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Topic # 115214 18-Mar-2013 11:52
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over the weekend xtra seems to be on work to rule


speedtests show good connection speeds (12-15mbps) but connecting to web pages is a chore.

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  Reply # 783356 18-Mar-2013 11:52
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.



If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that



- you have reset your modem and router



- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing


- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap



- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing



- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.



Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:



- Your ISP and plan



- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)



- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)



- Your general location (or street)



- If you are rural or urban



- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin



- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service



- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above



Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.



A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.



I recommend you read these two blog posts:



- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)



- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?

I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.

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  Reply # 783372 18-Mar-2013 12:13
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Straight from the Telecom website.. Ive had issues getting into games etc since Saturday night.. Still not working properly as of now.

International Browsing Issue
Customers may be experiencing slow browsing or difficulty accessing websites hosted offshore, due to a server issue. We have begun urgent technical work on this issue. Customers should see a gradual improvement from this morning, and we expect work to be complete by early this afternoon. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and will continue to monitor the problem throughout the day.


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  Reply # 783378 18-Mar-2013 12:21
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that message wasn't up when i looked earlier.

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  Reply # 783404 18-Mar-2013 13:05
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It's currently being worked on, I would be interested in a few things so if you could email me with your line number to pl at and particular sites you're having issues with.

There has already been some remedial work done before lunch and would like to know if you're still having an issue or if you are now sorted.

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  Reply # 783467 18-Mar-2013 14:27
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normal service appears to have resumed.


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