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#268571 26-Mar-2020 14:42
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Upgraded to unlimited... (suspect many did...!)

 

Measuring across a wired Ethernet interface on Chorus speed test.

 

It seems... a lot slower than I'd expect.  This ought to be a pretty local roundtrip.

 

???  

 

Warrants reaching out to support?  I haven't yet as I suspect they're up to their ears at the moment and don't want to add to the burden...

 

 


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  #2447239 26-Mar-2020 14:58
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There are literally hundreds and hundreds of threads on here about Gigabit speed issues. Is your PC even capable of Gigabit speeds? Having aGigabit NIC doesn't mean it can. Is your router (if not using the one they suppled) capable? Chorus dion't host speedtests - where are you testing to?

 

The Internet also seems to be chokka full of people running speed tests today any complaining about them. I have no idea why everybody has decided they need to go this, maybe it's a bit like people stockpiling toilet paper?

 

In all honestly the simple answer to to your question is really the most obvious one - I can guarantee 100% your speeds are not affecting your ability to use the Internet in any way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  #2447253 26-Mar-2020 15:16
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https://www.chorus.co.nz/speed-test  allow me to rephrase - the speed test selects Spark Akl.

 

Hardware is very much capable, up-to-date OS, etc. etc.  I'm happy that your Internet access speed does not matter in your use of the Internet; perhaps consider that same might not be the case for others?

 

Question still stands whether this is an anomalous fibre speed or not, and your post, whatever your intent, does not actually contribute in any way.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2447270 26-Mar-2020 15:28
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i have 3 computers with ethernet ports

 

only 1 can reach 1Gbps/0.5Gbps

 

one day that computer could not do 1Gbps, went on for a few months

 

it turned out eventually that the spark servers that speedtest was using could not do 1Gbps!

 

so it could be anything ....





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  #2447277 26-Mar-2020 15:37
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Batman:

 

i have 3 computers with ethernet ports

 

only 1 can reach 1Gbps/0.5Gbps

 

one day that computer could not do 1Gbps, went on for a few months

 

it turned out eventually that the spark servers that speedtest was using could not do 1Gbps!

 

so it could be anything ....

 

 

Based on comments I've seen all of the Spark speedtest.net servers are on 10Gbps. Many others in NZ are, but some are still on 1Gbps links.

 

Just imagine the impact of a few hundred people all trying to test that at once, even on a 10Gbps connection.

 

 


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  #2447382 26-Mar-2020 17:17
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  #2447390 26-Mar-2020 17:29
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OP you still haven't mentioned what router you are using. In Windows, try the Ookla speedtest app rather than the website. 

 

Do you have a Linux install you can test from? If not, create a bootable flash drive from here and have a go there and see if the results are the same. 

 

As sbiddle mentioned, if you search through the forums there are countless threads with similar questions, nearly every time it turns out to be customer's equipment at fault. 

 

 


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  #2447399 26-Mar-2020 17:47
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wratterus:

 

As sbiddle mentioned, if you search through the forums there are countless threads with similar questions, nearly every time it turns out to be customer's equipment at fault. 

 

 

Or NZers fascination of running speedtests continually which is right up there with bulk buying toilet paper.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2447454 26-Mar-2020 18:25
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99% likely to be simply a combination of the following:

 

     

  1. Server your connecting to
  2. Browser your using
  3. Computer your using
  4. Background activity on your computer or network
  5. Alignment of the sun on if your computer actually wants to preform.

 

 

 

The roundness of the numbers leads me to suspect #2 and #3 combination. Possible at a cause from #4.

 

 

 

Here is a normal fibre connection on the same network. only dips you see is where the tests and my own usage overlap. This is both to spark's closest server, and a provider that's off network. 

 





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  #2447513 26-Mar-2020 19:31
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I am on a gig plan with the ISP that everyone seems to love to hate.😉

 

Speed tests using Firefox, IE, Edge, or Chrome all max out at up to about 250/250mbps.

 

Speed tests using the Ookla app are usually around 900/500mbps.

 

I just put the lower browser speeds down to the age of my pc. I can see that the CPU is pinned on 100% load during browser tests, but not when using the app.

 

Seems to indicate that the app is a much better way to check speeds.

 

 


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