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Topic # 14439 3-Jul-2007 17:27
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This is recent. Maybe over the past three days.
Since having cable internet I've periodically tested the speed at https://www.speedtest.net/ and to the USA (LA) typically would achieve a download speed of around 3800,~.
Over the last three days noticed security updates, downloads, page loading seemed noticeably slower, and the tests now show a speed of round 1000.
Typically speedtests to Australia, Europe, Asia etc have always been quite a bit slower, now they're a lot slower, to Aussy, for iinstance, 680kb/sec. Used to be about double that.
Telstra say that's OK, nothing is wrong, nothing has changed, and there is no guarantee of any speed on a cable plan.
Anyone else?

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  Reply # 76802 3-Jul-2007 20:54
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I just tried a download from www.download.com. One at a time got me about 80kBps (about 1Mbps), three at the same time got me up to my limit of 4Mbps. That's not too bad for peak time. For a single download 200kBps (almost 2Mbps) is pretty good, one download will rarely reach my full 4Mbps unless it's in NZ.

For anyone reading who doesn't know, b=bits, B=bytes, 8 bits in a byte.




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  Reply # 77305 8-Jul-2007 07:40
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My 'Speedtest' download from Napier to Christchurch at 7.23 Sunday morning averaged 1183 kb/s. The upload from Christchurch to Napier was 1844 kb/s. Hmm.My next try from Auckland at 7.34 averaged 1935 kb/s, upload 1853 kb/s.My next try at 7.38 from Napier was 1210, upload 1799.Ok. So how about cross Tasman.Download from Sydney, 651 kb/s, upload 582 kb/s. Hmm. Beats me. Never looked at this before.What I'd like to know, not being up on all this techo stuff, is why I can ping Telstra server, but not ihug? Is this something to do with optical cable setups? cheersSteve

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  Reply # 77439 9-Jul-2007 13:11
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SteveLuke: My 'Speedtest' download from Napier to Christchurch at 7.23 Sunday morning averaged 1183 kb/s. The upload from Christchurch to Napier was 1844 kb/s. Hmm.My next try from Auckland at 7.34 averaged 1935 kb/s, upload 1853 kb/s.My next try at 7.38 from Napier was 1210, upload 1799.Ok. So how about cross Tasman.Download from Sydney, 651 kb/s, upload 582 kb/s. Hmm. Beats me. Never looked at this before.What I'd like to know, not being up on all this techo stuff, is why I can ping Telstra server, but not ihug? Is this something to do with optical cable setups? cheersSteve

Telstra, or TelstraClear server? Telstra servers are in Australia, TelstraClear serviers are in New Zealand.

Or, more precisely, just which servers CAN'T you ping? (compared to those you can).

The speedtest results depend on a lot of variables, including the load on the speedtest servers (at the time the test was done), and the latency (mostly due to speed of light, i.e. distance)

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  Reply # 77535 9-Jul-2007 23:25
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No issues here.. Where are you located?






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  Reply # 77537 10-Jul-2007 00:19
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Wellington. Currently getting 4132kb/sec download from Auckland, the best I've seen for over a week. Still relatively slow to LA, at 1025. Upload speeds are almost normal, however.

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  Reply # 77538 10-Jul-2007 00:22
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You're on a 10g plan or similar?

Yep, they're right.  You are sharing the cable with other people in your area.  If there's a lot of usage from other people then it will also affect your speeds.

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  Reply # 77542 10-Jul-2007 00:35
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Hmmm.
Yes, 10G plan.
So, fairly abruptly, several days ago, there was a large increase in customer numbers. Or more existing customers used the internet, and have been ever since.
Or something like that? Because it was fairly abrupt.

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  Reply # 77543 10-Jul-2007 06:43
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Tarq57: Hmmm.
Yes, 10G plan.
So, fairly abruptly, several days ago, there was a large increase in customer numbers. Or more existing customers used the internet, and have been ever since.
Or something like that? Because it was fairly abrupt.


School Holidays? Internet usage has huge spikes while they are occuring.




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  Reply # 77560 10-Jul-2007 10:08
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That could be it. Plus the weather ain't great for outdoors-y stuff (do kids still do outdoors-y stuff?).
I'll see how it goes next week.

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  Reply # 77602 10-Jul-2007 13:51
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Like biff fireworks at your house when they think no one is home, there is scorch marks on our deck and a house mysteriously burnt down further down the street half an hour later. Not sure if it is related but it sure looks suspiciously like it.

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