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Bowser
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  #132840 23-May-2008 16:59
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ahh bugger, oh well.. thanks anyways.. im liking the new plan Smile

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  #132872 23-May-2008 20:01
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I would have thought at xnet end they would be somehow able to check the off peak and data i have used so far for me.I guess I was wrong.

Hope the usage meter comes out soon

 
 
 
 


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  #132930 24-May-2008 00:18
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maverick: Also our Development Guys would be interested in knowing if there are users out there interested in a cross platform usage meter, Linux, Mac (cough?cough....and no Josh don't Jump on here and say you want one we already know you MAC fan boy?Wink?)


I'm also interested in a Linux version. But if in the end you decide against a cross platform version, it would be really nice to know at least how to obtain the traffic data, so I can also write a meter for my own use (or released to public if there's enough interest).

Is it going to be the same as current way to obtain the traffic data in xml, however with additional data included for torrent plan? If I do get to write one, it will be written with Qt4. It will also support many platforms including but not limited to Windows, Linux and OS X.

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  #132955 24-May-2008 10:21
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 i switched to the torrent plan 2 days ago and it didnt kick in ( i think) till last night, my internet went out for a few hours without warning so i called them and they said it was going to need a port reset at the exchange, ever since yesterday i havent been able to conect to the exchange faster than 900kbits (at the modems adsl status page), i hope this is a coincidence and that there is a psychical problem at the exchange, i havent changed my network in any way so its not our problem. hopefully not just their way to screw people out of bandwidth?

my previous speedtests (speedtest.net, i do one every now and then) were around 4000k/600k now its >900k/90k

anyone else?

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  #132960 24-May-2008 10:41
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seriouslycgi:
 i switched to the torrent plan 2 days ago and it didnt kick in ( i think) till last night, my internet went out for a few hours without warning so i called them and they said it was going to need a port reset at the exchange, ever since yesterday i havent been able to conect to the exchange faster than 900kbits (at the modems adsl status page), i hope this is a coincidence and that there is a psychical problem at the exchange, i havent changed my network in any way so its not our problem. hopefully not just their way to screw people out of bandwidth?

my previous speedtests (speedtest.net, i do one every now and then) were around 4000k/600k now its >900k/90k

anyone else?

I switched over to the torrent plan last night and I have had the exact opposite effect. I was only able to sync at a max of 1200K prior to switching and now, my sync rate has gone up to 3500K. Maybe you should log a fault with xnet?

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  #132962 24-May-2008 10:49
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seriouslycgi:
 i switched to the torrent plan 2 days ago and it didnt kick in ( i think) till last night, my internet went out for a few hours without warning so i called them and they said it was going to need a port reset at the exchange, ever since yesterday i havent been able to conect to the exchange faster than 900kbits (at the modems adsl status page), i hope this is a coincidence and that there is a psychical problem at the exchange, i havent changed my network in any way so its not our problem. hopefully not just their way to screw people out of bandwidth?

my previous speedtests (speedtest.net, i do one every now and then) were around 4000k/600k now its >900k/90k

anyone else?


call up xnet and log a fault. that isn't normal.

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  #132966 24-May-2008 11:06
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itey:
seriouslycgi:
 i switched to the torrent plan 2 days ago and it didnt kick in ( i think) till last night, my internet went out for a few hours without warning so i called them and they said it was going to need a port reset at the exchange, ever since yesterday i havent been able to conect to the exchange faster than 900kbits (at the modems adsl status page), i hope this is a coincidence and that there is a psychical problem at the exchange, i havent changed my network in any way so its not our problem. hopefully not just their way to screw people out of bandwidth?

my previous speedtests (speedtest.net, i do one every now and then) were around 4000k/600k now its >900k/90k

anyone else?


call up xnet and log a fault. that isn't normal.


will do :)

xnet are the best isp imo for features and service, i wish they owned the telco infrastructure in nz instead of telecom

 
 
 
 


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  #132983 24-May-2008 12:28
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seriouslycgi:
 i switched to the torrent plan 2 days ago and it didnt kick in ( i think) till last night, my internet went out for a few hours without warning so i called them and they said it was going to need a port reset at the exchange, ever since yesterday i havent been able to conect to the exchange faster than 900kbits (at the modems adsl status page), i hope this is a coincidence and that there is a psychical problem at the exchange, i havent changed my network in any way so its not our problem. hopefully not just their way to screw people out of bandwidth?

my previous speedtests (speedtest.net, i do one every now and then) were around 4000k/600k now its >900k/90k

anyone else?


The torrent plan only changes your billing and has nothing to do with your connection, the physcial connection is exactly that a phyiscial connection so this appears to be an issue between your modem and the ISAM / DSLAM you will be connected to, wouldn't really be to smart of us to try anything like that would it as I'm pretty sure everyone would be on us like a rashWink   




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  #132986 24-May-2008 12:31
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btw thanks for the feedback on the usage meter and what type of versions users would like, keep it coming please as it will put more of a case forward which is just what our delevopment Guys want.... Innocent




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  #133019 24-May-2008 14:36
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Edit : Ignore this post.

On another note, looking forward to this new torrent plan!

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  #133023 24-May-2008 15:15
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Camz: Hi there,

I am currently on the River plan with no data cap;

I am interested in changing to Flood, with the torrent plan.

What would the best option to take with changing plans? Currently cannot sign-up to eBill as I have only been a customer for ~2months, and cannot find my invoice number anywhere :(

Any help would be much appreciated,
Camz



ring them?

seriouslycgi
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  #133050 24-May-2008 18:55
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maverick:

The torrent plan only changes your billing and has nothing to do with your connection, the physcial connection is exactly that a phyiscial connection so this appears to be an issue between your modem and the ISAM / DSLAM you will be connected to, wouldn't really be to smart of us to try anything like that would it as I'm pretty sure everyone would be on us like a rashWink


will wait another day then call if it doesnt improve by then. you have to remember maverick most of your newer users have been through the other isp's have had "issues" with most of them. xnet are, on face value, the ideal isp who want to please the customer, while making an honest dollar. its hard to trust another company when all you get from the others is "we no longer, issue this plan or feature so heres another at twice the price and half the value".

you guys sure do alot more to satisfy the customer than all the other isp's in my opinion.

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  #133080 25-May-2008 01:14
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kon:
seriouslycgi:
 i switched to the torrent plan 2 days ago and it didnt kick in ( i think) till last night, my internet went out for a few hours without warning so i called them and they said it was going to need a port reset at the exchange, ever since yesterday i havent been able to conect to the exchange faster than 900kbits (at the modems adsl status page), i hope this is a coincidence and that there is a psychical problem at the exchange, i havent changed my network in any way so its not our problem. hopefully not just their way to screw people out of bandwidth?

my previous speedtests (speedtest.net, i do one every now and then) were around 4000k/600k now its >900k/90k

anyone else?

I switched over to the torrent plan last night and I have had the exact opposite effect. I was only able to sync at a max of 1200K prior to switching and now, my sync rate has gone up to 3500K. Maybe you should log a fault with xnet?


interesting.  I'm having similar problems as Kon.  I used to be able to sync at up to 4000k.  Then all of a sudden one day, the sync rates dropped to 1300k for no reason.  I thought this was a bit odd so i called xnet and a port reset was requested, but it didn't fix anything.  I wondered if maybe i was put on to maybe a 'slower connection rate' (i don't know if this is possible or not...) Now i'm usually sitting on about 1100k. (Some of you who have been following this thread would have seen my earlier posts about this)
Got in touch with xnet again had a tech come and check line speeds at the lampost outside my house and he said he was able to sync at 6mbit (?!?!)

So, once i figure out this viewbill registration thing, i'll switch to the Torrent plan as it seems, even though it's more of a software change in terms of traffic accounting, there are reports of a speed change.

Dunno what yal make of this.  My 2c :)



seriouslycgi
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#133081 25-May-2008 02:18
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i spotted an increase in speed just now so i reset the modem and its back to normal :)

not quite full speed ( 4000k 800k ) but good enough for me

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  #133086 25-May-2008 09:46
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Trkstr: interesting.  Got in touch with xnet again had a tech come and check line speeds at the lampost outside my house and he said he was able to sync at 6mbit (?!?!)

If this is the case, then there is something wrong with either:

-  Your house wiring
-  Your modem
-  Your filter(s)

You need to eliminate them one by one.  Start by disconnecting ALL phones/faxes/Sky Decoders/Filters and just leave your modem connected to the nearest jackpoint to where your Telecom line enters your house.

Does the speed increase?

If not, then borrow another modem which is known to be good and try again.

If you still don't see any increase in speed, then your house wiring is faulty and will need to be repaired/replaced.

However, if you do get an increase in speed, then try plugging the disconnected items back in, one at a time and re-test the sync. speed at each step.  That will prove which item is faulty.

A drop in sync. speeds has absolutely nothing to do with which plan you are on, but has everything to do with a hardware fault in one of the 3 areas mentioned above.

HTH,
Grant.

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