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Topic # 196532 3-Jun-2016 11:44
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I have been doing some speedtests to various places and they have me scratching my head a little, especially the results to LA compared to others I have seen posted on these forums.

 

 

 

I live in Wellington and have a fixed IP address. I had UFB for about two years, the last 10 months or so having been with BigPipe. A test to the Spark Wellington server give me:

 

Spark Wgtn

 

A little odd but ok. The result when I test to Auckland is what I would expect/hope for:

 

Spark Akld

 

A test to Sydney give me the following:

 

Aus

 

That will do fine, especially as apart from the ping it is actually a little better than I get to Wellington. But then we have the kicker with a test to LA:

 

LA

 

This is the best result I could get, testing to every server in LA on Speedtest. I realise that we are heading in to West coast prime time but still. I have seen people getting easily over 100mbps to LA and I can't even seem to break 30. Is this just an issue for me or a BigPipe problem. I am interested to see what others have to say.

 

 






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  Reply # 1564949 3-Jun-2016 12:01
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I'm also in Wellington - with same ISP and on the same plan as you.  I get those speeds to LA most of the time.  


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  Reply # 1565274 3-Jun-2016 17:49
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this is my spark 68/27 VDSL connection

 

Atlantic Metro Server

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1565288 3-Jun-2016 18:16
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Yep same bagpipe vdsl synced at 70/10 gives often less than 20mpbs to LA

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  Reply # 1565317 3-Jun-2016 18:22
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Speedtest.net servers in the US are massively variable. Try this specific one please.

 

 

 

http://webnx.speedtest.net/

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 




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  Reply # 1565318 3-Jun-2016 18:25
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Hmmm. One wonders if @BigPipeNZ has any input. I know that Spark did somethings to improve their speed to the US. Mayhap BigPipe will do the same.

 

 

 

And why the hell does Chrome not think that 'mayhap' is a word?






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  Reply # 1565325 3-Jun-2016 18:43
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speedtest.net is garbage as you move further away from the closest server - should not be relied on at all.

 

 

 

Try downloading an actual file from an LA server and see how long it takes.


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  Reply # 1565441 3-Jun-2016 23:25
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Talkiet:

 

Speedtest.net servers in the US are massively variable. Try this specific one please.

 

 

 

http://webnx.speedtest.net/

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

 

Bigpipe 100/20, 11.25pm

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1565443 3-Jun-2016 23:52
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Be glad you're not on "Australia's fastest cable network"

 

100/2... Yes, TWO up! The best we can get. 

 


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  Reply # 1565448 4-Jun-2016 00:39
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So mine is a little strange:

 

 

However, downloading from a server I own in that area gets me around 180Mbit down, and uploading from it almost maxes out my connection so my conclusion = Speedtest is rubbish.







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  Reply # 1565499 4-Jun-2016 09:20
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michaelmurfy:

 

So mine is a little strange:

 

 

However, downloading from a server I own in that area gets me around 180Mbit down, and uploading from it almost maxes out my connection so my conclusion = Speedtest is rubbish.

 

 

 

 

This is entirely possible and others have said that the results are unreliable, etc., but I don't have a server in the States that I can test to so...






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  Reply # 1565724 4-Jun-2016 16:54
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Brumfondl:

 

 

 

This is entirely possible and others have said that the results are unreliable, etc., but I don't have a server in the States that I can test to so...

 

 

Here you go: https://www.linode.com/speedtest

 

It isn't as fast as my server however is located in the same place (Fremont that is). I have now noticed that testing generally in that area is rather slow and the download I did from my server was quick due to Cloudflare (despite doing no caching).







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  Reply # 1565739 4-Jun-2016 17:48
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michaelmurfy:

 

Brumfondl:

 

 

 

This is entirely possible and others have said that the results are unreliable, etc., but I don't have a server in the States that I can test to so...

 

 

Here you go: https://www.linode.com/speedtest

 

It isn't as fast as my server however is located in the same place (Fremont that is). I have now noticed that testing generally in that area is rather slow and the download I did from my server was quick due to Cloudflare (despite doing no caching).

 

 

So using Fremont I got about 4MB/s using a download manager and about 3-400KB/s just using chrome. Dunno about you but to me that kinda sucks.

 

 

 

I know I can tap out the connection for local/cached stuff like video drivers but I used to able to get at least 10MB/s or more using services like uploaded and a download manager but seem lately to only getting 2-4MB/s.

 

 

 

I spose at least Youtube works fine and I am happily watching a lot of things on Youtube Red. Would still like to hear what @BigPipeNZ have to say :)






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  Reply # 1565746 4-Jun-2016 17:55
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My spark connections maxed out on the fremount one


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  Reply # 1565764 4-Jun-2016 18:54
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Yes agreed. I am currently downloading around 2gb of files from Github and getting 1.6MiB/s which for me is bloody slow (when normally this will get around 15MiB/s) so I think you're onto something. Disregard my US Server post before since I found out the speed improvements were due to Cloudflare even though it wasn't cached. Really hope @BigPipeNZ can look into this.







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  Reply # 1565771 4-Jun-2016 19:14
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I remember when someone was making a similar complaint about Spark that they said they had made some changes and from what Jase has said they are working well. I was hoping that BigPipe had made the same changes  but it would appear not :(






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