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  # 109735 10-Feb-2008 19:47
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I can't seem to exceed 50kBps until 2-3AM, and even then speeds are nothing like the 400-500kBps they should be.

Taken exactly 8 days ago:


Today:


I'd also like to hear what anyone from Xnet have to say about this.
And I really hope it isn't something like last time: "This is the nature of ADSL broadband services currently available in New Zealand"

Out of curiosity, what're your pings like to telstra.com.au, optusnet.com.au and internode.on.net?

EDIT:
grant_k:
I don't agree with the logic here.  If the International Bandwidth is insufficient, it would affect all kinds of traffic equally, which is what appears to be happening.

It is possible that he just doesn't notice an overall slowdown. TBH, I only do when I go to pages with many images and/or flash.




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  # 109740 10-Feb-2008 20:06
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Today is the first time in a long time that I've done an international speed test, and I'm also getting only 1Mbps.  National to both Auckland and Wellington is over 7Mbps, but anything international is only 1Mbps.  Sure would love to know what is happening.




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# 109743 10-Feb-2008 20:16
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Me too.

It would be interesting as the tests that I've done here are rating around the 6MBPS speed for both speedtest.net and downloads from cnet download.com.

Though I'm not with xnet :)

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  # 109744 10-Feb-2008 20:18
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Detruire: Out of curiosity, what're your pings like to telstra.com.au, optusnet.com.au and internode.on.net?

Pinging telstra.com.au [144.135.18.41] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=279ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=288ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=286ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=302ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=306ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=195ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=194ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=161ms TTL=242
Reply from 144.135.18.41: bytes=32 time=196ms TTL=242

Ping statistics for 144.135.18.41:
    Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 161ms, Maximum = 306ms, Average = 246ms

Pinging optusnet.com.au [211.29.132.105] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=212ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=249ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=226ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=211ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=210ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=216ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=190ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=206ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=194ms TTL=54
Reply from 211.29.132.105: bytes=32 time=186ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for 211.29.132.105:
    Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 186ms, Maximum = 249ms, Average = 210ms

Pinging internode.on.net [203.16.214.17] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=277ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=279ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=237ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=214ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=195ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=240ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=236ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=290ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=302ms TTL=53
Reply from 203.16.214.17: bytes=32 time=311ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for 203.16.214.17:
    Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 195ms, Maximum = 311ms, Average = 258ms

Not really too flash, considering it's only to Aussie and back Undecided

Speedtests to Aussie are pretty dismal right now too:



That's the lowest I've seen for a very long time Frown
In fact, it's the worst since the Xnet International Meltdown last November:



Has the influx of new Fusion customers soaked up all our bandwidth so that we are back to the predicament we were in during November?

Or has there been a link failure somewhere???
Something is definitely wrong Frown


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# 109749 10-Feb-2008 20:43
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grant_k:

Has the influx of new Fusion customers soaked up all our bandwidth so that we are back to the predicament we were in during November?

Or has there been a link failure somewhere???

Bit of both, as far as I can tell. Lack of bandwidth for slowness. Link failure / awful routing for the high pings to Australia.

 

Anything over ALTER.NET to Australia pings downright ridiculously. I specifically asked for pings to internode.on.net with the others because it was being routed over ANC, and pinging at 60ms. That's obviously no longer the case.


Really, the onset of Naked DSL has really ruined WxC service. Waiting times are abysmal (even a couple of employees are saying they're unacceptable) and speeds are pathetic (how hard is it to put in an order for more bandwidth for the next month?)




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  # 109752 10-Feb-2008 21:11
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Detruire:

Anything over ALTER.NET to Australia pings downright ridiculously. I specifically asked for pings to internode.on.net with the others because it was being routed over ANC, and pinging at 60ms. That's obviously no longer the case.


It appears that some of the ALTER.NET traffic to Aussie is being routed through Hong Kong or even Singapore in some cases.

Why on earth would they do that? Undecided


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  # 109753 10-Feb-2008 21:20
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Incidently the slowest thing, by far, to load on this page was the (Overseas hosted) speedtest.net images.

I have also noticed p2p slowness, even on torrents with good seed to leach ratios. And yes my config is good and im on the Flood plan. Speed fluctates alot but does not seem to be able to get above 100kb/s - often with upload speed exceeding download speed by a significant amount.

 
 
 
 


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  # 109771 10-Feb-2008 23:16
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grant_k:
Detruire:

Anything over ALTER.NET to Australia pings downright ridiculously. I specifically asked for pings to internode.on.net with the others because it was being routed over ANC, and pinging at 60ms. That's obviously no longer the case.


It appears that some of the ALTER.NET traffic to Aussie is being routed through Hong Kong or even Singapore in some cases.

Why on earth would they do that? Undecided


Because there is no particularly effective or standardised mechanism for putting geographical topology into routing protocols. Verizon has decided the best path to that particular network is via Hong Kong or Singapore; and will route it that way.  This is possibly because the network in question does not peer with or purchase transit from VzB in Australia; but does peer with or purchase transit through some other peering partner in Asia.

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  # 110711 14-Feb-2008 21:49
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Are slow speeds still an issue for anyone else?




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  # 111199 17-Feb-2008 16:30
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I'm close to making the jump to WxC, however the discussion here concerned me a bit. I'd also like to know if this speed issue still exists?

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  # 111219 17-Feb-2008 17:32
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I can't speak for anyone else, but it certainly does for me. Frown





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  # 111276 17-Feb-2008 20:58
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nbroad: I've just joined and I'm not that impressed with the international!!


What kind of speeds are you experiencing? A couple of speedtests would be nice Smile




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  # 111278 17-Feb-2008 21:06
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Sorry.. was just mucking around trying to work out how to insert the images!





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  # 111281 17-Feb-2008 21:17
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Detruire: Are slow speeds still an issue for anyone else?

No complaints here:


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  # 111284 17-Feb-2008 21:33
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None here either.




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