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  # 128725 6-May-2008 09:16
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
Yes

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
No

3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?
N/a

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?
Youtube won't stream smoothly at night, Xbox Live more laggy than normal

5.If you use P2P programs have you considered running those ONLY outside the peak time or do you keep them running all the time?
N/a

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
10Gb

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Wannabe Geek


  # 128752 6-May-2008 11:28
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
YES

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
YES

3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?
Sometimes, Stoped using p2p out of 12am - 7am as its just too slow with it on.

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?
Every Night...

5.If you use P2P programs have you considered running those ONLY outside the peak time or do you keep them running all the time?
Do that anyway. Have a speed schedular.

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
4 GIGS FOR CHR#STS SAKE!!!

 
 
 
 


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# 128931 6-May-2008 20:53
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My plan is River (Full Line Speed download, 128k upload.) with unlimited monthly allowance.

1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?

    I rarely get on before 2PM so I wouldn't know how it is during offpeak. But it has been adequite from 2pm-3:30pm and 1am-3am, adequite being okay but no where near what you would expect of FullLineSpeed. (Highest SpeedTest.net I got was 1240kbps which was once, usually outside offpeak its 1000-1150kbps and 3pm to 1am its 400-650kbps.) These are all download speeds.
2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
    Rarely, like 1-5 times a month.
3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?
    No, I'm not stupid enough to leave a bunch of downloads running in the background then complain of slow speeds.
4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?
    Websites start to load a little slower, then streaming starts stopping often untill instead of 1 minute of waiting loads 10 minutes of video, its 10 minutes of waiting loads less than 1 minute of video. The greatest being waiting an hour for 4 minutes of video, so leaving it for another hour to find out when I came back that the internet disconnected right after I left.
5.If you use P2P programs have you considered running those ONLY outside the peak time or do you keep them running all the time?
    On the small chance I am using p2p I leave it overnight or while I'm at class.
6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
    Anywhere from 20-50GB a month, usually 30-45GB but with such slow internet during the only times I use the computer the traffic isn't going to get much of a use.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 129133 7-May-2008 15:07
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here isthe latest response from Xnet, 7th May 2008

"Hi there,

Xnet has been diligently buying additional International capacity as the
customer base grows in an effort to ensure that there is plenty of
plumbing to support all of our subscribers. Generally this has ensured
that our customers get a good experience that meets their needs.
Unfortunately the usage patterns of some clients have gone through the
roof and regardless of how much bandwidth we make available, the network
runs at capacity during peak hours. After midnight, we see overall usage
drop to a trickle.

Think of it like a highway. If we all come to and leave work at the same
time, everything slows down. As the population grows the motorway just
gets worse. The good news is that we can add lanes to the motorway and
will continue to do so. The reality is that there are users out there
are trying to use the whole highway at once.

Some customers have asked why we don’t simply throttle peer to peer and
torrent traffic across the board. While this seems to be a logical
answer, Xnet is concerned that doing so will have a negative impact on
real time activity such as gaming, pc to pc video conferencing and
viewing YouTube videos because in order to throttle a specific type of
transaction, we must conduct deep packet inspection to ascertain the
content type; potentially slowing all traffic.

As it turns out the answer is not a technical one. It is a matter of
promoting customers to change their usage patterns for non real time
critical downloads. So Xnet will be launching a new pricing option that
will encourage people who download excessive amounts of data to do so
during off peak periods and relieve congestion the rest of the time.
Heavy users who modify their behavior will actually save money and
everyone will get a better experience during peak usage periods. The
pricing option that will be available by mid May will offer subscribers
completely free and unlimited data usage from midnight to eight in the
morning, seven days per week. From eight AM to midnight, they will pay
$1.54 per gigabyte rather than the normal $1.02 per gig.

As the peer to peer community changes their torrenting software to limit
full speed downloading of content to off peak times, we expect to see a
very quick improvement in everyone’s speeds during the day.

We assure you that we are dedicated to providing the best service
possible and will continue to evolve, adapt and invest in the best
people and technology.

Best regards,

Xnet Internet Support
WorldxChange Communications
0800 14 XNET"

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Ultimate Geek


  # 129519 8-May-2008 21:50
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1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?
YES

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?
NEVER

3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?
N/A

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?
E-mail fines, sites like youtube almost unusable.  web browsing off shore sites sloooww, terminal services to overseas sites are very laggy.

5.If you use P2P programs have you considered running those ONLY outside the peak time or do you keep them running all the time?
N/A

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?
3Gb

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Geek


  # 129521 8-May-2008 21:57
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OMG, XNET IS Soooooo slow for international sites only.

1. Earlier on i could connect to wow and surf the web.  Peek times gotta start around 9pm surely.

2. Once in a while but not atm

3. No

4. At present all international access has grinded to a halt.  Cant load www.speedtest.net, nor logon to wow, nor log onto guilds vent to tell them im not gonna make it. However national sites are ok.  And speedtest.slingshot.co.nz works fine with standard results.

5. I run them when i feel like it, i dont have fixed times.

6. who knows now. hardly any now .  GG dvb-t

Are parts of this fourm hosted outside NZ? i ask because im having problems loadning the emote icons on your website.


Below is the email i just sent to xnet

It is 9:47 now and my internet speed connecting to international sites is soooooo slow that i cannot even load the www.speedtest.net website.

Terrible performance. I know it is international sites because if i do a national speedtest website, i get a nice expected adsl performance.

Not good enough.


freitasm: I have a few questions here that might help understand the problem. It is just my own interest, not in any way related to WorldxChange.

For this whole section, consider peak time as 5:30pm through midnight. You should answer all those questions even if you don't have speed problems.

1.Do you see speed problem ONLY at peak times?

2.Do you use a file sharing service based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology?

3.When you see speed problems is the P2P program running on your network as well?

4.How do you notice speed problems (visiting a certain service, downloading emails, etc)?

5.If you use P2P programs have you considered running those ONLY outside the peak time or do you keep them running all the time?

6.How many gigabytes is your monthly traffic?


Please do not discuss answers. Please do not post anything but answers. Anything but answers will be deleted.



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Ultimate Geek

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  # 130080 11-May-2008 21:27
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[URL=https://www.speedtest.net][IMG]https://www.speedtest.net/result/269972145.png[/IMG][/URL]

improving :)

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