prevaljo: 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 184.108.40.206 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?
Same here, last few weeks, I get numerous websites (local and International) taking ages to load, or just loading a text page of HTML, or not loading at all, with the error message This website is currently unavailable. Sites like Stuff, NZHerald, BBC, Google.com (NZ), You Tube...
Using Google Chrome (was 64bit) but thought it might be buggy, so I switched back to 32 bit. Same with IE 11,
On two computers desk top computers, and my Acer Tablet all running Windows 8.1.1
I've done all the trouble shooting to make sure it's not my computers, network, router, etc they all come up clean.
When a website isn't available, Ping and trace route show they are available with little of no long ping times, trace route stalls etc, and downforeveryoneorjustme.com says the website is up.
This is running the browsers on the desktop in Windows 8.1.1, if I switch Google Chrome or IE 11 to Windows 8 mode (metro IOW) the problems go away for a while, then come back in Windows 8 mode as well.
I haven't reported it as a problem yet, as I'm still trying to figure out what the cause may be, and I dont like the idea of have to wait hours on the phone to have my call answered, then having to explain these problems numerous times to call centre staff who dont want to/cant help.