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Wannabe Geek


# 21925 11-May-2008 14:39
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I left Xnet and joined TelstraClear in search of premium international bandwidth service two weeks ago.

But theres something bothering me, my international speed is still slow, I've tried getting fresh Vista reinstalls on my computer, it's not helping.

My local Auckland speedtest


Los Angeles, CA speedtest

Sydney speedtest


Now, this problem seems to persist both peak and off-peak times.

I'm using DG834G V3 ADSL2+ router.



Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  # 130020 11-May-2008 14:42
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Now I do not mean to sound like a troll.... but I probably will.

A lot of ISP's are having issues with inernational bandwidth atm.

Did you consider all posibilities before jumping ship? Like faulty modem, or a problem at your exchange?



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Wannabe Geek


  # 130021 11-May-2008 14:46
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oh forgot to mention, I've tried this router (DG834G V3) and the one TelstraClear sent me (Dynalink 1320?)

and I didn't think exchange problem would affect international bandwidth only.

 
 
 
 


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  # 130026 11-May-2008 15:27
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How about some real world comparisions or results?
 
International speedtest's are a waste of time and are a very inaccurate way of trying to measure speeds.




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  # 130031 11-May-2008 15:39
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I get this kind of speed when downloading Firefox 3 Beta 5 (sorry about the large pic, didn't crop it properly)



Youtube seems to be fine, but the buffer bar is only slightly ahead of the actual playtime.
Gametrailers.com needs some time to buffer before videos can start and it pauses to buffer often.

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  # 130531 13-May-2008 12:39
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A quick cross post reminder about how these kind of things work:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=44&TopicId=19832&page_no=1#116325

Also be aware that the usual collection of home network equipment like a nat router or even a badly performing switch can mess with your threwput.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 130611 13-May-2008 16:22
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Thanks for the response, I'm reading into the long article now.

Are there any quick remedy to solve this problem?

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  # 130613 13-May-2008 16:27
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Iuse TelstraClear.. Have done for the last year or so.  Speeds are good and reliable. For things that count (eg downloads) I always use a download manager either way and get consistant downloads of 700-800kbs.  Im currently using one of their supplied dynalink modems with no problems..

 
 
 
 




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  # 130678 13-May-2008 19:31
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askelon: Iuse TelstraClear.. Have done for the last year or so.  Speeds are good and reliable. For things that count (eg downloads) I always use a download manager either way and get consistant downloads of 700-800kbs.  Im currently using one of their supplied dynalink modems with no problems..


I see, would you kindly do a speed test to Los Angeles, CA for me?
Just trying to confirm if there is something wrong with my setup.

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