Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

#48509 14-Nov-2009 21:34
Send private message

I have been having trouble with broadband speeds since last thursday on my bigtime plan.
Telecom says it because I am on Bigtime on a shared connection..

So I thought ok, I'll try Caspa out on my Tivo box as that isn't supposed to be affected by bigtime shaping speeds.

Well just getting up the Caspa Menus is taking ages with a lot of pauses without even trying to download from there.
I thought I read on here that Tivo/Caspa was full speed no matter what telecom plan you are on ??

Anyone else here tried Caspa on Bigtime..



View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
156 posts

Master Geek


  #273399 16-Nov-2009 09:22
Send private message

That is strange. I was under the impression that the TiVo traffic is not subject to bandwidth or shaping restrictions. Mind you, from what I have heard about BigTime then I am not really shocked by your post.

Is your TiVo hard-wired or wireless?

Is there a chance you could move to a 'real' plan?



697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #273406 16-Nov-2009 09:47
Send private message

the tivo is hard wired into a 100mb switching hub.
I was surprised myself but then again my speeds to telecoms speedtest are down to 60kbps at night..
like I said my connection has benn stuffed since last thursday ....
i'm doing the 3 days of tests right now.

 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
67486 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #273413 16-Nov-2009 10:13
Send private message

Are your speed ok during the day?

Have you tried connecting your network with no other devices (phone, fax, alarms, Sky) on the phone line to make sure there isn't any interference?

Are you using filters in correct places?




 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


693 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #273429 16-Nov-2009 10:52
Send private message

I specifically asked in the Telecom shop if on-demand services would be affected if my broadband speed was reduced to dial up speeds after going over my cap. They said it wouldn't but I did notice that their answer was preceded by a long "ummm" which is the international sound for "I don't know but I will say what you want to hear"

I got TiVo 3 days before my Adventure plan ended and was on dial up speed. I never got any on demand items to download enough to start buffered play.

Damon



697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #273445 16-Nov-2009 11:23
Send private message

when I did the block of speedtests this morning at 6am before going to work, everything was going full speed, xtreme it said, it was the same yesterday morning. it started dying after 9am and gradually got slower during the day down to dialup speeds at nightime.
yes everything is in place, nothing has changed hardware wise my end.
it was connected on adsl2+ at 9850 down 960 up in my router this morning when I checked...
all this started happening last thursday, my connection was fine before then..



697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #273470 16-Nov-2009 12:06
Send private message

when I do their speedtests, everythig else is disconnected and just the computer doing the test is in the ethernet port of the router..

8035 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #273485 16-Nov-2009 13:01
Send private message

Someone lend me their Tivo and I'll test it on Big Time at home for you heh

 
 
 
 




697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #273595 16-Nov-2009 17:40
Send private message

You can have the MySkyHdi box here if you like ;-)

Since I got the Tivo box its been turned off waiting to go back.. :-)

Sigh..
Just did a speedtest.
Router says I'm connected at 9390Kbps down and 944 kbps up
speedtest says 74.6kbps down and 9.1 kbps up right now..
It was 8128.7kbps down and 996.2 kbps at 6.15am this morning..

Part of the log going to telecom tommorrow below:

Date: 15/11/09
Time: 10:15pm
Broadband Gateway/Modem: Linksys AG310
Connection Type: Ethernet
Estimated Line Speed (kilobits/second): 87.3
Estimated Line Speed (kilobytes/second): 10.7

Date: 16/11/09
Time: 6:15am
Broadband Gateway/Modem: Linksys AG310
Connection Type: Ethernet
Estimated Line Speed (kilobits/second): 8128.7
Estimated Line Speed (kilobytes/second): 996.2

Date: 16/11/09
Time: 6:30am
Broadband Gateway/Modem: Linksys AG310
Connection Type: Ethernet
Estimated Line Speed (kilobits/second): 6661.2
Estimated Line Speed (kilobytes/second): 816.3

Date: 16/11/09
Time: 5:30pm
Broadband Gateway/Modem: Linksys AG310
Connection Type: Ethernet
Estimated Line Speed (kilobits/second): 74.6
Estimated Line Speed (kilobytes/second): 9.1

64 posts

Master Geek


  #273677 16-Nov-2009 22:02
Send private message

Hmm you could have splitter issues - they do crap out over time so that could be coincidental - I'm on big time and my connection and CASPA is going like a bat out of hell...



697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #273681 16-Nov-2009 22:20
Send private message

Thanks, good suggestion but If it was my wiring it would be slow all the time ?
Its fine before 9am, I can d/l at 800kbps and over 1meg in speed sometimes.

Cool, Thats great to see it works properly when your connection is ok..
And yeah Caspa goes great in the mornings when I'm going at full speed.
I tried it out on sunday morning before 9am and it was fine.
Hopefully telecom can sort out my speed issues from the tests so i can enjoy Caspa :-)

and the Tivo box is great, clearer than MySky, I haven't turned on the MySky box since I've had it..


245 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #274219 18-Nov-2009 14:06
Send private message

cafeg: I have been having trouble with broadband speeds since last thursday on my bigtime plan.
Telecom says it because I am on Bigtime on a shared connection..

So I thought ok, I'll try Caspa out on my Tivo box as that isn't supposed to be affected by bigtime shaping speeds.

Well just getting up the Caspa Menus is taking ages with a lot of pauses without even trying to download from there.
I thought I read on here that Tivo/Caspa was full speed no matter what telecom plan you are on ??

Anyone else here tried Caspa on Bigtime..




Thought I should just clear it up so there's no speculation, the tivo content is first of all completely unmetered and second it has zero shaping regardless of your plan (Big Time included), the traffic you pull down from the content delivery network does not go near the device we use for managing Big Time traffic.




Tarawera Ultra 2015 done, bring on 2016



697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #274286 18-Nov-2009 18:02
Send private message

Cool, thanks for the clarification on that, we were all wondering about that..

My connection seems to be fixed and back up to full speed as of this afternoon :-)
and Caspa is loading up ok now..
I suppose if you are having problems speedwise even just getting to telecoms speedtest then nothing is going to work properly :-(

370 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #279948 7-Dec-2009 11:40
Send private message

Hi,  My big time plan as also been slow as, if not worse than Go Large used to be, for the last few days.  Up untill the middle of last week it was fine with no problems but now, it is just rubbish.  Tried to complain to Telecom about it but gave up after being on hold for ten minutes.  I am in New Plymouth and I was in Takapuna over the week end and my mate's Big time is just as slow as mine.  We both had good speeds up till now!





mxpress



697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #280076 7-Dec-2009 18:21
Send private message

when you do a speedtest at the link below, what does it say ?

http://www.telecom.co.nz/bbspeed/telecom500.htm

370 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #280117 7-Dec-2009 20:01
Send private message

Your line speed is approximately 10038.7 Kbps or 1230.2 KB/sec


THat was at @ 8pm tonight.




mxpress

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.