Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

26 posts


#152120 16-Sep-2014 17:07
Send private message

Buckle up folks - Sparky is having another fit.

Service Status
There is a small issue. We're checking it out.

Understatement of the year !!

Create new topic
2869 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1130132 16-Sep-2014 17:57
Send private message

don't see anything, have you got a link or at least some other info

Galaxy S10


Garmin  Fenix 5

116 posts

Master Geek

  #1130136 16-Sep-2014 18:05
Send private message

it's just advising people to change thier DNS settings back to spark ones.


Mad Scientist
22590 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1130145 16-Sep-2014 18:20
Send private message

Things randomly not loading. Who knows if it's me or spark

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

26 posts


  #1130216 16-Sep-2014 20:13
Send private message

Late afternoon Yahoo email got quite flaky, refreshes failing, deleted emails reappearing in inbox and basically misbehaving big whats unusual, but then noticed page loads and searches etc all started acting strange, timing out in all browsers.

I was a bit pushed so looked at the spark site which loaded in chrome 'unformatted' but eventually after a few refreshes IE11 had it up in fairly readable form and noted the service status. Same in Firefox.

Returned an hour later and frankly the internet was randomly dysfunctional so  a few reboots and router resets I dialled 123 and told  up to a 45 min wait.... Gave up as I dared not risk any online real work.  During all this I tried running and it was as usual ping and download but completely failed any upload, ran several times same result. Ran Spark speedtest  and several times exact same result as with other...perfect download, zero upload.

Gave up. Just returned to PC and all back to normal averaging 20ms, 12.16 Mbps down and for the 1st time all late pm 0.83 Mbps upload which is I guess better than nothing. Email seems normal again.  Can I guess the talent here might concur the flaky or non existent upload capability was screwing up the email and page loads?

By the way I switched to the 'commercial' dns numbers as kindly advised on this forum during the big outage last week. The changed dns worked perfect and I've left it be as it was until this afternoon running real sweet for work and play pc use.

140 posts

Master Geek

  #1130991 17-Sep-2014 20:16
Send private message

My internet was fine yesterday.
Playing Destiny on XBL pretty much all day, and streaming Twitch and browsing a few websites.

Perhaps it was DNS. I have a local DNS cache and also have Google as a tertiary name server as a backup.

Create new topic

News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35

UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42

D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01

New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35

Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21

Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11

Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05

Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26

Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07

Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45

Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48

Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50

Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00

Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51

QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.