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  #1507178 7-Mar-2016 00:11
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Scotty1986:

 

I was having issues with Netflix around the same time, constant quality drops.

 

 

I saw other people with similar issues last night/this morning, like this guy with fibre. It looks like this one may not be Vodafone's fault, though.

 

The connection was mostly good tonight. We had some congestion in the peak hours and I saw a dip to ~50 Mbps, but overall things were smooth. Excited to see a consistent, even higher level of performance once the upgrades are complete.


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  #1507428 7-Mar-2016 13:05
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I woke up this morning to a dead connection. Hopefully that's a sign of a good thing (i.e. a cutover)?


 
 
 
 


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  #1507435 7-Mar-2016 13:15
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depends on what time you woke up :)


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#1507593 7-Mar-2016 16:34
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Jase2985:

depends on what time you woke up :)



So true

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  #1507595 7-Mar-2016 16:36
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johnr:
Jase2985:

 

depends on what time you woke up :)

 



So true

 

Gotta say that's getting my hopes up a little bit. :D

 

I didn't have any work today, so I woke up barely before noon.


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  #1507682 7-Mar-2016 18:16
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Still doesn't look like the congestion is sorted. Already comfortably below 70% of advertised speed just past 6 pm. :(

 


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  #1507687 7-Mar-2016 18:22
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No further work was done today it's planned for later in the week please wait for the updates Dylan has been posting

 
 
 
 


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  #1507689 7-Mar-2016 18:29
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Current Speed for me (Karori)

 


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  #1507717 7-Mar-2016 20:05
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Our connection spontaneously "died" for a few minutes tonight. I was disconnected from Diablo III; the flatmates were disconnected from (I think?) CS:Go; and I was unable to load sites or properly communicate with friends over Mumble. Now that Speedtest.net loaded, though, the results are fairly clean (but still not ideal).

 

 

Every night it's another issue with this ISP. :(


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  #1507728 7-Mar-2016 20:25
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Kodiack:

Our connection spontaneously "died" for a few minutes tonight. I was disconnected from Diablo III; the flatmates were disconnected from (I think?) CS:Go; and I was unable to load sites or properly communicate with friends over Mumble. Now that Speedtest.net loaded, though, the results are fairly clean (but still not ideal).



Every night it's another issue with this ISP. :(



@Kodiack how is the result you have posted at 20:05 not ideal? The latency looks fine and the speed looks well above what you have posted around the same time other evenings

What difference are you expecting from almost 94Mbp/s down link to 100Mbp/s or even 130Mbp/s?

I think you are putting too much emphasis on peak speed and if you get the 100 or 130 it's really going to change your life

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  #1507732 7-Mar-2016 20:33
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@johnr is it wrong to expect full speed all the time? considering pretty much every other ISP/Connection type can achieve that.

 

how many other long running threads on here do you see about people complaining about peak speeds from their connection? or threads about congestion?


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  #1507734 7-Mar-2016 20:36
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Jase2985:

@johnr is it wrong to expect full speed all the time? considering pretty much every other ISP/Connection type can achieve that.


how many other long running threads on here do you see about people complaining about peak speeds from their connection? or threads about congestion?



When part way thru known work ' No ' You think every other ISP can achieve this? Wow I suggest you go speak to my mate connected to a Conklin cabinet up Puhoi that has no plans to be upgraded

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  #1507737 7-Mar-2016 20:42
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guess you missed the "pretty much" in my comment

 

also cable ≠ a Conklin.

 

 


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  #1507741 7-Mar-2016 20:47
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@johnr: It's still barely above 70% of advertised speed, though. I personally believe that it's reasonable to expect consistently high speeds when the services are advertised with fairly specific numbers, unlike ADSL/VDSL.

 

Plus, those of us living in Island Bay saw this happen just a few months ago: There was some work done and our speeds were excellent for a few weeks. Then slowly but surely we started to see some peak-hour degradation until eventually everything had yet again regressed to the point of grossly underperforming.

 

With how much effort is going into rolling out these massive updates, it is - in my opinion - fully reasonable to expect virtually no major dips when connecting to local servers. If we don't see a solid connection that performs to its maximum even at peak hour, then there isn't a doubt in my mind that we'll just have to deal with these problems again some months down the road. With customers continuing to sign up to Vodafone cable and services like YouTube and Netflix always pushing to offer higher bitrates, we need to see some forward-looking upgrades that will satisfy our needs for a long time to come.

 

Netflix is now offering 7500 Kbps and Vodafone still seems to be on course to offer 1 Gbps service sometime this year. But how realistic is that? When we occasionally fall below 10% of advertised speeds on a 130 Mbps connection, then what's going to happen when a higher service offering is available and people sign up in droves?

 

This is a game of cat and mouse. Vodafone is trying to meet our ever-increasing consumer needs, while we grow frustrated when our content becomes less and less accessible due to congestion. Vodafone should be proactive here, not reactive. We shouldn't see the company working so hard for so long to resolve issues. These problems likely could have (and should have) been identified well before they started to aversely affect our everyday online lives. If infrastructure had been up to snuff before the service exploded in popularity, we wouldn't be venting our frustrations in a nearly-year-old, 132-page thread.

 

tl;dr: I expect more because I/we signed up for more. Us Island Bay residents have had false hopes with some "good" nights in prior months, only to be burned later on as Internet usage continued to soar and our needs could no longer be met.

 

Oh, and it's closer to peak hour now:

 

 

P.S.
I do hope that I didn't come off as snide or snarky or anything. John, you've personally been a tremendous help and I have nothing but respect for you! Likewise, @dylanp's recent updates have kept us in the loop and provided us with information that otherwise likely wouldn't be publicly available anywhere else.

 

I hope to see results similar to what @Foo has been seeing after cutovers are completed here. That's proof that things can and will get better, but it certainly feels like the work's been dragged out unnecessarily long, even if there have been legitimate blockers that have stopped it from proceeding in a timely manner.

 

Finally, I do realise that perhaps my expectations are slightly unrealistic. I'm an enthusiast, though. I run an i7-5820K at 4.5 GHz. I game at 1440p, 165 Hz. I've invested massively into my entire system. My computer is my hobby, and I dislike that its "weak link" is something that is otherwise largely out of my control.

 

Nonetheless, I do look forward to what more is to come this week. :) Hoping to hear and see some good news!


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  #1507742 7-Mar-2016 20:47
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yay double replies...


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