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  Reply # 154766 6-Aug-2008 21:07
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That is caused by bandwidth congestion, not latency.  Even on a cable service, 150msec is pushing the boundaries on what can realistically be achieved.  The extra $10 will not pay for light to be sped up - as Ender mentioned.

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  Reply # 154769 6-Aug-2008 21:12
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Thats better but i have seen it lower.

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  Reply # 154848 7-Aug-2008 08:59
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As already said those are not bad times but more importantly latency to youtube is not a problem. If it is buffering for longer then normal then bandwidth is the problem.

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  Reply # 154982 7-Aug-2008 15:45
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I don't get Youtube buffering now that the network improvements have gone through and TVNZ OnDemand is usually the same.  I always found that TVNZ OnDemand was slower than Youtube - I'm guessing that's TCL's peering issue more than anything else.


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  Reply # 155142 8-Aug-2008 09:59
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Just thought I'd chime in..

The service is now back to what it was last year. Checking my router the ARP traffic has gone down from 90k/s to just under 0.2k/s. The modem light is no longer blinking like crazy! Also loving the TV improvements too. Good work TCL!

I'm in Island Bay for the record.


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  Reply # 155697 10-Aug-2008 20:36
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I wish I could be so positive.

I've been getting random disconnections over the last few days.  Some of them have lasted for 10-20 minutes, some have been just a few seconds.

Anyone else been having problems?

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  Reply # 155712 10-Aug-2008 21:22
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Still great for me, although my latency to the states is a bit high tonight.

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  Reply # 155769 11-Aug-2008 07:09
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mattbush: Still great for me, although my latency to the states is a bit high tonight.

Very odd -I wonder if it is just the Wainui node -it is definately not my router -the system comes back online when it is ready (no resets required)

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  Reply # 155773 11-Aug-2008 07:56
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Been running fine for me since last week when the latency shot thru the roof for one evening, so all
good. (touch wood)

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  Reply # 155774 11-Aug-2008 08:07
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In Wainui also here.. no issues whatsoever.

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  Reply # 155786 11-Aug-2008 08:44
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ZollyMonsta: In Wainui also here.. no issues whatsoever.

I'm starting to wonder if my cable-modem may be faulty.

What is happening is the modem itself goes "off-line".  Resetting it (power down/up) does not help.  It just comes up when it is ready -which made me beleive the issue was with the network.

If this continues I may request I get a replacement..

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  Reply # 160432 28-Aug-2008 13:03
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Been a while now.

Just wanted to say that Telstra cable seems to be now very stable and worthy of the current advertising campaign. Well done.

I hope Telstra have learned something though on how to communicate with its customers.

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  Reply # 160524 28-Aug-2008 18:33
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I agree.  Things have been pretty stable for me as well.

And what I hope they learn is to not let their systems get into that sort of state in the first place.

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Reply # 160613 29-Aug-2008 08:25
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Yep, I agree that everything is stable now. Smile

Hopefully something like this wont happen again but if it does that they actually
let us the users know what is going on and that they are working on it.

A little truth goes a long way to keep people happy. Wink

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