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Master Geek

  #320572 20-Apr-2010 10:00
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Well, I feel sorry for everyone who is still having problems, but for the most part it's fixed on my end. Https works fine as far as loading webpages goes, haven't tried to download anything over it. Steam works fine, I can log in and play games again, and download updates at around 30kB/s. Torrents get up to around 120kB/s. Off peak everything flies.

The only problems I have are streaming video that's not from Youtube or Vimeo, and downloading via http, which is fine since I have a program not too dissimilar to tor, which gives me between 40-60kB/s instead of the 4-6 I would otherwise be getting.

I do wonder though how what I find acceptable is far worse than what others in this thread have been threatening to leave the plan over. Go figure.

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  #320737 20-Apr-2010 16:28
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Logged on today and games are still unplayable. Had 15% packet loss for a few tests,which is about 15% from acceptable. Must be fun to screw with people?


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Uber Geek


  #320740 20-Apr-2010 16:33
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Crucius: Could you check if that browser your using will stream content off, or Ustream? That is really my only problem with bigtime, everything else i can live with..

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Master Geek

  #320747 20-Apr-2010 16:49
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My speeds going back to normal didn't last long

Really feel like kicking people in the head right now

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Master Geek

  #320757 20-Apr-2010 17:03
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my speeds are horrible right now.

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Uber Geek

  #320778 20-Apr-2010 17:50
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TVNZ is working perfectly at 700K now with the video I test it with. But for everything else it is normal. I cleared my cache/cookies to make sure but Police Ten 7 works great over "Corronation Street" or "Packed to the Rafters".

Ventrilo....Is usless.

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

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Uber Geek


  #320791 20-Apr-2010 18:21
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Fast TVNZ, that will probably be due to the recent Telecom - FX networks peering/interconnection agreement.

It finally means there is a local NZ route to CityLink (who host tvnz on demand) for Telecom customers, instead of going to the US mirror for it.


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Uber Geek


  #320807 20-Apr-2010 18:39
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I just tested tvnzondemand (never use it generally) and it couldnt even manage 300k, usual streaming issues, 30 second load for a split second of footage.

Edit: Just did a tracert to with some interesting results.


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     4 ms     5 ms     4 ms  . []
  2    37 ms    39 ms    38 ms [
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4    54 ms    56 ms    52 ms [202.50.238.
  5    60 ms    58 ms    58 ms [202.
  6    57 ms    54 ms    53 ms []
  7   352 ms   409 ms   389 ms
  8     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  9     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 10     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 12     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 13     *        *        *     Request timed out. 

It goes all the way to 30 timing out... Probably why i cant watch a video on there! Even just pinging tvnzondemand times out, where as i can ping any other site without a problem.
I looked up which is owned by callplus! how do they fit into the equation? and why is a 352ms jump, when it is also tranzpeer.. hop to the US, where it then gets lost? lol

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  #320824 20-Apr-2010 19:05
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hmm mine is a little differnet.

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1   103 ms    99 ms    98 ms  dsldevice.lan []
  2    47 ms    43 ms    40 ms []
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4    39 ms    39 ms    38 ms []
  5   466 ms   458 ms   429 ms []
  6     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  7     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  8     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  9     *        *        *     Request timed out.

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Uber Geek


  #320828 20-Apr-2010 19:09
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I would guess not all regions are hooked up fully yet...

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Uber Geek


  #320830 20-Apr-2010 19:10
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yours is completely different.. your on bigtime? weird how its got if you are. and yours is going through too but with a massive ping hit.. Are videos on tvnz watchable?

Edit: good point ragnor, only 19 or so points are peered, im in Blenheim so guess we have missed out for now.. 

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Uber Geek

  #320956 20-Apr-2010 21:21
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What do you mean when you say 19 points? And if this is a bad thing will more points be established :S

I am getting this....

We apologise for the inconvenience and are currently undergoing maintenance work to fix these problems


If you have any queries about this error, please email us.


Remote host:

Server time: Tuesday, 20-Apr-2010 21:24:13 NZST

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

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Master Geek

  #320979 20-Apr-2010 21:38
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for those who might be interested, WoW works fine on BT for the last week or two, 170-230ms is pretty much what u got over 7000m. that only applies to LA based servers. everything else is not playable.

9 pm. torrent going at around 120-200kb/s, http at around 400kb/s

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Ultimate Geek

  #320995 20-Apr-2010 21:51
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Anyone else getting a ping issue?

Mines jumping up and down locally (even to

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  #321000 20-Apr-2010 21:56
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Lucky. Its still slow for me.

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