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  #1159524 21-Oct-2014 19:39
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Transparent proxy poked again? Browsing great through the VPN tunnel, many international sites timing out without VPN.









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  #1159526 21-Oct-2014 19:42
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  #1160398 23-Oct-2014 07:50
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I am prone to getting this message - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/steviet/website_zps69ec98e8.jpg - when trying to visit Google.co.nz. It happens not just in the morning, but at times throughout the day. Could it be related to the proxy problem?

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  #1171772 9-Nov-2014 20:07
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I'm a long term Telstra Cable user 15/2 speed, over the last couple of weeks access to local websites has been abysmal, accessing Stuff and the Herald has been terrible you can almost make a cup of tea while you wait for the site to open, often the browser will be unable to find the site and many times the site appears as a string of text rather than a normal site.  I have looked through Geekzone and sort of concluded the issue is related to DNS issues, have checked my DNS setting and am using 203.97.78.43 and 44 which appear to be correct, using a speedtest the performance of the link is 14.59 Meg down and 2.09 Meg up.  

All websites are slow to load but local sites have always been fast.  Is this a Voda issue ?? and will it go away when they complete the upgrade referred to in this thread?

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  #1171796 9-Nov-2014 20:22
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I have been having issues loading Twitter, I have to change my DNS to google's one but that doesn't always work. I imagine JohnR will come here and say "Issues may happen due to the planned upgrade of the network, these upgrades are planned to be finished soon."







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  #1171797 9-Nov-2014 20:25
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You mention local what about international and how do you determine a local website?

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  #1171800 9-Nov-2014 20:26
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solaybro: I have been having issues loading Twitter, I have to change my DNS to google's one but that doesn't always work. I imagine JohnR will come here and say "Issues may happen due to the planned upgrade of the network, these upgrades are planned to be finished soon."


As I understand the most recent upgrades are completed

 
 
 
 


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  #1171801 9-Nov-2014 20:37
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johnr:
solaybro: I have been having issues loading Twitter, I have to change my DNS to google's one but that doesn't always work. I imagine JohnR will come here and say "Issues may happen due to the planned upgrade of the network, these upgrades are planned to be finished soon."


As I understand the most recent upgrades are completed


Will these upgrades do anything to reduce international latency? I have noticed on the truenet tests over the past year that cables international latency is way higher than VDSL and ADSL.







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  #1171811 9-Nov-2014 20:58
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solaybro:
johnr:
solaybro: I have been having issues loading Twitter, I have to change my DNS to google's one but that doesn't always work. I imagine JohnR will come here and say "Issues may happen due to the planned upgrade of the network, these upgrades are planned to be finished soon."


As I understand the most recent upgrades are completed


Will these upgrades do anything to reduce international latency? I have noticed on the truenet tests over the past year that cables international latency is way higher than VDSL and ADSL.


The upgrade work was to the Cable (HFC) network not related to international in anyway, These are 2 different things

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  #1171833 9-Nov-2014 21:36
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johnr:
solaybro:
johnr:
solaybro: I have been having issues loading Twitter, I have to change my DNS to google's one but that doesn't always work. I imagine JohnR will come here and say "Issues may happen due to the planned upgrade of the network, these upgrades are planned to be finished soon."


As I understand the most recent upgrades are completed


Will these upgrades do anything to reduce international latency? I have noticed on the truenet tests over the past year that cables international latency is way higher than VDSL and ADSL.


The upgrade work was to the Cable (HFC) network not related to international in anyway, These are 2 different things


Will there be any upgrades done to improve latency in the near future? Cable isn't looking to good at the moment.









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  #1171867 9-Nov-2014 22:40
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Hi Johnr, good point re local or international.  One often thinks that NZ companies are hosted locally but the sites I mentioned are stateside, so could be many things.  Performance is an issue however wherever the site is hosted and identifying where the issue is (network or site) is a challenge.

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  #1171884 10-Nov-2014 00:26
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We've had problems since September. I rang to report the problems a few times and went through the "not using WiFi or router and still get problems" routine. I was eventually told that my problems would be fixed by 21 October. It is not clear that they have all been fixed but it is much better than it was.

I'll wait until the upgrades are all completed and see what happens then.

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  #1172435 10-Nov-2014 21:11
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Hammerer: We've had problems since September. I rang to report the problems a few times and went through the "not using WiFi or router and still get problems" routine. I was eventually told that my problems would be fixed by 21 October. It is not clear that they have all been fixed but it is much better than it was.

I'll wait until the upgrades are all completed and see what happens then.


It is the one thing that is stopping me from moving from Spark to Vodafone - I can deal with the fact that there isn't a single way to manage all accounts from a single login but the persistent issues with the cable network doesn't really give me the confidence to take the plunge.




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  #1172448 10-Nov-2014 21:51
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current upgrade work is complete

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  #1172450 10-Nov-2014 22:04
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johnr: current upgrade work is complete


Does that mean a 200Mbps plan will be announced soon?







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