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Ragnor
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  #129528 8-May-2008 22:13
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International is completely broken right now and it's like 10.20pm :(

Last straw for me I think

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  #129529 8-May-2008 22:17
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http://www.xnet.co.nz/cgi-bin/status.cgi?id=370 - currently have issues with our Upstream provider, not related to International traffic concerns discussed here.

update appears to be resolved as of 10.20pm.







 
 
 
 


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  #129532 8-May-2008 22:24
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Funny how there have been peak traffic issues for months, yet there's nothing on the Xnet site admitting or explaining this? Perhaps they don't want to scare away prospective customers?

Sorry... Usually hate to state the obvious..

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  #129533 8-May-2008 22:30
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Shash: Former XNET signing off mate


I'm still on XNET, and as my speeds posted in my last post tonight, I'm still beating you on speed to Los Angeles. Oh, and I have free data after midnight, hehe. :-)

I'm looking forward to all the things I can do with free data off peak, like streaming backups of my servers offsite.

I think everyones thinking about torrents, but what about the possibilities of megabit national traffic, and what you could do with that!

This is going to make so many more services cost effective now.  




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  #129542 8-May-2008 22:39
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exportgoldman:
Shash: Former XNET signing off mate


I'm still on XNET, and as my speeds posted in my last post tonight, I'm still beating you on speed to Los Angeles. Oh, and I have free data after midnight, hehe. :-)

I'm looking forward to all the things I can do with free data off peak, like streaming backups of my servers offsite.

I think everyones thinking about torrents, but what about the possibilities of megabit national traffic, and what you could do with that!

This is going to make so many more services cost effective now.  


''Hope'' is good, I did had this ''hope'' 4 months ago when I join WXC, I'm not here to pull everyone to TCNZ but I used to be with TCNZ for the past 9 years going back to them. WXC turned out to be bad experience for me, lets move on...

Goo luck with that megabit national traffic.



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  #129579 9-May-2008 08:03
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exportgoldman: This is going to make so many more services cost effective now.


I don't think so, it will just shift the "problem" from peak time to after midnight.  But at least you will probably not complain, as it will be free data anyway.




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  #129657 9-May-2008 13:14
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Ragnor: In a change of pace from speedtest shots here's some gaming and mtr shots from 10.30pm tonight, trying to enjoy a bit of after work gaming on a wet friday night in Auckland. No dice.

5% packet loss at xnet's handover to us links




Ermm..most routers on the internet rate limit ICMP traffic so its normal to get 3-7% packet loss when using tools like the above at least thats what I understand!

 
 
 
 


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  #129674 9-May-2008 14:41
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Niel:
exportgoldman: This is going to make so many more services cost effective now.


I don't think so, it will just shift the "problem" from peak time to after midnight. But at least you will probably not complain, as it will be free data anyway.


When I look at the plan, I wonder, whats stopping people from having the free data and using a lot of data during 'peak times' to.... Because having free offpeak data would make it easier to justify downloading (as you are no longer paying for that data....)




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Niel: I don't think so, it will just shift the "problem" from peak time to after midnight. But at least you will probably not complain, as it will be free data anyway.


I don't think thats correct, I would heavily doubt that midnight to 8am will have MORE network load than onpeak, and every mbit of traffic you move from onpeak times is a mbit of transit you now don't have to purchase. Most people will still browse during the evenings.

cokemaster: When I look at the plan, I wonder, whats stopping people from having the free data and using a lot of data during 'peak times' to.... Because having free offpeak data would make it easier to justify downloading (as you are no longer paying for that data....)


I think some people will, but thats why traffic usage is more expensive ($1.5/GB verses $1/GB) on these plans, the idea is not to stop people downloading at all during peak times, but simply shift enough of the usage off peak to balance it out.

Time will tell my friend. :-)




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  #130323 12-May-2008 18:45
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I am looking at comming over to xnet from xtra even though there are speed problems. Nothing can be worse than our go large speeds.

Is the internet browseable? I dont really watch youtube video's etc just looking at bebo and trademe really. Mostly have The Edge FM streaming as well...

Should I move or is there another ISP that offers the same type of plans at the same price?

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  #130326 12-May-2008 18:54
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Browsing is a bit slow, but manageable. The streaming on the other hand I think you may have a tough time with.

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  #130329 12-May-2008 19:08
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chrisjunkie: I am looking at comming over to xnet from xtra even though there are speed problems. Nothing can be worse than our go large speeds.

Is the internet browseable? I dont really watch youtube video's etc just looking at bebo and trademe really. Mostly have The Edge FM streaming as well...

Should I move or is there another ISP that offers the same type of plans at the same price?

Cheers
Chris

NZ stuff like trademe & streaming The Edge should be fine. International is improving too.




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  #130335 12-May-2008 19:39
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so is it better than it used to be?

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  #130346 12-May-2008 20:03
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chrisjunkie: so is it better than it used to be?

It still has some way to go, but I think it the worst has past. For example, YouTube would stream around the 200k mark (peak times), with constant re-buffers. It now streams around 300k. Still someway to go, but on the up. But as I said, NZ based websites & content is fine. Also, off peak is fine too.




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  #130351 12-May-2008 20:27
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coffeebaron:
It still has some way to go, but I think it the worst has past. For example, YouTube would stream around the 200k mark (peak times), with constant re-buffers. It now streams around 300k. Still someway to go, but on the up. But as I said, NZ based websites & content is fine. Also, off peak is fine too.


So stay on xtra for a while until it gets better or move straight across?

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