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Topic # 32795 23-Apr-2009 16:02
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Is it still having problems? Should i join?

Like what will my sync speeds be from now 3.6mb


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  Reply # 208850 23-Apr-2009 18:38
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Sync speed is determined by the physical connection, not by XNet.  I've for a sync speed of around 9Mbps, download national around 7Mbps, international not so fast but depends on what I'm downloading.  We use around 3 GB per month on Fusion.

I do not do You Tube or torrenting, don't have any problems.  Browsing for me is fine.  Sometimes slows down a bit, but not much.  International is always slower than national, but that is to be expected.  I do not surf after midnight, but I do surf evenings and around 6:00 in the morning, both are fine for me.

Currently the real issue is frequent e-mail outages (the last month), but that is supposed to be fixed as of today.  They also had some brief PPP outages for a few months.

Overall I'm still very happy with the service at the price, with great features you do not fine from other ISPs.  If you are after lots of downloads, don't bother.  They are too small to cater for that, and their first priority is VFX not internet access anyway.




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  Reply # 208854 23-Apr-2009 18:51
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I've been with XNET for a few years now, started when it was fantastic, struggled through the torrent plan disaster, now it's alright. Good speeds, can watch youtube easily without buffering.

I'm on their normal plan, not the torrent one which I believe is in a different bandwidth pool.

I only use about 3gb a month now.




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  Reply # 208872 23-Apr-2009 20:58
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exportgoldman:
I've been with XNET for a few years now, started when it was fantastic, struggled through the torrent plan disaster, now it's alright. Good speeds, can watch youtube easily without buffering.

I'm on their normal plan, not the torrent one which I believe is in a different bandwidth pool.

I only use about 3gb a month now.


Wat are the differences betweeen the plans, HSI pay per megm and HSI torrent - when looking at both plans they both have the river flood and, managed unlimited torrential data usage? All the options are found in both of the two sections. So neither neither one offers an advantage over the other, besides the torrent one 75gb free from 2am-8am. Why would you want to pick the other option.

+ is it easy to switch between plans to see which gives you better results?

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  Reply # 208884 23-Apr-2009 22:01
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Torrent free data time slot is only something like 2am to 6am (or something like that).  Data on torrent cost more outside the free time slot, so torrent is only for people that do mostly torrenting and can schedule their downloads to be during that low off-peak time when XNet has extra bandwidth available.  I believe browsing on Torrent is not good either, there is something about not intended for HTML.

You should be able to switch easily, but expect them to say something like you can not switch more than once a month.




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  Reply # 208897 23-Apr-2009 23:21
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Hello213:
Wat are the differences betweeen the plans, HSI pay per megm and HSI torrent - when looking at both plans they both have the river flood and, managed unlimited torrential data usage? All the options are found in both of the two sections. So neither neither one offers an advantage over the other, besides the torrent one 75gb free from 2am-8am. Why would you want to pick the other option.

+ is it easy to switch between plans to see which gives you better results?


Torrent Plan = 75GB Off peak $2.5 on peak, but slower web browsing.
Fusion = $1GB/24x7 - good web browsing cheapest GB cost in NZ.

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  Reply # 209093 24-Apr-2009 20:48
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exportgoldman:
I've been with XNET for a few years now, started when it was fantastic, struggled through the torrent plan disaster, now it's alright. Good speeds, can watch youtube easily without buffering.

I'm on their normal plan, not the torrent one which I believe is in a different bandwidth pool.

I only use about 3gb a month now.


How the hell can you watch youtube clips without buffering? I've been waiting 11 minutes so far for a 4min clip to load.



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  Reply # 209099 24-Apr-2009 21:27
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lucklily i wont have to wait that long for youtube videos. I switched to 10gb $49.95 exploxer telecom.

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  Reply # 209208 25-Apr-2009 12:28
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At the moment for me YouTube buffers at the same speed as it plays.  So if I wait half a minute it has buffered enough to play without stopping.  That's fine for me, as I do not watch YouTube.  Videos from other sites are better.  If you watch high def, then expect more buffering as there is lots more data to transfer.

A year ago it was buffering lots faster than it plays.  So performance is down, but price is still good for what we need and with lots of features we can't fine anywhere else.  It all depends on what you use internet for.




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  Reply # 209258 25-Apr-2009 17:24
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I'm not sure, but I think the performance is also highly area dependant.

I'm in Glenfield, just then, I tried to watch a YouTube video, the speed was awefully slow. Then I did a speed test between NZ and San Diego, it looked horrible...

I'm on Torrent plan, not sure if the slow speed is because of this.


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