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Master Geek


  # 308492 17-Mar-2010 21:49
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Perhaps the cheaper/free off peak data that a few other ISPs offer is the the better method than how big time has been designed

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Master Geek


  # 308495 17-Mar-2010 21:51
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10 Minutes to download even a 500KB file, if it downloads at all.
Thats more than just traffic shaping.

 
 
 
 


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  # 308513 17-Mar-2010 22:19
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tunafish:

Hear lies the stupidity the others have all worked it out that flat rate is undeliverable and won't even try, and it is not as if Xtra hasn't tried before.



Firstly the last two weeks have been much worse than normal on Big Time, there seems to be some fault at play imo.

However, many ISP's in many countries around the world have worked out how to deliver unlimited plans, even ones that primarily speak English and aren't part of major continents eg: Singapore for example.

Really I suspect Telecom needs to have a tougher mechanism in place to handle the people who have found workarounds and are consuming more than their fair share of the Big Time international bandwidth pool 24x7.

We can all appreciate it's a shared bandwidth pool provisioned at a certain contention ratio, think motorway in peak time.. but surely something should be done about that guy with the monster truck taking up 4 lanes?

Same mistake/result as last time (Go Large) again pretty much.



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Uber Geek


  # 308515 17-Mar-2010 22:26
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I'm getting a solid 928KB/s to RS right now.

My connection hits a megabit regularly after interleaving was switched off. I rarlely went that fast to local servers, let alone international servers.





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Master Geek


  # 308516 17-Mar-2010 22:28
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DravidDavid: I'm getting a solid 928KB/s to RS right now.

My connection hits a megabit regularly after interleaving was switched off. I rarlely went that fast to local servers, let alone international servers.

I think I'll be giving Telecom a call tomorrow if your results are anything to go by.

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Wannabe Geek
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  # 308519 17-Mar-2010 22:34
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Ragnor: i am actually downloading at 400KB/sec from Megaupload right now.

its been very fast for me for days now and im on big time.

we dont care if you get slow speed.

find the workaround like the rest of us.

i am now downloading a 7GB of game file so i can try it before buying it because there is no demo for it.

Metro 2033. very nice game :D :D :D :D :D

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Wannabe Geek
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  # 308520 17-Mar-2010 22:35
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and i dl as a free user.

 
 
 
 


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Wannabe Geek
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  # 308525 17-Mar-2010 22:45
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DravidDavid : me too. i was getting almost 2MB/sec from MU till earlier as a free user!!!!

amazing speed.

also i could and still can watch HD quality online TVs without a hitch :D.

maybe there is a magic with us? ;p

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Uber Geek


  # 308528 17-Mar-2010 22:53
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Indeed. I just tested it again to see if it was consistant. I thought I'd better take a snap for show and tell! lol.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q131/13CentKiller_Sniper/muspeed.png

Is that normal for ADSL1?





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  # 308530 17-Mar-2010 22:58
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What speed does your modem sync at, 1MB/s = ~8Mbit/s so it's about right for ADSL1 where you're pretty close to the exchange.

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Wannabe Geek
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  # 308532 17-Mar-2010 23:01
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Draviddavid: i can dl at 2mb/sec at MAX.

i should be on ADSL+2 ey?

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Master Geek


  # 308534 17-Mar-2010 23:02
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user998 have a look at your mail box in your profile

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Uber Geek


  # 308537 17-Mar-2010 23:06
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Once or twice I think I peaked at 2.1MB/s with FDM. But it slowly dropped down. One time was downloading a file from an Actrix server in Wellington and the other was from a MU server.

Modem says:
Rate (Kbps): 8128 / 832





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Wannabe Geek
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  # 308541 17-Mar-2010 23:09
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pasho: replied. :)

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Master Geek


  # 308542 17-Mar-2010 23:09
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DravidDavid: Once or twice I think I peaked at 2.1MB/s with FDM. But it slowly dropped down. One time was downloading a file from an Actrix server in Wellington and the other was from a MU server.

Modem says:

Rate (Kbps): 8128 / 832


 

huh? 8128 and 2MB/s ^_^

 

there is something not right here dont you think so?

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