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Topic # 29486 8-Jan-2009 21:58
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Youtube, you name it I can stream it

But it started to slow down again :( anyone else notice this?

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  Reply # 188406 9-Jan-2009 16:16
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Have not noticed, because I was away on holidya.  That is probably why you had great speed, fewer people on the net.  See how it goes next week when most people are back home and net-deprived.




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  Reply # 188407 9-Jan-2009 16:20
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hmmm don't really care any more - just found out now that I'm returning to the UK in about 2 weeks for the next 2-3 years where I'll be enjoying our unlimited ADSL 2 :D

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 188414 9-Jan-2009 16:56
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portege: hmmm don't really care any more - just found out now that I'm returning to the UK in about 2 weeks for the next 2-3 years where I'll be enjoying our unlimited ADSL 2 :D

Not to mention the "nice" UK weather to make it even more enjoyable.




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  Reply # 188415 9-Jan-2009 16:57
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Yeah, go on, rub it in...lol




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  Reply # 188419 9-Jan-2009 17:01
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I think the ability to pop over to Paris for a weekend of skiing and next weekend be in Greece sunbathing is fine with me! :D

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  Reply # 188429 9-Jan-2009 17:47
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portege: I think the ability to pop over to Paris for a weekend of skiing and next weekend be in Greece sunbathing is fine with me! :D


The only Skiing you will be doing in Paris is when you slip on the iced up footpaths! Oh no that is skating so no sking at all.

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  Reply # 188443 9-Jan-2009 19:07
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tkr001:
portege: I think the ability to pop over to Paris for a weekend of skiing and next weekend be in Greece sunbathing is fine with me! :D


The only Skiing you will be doing in Paris is when you slip on the iced up footpaths! Oh no that is skating so no sking at all.


Not to mention contending with riots in Athens. Quite happy with sleepy ol' NZ, thanks, even if our 'broad'band isn't.

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  Reply # 189749 15-Jan-2009 11:43
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Back to "on" topic.Yes I have noticed ths too. Was good for a couple of weeks, but now it's crap again. Nothing new here. Just enough to have raised our hopes, and that was about it.

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  Reply # 189941 16-Jan-2009 09:33
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And it was really bad again from Wednesday (14 Jan)....  Funnily, speedtest nationally (5Mbps Down), LA (400Kbps) are ~OKish, but downloads from sourceforge or via BT are really slow, and seems limited to below 30KB/s...

Anyone noticed this just in the last 2 days?  Pakuranga exchange...

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  Reply # 189980 16-Jan-2009 12:08
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Yup, somethings up, I've been getting time outs on normal websites too, even high seeded torrents like the Windows 7 torrent is slow :(which is a pain, because I'm having issues getting it through the Microsoft website as well during the day on the torrent xnet plan :(




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  Reply # 190013 16-Jan-2009 15:31
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No problems at all, Pakuranga exchange, normal Fusion plan.  The last couple of days at work we've received messages about international connectivity problems with our Australian offices (we are a large agritech exporter) and I've had strange behaviours from international sites.  At work we used to be with Clear, but now might be someone else.

So the problems you are having might be related to issues beyond their control, as at work we are having issues via a different provider.




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  Reply # 190480 19-Jan-2009 10:14
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Just an update of my latest "experience"....

Internet (http) is fine, 24/7....  Speedtests to Xnet are reporting good speeds of 4.7Mbps Down / 768kbps Up...  Even international to LA is good, about 500kbps down / 486kbps up...

BUT...

During off-peak times, torrents speeds (in total) are maxing out at ~20KB/s, download sites like sendspace or megaupload even worse at ~5KB/s.....

Something fishy definitely over the last weekend....

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  Reply # 190923 20-Jan-2009 22:11
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jesseycy: Just an update of my latest "experience"....

Internet (http) is fine, 24/7....  Speedtests to Xnet are reporting good speeds of 4.7Mbps Down / 768kbps Up...  Even international to LA is good, about 500kbps down / 486kbps up...

BUT...

During off-peak times, torrents speeds (in total) are maxing out at ~20KB/s, download sites like sendspace or megaupload even worse at ~5KB/s.....

Something fishy definitely over the last weekend....


I can attest that the torrent speeds are absolute rubbish this year, I get excited when it global hit's 10k during peak and 15k during off peak, usually hangs around 5k. Net traffic also bites, even my gf now curses the name of xnet...  Oh bring on the day I can leave....






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  Reply # 191064 21-Jan-2009 14:44
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I signed up with Xnet a couple of days ago, the day before yesterday was my install date; In the past 2 days I have been able to download about 12gig and upload 6gig; as soon as xnet was installed I did a speed test on xnets site aswell as speedtest.net; both tests came back 6mb down 1mb up.

I was able to download torrents using utorrent with the ports fowarded correctly global speeds fluxuating between 500-600kbps with my upload set at 25kbps.

I have tried to download several tv episodes today and have maxed out at about 50kbps global down and about 50kbps up; speed test on xnet and speedtest.net shows me at 11538kbps down and 713down which is bloody quick.

Is Xnet throttling my torrents?? giving me candy for 2 days then cutting me off??

All the torrents I am trying to download have alot of seeds and barley any leeches.

this company so far is starting to sound like a piece of work.

I am on the unlimited plan btw.

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  Reply # 191079 21-Jan-2009 15:30
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Is Xnet throttling my torrents?? giving me candy for 2 days then cutting me off??

All the torrents I am trying to download have alot of seeds and barley any leeches.

this company so far is starting to sound like a piece of work.

I am on the unlimited plan btw.


yes and no.. it depends the time of the day regardless of what plan you are on.

I am on the PPM (pay per meg) plan too and getting Xnet prioritise bandwidth as it see fit.

that's started about ~ 2 weeks ago I think!. So far my max torrent is ~ 80 -90 K in the late morning.

Having say that http speed download is still quite fast tho'

some users don't experience throttling at all , and so it appear throttle affect some users only ?

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