Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




147 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 26180 14-Sep-2008 22:05
Send private message

My parents have just moved from Xtra to TelstraClear, but their internet experience has hardly improved. In fact, for the first week or so they had persistent disconnection issues.

They are using their faithful D-Link DSL-502 (it was working OK on Xtra) and have purchased the Max/128 plan. Sorry, I forget TCL's brand name for the service.

I noticed that quite a few downloads dropped out, so I ran a speedtest via speedtest.net - and the results don't really look like Max to me:



They are within 15km of central Auckland.

I'm wondering if there are some ADSL settings which may need a tweak on the modem to get it behaving normally, or if this is normal for TCL internet in Auckland, or ... what else I can do to help them get reasonable service out of their new provider.

I couldn't see a "bandwidth usage" facility on the ClearNet website, though after logging into the account section I was amused by the advice to upgrade to Internet Explorer 3.0.1 for the best viewing experience. (Er, 1996? Yeeha!)

Create new topic
4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 164412 14-Sep-2008 23:43
Send private message

Line stats from modem? Post Attenuation and line speed, though the full table would be nice.

1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 165196 17-Sep-2008 21:38
Send private message

i have just transfered from slingshot to telstra and look what i've got now

I cant even watch anything on youtube anymore without it stopping every 2 seconds.. what the hell is going on?image


image


 
 
 
 


4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 165218 17-Sep-2008 22:29
Send private message

Mines going fine in Hamilton, however for some reason my gateway is coming out near Naiper (usually auckland). Someone else is browsing right now and another is playing an online game.



Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.