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#168545 17-Mar-2015 20:57
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Hi all,

I upgraded to Unlimited 50/2, but honestly can't tell the difference from my old previous 40GB 15/2.

Ran the Speedtest and got a maximum download speed of 20 Mbps. Mainly wondering if anyone else have reached higher download speeds?

Edit: I'm in Newtown, tested using http://wellington.speedtest.vodafone.co.nz, over Wifi. Will do another test by connecting straight to modem.

Thanks!


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  #1261297 17-Mar-2015 21:00
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How are you measuring this, over wifi or over an Ethernet cable?

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=167451 
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=161750

read those, if you are in Kapiti then you are SOL, but they are working on something

If you dont think you are receiving what you are paying for report it as a fault

 
 
 

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  #1261298 17-Mar-2015 21:05
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Did you test over WiFi and where did you test to?

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  #1261316 17-Mar-2015 21:23
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I'm in Newtown, tested using http://wellington.speedtest.vodafone.co.nz over Wifi. I need to test again by connecting via cable to the modem.



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  #1261318 17-Mar-2015 21:24
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Newtown: I'm in Newtown, tested using http://wellington.speedtest.vodafone.co.nz over Wifi. I need to test again by connecting via cable to the modem.


Yes please

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  #1261327 17-Mar-2015 21:41
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ALWAYS test over ethernet.
Tests over WiFi test the speed of your WiFi, which may be (much) less than the speed of your cable connection (in your case nominally 50/2 Mbps)
As the speed of an internet connection can vary widely according to the time of day (typically at its worst at 9pm) it is also important to specify the time of the speed test.
The speed of my own cable connection varies more than it should, with a big drop during peak hours.




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  #1261333 17-Mar-2015 21:51
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False alarm guys, tested using a cable straight in to the modem and got 48 Mbps. Thanks for your comments! Incredible that the speed halved when using Wifi.

  #1261336 17-Mar-2015 21:53
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this is happening all to often these days



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  #1261337 17-Mar-2015 22:00
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Check out this blog post about WiFi should answer some questions

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8728

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  #1261341 17-Mar-2015 22:10
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Jase2985: this is happening all to often these days


I thought you enjoyed helping people out :P



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  #1261373 17-Mar-2015 23:52
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I get 99/10 over wifi all the time. Try 5Ghz wifi. Should give you better speed.

  #1261381 18-Mar-2015 06:32
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Chrizvi: I get 99/10 over wifi all the time. Try 5Ghz wifi. Should give you better speed.


to get this you require devices that support it, which not everyone has

i doubt it will help the op if they are only getting 20mbs currently

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I'm a geek, a gamer, a dad and an IT Professional. I have a full rack home lab, size 15 feet, an epic beard and Asperger's. I'm a bit of a Cypherpunk, who believes information wants to be free and the Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


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Newtown: False alarm guys, tested using a cable straight in to the modem and got 48 Mbps. Thanks for your comments! Incredible that the speed halved when using Wifi.


I've been seeing this a bit recently. :) I find it really interesting that often the bottleneck has shifted with these fast plans.

There might be a new niche service for on-site wireless network optimisation.

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  #1261532 18-Mar-2015 11:35
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This morning my speed was download 48mbps upload 9.5mbps. After a reboot of the routers this is the current speed result. I am on the 100/10 Cable Plan, 




Last Result:
Download Speed: 99004 kbps (12375.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 9985 kbps (1248.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
18 March 2015 11:29:46 am NZDT

This per WiFi. I am in Hutt City.



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