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Topic # 148575 23-Jun-2014 22:48
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Haven't used it for a while, but when trying to help a friend fault-find low speed on their Wellington vodafone cable connection I found that it looks like there is no longer a direct-to-vodafone speed test available. The www.telstraclear.co.nz/customer-zone/speedtest/ page is still active, but just results in an "invalid license" result, while www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/speedtest/ just takes you to the standard ookla speed test page which in this case tested the speed back to Primo Wireless in New Plymouth.

Just thought I'd check here to see if there was a page I had missed - the standard ookla speed test is fine, but I do like to check on the max line speed which I thought the previous test did (although I suppose it was quite possible that it was previously exactly the same as the standard test but re-skinned).

[Edit]: Regarding the Peter Reader comment, I'm not asking for help with the speed test results, merely checking on the server location. As far as the results go, he recently got an upgrade from 100Mbps to 130Mbps, but I could only get around 30Mbps on his laptop whereas previously I know I had got 90 or so on a speed test. I will pop by again tomorrow with my laptop and plug it straight into the browser to eliminate local network/old laptop possibilities.


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  Reply # 1073000 23-Jun-2014 22:49
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Meep

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/customer-zone/speedtest/

edit: Invalid License. :/

You should see Vodafone/ Vodafone (Blue) (ex TCL) in auckland and Vodafone NZ in Christchurch. Wellington seems missing..

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  Reply # 1073002 23-Jun-2014 22:55
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OP's link to ex-TCL speedtest is loading correctly for me. It is showing Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1073005 23-Jun-2014 23:01
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dm2000: OP's link to ex-TCL speedtest is loading correctly for me. It is showing Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch


Then try and run a test L:/

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  Reply # 1073009 23-Jun-2014 23:20
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http://christchurch.speedtest.vodafone.co.nz/ isn't working here............





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  Reply # 1073017 23-Jun-2014 23:30
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Are those the same sites that show up on speedtest.net or separate ones?

On a related topic, whats the difference between Vodafone New Zealand and Vodafone New Zealand (Blue) in the Auckland speedtest.net?

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  Reply # 1073586 24-Jun-2014 17:20

Hey folks,

 Thanks for the heads up, the team is looking into this - The Wellington server currently has a hardware issue that is being fixed, and there is an existing ticket in to get the others working as expected. As a side note, we're moving away from telstraclear.co.nz going forward, so the following URLs will be the correct ones for future:

http://auckland.speedtest.vodafone.co.nz/ 
http://christchurch.speedtest.vodafone.co.nz/ 
http://wellington.speedtest.vodafone.co.nz/ 

Cheers,

 - Nik




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https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


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  Reply # 1073593 24-Jun-2014 17:29
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Thanks NikT... Having said that there's a warning that licence expires soon.





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  Reply # 1073597 24-Jun-2014 17:43
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freitasm: Thanks NikT... Having said that there's a warning that licence expires soon.



only on the Wellington one by the looks of it.


seems it doesnt like out of network connections testing though :c




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  Reply # 1076177 28-Jun-2014 18:06
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New servers seem to be in place now.

So what happened? My previous tests used to give line speed (130 Mbps) almost 100% of the time. Now I am only getting 77 Mbps - either my account is wrong, the server is wrong, or Vodafone changed something in its internal network:



Even the Speedtest site get better results (against the Vodafone AKL server), but still a lot less than used to be:




Anyone from Vodafone can explain?





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  Reply # 1076188 28-Jun-2014 18:35
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freitasm: Anyone from Vodafone can explain?


Looking forward to the first Vodafone rep to ask @freitasm if he's running the test over wifi... :-)

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  Reply # 1076215 28-Jun-2014 19:12
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There seems to be an issue.

Using the VF links to their sites my down speeds are little more than 2m. Using the standard Speedtest site to a snap server I'm seeing at least 10times that. Up speeds are similar on each site at 9+.
(I'm on a voda VDSL connection, and yes did these tests on wifi where i typically see 25d/9u and understand thats not my true speed.But it doesnt mean there is not an issue here) 

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  Reply # 1076218 28-Jun-2014 19:16
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oxnsox: There seems to be an issue.

Using the VF links to their sites my down speeds are little more than 2m. Using the standard Speedtest site to a snap server I'm seeing at least 10times that. Up speeds are similar on each site at 9+.
(I'm on a voda VDSL connection, and yes did these tests on wifi where i typically see 25d/9u and understand thats not my true speed.But it doesnt mean there is not an issue here) 


Perhaps the speedtest is going through the transparent proxy? ;)

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  Reply # 1076226 28-Jun-2014 19:54
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I tried doing a speedtest and it skipped the ping and jitter test, why did it do that? My download speed has increased by almost 1Mbps though so that's nice.







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  Reply # 1076261 28-Jun-2014 20:46
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amanzi:
freitasm: Anyone from Vodafone can explain?


Looking forward to the first Vodafone rep to ask @freitasm if he's running the test over wifi... :-)


ROFL. Yes, sure.

No.





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  Reply # 1076264 28-Jun-2014 21:01
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Mauricio.... stop stealing all the bandwidth, look what you've done to my 50mbps cable connection:







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