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# 142942 29-Mar-2014 12:38
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Hi There,

I've had a Telecom UFB 100/50 for about 8 months now. When it was first installed I was getting a Ping test of around 7ms on Speedtest.net to the Auckland telecom server. In the last few months it has gone up to 32ms??

When I do a speed test to Sydney its 32ms

Is this just me or is this normal?

Auckland

Sydney

Wellington





Im using a Macbook pro and ethernet straight into the Technicolor router. Im in Parnell, Auckland

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  # 1015018 29-Mar-2014 12:38
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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

 


 

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- Your ISP and plan

 


 

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- If you are rural or urban

 


 

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- 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?




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  # 1015044 29-Mar-2014 13:14
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Is that to the Telecom server in Auckland or a different server?




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  # 1015047 29-Mar-2014 13:25
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Yes to the telecom Auckland server.

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  # 1015053 29-Mar-2014 13:32
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Hmmm. May need to get Taiket to comment on this one. Are you constantly getting that much latency, or does it fluctuate?




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  # 1015062 29-Mar-2014 13:37
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Hi there, it hasn't been below 30ms for a few months. And when I do a speediest from my iPhone on the telecom 4g network I get a test result of 19ms. So somthing just doesn't seem right at home.

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  # 1015084 29-Mar-2014 15:15
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Just did a speedtest to the AKL Telecom server, got 5ms Ping.

29ms to Telstra and 30ms to Intenode server's in SYD. On Telecom UFB 100/50

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  # 1015115 29-Mar-2014 17:46
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As another point of comparison, I'm on ADSL in Wellington, and I get 19ms to the Auckland server, and 7ms to the Wellington server.




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  # 1015141 29-Mar-2014 18:53
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Can you paste a traceroute/mtr to somewhere in NZ? (say trademe.co.nz, etc)


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  # 1015309 30-Mar-2014 09:17
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Trademe.co.nz

Last login: Thu Mar 27 11:24:52 on console
sams-mbp:~ sam$ traceroute trademe.co.nz
traceroute to trademe.co.nz (202.162.73.2), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 dsldevice (192.168.1.254) 1.644 ms 2.385 ms 2.518 ms
2 222.152.45.81 (222.152.45.81) 27.428 ms 8.625 ms 66.995 ms
3 mdr-ip20e-dom.msc.global-gateway.net.nz (203.96.66.122) 6.471 ms 5.009 ms 4.621 ms
4 ae0-20.akcr11.global-gateway.net.nz (203.96.66.121) 6.547 ms 3.497 ms 5.256 ms
5 trademe-dom.akcr10.global-gateway.net.nz (202.50.237.250) 6.484 ms 4.906 ms 5.206 ms
6 203.57.145.139 (203.57.145.139) 6.922 ms 4.951 ms
203.57.145.135 (203.57.145.135) 5.213 ms









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  # 1015320 30-Mar-2014 10:49
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Going off that it looks like your latency is fine. 6ms to TM.
Probably some small routing issue/possible congestion/weirdness to the telecom speedtest server there.


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  # 1015339 30-Mar-2014 12:17
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is this only in speedtests that your getting an increase in latency?


its not uncommon for a underpowered or heavily inuse computer to "lag" in flash based ping tests.




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  # 1015439 30-Mar-2014 16:36
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I am also in Parnell, and also use Telecom as my ISP. I also have a Technicolor VDSL Router.

My typical Ping to Telecom Auckland using Speedtest.net varies from 4ms to 7ms (since installation several months ago - was about 30ms when I was on ADSL). Downloads typically vary from around 28 to 34 Mb/s and uploads are around 9.5 Mb/s. My desktop machine is connected to the router by Ethernet cable.

I am located near to the Rose Gardens.

Hope this is of interest / help.

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  # 1015463 30-Mar-2014 17:05
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stw: Trademe.co.nz

Last login: Thu Mar 27 11:24:52 on console
sams-mbp:~ sam$ traceroute trademe.co.nz
traceroute to trademe.co.nz (202.162.73.2), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 dsldevice (192.168.1.254) 1.644 ms 2.385 ms 2.518 ms
2 222.152.45.81 (222.152.45.81) 27.428 ms 8.625 ms 66.995 ms
3 mdr-ip20e-dom.msc.global-gateway.net.nz (203.96.66.122) 6.471 ms 5.009 ms 4.621 ms
4 ae0-20.akcr11.global-gateway.net.nz (203.96.66.121) 6.547 ms 3.497 ms 5.256 ms
5 trademe-dom.akcr10.global-gateway.net.nz (202.50.237.250) 6.484 ms 4.906 ms 5.206 ms
6 203.57.145.139 (203.57.145.139) 6.922 ms 4.951 ms
203.57.145.135 (203.57.145.135) 5.213 ms



That was over wifi though right? Shouldn't be 2ms to your local router. In saying that though your latency to trademe is very good.

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  # 1015625 30-Mar-2014 19:54
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I just noticed something in your posted speed test in your originating post above (apart from the unbelievably impressive speeds!).

Why does it show the distance to Auckland as ~300mi (presumably miles away)? After all, if you are in Parnell, I would expect it to read as mine does in my earlier post above... <50mi.

I wonder if this is the cause - you are not reaching the test server directly??

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  # 1015630 30-Mar-2014 20:04
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Hiamie: I just noticed something in your posted speed test in your originating post above (apart from the unbelievably impressive speeds!).

Why does it show the distance to Auckland as ~300mi (presumably miles away)? After all, if you are in Parnell, I would expect it to read as mine does in my earlier post above... <50mi.

I wonder if this is the cause - you are not reaching the test server directly??

Tony


IP geolocation, probably got an IP that thinks its in Christchurch or something. 




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