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#715004 10-Nov-2012 02:17
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freitasm: Just to clear up any problems with configurations, all of you are using the recommended DNS servers, correct?

Yes I am.

You Tube is crap on Telstra Clear cable (Central Wellington) Any time of the day.


If I select and watch videos from, that are You Tube Videos, there is no buffering/stalling at all...  

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  #715023 10-Nov-2012 08:03
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Schools out for seniors and uni students.... exam time procrastination perhaps?


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Master Geek

  #715303 10-Nov-2012 20:44
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ive noticed this over the past few days too... and I am on the 100 megabit warp speed plan!

one of a few niggles thats making me consider jumping back to Telecom (500 gigs download compared to 100 is also tempting). feel like i am paying for a premium service and not really getting anything better than i had on ADSL2 apart from the odd faster torrent...

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  #715600 11-Nov-2012 22:28
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I am experiencing the same problem with youtube videos loading very slowly recently. As mentioned above it does not seem to affect embedded youtube videos on facebook or other places. Just when watching videos directly on the youtube site. It's quite frustrating, I am in Berhampore and have noticed the same problem while visiting a friend in Aro Valley also on TC.

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Master Geek

  #715933 12-Nov-2012 16:38
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I'm on cable and I would agree with the majority of contributors, YouTube performance has gone downhill over the last few days.  Could this be the effect of the "major cable" fault on the Southern Cross cable reported by Claire Curran ??

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  #715934 12-Nov-2012 16:40
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Not at all. Whatever she's talking about doesn't have close the impact she's trying to make it appear.

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#716016 12-Nov-2012 19:28
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I also have been experiencing problems with Youtube in Wellington. Sometime 720p videos load fine but 480p, my most common size, loads slowly. 

I haven't changed anything in a long time, my router hasn't changed and I haven't touched the settings but the speed difference means i can't play many videos.


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Wannabe Geek

  #717864 15-Nov-2012 18:37
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Still experiencing slowness issues with YouTube here.

Am on Christchurch cable...

14.58 / 2.14 to Vodafone's Auckland hosted speedtest server.

I feel like I've gone back in time to 1999 :-(

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  #718722 17-Nov-2012 12:04
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Even worse here today. It's taking 15 minutes to buffer a six minute video at 360p.

My very metal Doctor Who theme

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  #719076 18-Nov-2012 16:06
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I've got mates on Facebook with Telstra also complaining about it today.

Does Telstra have anything to say on this matter? 

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Master Geek

  #719089 18-Nov-2012 17:06
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signing up to telecom on monday. the straw that broke the camels back really - but has made me evaluate alternatives and telecoms offering is just more compelling...

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Master Geek

  #719117 18-Nov-2012 19:05
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Had to login and post myself to add to this.

Occasionally it'll stop mid stream and just do nothing, other time's it'll load with horrible speed.

Christchurch here, other national and international speeds are perfectly fine.

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Ultimate Geek

  #719151 18-Nov-2012 20:12
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samdouglas: signing up to telecom on monday. the straw that broke the camels back really - but has made me evaluate alternatives and telecoms offering is just more compelling...

Agreed.  Can't really stand another period of months while TelstraClear sort this out.  With the impending take-over by Vodafone, I am sure no-one really gives a toss any more.  So sad.

Wellington, New Zealand

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Master Geek

  #719541 19-Nov-2012 15:09
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Christchurch cable user here. I also have the same problems. I find that it is random videos, rather than all videos. I have been very tempted to change provider for a while now as there does seem to be better offerings out there but I've had a good run with Telstra and would prefer to keep with them..

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  #719579 19-Nov-2012 15:59
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I complained and was told "I do not know any estimated time for resolution at this stage" and was offered some different DNS settings... which haven't helped.

Thin ice Telstra, thin ice...

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