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  # 249375 21-Aug-2009 11:54
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tunafish: Thanks for the info, yes my speed is 1.4Mb/s, which as you say it is slow for BB, but I am a few k's from the exchange, my router indicates a sync a 2Mb but Speedtest only goes to 1.4Mb/s.

What I am finding is session time outs if I go away from my PC, long delays before pages load, and when my son is gaming his session gets dropped, this is what I expect a cache proxy to do when they get overloaded.


2Mb sync is slow... How many K away from the exchange are you? Have you asked your ISP if your speed is consistent with the distance from exchange? Have you confirmed that you don't have an inhome wiring issues (like missing or broken filters, or a Sky box without a filter?)

What is your negotiated upstream speed?

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  # 250469 25-Aug-2009 18:59
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We are moving house soon and the new place cant get telestra cable which really sucks because its rather fast.I was thinking of getting the plan for 59.95 a month with uncapped speeds and 20GB usage,what kinda speeds would i be likely to get upload/download. at the moment with telestra cable we are getting 2mb upload and 4mb download.cheers

 
 
 
 


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  # 250486 25-Aug-2009 20:10
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hi as you mite well know ADSL works best if your close to a road side cabnit or your local exchange, and if your exchange is ADSL2+ enabled, also the area your moving too eg lots of students etc using bittorrent alot will slow down your connection speed.

if you wish to disclose what gerenal area your moving into people mite be able to help u further with the avg speed they get in that area.




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  # 250504 25-Aug-2009 21:01
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l43a2: hi as you mite well know ADSL works best if your close to a road side cabnit or your local exchange, and if your exchange is ADSL2+ enabled, also the area your moving too eg lots of students etc using bittorrent alot will slow down your connection speed.

if you wish to disclose what gerenal area your moving into people mite be able to help u further with the avg speed they get in that area.

Moving out to rollerston

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  # 250517 25-Aug-2009 21:37
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@lillow LOL!
My son lives near where I think you are, and theres a big student area right around there.
Are you around the Lincoln Road way?

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  # 250526 25-Aug-2009 22:08
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Rolleston is out of ports. Unless the place is already jumpered theres a 12+ month wait (at last count)


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  # 250530 25-Aug-2009 22:21
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Oblivian: Rolleston is out of ports. Unless the place is already jumpered theres a 12+ month wait (at last count)

so since all the ports are filled up does that mean the internet will be slower??

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  # 250532 25-Aug-2009 22:23
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It means you won't get ADSL connections unless the house already is jumpered.

SNAP internet etc have a backlog of customers wanting to connect who can't physically do it at this time.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=49&TopicId=37475

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  # 250670 26-Aug-2009 14:03
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Has anyone here recently switched from Testraclear Cable to Telecom ADSL2+?

Do you notice a big difference?
I'm on the Telstraclear 80GB 10DL/2UP plan. Can the Big Time plan beat/match that?

Also, where in Christchurch is the ADSL2+ exchange?





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  # 250692 26-Aug-2009 15:20
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Big Time is a managed traffic plan so the speed during busy periods is limited but you can get over 80GB a month easy. you can check the chorus website to see if your area your in has ADSL2+ enabled




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  # 250747 26-Aug-2009 17:25
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@James Bond,


You'll never get 2mbit upload with adsl2, the difference probably won't be huge if you're within 3km (cabling distance) of the isam/dslam/cabinet/exchange, and the phone line(s) to and in your house are relatively new and well looked after and there aren't too many jackpoints in the house (more jackpoints = slower speeds, more phones on jackpoints, especially cordless phones apparently, also equals slightly slower speeds as well.)

 

There's generally an exchange for every suburb, and then possibly a few dslams/isams if the suburb is too big for the exchange (generally 5-7km from the exchange is reaching the limit for a decent adsl connection)

And as previously stated, they'll shape/throttle all kinds of traffic during peak hours and possibly outside of them, unlike telstra which I'm pretty sure don't shape at all.

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  # 250978 27-Aug-2009 13:15
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Just got this plan... with encryption on torrents, getting 400kb/s constant. 7.5mbit down, 600kbps up...

Not complaining.

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  # 250981 27-Aug-2009 13:17
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if you use http sites like hotfile rapidshare you would get alot higher speeds.




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  # 250983 27-Aug-2009 13:19
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yeah but who can be bothered seriously :P

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