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  Reply # 85401 5-Sep-2007 09:02
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I might try a hard reset on my router as well - see what it does. I switched it to G-only mode (instead of mixed mode) and that seemed to improve it a bit. I also downloaded the WPA2 (AES) patch for Windows XP and am connecting via WPA2 encryption. This seems quicker than WPA - really weird.

In the meantime, I'm getting the best speedtest results ever via ethernet, so I'm happy:



I reckon the lucky folks on the 40GB and 80GB will be getting their 25Mbps upgrade pretty soon - it certainly looks like they've got the backhaul capacity to cope with it.



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  Reply # 85419 5-Sep-2007 11:59
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JonC: I might try a hard reset on my router as well - see what it does. I switched it to G-only mode (instead of mixed mode) and that seemed to improve it a bit. I also downloaded the WPA2 (AES) patch for Windows XP and am connecting via WPA2 encryption. This seems quicker than WPA - really weird.

In the meantime, I'm getting the best speedtest results ever via ethernet, so I'm happy:



I reckon the lucky folks on the 40GB and 80GB will be getting their 25Mbps upgrade pretty soon - it certainly looks like they've got the backhaul capacity to cope with it.




Yes WPA2 is faster than WPA for some reasons. Are you sure that 40gigs people will get 25mbps ?? I am on that plan but my speed is so bad when wired.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 85421 5-Sep-2007 12:02
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Just speculation on what plans will get the 25Mbps upgrade.

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  Reply # 85505 5-Sep-2007 21:09
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watch out people,when you say you want to be upgraded to the 10mbit/20gig plan they may hear it as "2mbit/20gig" which doesnt really exist but turns out thats what i was on for the past few weeks :S

thankfully telstra's customer service actually pulled through and sorted me out within the same day or maybe the next cant remember, but yea now i get 10mb on speedtest.net on my lappy and 7mb on my pc - i cant b bothered finding out why this is im just happy im getting more than 2mb

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Reply # 85794 7-Sep-2007 17:50
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Hi long time reader first time poster :S

I finally called Telstraclear about slow downloads and the tech did something at there end...



I am on the 20gig 10/2 plan

All I can say is this is the fastest most stable internet connection, I've ever had and cable interent rocks! Who cares about ADSL2??

Cheers
Wombat



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  Reply # 85795 7-Sep-2007 18:01
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  Reply # 85796 7-Sep-2007 18:07
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Tuikapo:



That is stupidly fast!

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  Reply # 85798 7-Sep-2007 18:22
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heh.. here's what i got on powerpc linux

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  Reply # 85818 8-Sep-2007 08:21
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17mbit is insane! do you have 2 cable connections?lol



i just upgraded to 10mbit and i often speed test as 11mbit even after tc helpdesk saying i probably wont quite get 10mb because of overhead.



i dont know anyone on ADSL that can speedtest at the full line speed at any time of the day

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  Reply # 85836 8-Sep-2007 10:06
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I won't do the Wellington one, as it looks pretty crap due to de-peering :(

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  Reply # 85931 9-Sep-2007 08:29
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halfbaked: i dont know anyone on ADSL that can speedtest at the full line speed at any time of the day


That is a good point.. comparing to any other offering in NZ is Telstra cable the only one over performing??







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  Reply # 85934 9-Sep-2007 08:56
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ZollyMonsta:

I won't do the Wellington one, as it looks pretty crap due to de-peering :(

Cheers,
ZollyMonsta





Not Due to de-peering.

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  Reply # 89158 2-Oct-2007 20:14
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Hi:

I'm from Wellington (Johnsonville), and have just been upgraded from 4/2 10GB to 10/2 20GB about 2 weeks ago.  However, my speeds are pretty crappy. 

I've also noticed that on the odd occassions where I power-off or reset my router, it sometimes takes ages for the modem to sync up - sometimes as long as 30 mins.

 Any ideas what could be wrong?



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  Reply # 89163 2-Oct-2007 20:30
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I live in Wadestown, Wellington and I'm on the 5Gb, 4Mbps plan. Response is really slow at present, speedtest to Wellington server says 656K.  If I test against the Auckland server I usually get around the 4.1Mbps.

Why is Wellington so slow?? 

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