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#233390 14-Apr-2018 10:35
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I've been getting rather slow international download (200-500KB/s) speeds recently, I've tried power-cycling everything, even plugged the ONT directly into my computer and connected to now via PPoE and had the same speeds.

 

Anyone else noticed bit off a drop in international down speeds recently?

 

At first it was just late at night during peak hours, but now it's spread to most of the time.

 

 

 

Might give NOW a call on Monday if it's still an issue then.


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  #1995944 14-Apr-2018 10:47
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What do you notice it on? Remember that probably a minimum of 60% of what you do on the Internet now isn't actually international.

 

 




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  #1995952 14-Apr-2018 11:00
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From a server based in France (Paris).

 

Paris speedtest:

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/7225698099

 

NZ

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/7225701296

 

 

 

Edit:

 

Hmm, doing some more tests to Paris (outside of speedtest), I am seeing around 3MB/s, so could be something with the one specific server.

 

I guess I just wanted to see if other NOW customers had noticed anything, or if it's an issue on my end.


 
 
 
 


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  #1995982 14-Apr-2018 11:37
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If local speeds are good then re-powering the ONT / AP is not going to help

 

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  #1995984 14-Apr-2018 11:41
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Yeah you're right, but I was desperate laughing


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  #1995992 14-Apr-2018 12:04

TechnoGuy001:

 

From a server based in France (Paris).

 

Paris speedtest:

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/7225698099

 

NZ

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/7225701296

 

 

 

Edit:

 

Hmm, doing some more tests to Paris (outside of speedtest), I am seeing around 3MB/s, so could be something with the one specific server.

 

I guess I just wanted to see if other NOW customers had noticed anything, or if it's an issue on my end.

 

 

 

 

11Mb/s from Paris is not bad for a server 300ms away , what service are you buying? also, I assume you mean bits (small b) not Bytes (capital B)?


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  #1995996 14-Apr-2018 12:18
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The 2 speed test results look great to me as well nothing wrong with them

 

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  #1995999 14-Apr-2018 12:19
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Yeah the speedtests are megabits, the 3MB/s I talked about are in megabytes.

 

 

 

I'm connecting to an OVH server, speeds fluctuate from 200KB/s to 3.5MB/s (that's B for bytes), but mostly hangs around 0-500KB/s range.

 

 

 

Test file im testing with: http://ovh.net/files/10Gb.dat

 

 

 

As you can see, at times I'll get line speed, 3.6MB/s, but mostly it trickles in, is this what you guys get too, maybe it's server side.

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1996034 14-Apr-2018 13:30
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Testing that download from my Voyager connection - started off at line speed (~7MB/s), but was falling immediately.

 

200MB in, it was down to 1.5MB/s. the download briefly ran at 5MB/s at around the 300MB mark, but fell away again afterwards.

 

As I write this, I've downloaded 767MB, and it's currently running at 150-200KB/s.




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  #1996045 14-Apr-2018 14:05
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Hmm, interesting. I just tried downloading it on my Azure (Debian) server based out of Sydney, for the most part, it was going at 11MB/s and took 2 minutes to complete.

 

So maybe it's a NZ routing issue and/or just terrible residential international traffic shaping.

 

I was also downloading the same file at the same time on my NOW connection, was the same old slow.

 

 

 


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