - need to move a few VPSes closer, since using vi over SSH is a pain in the proverbial.

 

 

 

@ANglEAUT Yeah, these days it's all Linux, whereas in the older days it was a mix of mostly BSDs and Solaris.

 

 

 

@Linux Yeah, Sweden definitely has some lovely areas, too

 

@alasta It's a shame about cancelled events, I'd signed up for the Crater Rim here in Christchurch but that got canned. Luckily though, I'm only a couple of km away from the Port Hills, so I have permanently sore legs anyway ;)


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  #2799531 22-Oct-2021 15:11
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  #2799645 22-Oct-2021 20:33
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Welcome.

 

I am a happy MyRepublic customer, but most others here seem to hate them with a passion.


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  #2799655 22-Oct-2021 20:51
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k1w1k1d:

Welcome.


I am a happy MyRepublic customer, but most others here seem to hate them with a passion.



Personal evidence.
Was with them for 5 months and the experience was very shoddy. Frequent issues with streaming(twitch streaming not watching twitch streams), WAN drop every week in peak times and lacking support. hell I even paid for their gamer plan because in my case I do need a public facing IP. in the "gamer discord support" I was not the only one facing issues I can assure you.

You probably haven't experienced what I have and good for you but as an ex customer I'm staying the hell away and will be advising others the same based on my own experience.




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  #2800914 25-Oct-2021 16:12
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Välkommen til Geekzone. Godt med flere skandinaviere i New Zealand og på Geekzone!

 

Hilsen Geekzones norrbagge.

 

linus:

 

In fairness, I haven't had any problems, other than high latency to Europe (which I expected - need to move a few VPSes closer, since using vi over SSH is a pain in the proverbial.

 

What is your ping like? I am often on servers in Norway and Europe via SSH and have not had any problems.


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