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MikeGayner

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#19794 1-Mar-2008 21:44
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OK, so Xnet's international speed issues are back again, as confirmed by a large number of users on GP. Here are a few questions I need answered:

  • When is this likely to be fixed?
  • Why is there not a notice on the Xnet Network Status thingy?
  • Is international peak bandwidth going to be an ongoing issue with Xnet?
  • Why dont you respond to phone messages?




Tracing route to www.youtube.com [208.65.153.251]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 19 ms 22 ms 19 ms ip-58-28-15-31.wxnz.net [58.28.15.31]
3 23 ms 23 ms 25 ms ip-58-28-13-83.wxnz.net [58.28.13.83]
4 21 ms 20 ms 21 ms ge-0-0-0-akl-core1.wxnz.net [58.28.8.8]
5 26 ms 20 ms 21 ms Gi9-1.gw1.AKL1.asianetcom.net [203.192.166.105]

6 158 ms 162 ms 158 ms po2-0.gw1.lax1.asianetcom.net [202.147.61.189]
7 158 ms 157 ms 162 ms po0-1-0.gw3.lax1.asianetcom.net [202.147.61.202]

8 157 ms 160 ms 162 ms ip-202-147-61-254.asianetcom.net [202.147.61.254
]
9 * * * Request timed out.
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 271 ms 237 ms 195 ms youtube.com [208.65.153.251]

Trace complete.

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wmoore
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  #114012 1-Mar-2008 22:33
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It looks other ISP's have having international problems as well. Even here in the UK I am getting crap international speeds as well
at certain times.





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  #114016 1-Mar-2008 23:27
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The issues I'm having aren't just at certain times.
They're at all times.




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  #114017 1-Mar-2008 23:36
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For me, speed issue is only during peak hours.  Off peak no problems.

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  #114018 1-Mar-2008 23:51
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No issues on Xtra:


Not the fastest - but quite happy with that performance :)




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  #114021 2-Mar-2008 00:05
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hpj2007: For me, speed issue is only during peak hours. Off peak no problems.

I've been getting awful speeds until around 2AM.

In fact, I can't beat 30kBps from any server I actually want to download anything off of.

Speedtest is ~200kbps higher than 4 hours ago.


Ah...
Here's a lovely contrast:




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  #114023 2-Mar-2008 00:18
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I use to get around 6mbps just after 10pm to auckland Now it get

2.5mbps/ 120kbps

To los angeles I get

675kbps/96kbps

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  #114025 2-Mar-2008 00:27
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I used to get 6000kbps+ to Auckland.
Now I don't, and it's all thanks to Telecom shoving more DSL customers into the exchange. Or the cables degrading.

Either way, that's not Xnet's fault.




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  #114031 2-Mar-2008 01:46
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I wonder why I'm getting 38,876kbps download when testing at speedtest right now

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  #114032 2-Mar-2008 01:55
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It does bug out occasionally.




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  #114040 2-Mar-2008 03:23
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Well this is weird.I've never achieved this fast overseas before


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  #114043 2-Mar-2008 05:27
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I've been following the discussion over at GP also...

Personally I haven't experienced the peak time speed issue to any great degree.  I'm not really a fan of spending hours on facebook and youtube.  I'm normally either: at work, out or when I am at home I'm fueling my wow addiction. 

Wow uses 5-15 kb/s of bandwidth only and I'm playing over a ssh tunnel to a webhost in the US so I don't really notice any issues.

I haven't logged on wow in 4 days so I can't comment on international ping problems either.

Here's what I wrote in the GP thread if anyone cares:

They seem to have a history of letting the "Contention Ratio" for international bandwidth during peak hours slip a bit too far, before provisioning more international bandwidth, nothing new here.

However as a relatively young ISP undergoing considerable growth it's too be expected as it's probably very tough to predict. You'll probably find the fact that Telecom has migrated 84% of exchanges to ADSL 2 now is putting added pressure on ISP bandwidth.

Decent local CDN mirrors would do wonders for youtube et el performance but I suspect Xnet isn't big enough for that yet.

As far as I know Telstra is the only ISP with full akamai mirrors for the streaming stuff (could be wrong).


I'll put 5gold on it being fairly accurate.

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  #114044 2-Mar-2008 06:55
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I hope that's not right - I hate that Xnet customers had to wait several weeks with this issue last time, because Xnet didn't have the foresight to ensure they had sufficient capacity.

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#114071 2-Mar-2008 10:59
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Detruire: I used to get 6000kbps+ to Auckland.
Now I don't, and it's all thanks to Telecom shoving more DSL customers into the exchange. Or the cables degrading.

Either way, that's not Xnet's fault.


Thats leaping to some premature conclusions....




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  #114134 2-Mar-2008 15:57
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cokemaster: No issues on Xtra:


Not the fastest - but quite happy with that performance :)

.
Maybe its because Coke is eating all of the bandwidth.


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  #114139 2-Mar-2008 16:12
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Try doing a test at around 6pm and I guarantee you won't get 6000kbps

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