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Master Geek

# 20838 7-Apr-2008 14:52
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Hi everyone,

I've been thinking of getting an XNet connection. However, after reading through some of the posts here, I seem to see alot of customers complaining that XNet is slow, especially during peak hours.

Is it worthwhile getting an XNet connection? I live in Wellington, around 500 - 1000m from the exchange.


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Uber Geek


  # 121795 7-Apr-2008 15:01
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There has been an issue with international speeds recently which appears to be ongoing. Quite a few people have posted their test results if you check the other threads.

However, my speed to LA has been very good today so xnet may have fixed it.

I would keep an eye on the threads for the next 2-3 days and see how the other users that had slow speeds are doing now and then make your decision.

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  # 121800 7-Apr-2008 15:12
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Outside of the international speed issue which I guess all ISPs run into as they grow, Xnet seem one of the better ones about. If Xnet have their eye on the ball the international speed issue would be a priority.



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Ultimate Geek


  # 121805 7-Apr-2008 15:25
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Also be aware that the "slow speeds" are per connection, and so mostly affect video streaming (from web sites) and downloading with a standard browser download manager. If you use a 3rd party download manager that can do simultaneous connections, and/or p2p (eg: torrents), these still get very good speeds, even during peak times.

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Master Geek

  # 121808 7-Apr-2008 15:37
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I have just left IHUG and join Xnet. So far so good.
I highly recommend Xnet. I am sure the international speed issue is just a hitch.
Tell me which ISp do not have speed issue! Remeber IHUG system crash and took ages to fix including speed and bandwidth meter.

Slingshot has exactly the same problem way back as well.

Put it this way Xnet is honest about their network problem etc, at least they come to the party and give some sort
of acceptable explaination instead of blaming Telecom.

Now with the extra customers/user base I am sure Xnet will slowly find its equilibirum.

my 2 cents worth.

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