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Master Geek


  Reply # 319104 15-Apr-2010 22:39
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:0 so this is why my speed is sooo damn slow now.

Tsk tsk they already lost the cell phone market.
Now they want to surrender their stake in the broadband market. Stupid move Telecom.

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  Reply # 319134 16-Apr-2010 00:03
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It seems like everything else got faster though.. maybe changing things so its a balanced management, rather than shaping some things more than others.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 319137 16-Apr-2010 00:08
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I just noticed it this morning, can't seem to get more than 50kB/s or so from any source, even with a download manager.

I'll call up Telecom in the morning to complain or something.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 319140 16-Apr-2010 00:14
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Mooseboy: It seems like everything else got faster though.. maybe changing things so its a balanced management, rather than shaping some things more than others.


Sorry but the slight increase in torrent speeds will not make up for the extreme loss in speed of HTTP downloads I have experienced.

Now downloaing at about 1/20 (one-twentieth) of the speed that I was downloading at yesterday.

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  Reply # 319155 16-Apr-2010 01:14
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Hey guys you need to give your results context (location, type, speed, date/time) for them to be useful to anyone.

Example: Various HTTP download Tests @ 16 April 1am

Site: Ausgamer
Host: Mammoth
Location: AU
File: http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/51556
Results:
Browser: Regular single connection download ~30-50 KB/s
Download Manager: Multiple segment/connection download ~80-100 KB/s

Site: Songbird
Host: Amazon SWS
Location: US
File: http://download.songbirdnest.com/installer/windows/i686-msvc8/Songbird_1.4.3-1438_windows-i686-msvc8...
Results:
Browser: Regular single connection download ~10 KB/s
Download Manager: Multiple segment/connection download ~100 KB/s

Site: Telecom
Host: Telecom
Location: NZ
File: http://zeus.jetstream.co.nz/
Results:
Browser: Regular single connection download ~400 KB/s (max line rate)
Download Manager: Multiple segment/connection download ~400 KB/s (max line rate)

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 319166 16-Apr-2010 02:18
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Site: Waikato University
Host: Waikato University
Location: NZ
File: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/about/ Various PDF files
Speeds
Single Connection: 500KB/s (Max Line Rate)
Download Manager: 500KB/s (Max Line Rate)

Site: Sourceforge
Host: hivelocity.dl.sourceforge.net
Location: US
File: http://sourceforge.net/projects/megui/files/megui-stable/0.3.3/megui-0.3.3-setup.exe/download
Speeds
Single Connection: 8KB/s
Download Manager: 100KB/s

Site: Garena
Host: download4.garena.com
Location: US
File: http://www.garena.com/downloads.html
Speeds
Single Connection: 10KB/s
Download Manager: Varying, 80KB/s average

Site: Kiwilan
Host: darkness.kiwilan.co.nz
Location: NZ
File: http://darkness.kiwilan.co.nz:85/files/dota/patches/Incremental/
Speeds
Single Connection: 500KB/s (Max Line Rate)
Download Manager: 500KB/s (Max Line Rate)


 







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Master Geek


  Reply # 319180 16-Apr-2010 06:48
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I called Telecom up early this morning and they advised me that they've been recieving literally HUNDREDS of calls about this and that it is indeed an error on their part, and that a patch was applied via their end, but I am still experiencing the problem!!
I am going to be calling them up after 9Am NZ time, because apparently the tech support team is run from Manilla (and Manilla is not aware of this problem, that's why they've been telling me I'm the ONLY one experiencing this dreaded problem!!!).

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 319248 16-Apr-2010 10:21
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Yes, there does seem to be an issue with international speeds atm







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Master Geek


  Reply # 319252 16-Apr-2010 10:33
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HowickDota: Yes, there does seem to be an issue with international speeds atm


Not just international either, it's local too. Telecom (or shall I say Telecom's guinea pigs in the Pillipines,) refuse to acknowledge this and blame YOU, the telecom customer, for the problem.
I spent over an hour this morning trying to be put through to someone who could speak the Queen's English and understand that this was NOT just me who was experiencing this problem!

STILL, after over an hour, nobody was any more the wiser. They finally admitted (in broken english of course)
"There do seem to be da problem wit da http downloada speeda".

Come on, for god's sake - this company earns millions per year, and they can't even get it right! They are always puttnig their technical problems back on the customer (you, and me), and refuse to accept any reliability for any of the issues which have come up.

At the moment, I might as well be on dialup - that's the speeds I'm getting - nothing over 65k download, no matter where it comes from.


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  Reply # 319258 16-Apr-2010 10:35
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If you look at HowickDota and my tests you can see local is not shaped, what site are you having problems on?



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Master Geek


  Reply # 319261 16-Apr-2010 10:38
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Ragnor: If you look at HowickDota and my tests you can see local is not shaped, what site are you having problems on?


Any website at ALL related to http downloads, doesn't matter where the actual website is located, local or international, i am recieving the same slow results. My line speed test is fine though!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 319273 16-Apr-2010 10:53
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Ragnor: If you look at HowickDota and my tests you can see local is not shaped, what site are you having problems on?


You are right I can still download a whopping 1MB/s from local sites
But since when does anyone do the bulk of their downloading from local sites?



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Master Geek


  Reply # 319275 16-Apr-2010 10:56
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shiroshadows:
Ragnor: If you look at HowickDota and my tests you can see local is not shaped, what site are you having problems on?


You are right I can still download a whopping 1MB/s from local sites
But since when does anyone do the bulk of their downloading from local sites?


Yeah mate, I can't even get 1MB from a local site. I usually get 1MB from most sites (during the day too, which is incredible), but can't get more than 65kb from anywhere :(

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  Reply # 319278 16-Apr-2010 11:02
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Yeah I have the exact same problem. You almost feel sorry for telecom with all their technical problems !!

I rang 10:30am to report it and the customer service person I talked to was clueless about this. She blamed it on the software I was running on my computer. Even though this was happening to all of the other computers in the house and my friend down the road.



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Master Geek


  Reply # 319283 16-Apr-2010 11:10
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djshorts: Yeah I have the exact same problem. You almost feel sorry for telecom with all their technical problems !!

I rang 10:30am to report it and the customer service person I talked to was clueless about this. She blamed it on the software I was running on my computer. Even though this was happening to all of the other computers in the house and my friend down the road.


HAHAHA, same thing here, when I eventually got through to someone after an hour almost I got someone in bloody philipines who didn't know WHAT the hell they were talking about, made me make screenshota of everything etc. Face it - they've seriously stuffed up, and I am going to demand a refund if it's not settled by tonight.

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