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Topic # 230323 19-Feb-2018 09:40
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I've just been changed over from VDSL to Fibre Max.

 

According to Vodafone's Website:

 

"In really good conditions, we expect you'll get max download speeds of up to 700-900 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 400-450 Mbps."

 

According to Ookla speedtest, tested at several different times of day I get from 90-420Mbps down, and  pretty consistently 475 up.

 

I wanted reasonable upload speeds, so I'm pretty happy with that, as I'm getting better than advertised, and it's the main reason I went to a faster fibre plan because the cheaper ones were only offering 20 up, and I was getting 28Mbps up according to Ookla on VDSL.

 

The Fibre Max is in some ways a bit of overkill, however lack of moderate speed plans with decent upload speeds limited my options. Asymetric plans seem to be a hangover from the old asymetric ADSL, and pre-cloud internet, however with increasing use of a variety of cloud services by consumers it would make sense to offer symmetric plans as standard.

 

Unfortunately Vodafone doesn't offer any symmetrical plans eg 100/100 or 200/200 and the 200/20 is still the same upload as 100/20.

 

A 200/200 or maybe even 100/100 would have been perfectly adequate, but the only way to get upload as good or better than what I had on VDSL was to go to the Fibre Max plan.

 

What performance are other people getting on Fibre Max? 


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  Reply # 1960171 19-Feb-2018 09:44
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Are you testing over Wi-Fi or Ethernet and where are you testing to? Make sure it's the VodafoneNZ server

 

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  Reply # 1960173 19-Feb-2018 09:50
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how are you testing this? Ethernet? Wifi?

 

 

 

Could you try using the windows 10 app?

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/store/p/speedtest-by-ookla/9nblggh4z1jc

 

 

 

Browser based tests at 1G+ can often highly depend on threading, JShandle speed etc.. Have found the windows 10 app produces more True results.





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  Reply # 1960175 19-Feb-2018 09:57
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are you using the supplied Huawei router? or something else




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  Reply # 1960181 19-Feb-2018 10:06
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Linux:

 

Are you testing over Wi-Fi or Ethernet and where are you testing to? Make sure it's the VodafoneNZ server

 

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Ethernet (That is a whole story in itself getting Chorus to set me up with ethernet access where I wanted it.) and VodafoneNZ server.

 

 


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  Reply # 1960185 19-Feb-2018 10:08
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In addition to the points above, what server are you testing to? I've found Speedtest defaults to Auckland servers for my FibreXMax connection. You need to manually select a closer server.

 

Just ran this:

 




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  Reply # 1960190 19-Feb-2018 10:09
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Jase2985:

 

are you using the supplied Huawei router? or something else

 

 

Yes, Vodafone supplied HG659. I've had it a couple of years since I've had VDSL.


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  Reply # 1960192 19-Feb-2018 10:10
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Sorry disregard. My comment was in relation to FibreX Max, not Fibre Max. It's almost as if a single "X" to differentiate between two very different products was a bit confusing!


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  Reply # 1960194 19-Feb-2018 10:11
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VirtualKiwi:

 

Jase2985:

 

are you using the supplied Huawei router? or something else

 

 

Yes, Vodafone supplied HG659. I've had it a couple of years since I've had VDSL.

 

 

What software version is the AP / HG659 on?





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  Reply # 1960200 19-Feb-2018 10:20
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did you do a factory reset between the vdsl and fibre connections?




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  Reply # 1960203 19-Feb-2018 10:28
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hio77:

 

Could you try using the windows 10 app?

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/store/p/speedtest-by-ookla/9nblggh4z1jc

 

 

 

Browser based tests at 1G+ can often highly depend on threading, JShandle speed etc.. Have found the windows 10 app produces more True results.

 

 

Thanks. That made a big difference to the downstream speed. I guess the browser has quite a big impact on results.

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/d/263cc291-0010-4957-ac2d-59dd95053d9c

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1960209 19-Feb-2018 10:46
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Also make sure you have the latest software on the HG659 B026

 

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  Reply # 1960212 19-Feb-2018 10:52
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VirtualKiwi:

 

hio77:

 

Could you try using the windows 10 app?

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/store/p/speedtest-by-ookla/9nblggh4z1jc

 

 

 

Browser based tests at 1G+ can often highly depend on threading, JShandle speed etc.. Have found the windows 10 app produces more True results.

 

 

Thanks. That made a big difference to the downstream speed. I guess the browser has quite a big impact on results.

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/d/263cc291-0010-4957-ac2d-59dd95053d9c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bingo, This is exactly what a teammember here has been working through lately.

 

It's not that the service isn't preforming, But the Speedtest platform itself isn't preforming causing a assumption something is wrong..

 

 

 

in my personal life, i play with 10G connections offshore pretty often, Same issue comes up - Be it at a very different scale.

 

Other end of the stick being congestion within that speedtest server (many of the NZ based servers are still only a 1G link, Think about how many tests are ongoing at once)





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hio77:

 

Could you try using the windows 10 app?

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/store/p/speedtest-by-ookla/9nblggh4z1jc

 

 

Out of curiosity I have just tried this app on my Skinny VDSL setup.

 

Reported upload rate is 2 to 3 times my router line rate....

 

I reckon there is something not right with that.

 

 





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hio77:

 

Could you try using the windows 10 app?

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/store/p/speedtest-by-ookla/9nblggh4z1jc

 

 

Out of curiosity I have just tried this app on my Skinny VDSL setup.

 

Reported upload rate is 2 to 3 times my router line rate....

 

I reckon there is something not right with that.

 

 

 

 

I suspect your router is miss reporting.





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  Reply # 1961725 21-Feb-2018 17:19
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hio77:

 

I suspect your router is miss reporting.

 

 

I find that a bit hard to believe. Using an HG659.

 

Wired LAN upload speeds (at best times) have been consistent with the HG659 speed reports.

 

The app download report is in agreement with the router report.

 

 

 

 





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