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#232102 29-Mar-2018 19:26
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Hey GZers!

 

I've just switched to Voda's HFC network and I have to say, the speeds are consistent, even at peak times. I'll setup a cron job to do hourly speedtests for the next few months and report back then. Other than that, I'm pretty happy (and my Uplay and Steam games download twice as fast as they did on Gigabit fiber with Spark).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #1985789 29-Mar-2018 23:23
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Here's the first round of testing, 3 hours in. A test is run every 30 minutes.

 

 

 

Tests started: 2018-03-29 20:00:01
Tests run to date: 7
Current date: 2018-03-29 23:22:25

 

Speedtest Average for Vodafone New Zealand (Christchurch)
Ping: 28ms, Download: 879Mbps, Upload: 189Mbps
Speedtest Average for Vodafone New Zealand (Wellington)
Ping: 34ms, Download: 737Mbps, Upload: 191Mbps
Speedtest Average for AARNet (Sydney)
Ping: 308ms, Download: 181Mbps, Upload: 153Mbps
Speedtest Average for AT&T (San Francisco, CA)
Ping: 898ms, Download: 36Mbps, Upload: 46Mbps
Speedtest Average for AT&T (Seattle, WA)
Ping: 1058ms, Download: 30Mbps, Upload: 22Mbps





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  #1985805 30-Mar-2018 06:11
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TheoM:

 

and my Uplay and Steam games download twice as fast as they did on Gigabit fiber with Spark

 

 

something wasnt right with your spark connection then.

 

and your speed tests to the US are horrible, i get better than that with VDSL, even your sydney one is crap.


 
 
 
 


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  #1985810 30-Mar-2018 07:46
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That's on a Spark 100/20.



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  #1985819 30-Mar-2018 08:19
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Jase2985:

 

TheoM:

 

and my Uplay and Steam games download twice as fast as they did on Gigabit fiber with Spark

 

 

something wasnt right with your spark connection then.

 

and your speed tests to the US are horrible, i get better than that with VDSL, even your sydney one is crap.

 

 

That may be, but Squid is in front of everything, so 80% of the time I'm hitting local caches, which means real world speeds aren't as important as you might think. Except for games. Those aren't cached for obvious reasons





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  #1985825 30-Mar-2018 08:53
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TheoM:

Hey GZers!


I've just switched to Voda's HFC network and I have to say, the speeds are consistent, even at peak times. I'll setup a cron job to do hourly speedtests for the next few months and report back then. Other than that, I'm pretty happy (and my Uplay and Steam games download twice as fast as they did on Gigabit fiber with Spark).


 



 


 



A terrible decision imo vodafone is rated the worst in customer service across the board for their services and this has been my experience they are rubbish. I am going from that fibre service to UFB as fast as I can (hopefully a couple of weeks). Speed has been fine for me but the lack of any competition on that service is just another reason to get away from this rubbish companies service.



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  #1985827 30-Mar-2018 08:57
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epr:

A terrible decision imo vodafone is rated the worst in customer service across the board for their services and this has been my experience they are rubbish. I am going from that fibre service to UFB as fast as I can (hopefully a couple of weeks). Speed has been fine for me but the lack of any competition on that service is just another reason to get away from this rubbish companies service.

 

Eh, it works out a lot cheaper over the next year, and I only really care about having a stable connection that's relatively fast. CS isn't really a factor for me, unless something on the cable network breaks.





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  #1985828 30-Mar-2018 09:03
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12 hours in and I've added a little more functionality.

 

 

 

Tests started: 2018-03-29 20:00:01
Tests run to date: 27
Current date: 2018-03-30 09:02:02

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Hostname : jupiter
OS : CentOS 7.4.1708
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Node Name IPv4 address Download Speed
CacheFly 204.93.143.143 43.7MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP 106.187.96.148 6.60MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG 139.162.23.4 5.45MB/s
Linode, London, UK 176.58.107.39 7.25MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE 139.162.130.8 7.06MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA 50.116.14.9 7.00MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX 173.192.68.18 5.02MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA 67.228.112.250 3.89MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE 159.122.69.4 2.43MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG 119.81.28.170 3.83MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN 119.81.130.170 4.23MB/s
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Node Name IPv6 address Download Speed
Linode, Atlanta, GA 2600:3c02::4b 8.34MB/s
Linode, Dallas, TX 2600:3c00::4b 6.42MB/s
Linode, Newark, NJ 2600:3c03::4b 8.90MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG 2400:8901::4b 6.66MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP 2400:8900::4b 4.32MB/s
Softlayer, San Jose, CA 2607:f0d0:2601:2a::4 4.84MB/s
Softlayer, Washington, WA 2607:f0d0:3001:78::2 4.28MB/s
Softlayer, Paris, FR 2a03:8180:1301:8::4 3.18MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG 2401:c900:1101:8::2 7.36MB/s
Softlayer, Tokyo, JP 2401:c900:1001:16::4 3.78MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Speedtest Average for Vodafone New Zealand (Christchurch)
Ping: 27ms, Download: 878Mbps, Upload: 197Mbps
Speedtest Average for Vodafone New Zealand (Wellington)
Ping: 34ms, Download: 747Mbps, Upload: 194Mbps
Speedtest Average for AARNet (Sydney)
Ping: 177ms, Download: 234Mbps, Upload: 143Mbps
Speedtest Average for AT&T (San Francisco, CA)
Ping: 706ms, Download: 37Mbps, Upload: 60Mbps
Speedtest Average for AT&T (Seattle, WA)
Ping: 835ms, Download: 32Mbps, Upload: 44Mbps





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  #1985830 30-Mar-2018 09:13
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Eh, it works out a lot cheaper over the next year, and I only really care about having a stable connection that's relatively fast. CS isn't really a factor for me, unless something on the cable network breaks.



Couldn't you get the same deal switching to Vodafones pure fibre service? My workmate is quite happy on that if I wasn't so over vodafone I might have gone that way.

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  #1985846 30-Mar-2018 09:49
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TheoM:

 

Squid is in front of everything

 

 

Is that what's causing your high ping? The first Ookla screenshot you shared shows expected latency (~10ms), but your script results show much higher (27ms), and even worse to Sydney (177ms to nsw-brwy-speedtest.aarnet.net.au). Something odd going on here, maybe that's also why you had issues with Steam downloads previously.




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  #1985850 30-Mar-2018 09:54
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gaddman:

 

TheoM:

 

Squid is in front of everything

 

 

Is that what's causing your high ping? The first Ookla screenshot you shared shows expected latency (~10ms), but your script results show much higher (27ms), and even worse to Sydney (177ms to nsw-brwy-speedtest.aarnet.net.au). Something odd going on here, maybe that's also why you had issues with Steam downloads previously.

 

 

The tests are run on the squid host, bypassing squid itself. it's higher than usual because I'm using speedtest-cli which is never terribly accurate. When doing the test from a desktop that bypasses squid I get the expected latency of ~45ms.

 





Hi! I'm TheoM, but you know that already. I run Linux mirrors in NZ together with 2degrees. Like a mirror added? PM me!

 


 

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  #1985860 30-Mar-2018 10:17
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Ah yeah, that makes sense if you're using speedtest-cli.

 

On the Steam front, I test every so often and results are really variable. Just ran a couple of tests now on a few CHC HFC connections and got between 8 and 26 MB/s.


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