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# 161949 24-Jan-2015 17:01
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So I am having an issue with some websites taking an extremely long time to load on our VDSL connection. Not many websites, but a few.

An example of one website is (an Amazon free book aggregator).

I timed this site just a few minutes ago. From entering the URL into chrome, to the homepage takes ~61 seconds.

If I enable the VPN (Astrill, OpenVPN, NZ server) it takes ~10 seconds to fully load.

I tested on my phone (Spark, 4G) and again got around 10 seconds to fully load the page.

I started having trouble with the sites I'm having problems with last week.

Has anybody else on Spark noticed any similar issues over the past few days? Is anybody on Spark DSL able to check the above website to see if they have similar issues?


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1221471 24-Jan-2015 17:12
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  # 1221490 24-Jan-2015 17:47
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On VF cable:

"Firefox can't find the server at"

UPDATE  Got on after 3 attempts ... nice site smile



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  # 1221491 24-Jan-2015 17:48
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loads good here on spark VDSL unlimited plan

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  # 1221507 24-Jan-2015 18:15
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Loading in a flying 1.81 seconds.
On Orcon

You can also follow me on twitter here @kiwifortw I do twitch streams every now and then at :)

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1221509 24-Jan-2015 18:28
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Hmm. Maybe it's an issue with the router. Will reboot it over dinner tonight.

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Master Geek

  # 1221521 24-Jan-2015 18:54
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Fine on spark VDSL here (not unlimited)

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  # 1221529 24-Jan-2015 19:05
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try a traceroute, should show which hop is taking its time.


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  # 1221533 24-Jan-2015 19:20
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if you have an iphone 5S, update the OS. or sell it.

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

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1221537 24-Jan-2015 19:34
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Ok, so I rebooted the routers (the Spark Huawei jobby and my Netgear R7000). As in, turned them off, and let them stay off for around 30 minutes.

Result is that websites are now loading fine. Go figure.

I wonder if they are not liking this hot weather so much...

What was weird were that the problems were decidedly website specific, as in it was always the same websites having issues.

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