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


Batwing

570 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

#237959 26-Jun-2018 21:27
Send private message

Been on fiber a couple weeks now, yay finally!

Tonight's not so good though, constant buffering on Twitch at anything above 240p and YouTube maxes out at 360p before I hit endless buffering hell. Amusing gifs of cats also don't load without a few buffering breaks.

Local speed test maxes out the connection as expected.

Some random speedtests since I don't know what I'm doing.

Speedtest App:
Spark Wellington
101Mbps down
20Mbps up

Telstra Brisbane
2.79Mbps down
20Mbps up

Speedtest.net Los Angeles
0.97Mbps down
20Mbps

Google's own speed test, Wellington server
0.36Mbps down
15.6Mbps up

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
dfnt
1202 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2044385 26-Jun-2018 21:42
Send private message

Spark intl seems quite slow tonight as well, downloading iOS app updates are extremely slow

 

Getting similarly slow speedtest results


phrozenpenguin
478 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2044386 26-Jun-2018 21:42
Send private message

Just as a reference, just did some tests from CHC. 

 

- Spark AKL @ 102 Mbps down, 21 Mbps up

 

- Telstra Brisbane @ 99.9Mbps down, 20 Mbps up

 

- Telstra Chatswood @ 104 Mbps down, 22.3 Mbps up


 
 
 
 


l43a2
1616 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2044387 26-Jun-2018 21:44
Send private message

spark has been slow since 3pm here, on Fibre, its painful and packetloss as well






Batwing

570 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #2044389 26-Jun-2018 21:48
Send private message

I noticed that since we moved to fiber there's no longer my address showing on the landing page of the Bigpipe app, and above where the start diagnosis button is it says "connection not active" so somehow it's not fully recognising me as their customer right now either.

coffeebaron
5738 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2044390 26-Jun-2018 21:49
Send private message

There was a Chorus fibre cut today, so this may be affecting some transit links. I think repair is still underway.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

Cel-Fi supply and installer - boost your mobile phone coverage legally
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


Batwing

570 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #2044395 26-Jun-2018 21:55
Send private message

This one?

I give up linking image from mobile..

This one?

davidcole
4976 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2044427 26-Jun-2018 22:02
Send private message

Yeah finding tvnz via spark ufb almost unwatchable. Funnily enough itv is fine.




Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


 
 
 
 


Talkiet
4481 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2044429 26-Jun-2018 22:06
Send private message

Yes, it's definitely related to that Chorus Fibre cut. Whoever had the backhoe couldn't have chosen a much worse place to do it. Most recent update I have is that a jointing crew is onsite. No ETR.

 

Edit - I see an ETR on that screenshot... That's info I haven't seen.

 

Cheers - N

 

 





--

 

Please note all comments are the product of my own brain and don't necessarily represent the position or opinions of my employer, previous employers, colleagues, friends or pets.


arnies
371 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2044432 26-Jun-2018 22:14
Send private message

[removed my false assumption]

Talkiet
4481 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2044438 26-Jun-2018 22:20
Send private message

arnies: On Monday it sounds like they did an upgrade.
During this they changed their DNS servers according to their support email, which I find appalling that they didn't let people know.

Speed issues tonight too. Hopefully this Spark transition doesn't ruin Bigpipe or I'll be switching providers pretty quickly.

 

The upgrade (transition to Spark network) and this issue are 100%, completely unrelated. This is due to a bad Chorus Fibre cut that has taken out multiple transit links.

 

Cheers - N

 

 





--

 

Please note all comments are the product of my own brain and don't necessarily represent the position or opinions of my employer, previous employers, colleagues, friends or pets.


Talkiet
4481 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2044441 26-Jun-2018 22:22
Send private message

Ugh... Sorry guys. Update that the cable won't be fixed this evening. The conditions are too dangerous this evening to attempt a repair. Cables have been damaged by an overflowing river and trees down at roadside.

 

Next update will be after inspection as soon as there's some daylight and civil support staff.

 

Cheers - N

 

[edit: removed a statement about when the congestion might ease - this has taken out multiple links so my back of the envelope calculation might not be correct]

 

 





--

 

Please note all comments are the product of my own brain and don't necessarily represent the position or opinions of my employer, previous employers, colleagues, friends or pets.


l43a2
1616 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2044442 26-Jun-2018 22:24
Send private message

Talkiet:

 

Ugh... Sorry guys. Update that the cable won't be fixed this evening. The conditions are too dangerous this evening to attempt a repair. Cables have been damaged by an overflowing river and trees down at roadside.

 

Next update will be after inspection as soon as there's some daylight and civil support staff.

 

Cheers - N

 

On the plus side, the congestion is likely to go away shortly so there shouldn't be much noticable issue shortly.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the updates :) much appreciated 






Batman
Mad Scientist
23063 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2044466 26-Jun-2018 22:48
Send private message

ah that explains me internet! 





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


arnies
371 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2044468 26-Jun-2018 22:56
Send private message

Talkiet:

arnies: On Monday it sounds like they did an upgrade.
During this they changed their DNS servers according to their support email, which I find appalling that they didn't let people know.

Speed issues tonight too. Hopefully this Spark transition doesn't ruin Bigpipe or I'll be switching providers pretty quickly.


The upgrade (transition to Spark network) and this issue are 100%, completely unrelated. This is due to a bad Chorus Fibre cut that has taken out multiple transit links.


Cheers - N


 



Cool, thanks for the correction.

Talkiet
4481 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2044477 26-Jun-2018 23:28
Send private message

Out of interest - how do things look now. I have just seen some links stop running hot and a test I have run indicates latency is back to normal and no packet loss on something I was monitoring.

 

Cheers - N

 

 





--

 

Please note all comments are the product of my own brain and don't necessarily represent the position or opinions of my employer, previous employers, colleagues, friends or pets.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32


NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00


Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34


Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53









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.