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Topic # 15479 24-Aug-2007 18:35
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I'm getting some great speed results from Ngaio, Wellington to the Auckland server on SpeedTest.net - here's my last 3 runs.









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  Reply # 83643 24-Aug-2007 18:42
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All of these results are taken from the same address, and same 10/2 cable connection.

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  Reply # 83698 24-Aug-2007 23:39
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*Still* waiting for speed upgrade, this is from 4/2 (suppose to be 10/2 by now):

4/2

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 83742 25-Aug-2007 10:07
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Here's mine from Lower Hutt.  Upload is a bit slow as I'm streaming.











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  Reply # 84425 30-Aug-2007 12:07
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From Christchurch, on 4/2 10 GB plan



Best result:



Worse result:








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  Reply # 84443 30-Aug-2007 13:51
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think my last test showed 9172 down and 1900 up. on the 10mb plan in christchurch.

last night I was downloading a torrent at 1.1 MegaBYTE /sec solid.

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  Reply # 84535 30-Aug-2007 21:44
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In Hoon Hay, Christchurch, HighSpeed 20G.

To Auckland


To Wellington


Conclusion, Wellington speedtest server sucks.
[edit: third time's a charm]




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  Reply # 84548 30-Aug-2007 22:09
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I should have actually quoted the post above.... but anyway. The one regarding Wellington Servers suck.

No --- I was curious about that. Its using a anycast infrastructure with hosts in Wellington, Auckland and San Francisco. Telstraclear Customers on the new IP ranges are with suffix .telstraclear.net are getting routed to USA the Latency is far too high for Telstraclears National Network. Trace the cname speedtest.citylink.co.nz from anyone with a cable connection on suffix telstraclear.net not the old cable.paradise.net.nz and you will find you're routed out to San Francisco.


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  Reply # 84634 31-Aug-2007 10:46
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A warning about wireless routers and high-speed internet.

My TCL plan got automatically upgraded a couple of weeks ago to 10Mbps, but I noticed my speedtest.net results didn't seem to improve much. After checking out with TCL that I'd been upgraded properly, I did some experimenting at my end and found that my wireless connection was causing the bottleneck - something that wasn't apparent until my internet connection was upgraded from 4 to 10Mbps. Here goes the results of my testing:

* Cable modem connected direct to computer via ethernet - 10Mbps
* Router via ethernet - 10Mbps
* Router via unencrypted wireless - 6Mbps
* Router via WPA-PSK (TKIP) wireless - 4Mbps

I have to add that the router is quite close to my laptop and it claims to be connecting at 54Mbps. My laptop is also fairly new and is pretty high-speced, so I don't think the laptop is at fault. I also upgraded to the latest version of the wireless driver.

The router I'm using using is a D-Link DI-524. D-Links get bagged quite a lot here a Geekzone and up until now I'd had no problems at all, but I'll now have to add my name to the list of those who wouldn't recommend it.

EDIT:
Can anyone recommend a wireless router that definitely does connect using encryption and makes full use of a 10Mbps connection?


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  Reply # 84639 31-Aug-2007 10:55
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The cool looking tplink ones on trademe, theyre very efficient quick, and very cool.

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  Reply # 84643 31-Aug-2007 11:05
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Tuikapo: The cool looking tplink ones on trademe, theyre very efficient quick, and very cool.


Nice tip - and only $92 - not bad.

BTW, I did a traceroute to the Wellington speedtest.net server (speedtest.citylink.co.nz) and like you said - it goes via LA:

Tracing route to speedtest.citylink.co.nz [202.7.6.11]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  *.*.*.*
  2    10 ms    11 ms     9 ms  *-*-*-*.cable.telstraclear.net [*.*.*.*]
  3     8 ms     8 ms     7 ms  ae0-840.ie4.telstraclear.net [203.167.223.114]
  4    18 ms    19 ms    19 ms  ge-1-2-0-843.ie1.telstraclear.net [218.101.61.105]
  5    18 ms    19 ms    20 ms  ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.251]
  6   144 ms   144 ms   144 ms  so.jb.wils.telstraclear.net [203.98.42.66]
  7   151 ms   151 ms   152 ms  GigabitEthernet5-1.GW4.LAX1.ALTER.NET [157.130.245.21]   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8   145 ms   145 ms   146 ms  0.so-2-0-0.XL1.LAX1.ALTER.NET [152.63.53.58]
  9   157 ms   156 ms   155 ms  0.so-0-2-0.XL1.SJC7.ALTER.NET [152.63.57.114]
 10   157 ms   156 ms   156 ms  POS6-0-0.GW4.SJC7.ALTER.NET [152.63.48.241]
 11   153 ms   152 ms   153 ms  wbsconnect-gw.customer.alter.net [63.65.131.166]
 12   154 ms   154 ms   153 ms  vlan904.br01-200p-sfo.unitedlayer.com [209.237.224.209]
 13   155 ms   155 ms   155 ms  207.7.129.14
 14   155 ms   155 ms   156 ms  speedtest.citylink.co.nz [202.7.6.11]
Trace complete.

But this only seems to be for the speedtest sub-domain.  A traceroute to citylink.co.nz goes via a much more normal route.



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  Reply # 84646 31-Aug-2007 11:11
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EDIT:
Can anyone recommend a wireless router that definitely does connect using encryption and makes full use of a 10Mbps connection?



anything from the linksys range.. your buying cisco quality without the cisco price tag. Only one small issue being that cisco have shutdown linksys now and what was linksys is now "cisco lite" still shouldn't have any issues with support and updates in the near future though.

http://www.techworld.com/news/index.cfm?newsID=9641

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  Reply # 84647 31-Aug-2007 11:15
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Yeah when I noticed it was citylink I thought well here is a speedtest server that will be very fast, and very low latency... but no obviously not. Yeah the CNAME Speedtest gets routed out because of our DNS Names being cable.telstraclear.net and it looks as if its from the "telecomunications company" but oh well itl get fixed eventually. Yes theyre very good routers I picked up a few of trademe got 3 lol.

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  Reply # 84979 3-Sep-2007 00:43
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Hi all

I am wondering why all the sudden my speed is dropped from 10mbs to 2mbs.





Any clues?

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  Reply # 84986 3-Sep-2007 06:24
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Have you tried different speedtest servers?







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  Reply # 85007 3-Sep-2007 08:51
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Hi there

Here are the results for the last 3 







Is there something wrong with my modem or cable? or it is Telstra clear problem? has anyone from Wellington tests the speed today and get these kind of results?

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