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  # 2105636 10-Oct-2018 14:49
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CBD of what city? That would establish which LFC.




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  # 2105642 10-Oct-2018 14:52
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RunningMan:

 

CBD of what city? That would establish which LFC.

 

 

Auckland. Just behind their exchange site in Mayoral Drive. Not sure if that building has anything to do with their backhaul or if its purely telco stuff.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2105643 10-Oct-2018 14:53
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Auckland = Chorus.


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  # 2105888 10-Oct-2018 20:38
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Talkiet:

 

I know people on gig plans that get under 500Mbps 24*7

 

 

This is me! I'm on the Naked Fibre MAX 900/400 plan in a 3 month old apartment building using the hardware supplied by Spark and have carried out dozens of tests and never tested above 300Mbps. In fact I just recorded the highest at 290 download, it's usually about 240. 

 

I downloaded the Speedtest app as suggested above and got 51/149 then 103/218 on another server. Spark website gives 290/254.

 

As I type this though fast.com gives me 420/270 with a server in Papakura (I'm Eden Terrace) (tested a few minutes ago and it was MUCH slower). Google is giving me 66/32 (yes Mbps not MB/s). Run another fast.com and its back to 270/230.

 

Interesting interesting..


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bmt:

Talkiet:


I know people on gig plans that get under 500Mbps 24*7



This is me! I'm on the Naked Fibre MAX 900/400 plan in a 3 month old apartment building using the hardware supplied by Spark and have carried out dozens of tests and never tested above 300Mbps. In fact I just recorded the highest at 290 download, it's usually about 240. 


I downloaded the Speedtest app as suggested above and got 51/149 then 103/218 on another server. Spark website gives 290/254.


As I type this though fast.com gives me 420/270 with a server in Papakura (I'm Eden Terrace) (tested a few minutes ago and it was MUCH slower). Google is giving me 66/32 (yes Mbps not MB/s). Run another fast.com and its back to 270/230.


Interesting interesting..



It's almost certaintly your pc or network. The people I know getting under 500 are those choosing to use WIFI.
Of the dozens of gig issues I have dealt with or heard of, only 2 have not been customer ecosystem issues.

Cheers N




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  # 2105899 10-Oct-2018 20:55
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bmt:

 

Talkiet:

 

I know people on gig plans that get under 500Mbps 24*7

 

 

This is me! I'm on the Naked Fibre MAX 900/400 plan in a 3 month old apartment building using the hardware supplied by Spark and have carried out dozens of tests and never tested above 300Mbps. In fact I just recorded the highest at 290 download, it's usually about 240. 

 

I downloaded the Speedtest app as suggested above and got 51/149 then 103/218 on another server. Spark website gives 290/254.

 

As I type this though fast.com gives me 420/270 with a server in Papakura (I'm Eden Terrace) (tested a few minutes ago and it was MUCH slower). Google is giving me 66/32 (yes Mbps not MB/s). Run another fast.com and its back to 270/230.

 

Interesting interesting..

 

 

Without a doubt, that much variance is quite typical of wifi related issues.





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  # 2106261 11-Oct-2018 14:24
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to the OP you stated in one of your first posts its UP TO xyz, you wont always get the headline speed so story worrying about it.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2106277 11-Oct-2018 14:33
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Jase2985:

 

to the OP you stated in one of your first posts its UP TO xyz, you wont always get the headline speed so story worrying about it.

 

 

Yes I did. But what I was trying to point out was that an ISP can say up to 50 but then have an acceptable level of a range between 25-50. And as long as a customer is within that range, then that's acceptable. Which raises the question as to who sets this range. Is this something that is regulated e.g. all ISP's must have an acceptable range of as low as 50% of their advertised speeds. What is stopping an ISP from claiming 5 out of 20 is still acceptable?


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  # 2106292 11-Oct-2018 14:43
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chorus have a no congestion network, so you should pretty much always have your headline speed on their network, this has nothing to do with the ISP. your ISP provision the spedn the speed you get but what reason would they have to slow you down.?

 

 

 

you are worrying about nothing because there is little to no congestion happening at the moment, any slow downs unlikely to be LFC or ISP related

 

 

 

there is no defined acceptable speed for UFB, maybe spend you time writing your local MP to have something put into legislation?




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  # 2106402 11-Oct-2018 16:50
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As I mentioned on a previous reply, I am not worried. I also did not say that the ISP is slowing anything down. But I guess no point arguing as I already got my answer and that it was the speed test that I was using that has always given me a result that is below the advertised rate.


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  # 2106528 11-Oct-2018 22:07
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hio77:

 

bmt:

 

Talkiet:

 

I know people on gig plans that get under 500Mbps 24*7

 

 

This is me! I'm on the Naked Fibre MAX 900/400 plan in a 3 month old apartment building using the hardware supplied by Spark and have carried out dozens of tests and never tested above 300Mbps. In fact I just recorded the highest at 290 download, it's usually about 240. 

 

I downloaded the Speedtest app as suggested above and got 51/149 then 103/218 on another server. Spark website gives 290/254.

 

As I type this though fast.com gives me 420/270 with a server in Papakura (I'm Eden Terrace) (tested a few minutes ago and it was MUCH slower). Google is giving me 66/32 (yes Mbps not MB/s). Run another fast.com and its back to 270/230.

 

Interesting interesting..

 

 

Without a doubt, that much variance is quite typical of wifi related issues.

 

 

Yup on wifi, however the 250/250 ish speeds were consistent across my laptop, my phone, my brother's laptop and his phone. Any time of day and night, using the Spark supplied modem. I would expect a significant speed drop on wifi compared to ethernet but 250 on a 900 connection??


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bmt:

 

hio77:

 

bmt:

 

Talkiet:

 

I know people on gig plans that get under 500Mbps 24*7

 

 

This is me! I'm on the Naked Fibre MAX 900/400 plan in a 3 month old apartment building using the hardware supplied by Spark and have carried out dozens of tests and never tested above 300Mbps. In fact I just recorded the highest at 290 download, it's usually about 240. 

 

I downloaded the Speedtest app as suggested above and got 51/149 then 103/218 on another server. Spark website gives 290/254.

 

As I type this though fast.com gives me 420/270 with a server in Papakura (I'm Eden Terrace) (tested a few minutes ago and it was MUCH slower). Google is giving me 66/32 (yes Mbps not MB/s). Run another fast.com and its back to 270/230.

 

Interesting interesting..

 

 

Without a doubt, that much variance is quite typical of wifi related issues.

 

 

Yup on wifi, however the 250/250 ish speeds were consistent across my laptop, my phone, my brother's laptop and his phone. Any time of day and night, using the Spark supplied modem. I would expect a significant speed drop on wifi compared to ethernet but 250 on a 900 connection??

 

 

 

 

Yes. That's an entirely believable drop. When testing gig, we won't take wifi tests into account unless they are showing really, really bad performance. Several hundred Mbps on wifi is brilliant.

 

You should only test on ethernet - and even then, from experience I would say probably half the people that do that don't get the expected 900+ speeds due to issues with their network or PC.

 

Cheers -N

 

 





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  # 2106532 11-Oct-2018 22:39
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I wouldn't trust fast.com half as far as I could throw it. The other day I cranked up its run length and thread count and got 1.4gbps. Really? It's obviously hilariously over-estimating. I suppose ISPs love that, though.

 

 

 

Just to be clear, there's no doubt fast is good at stressing a connection - but the built-in bandwidth counter is inaccurate. My OS was reporting more like a 950mbps download and 550mbps upload, much more reasonable numbers. (It is interesting that 2degrees let's me upload at 550mbps, though!).


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  # 2106545 11-Oct-2018 23:26
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the hg659b is relatively old in the market at this stage.

 

 

 

it has 2x2 ac wifi, so about 867 phx maximum, accounting for overhead, inefficiencies etc 250mbit is pretty decent.

 

Please test with Ethernet, Not wifi.





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