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# 146542 21-May-2014 11:27
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Although the new Speedtest.net servers have been in our network for a while, the large upgrade over the weekend included updating our own speedtest page to use the new servers. Now, instead of a single server (in Auckland), you have a choice between a speedtest server in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. These servers are new equipment, are as close to our core P nodes as possible, and have stacks of capacity.

http://telecom.co.nz/speedtest

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  # 1050427 21-May-2014 12:58
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Wonder why it wasn't tested with IE11?

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  # 1050432 21-May-2014 13:09
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Works fine for me in IE11. Ran a test on the Auckland server and got the results after few seconds.




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  # 1050442 21-May-2014 13:24
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linw: Wonder why it wasn't tested with IE11?


Works fine in IE 9, 10 & 11 for me, plus the usual Chrome & FF...

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  # 1050463 21-May-2014 14:19
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Ah, thanks guys. Wondered about my installation. Not sure how to fix it, though.

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  # 1050468 21-May-2014 14:34
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"Use filters on all jack-points"
I'm guessing PL or SBiddle did not do the write up on this page :)




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coffeebaron: "Use filters on all jack-points"
I'm guessing PL or SBiddle did not do the write up on this page :)


Chuckle - just a few minutes after I posted this I got an internal message from PL moaning about the wording :-) But he didn't stop there, he's already sent off better wording to the team responsible and we're trying to get it changed to better reflect the value of a splitter :-)

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  # 1050504 21-May-2014 15:04
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For the best results, close all applications and windows


Obligatory jokes about non-Windows OS performing better, or how can you run the test if you close windows... ;)

 
 
 
 


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Talkiet: Chuckle - just a few minutes after I posted this I got an internal message from PL moaning about the wording :-) But he didn't stop there, he's already sent off better wording to the team responsible and we're trying to get it changed to better reflect the value of a splitter :-)


I have a fibre connection - what kind of filter do I need on my phones? ;)

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  # 1050538 21-May-2014 16:08
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does this mean the death of zeus? or will it live on..


for http download tests, somewhat my goto server for testing :)




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hio77: does this mean the death of zeus? or will it live on..


for http download tests, somewhat my goto server for testing :)


Zeus no longer performs any business critical role as far as I know, so you shouldn't rely on it staying around.

The new servers have MUCH better connectivity than Zeus.

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  # 1050542 21-May-2014 16:15
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Talkiet:
hio77: does this mean the death of zeus? or will it live on..


for http download tests, somewhat my goto server for testing :)


Zeus no longer performs any business critical role as far as I know, so you shouldn't rely on it staying around.

The new servers have MUCH better connectivity than Zeus.

Cheers - N



hmm, so no more 450M bin file to pull for single threaded tests?, thats unfortunate..




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hio77:
Talkiet:
hio77: does this mean the death of zeus? or will it live on..


for http download tests, somewhat my goto server for testing :)


Zeus no longer performs any business critical role as far as I know, so you shouldn't rely on it staying around.

The new servers have MUCH better connectivity than Zeus.

Cheers - N



hmm, so no more 450M bin file to pull for single threaded tests?, thats unfortunate..


It's not 450MB, but go do some research into the ookla and speedtest.net tests. I don't have the links or filesizes to hand, but they have some rpetty decently sized files available directly over HTTP from each speedtest.net server. (several tens of MB at least)

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Neil I think he was referring to the 450meg file that sits on Zeus that was not part of the Ookla application.

I think the zeus domain name is still there, so theoretically I think you can still get there.  But we offer not guarantees that you won't wake up one morning and it's gone :)




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cbrpilot: Neil I think he was referring to the 450meg file that sits on Zeus that was not part of the Ookla application.

I think the zeus domain name is still there, so theoretically I think you can still get there.  But we offer not guarantees that you won't wake up one morning and it's gone :)


Yep, exactly what I was trying to get across :-)

Within the speedtest.net / ookla install there is a 31MB uncompressible jpg file accessible but you might have to download the speedtest min application and look at the files to be able to derive the URL.

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  # 1050595 21-May-2014 18:32
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cbrpilot: Neil I think he was referring to the 450meg file that sits on Zeus that was not part of the Ookla application.

I think the zeus domain name is still there, so theoretically I think you can still get there.  But we offer not guarantees that you won't wake up one morning and it's gone :)


Yep, exactly what I was trying to get across :-)

Within the speedtest.net / ookla install there is a 31MB uncompressible jpg file accessible but you might have to download the speedtest min application and look at the files to be able to derive the URL.

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31MB! how can i eat away bandwith with that!

on a serious note, i used to use speedtest.net files, but moved onto zeus as it was a very close testing server, will have to move back for testing when it finally disappears!  




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