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  # 1269375 27-Mar-2015 23:45
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I'm a Spark VDSL customer and my internet speeds last night were terrible. Sites either flat out refused to load or loaded so slowly that it was pointless. Two things I noticed:

1. I fired up my VPN to the UK and browsing speeded up dramatically.
2. Sites behind SSL/TLS seemed to work OK

Is there some kind of a proxy issue with Spark going on here?

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  # 1269376 27-Mar-2015 23:49
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Same thing, thought it was just my router but rebooting everything and resetting doesn't help.

Slow international traffic, impossibly to load some sites. Tried to sync an offline Spotify playlist this morning, took about 2minutes per song when it would usually take only a couple of seconds. Gave up in the end. Seems to fluctuate all evening though. 




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  # 1269384 28-Mar-2015 00:32
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Appears to be an issue with Sparks transparent proxies - HTTP traffic has been horrible as of late however if I VPN out I am totally fine.

I am currently on a Spark 30/10 connection in Christchurch and have even tried a couple of routers to ensure it wasn't that.




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  # 1269395 28-Mar-2015 06:37
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Same here on vdsl , seems alot of international traffic is being effected. Some stuff takes forever to load or won't load at all.

 

Something is going on somewhere.




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  # 1269398 28-Mar-2015 07:07
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hmmm i didnt notice a thing last night

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  # 1269401 28-Mar-2015 07:36
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Issues here in Chc on 30/10 VDSL also. Tried some downloads from some usually-fast filehosters and am getting very slow speeds (2KB/s). Browsing seems a bit hit and miss, even this wonderful site seemed to struggle to load.

Will log a fault with Spark when I wake up a bit.

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  # 1269422 28-Mar-2015 09:23
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Mmmm... something's happened. Speeds back to normal now, ah well. Thanks to whoever fixed it!

 
 
 
 


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Wannabe Geek


  # 1269439 28-Mar-2015 10:28
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Yep, I can also confirm, everything appears to be fine now.

Thanks!

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  # 1273764 30-Mar-2015 20:54
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My problems were fixed on the 27th, however they're back - random sites are just loading extremely slowly.

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  # 1273773 30-Mar-2015 21:07
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got examples?

that way other spark users can test and see if its a spark problem or a problem with your connection

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  # 1273776 30-Mar-2015 21:09
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Jase2985: got examples?

that way other spark users can test and see if its a spark problem or a problem with your connection


Images on Amazon.com take 5+ seconds to load, especially the zoomed in ones.

Newegg.com just generally takes a long as time to load.

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  # 1273780 30-Mar-2015 21:15
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speeds seems really slow since these issues started, cant even stream twitch on medium and i sync at 30/10

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  # 1273783 30-Mar-2015 21:17
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amazon takes soo long to load because its 300+ different elements and has load size over 8mb

new egg is similar, 300+ elements and over 4.5mb of data

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  # 1273785 30-Mar-2015 21:19
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Jase2985: amazon takes soo long to load because its 300+ different elements and has load size over 8mb

new egg is similar, 300+ elements and over 4.5mb of data


I'm not sure about that, it used to load totally fine. Also, considering I have a 40mbit VDSL connection, 8mb still shouldn't take that long to load.

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  # 1273787 30-Mar-2015 21:24
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pcman2000:
Jase2985: amazon takes soo long to load because its 300+ different elements and has load size over 8mb

new egg is similar, 300+ elements and over 4.5mb of data


I'm not sure about that, it used to load totally fine. Also, considering I have a 40mbit VDSL connection, 8mb still shouldn't take that long to load.


i have a 50/10 VDSL connection and it takes 18 seconds to load everything

pretty much each item took less than 200ms to load but take the combination of eveything it all adds up

ill test tomorrow at uni and see how long things take there

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