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Topic # 14963 27-Jul-2007 23:54
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Hello Everyone,

Check This Out - This was done in Grey Lynn on Saturday, 28 April 2007, 1:21:42 a.m, Using utorrent I was getting 724.8kB/s.






Which is the theorotical speed for my connection! I connect around 7 Megabits.

Since then I did my downloading from Parnell, and could only get 100kB/s speed on my 5.5 Megabit connection. Then I was sued by American Movie companies, and xNet cut off my connection. Since then my connection at home is crippled so I can only get good speeds on non-torrent traffic. (torrent traffic is ~10kB/s)

I don't know if this occurred at the same time, or is another fault on my line (I did report it, but no one got back to me.)

Also, our speed at work is still good.

Now I just watch streaming TV on my home connection, I'm using a iMac 24" since this is legal.

But I've been meaning to post this to show how good xNet's network is - but I assume they don't want a lot of illegal torrent downloaders on their network, using large amount of traffic is fine by them thought ($1/GB)

I use around 40G-50G a month watching streaming TV I extimate.

Anyways. So there all you people complaining about speed, Xtra took it all and gave it to me at work :-)




Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

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  Reply # 80100 28-Jul-2007 11:30
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exportgoldman:
But I've been meaning to post this to show how good xNet's network is - but I assume they don't want a lot of illegal torrent downloaders on their network, using large amount of traffic is fine by them thought ($1/GB) 

I think this sentence answers itself as to why Xnet is so good!




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  Reply # 80226 29-Jul-2007 15:09
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coffeebaron:
exportgoldman:
But I've been meaning to post this to show how good xNet's network is - but I assume they don't want a lot of illegal torrent downloaders on their network, using large amount of traffic is fine by them thought ($1/GB)

I think this sentence answers itself as to why Xnet is so good!




Actually I think there are two reasons why xnet is so good.



1. It's a Telco, which runs it's ISP business with the same network uptime priorities. IE they have brought the design/engineering and maintanence and existing concepts of Telco uptime across to the internet services they provide.



2. Instead of looking at bandwidth as something to 'manage' and restrain to customers, they take a more commerical view, and (gasp) offer to sell this to clients. It's refreshing to know I simply buy GB's at $1, and my ISP will supply them as fast as they can. This differentiates from nearly every other ISP which you pre buy xGB's and then struggle to actually use this during the month because they are messing around and shaping your traffic.


If I really wanted to I could download 300GB-500GB a month (I've done 150GB/12 Days)


This suprises me that more ISP's have not done this. I have money, I want to buy a service - why do other ISP's actively turn this down by crippling their service so they can't obtain this additional revenue?



For instance I now stream TV stations from around the world to my 24" iMac full screen at between 200kbps and 800kbps and budget to spend an additional $80 on traffic by canceling my Sky TV subscription on top of what I currently use.



Now, if you apply this to torrent traffic (not that I use this anymore) it also works, as the more people download and pay, the more xnet can budget to spend on upgrade links as they are simply passing on a commodity they are buying at x and passing on at y.







Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

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