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


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
4493 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1066


  # 1785400 21-May-2017 09:22
Send private message

Ask for an NGA on Application request from your service provider. It will cost quite a bit though.


5103 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 123

Trusted

  # 1785410 21-May-2017 10:30
Send private message

gzcwnk:

 

Or it maybe the fibre will not be activated for years.   We have fibre running down the street outside our club and want the speed to do video streaming for an international event in 2019 we are told no.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well fibre was laid in the streets all around me about 6 months ago but my street was omitted because it's a cul-de-sac. So I presume the backhaul was completed then. Adding my street now should only require patching into the existing connections. A check of the Chorus site says fibre available which isn't that far away now.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 


23 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 1785429 21-May-2017 11:51
Send private message

We asked as its in the street and were told its a long way a way.  I really have a 6month window to get OBS and nginx going to test and have 100% going by xmas for a full test in Jan and being a not for profit simply cant afford much. I'm going to get a small config running though as recording various concurrent events will help with training/coaching and I'll just save the output to disk. Maybe see if the ADSL can handle a small stream or maybe cloud base Nginx to do the rtmp there to keep the bandwidth down but the cost of that...ikky.  If not we'll upload the day's competition overnight to youtube I guess. 


4493 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1066


  # 1785648 21-May-2017 21:07
Send private message

Is VDSL available?


5103 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 123

Trusted

  # 1785685 21-May-2017 22:39
Send private message

 

 

gzcwnk:

 

We asked as its in the street and were told its a long way a way.  I really have a 6month window to get OBS and nginx going to test and have 100% going by xmas for a full test in Jan and being a not for profit simply cant afford much. I'm going to get a small config running though as recording various concurrent events will help with training/coaching and I'll just save the output to disk. Maybe see if the ADSL can handle a small stream or maybe cloud base Nginx to do the rtmp there to keep the bandwidth down but the cost of that...ikky.  If not we'll upload the day's competition overnight to youtube I guess. 

 

 

Bigpipe just answered by query and said fibre available June 17 and my ASUS router will be fine. Fibre, here I come!  The only issue for me is timing the cancelling of cable and the installation of fibre. I guess I will have to keep both going until the fibre is confirmed working and have to pay double for about a week.

 

I think I will start with 200/20 and see how that goes (should be 2x better than my 100/10 I have now with reduced latency) and cheaper.

 

 





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


4493 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1066


  # 1785700 21-May-2017 23:32
Send private message

That's a good idea - keep both going so you have a crossover while it's being installed. Rather pay a little extra for two services than have to scramble for a connection while you're waiting for fibre to be installed.


23 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 1785719 22-May-2017 07:05
Send private message

lchiu7:

 

 

 

Bigpipe just answered by query and said fibre available June 17 and my ASUS router will be fine. Fibre, here I come!  The only issue for me is timing the cancelling of cable and the installation of fibre. I guess I will have to keep both going until the fibre is confirmed working and have to pay double for about a week.

 

I think I will start with 200/20 and see how that goes (should be 2x better than my 100/10 I have now with reduced latency) and cheaper.

 

 

 

 

 

My latency is about 150ms to the USA which isnt bad. I dont know that the extra speed will matter, latency, yes.

 

The thing to do is get some speed tests etc done now and after.   I started on Cable a long time ago (2000 ish) and initially there were 2 (3?) plans, faster and less volume (before paying extra) and slower but more "free" volume.   I found I kept slowing down to get the volume but with no performance loss.  Currently on my 100/10 I get about 33~36 actual. The thing that annoys me is with no competition I am paying $110 when I could be paying more like $90 a month. I could do other things with that $240 a year, and then there is their customer service and their treat the customer like a chump, ie exploit and lock in the customer mentality, I cant wait to have some options.

 

PS What I will be able to do is do offsite backups and a few other things that are bandwidth hungry locally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


5054 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3782

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1785757 22-May-2017 09:05
Send private message

lchiu7:

 

<SNIP>

 

I think I will start with 200/20 and see how that goes (should be 2x better than my 100/10 I have now with reduced latency) and cheaper.

 

 

 

Be careful what you wish for.  undecided

 

I changed from cable 100/10 to "FibreX" cable 200/20 six months ago, and have regretted it.

 

"FibreX" IS cheaper, but it is NOT "2x better" - you get "faster" speed tests, BUT "FibreX" is actually slightly slower than 100/10 in real-world use - esp with overseas connections.

 

Latency is exactly the same on both.

 

I have hourly, 24/7, TrueNet performance/speed tests going back 3 years to back this up.

 

I am seriously considering going back to cable 100/10, if this is still possible.





Sideface




217 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 1785795 22-May-2017 09:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

Current bandwidth on FibreX:

 

 

 

 

Needless to say, it's not quite what I purchased...


5103 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 123

Trusted

  # 1786112 22-May-2017 17:41
Send private message

Sideface:

 

lchiu7:

 

<SNIP>

 

I think I will start with 200/20 and see how that goes (should be 2x better than my 100/10 I have now with reduced latency) and cheaper.

 

 

 

Be careful what you wish for.  undecided

 

I changed from cable 100/10 to "FibreX" cable 200/20 six months ago, and have regretted it.

 

"FibreX" IS cheaper, but it is NOT "2x better" - you get "faster" speed tests, BUT "FibreX" is actually slightly slower than 100/10 in real-world use - esp with overseas connections.

 

Latency is exactly the same on both.

 

I have hourly, 24/7, TrueNet performance/speed tests going back 3 years to back this up.

 

I am seriously considering going back to cable 100/10, if this is still possible.

 

 

 

 

I plan to go from 100/10 cable to 200/20 fibre.  I think there should be an improvement. I am not planning to upgrade to Fibrex at all.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


61 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  # 1786126 22-May-2017 18:30
Send private message

I switched from VF Cable 200/20 to "Fibre"X Cable 1000/100 and regrettably signed up for 24 months. Wish I had stuck with the old connection until fibre was available.

 

anyway, I digress from ops question,

 

hardware is Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite, two 24 port gigabit managed switches, 3x Ubiquiti AP-LR (not AC)

 

runs like a top, just the cable modem keeps dropping, uptime is not pretty.

 

https://uptime.statuscake.com/?TestID=j4hSHk7iOB or https://smokeping.murfy.nz/smokeping.fcgi?target=FibreX.adimw tells all


1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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 »

New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35



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.