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Master Geek


  # 319758 17-Apr-2010 20:39
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I use txtor to download torrents in .txt format

http://txtor.dwerg.net/

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Ultimate Geek


  # 319784 17-Apr-2010 22:37
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I am currently having HTTP downloads capped at a max of 180KB/s for some sites where most large sites won't get anywhere near that




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Master Geek


  # 319798 17-Apr-2010 23:34
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Bought BFBC2 today, can't see any servers and constantly disconnecting from EA.  Think this is the final straw, back to Orcon. 

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Master Geek


  # 319812 18-Apr-2010 01:37
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i didnt do any extensive tests but it appears that any game servers located outside LA data center are not playable at all. i might be wrong but from my personal experience, packets get either severely throttled or lost.

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Master Geek


# 319859 18-Apr-2010 10:41
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For those of you complaining about getting 'only' 100kB/s, you need to realise that's an effective data cap of around 260GB/month. Which is massive. And even if you could only downloaded half the time, you're still paying a fraction of what you'd have to pay on any other plan to get that much data.

Plus on off peak it zips up to full line speed, boosting the amount you can download massively.

It's really frustrating to see people complaining like that when there are many of us (myself included) who have download speeds drop to less than 1kB/s on a regular basis, who have internet banking and gmail timing out (although that's been largely fixed, at least in my case.) Those who can't game, can't voip, cant use https.

You might not like it, but you're on a traffic shaped plan, which means you won't get full line speed. By the looks of things, your connection is working perfectly as intended. 

Sorry about the rant, but I'm just getting a little....   with the whole thing.

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Geek


  # 319888 18-Apr-2010 13:25
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I'm considering moving back to the plan, and I don't really care if the plan is shaped to 100kB/s during peak times, all I need is to be able to use the internet as usual, and to be able to game without lagging out.

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Master Geek


  # 319889 18-Apr-2010 13:27
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WallySimmonds: Bought BFBC2 today, can't see any servers and constantly disconnecting from EA.  Think this is the final straw, back to Orcon. 

Thats probably EAs side of things, not Telecom.
Disable NAT and foward port 10000, see if that works.

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 319913 18-Apr-2010 15:06
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Ventrilo is utter crap today. TVNZ is still a no-go.





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

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Wannabe Geek


  # 319922 18-Apr-2010 15:24
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Hi there guys,

I have just looked at these forums as I have been having poor HTTP downloads (Big Time plan) for the last few days. I am getting only around 120KB/s from 2 sites I always get the full bandwidth (1.2MB/s) from.

I hardly ever use torrents so cant comment on whether those speeds are poor for me.

The other place I get poor speeds on is the Playstation Network. I'm talking like a 17MB file can take 40 mins to download - which is absolutely disgusting. I have been having that issue ever since (3 months) I changed to Big Time though.

Now, I saw in one of the previous posts about XTRA capping HTTP downloads on the Big Time plan. Is this true or just an assumption at this stage??

If anyone can answer that, I'd be happy.

Incidentally I changed back to the Pro plan last night, at least until this gets sorted. I am also considering switching to Orcon as XTRA has been annoying me for a while now.

Cheers

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  # 319933 18-Apr-2010 16:05
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Have you guys tried removing the filter on your line. I was only getting 256 KB/s download and 756 KB/s upload (which is weird), then I removed the filter and WOW!!!

2.5 MB/s download and 756 KB/s upload, and I live 7 KM/s from the exchange!!!



--cody

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Geek


  # 319942 18-Apr-2010 16:20
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Today seems the internet is fine,with chance of incredibly huge lag spikes that can kick you off.
http://www.pingtest.net/result/15005847.png
This is it normally but it can reach up and make online gaming and VOIP unusable. Frustrating as these spikes happen with annoying regularity.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 319963 18-Apr-2010 17:27
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Mooseboy:
WallySimmonds: Bought BFBC2 today, can't see any servers and constantly disconnecting from EA.  Think this is the final straw, back to Orcon. 

Thats probably EAs side of things, not Telecom.
Disable NAT and foward port 10000, see if that works.


Disabling NAT is a extremely bad idea. Definitly not a perminent solution.

When you disable NAT your disabling the ability to access the same resource from multiple computers (simply put) so if your the only one using the net, that might be ok, if your not, it is a very bad idea.

Also if you disable NAT there is no real need to port forward, because port forwarding is effectively static NAT.

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  # 320075 18-Apr-2010 23:21
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AnimalNZ:

I am getting only around 120KB/s from 2 sites I always get the full bandwidth (1.2MB/s) from.



Currently international http downloads appear to be rate shaped to around 100 KB/s max 24x7.

Whether it was an intentional change or a side effect of other changes and whether it will stay, remains to be seen.

Also apparently someone has found a way around the latest changes and has been spreading the method around on other forums, so right now there are probably tons of people tearing up full speed rapidshare.

I would say they will be forced to make changes to tidy up the current management rules.

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  # 320082 19-Apr-2010 00:23
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[Cody 2.5 MB/s download and 756 KB/s upload, and I live 7 KM/s from the exchange!!!]

If you get that connect rate, you are certainly not 7km out. It appears that the filter you removed was faulty.

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Master Geek


  # 320087 19-Apr-2010 07:16
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Crucius: For those of you complaining about getting 'only' 100kB/s, you need to realise that's an effective data cap of around 260GB/month. Which is massive. And even if you could only downloaded half the time, you're still paying a fraction of what you'd have to pay on any other plan to get that much data.

Plus on off peak it zips up to full line speed, boosting the amount you can download massively.



For the last month it was doing about 1-5 kB/s, one download for me was going at 22B/s. Plus there was apparent caps in place during offpeak which was a breach of the terms of the contract. Plus, it doesn't matter how much you can download in that time, but if the internet usable, can you play games, use ventrillo, skype, access your banks website etc. Its a lot more than just downloading.

Plus the frustration was that lack of communication out of Telecom who would deliver numerous different conflicting stories.

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