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  # 304303 4-Mar-2010 10:17
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DravidDavid: Not sure about anyone else, but I just tried the ubuntu torrent again and I have had the best speeds during peak times ever!

I am hitting between 280KB/s to 640KB/s

A positive result!

Ottenpat, what video did you try? Could you possibly give me the exact show you where watching so I can try it out? TVNZ still performs poorly for me :( Which is weird, because uTorrent is flying right now!



DravidDavid
I looked at:
1. Fair Go
2. Highway Patrol
3. Police 10-7

I am based in Auckland on an ADSL2+ connection.  I actually had a torrent(just one) running at the time but have no idea how fast it was going as it was on another PC. 

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Uber Geek


  # 304312 4-Mar-2010 10:43
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Thanks dude!

I will try them when I get home. For now it looks as if my P2P issues have dissipated. I am currently getting 400 to 600 on any Linux torrent I try. It seems as if the speed is more stable now at 10AM than between 2AM and 8AM.

Ventrilo is still unusable.  I can't wait until Wellsford gets ADSL 2+  I was told I would be upgraded by 2011.  But the Telecom rep said it will probably be between 3 and six months since I am only an hour out of Auckland.

I wonder if there is an action plan with all the specific details on when specifically certain places are getting upgraded.  Can anyone on the inside give me an answer to that?

Cheers :)





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  # 304318 4-Mar-2010 11:00
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http://www.chorus.co.nz/enhancing-the-broadband-network - this has some high level info on the plan
http://www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps - can lookup your specific address and it gives some approx dates




Tarawera Ultra 2015 done, bring on 2016

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Uber Geek


  # 304323 4-Mar-2010 11:13
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Thanks.

Looks like the "approximate date" is still 2011. If only I still lived in Sunnyvale. They got upgraded in 2008. :|

Oh well, I guess I have something to look forward to now





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  # 304324 4-Mar-2010 11:14
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Deleted post - Doozy said exactly the same thing...

Cheers - N




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Uber Geek


  # 304528 4-Mar-2010 19:43
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l43a2:

as quoted from telecoms own website

When the network is busy (generally inside the hours of 9am and 2am) you may notice reduced speeds, in particular you are likely to see reduced speeds in relation to file sharing traffic and online gaming.



Hmm even playing WoW at 5-6am in the morning sucks so I take the hours they mention on their site with a grain of salt.

Not long now and we can change back to the 20GB plan and get some descent latency back woohooo.

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Uber Geek


  # 304565 4-Mar-2010 20:38
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Apparently interleaving was switched off two days ago. I usually get a decrease in latency to Australian servers (from about 80 to 50) but it seems to have made no difference.

Not sure why. Maybe I'll see a difference in the next few days.

I know BigTime isn't designed for gaming, but I don't seem to have an issue with Call of Duty, even when interleaving was on. So I am a happy chappy apart from the fact Ventrilo is a dogs breakfast 24/7.





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Master Geek


  # 304566 4-Mar-2010 20:40
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I get decent latency now I thought doozy got it fixed most mmos? although last night was horrid its perfectly fine now the only way id want to go on a proper data plan is if I was going competitive

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Uber Geek


  # 304582 4-Mar-2010 21:26
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Freelancer runs on port 2302
The ventrilo server I connect to uses: 4174

I'm not sure if it is relevent, but what ports do your games use? Does the port determine whether or not the traffic is shaped for games? Or is it packet inspection?

Freelancer is like...10 years old. I'm not even sure if it would be on Telecoms database of game ports Haha! Ventrilo is I'm certain ;)

EDIT: I have not had much luck with TVNZ On-Demand still.  I can't wait until it works properly again! :)





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Master Geek


  # 304587 4-Mar-2010 21:51
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Steam is incredibly slow, downloading updates at 6KB/s, no problems with anyhting else so far.

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  # 304598 4-Mar-2010 22:26
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Any HTTP for me is incredably slow right now. It is almost unusable.





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  # 304621 4-Mar-2010 23:06
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DravidDavid: Any HTTP for me is incredably slow right now. It is almost unusable.


I know it's _really_ tempting to blame Bigtime, but please remember there are other parts of the network that may get busy during peak hours... Right now for example, my national speed on Bigtime is ok...



And to the USA...



Both these are taken just now.. 11pm and I am in Chch.

[edit] I just tried a Steam DL and it was slow on my Bigtime connection... not 10KB slow, more like 20KB/sec slow.

I then did a big windows update and being national traffic it came in at about 16mbit/sec solid.

Cheers - N




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Uber Geek


  # 304634 4-Mar-2010 23:37
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I think the fact you are on an ADSL 2+ line makes it a different story. My exchange is still ADSL1.

I hope that once I am on ADSL 2+, my line will be much better and more compatable with BigTime. I wonder if I could pay a technician to come and do it next week. If that is possible of course. It would probably cost an arm and a leg though, haha!





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  # 304635 4-Mar-2010 23:42
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DravidDavid: I think the fact you are on an ADSL 2+ line makes it a different story. My exchange is still ADSL1.

I hope that once I am on ADSL 2+, my line will be much better and more compatable with BigTime. I wonder if I could pay a technician to come and do it next week. If that is possible of course. It would probably cost an arm and a leg though, haha!


The way it's deployed here, ADSL2+ makes a difference mostly in that the equipment used to supply ADSL2+ has a better connection to the access and core network. The difference between ADSL1 and ADSL2+ assuming no backhaul contention is really pretty minimal.

And no, it's not possible to just pay someone to come out and install ADSL2+ sorry, it's quite a big task to upgrade a cabinet.

Do you know if you are in a planned cabinet coverage area? You can find out at http://telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps

Cheers - N




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  # 304636 4-Mar-2010 23:46
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DravidDavid: [snip] I hope that once I am on ADSL 2+, my line will be much better and more compatable with BigTime.[snip]


Just to focus on this bit... Having an ADLS2+ line won't intrinsicly improve Bigtime performance, but being on an ADSL2+ ISAM is likely to improve performance of any plan you are on, whether it's aun anshaped Pro Plan, Bigtime, or another ISP's resold UBS plan.

Cheers - N




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