Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

8 posts

Wannabe Geek

# 21010 12-Apr-2008 18:34
Send private message

I signed up to Xnet a few months ago and initially it was very fast but I have been experiencing the same international speed problems as most other users. Anyway, on Friday the internet seemed particularly slow so I did a speedtest, no surprises internationally about 500KBps to LA which is usual for peak time.

I then checked to Auckland and it showed only around 2000KBps which is strange because I almost always get 4200KBps, I also noticed that showed my location as being in Dunedin when every other time I have done the test it has showed the correct location (Warkworth, about 60km north of Auckland).

Since then all browsing, even to local sites has been very slow with youtube being practically unusable all through today and most other sites loading very slowly speed. I have just looked at my router's (D-link 504T) status page and it shows a total of 487 overruns with receiving and 8 Rx total error counts, what do these mean? I recall that every other time I have seen them they have both been at 0.

My ping to Auckland has also increased by about 30ms. Has anyone else experienced a similar problem. If so, how do I fix it?

[Edit] My location now seems to be detected as Warkworth again and national speeds are back to normal. Must have been a temporary glitch. ping is also back to normal.

Create new topic
701 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 123090 12-Apr-2008 19:01
Send private message

You've identified at least a couple of seperate issues.

Have you talked to WxC yet?

If not, suggest you do so. They can check your line (ref the overruns, etc, reported) and they can/should report on their throughput status.

For the record, i've had fairly poor service from WXC over the last few months, and i'm quietly hoping it'll improve soon - or i'll be evaluating an ISP change (yet again).     

No signature to see here, move along...

8 posts

Wannabe Geek

  # 123121 12-Apr-2008 21:15
Send private message

Yeah, I probably will contact them at some point, I was hoping to avoid it, as both the times I have had to contact them the wait on the phone has been about 2 hours each time although the staff members I spoke to were very friendly and helpful. I think I'll send them an email this time.


701 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 123131 12-Apr-2008 22:44
Send private message

Good luck to you.  I sent a complaint through to them 10 days ago and have had no response as yet.

No signature to see here, move along...

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36

2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17

Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46

Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35

Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24

The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55

Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52

Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.