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Topic # 32972 27-Apr-2009 20:56
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Seeing I've complained when xnet speeds are crap or they're having connectivity problems I thought I'd also praise them when things seem to be going well. Over the last few days (with the exception of the occasional slow mid evening) I've been having some pretty decent speeds, torrents going ~100k during peak-ish times and >200k during the dead of the day.  This started over Easter weekend.

Anyone else experienced better than usual speeds with them of late?


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  Reply # 210037 27-Apr-2009 23:31
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Well - I have just tried a www.speedtest.net speed trial at 11:27pm and achieved 7.41Mb/s which isn't too shabby. However I have yet to be able to watch a YouTube video without waiting every few seconds whilst it buffers. So I guess the speed varies significantly depending on what you are downloading and from where.

In general though, I think things have improved over the last few weeks.

Cheers Mike



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  Reply # 210113 28-Apr-2009 10:59
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To me it's sad you're feeling excited/positive about getting ~100k to be honest.  Sounds like they still have a way to go.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 210138 28-Apr-2009 12:05
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I would have to say my general stability of my connection and speed seem to be better but still getting the odd lag issue when playing xbox live (most of my traffic) and when the wife does the you tube thing there is stilla significant amount of buffering.  I am happier than I was a month ago with xnet.

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  Reply # 211714 2-May-2009 16:28
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I have been with Xnet HSI for a few years now, on Flood plan, and thought them more or less ok, but it is dawning on me that I am missing out badly on international speeds.

Just did some simultaneous tests with a friend of mine who is with Telecom, also in Auckland, to a couple of places, Perth and San Francisco. He got far better results. Ping times were half, d/l speeds were about four to five times better. 700kb/s for me, 3000kb/s for him, for instance.

He pays less too, his $50/month includes 10GB of data, my data is extra on top of my $50.

Maybe it is time for me to change to Telecom.

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  Reply # 211769 2-May-2009 19:36

3.14mb/s Download To AUCKLAND.
Its pointless even trying to visit a website that has any flash/animation its so pathetically slow.
1 Minute youtube videos take over 5 minutes to buffer to a point where you can watch them without constant pauses (note: thats not 5 minutes for the entire thing to buffer, its just enough so that it can play the video without stopping).

Pathetic, whats more switching to another ISP is going to cost over $150 to get the connection "repatched" into their system.
Massive scam from xnet.

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  Reply # 211780 2-May-2009 21:24
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Kyro: Pathetic, whats more switching to another ISP is going to cost over $150 to get the connection "repatched" into their system.

It shouldn't cost anything if you switch to another Naked DSL provider.  I left Xnet for Snap almost 12 months ago now, and it didn't cost me anything.  However, there is a $99 fee if I disconnect before 12 months is up. 

But why would I want to?  Snap is great, YouTube videos play without buffering at any time of day or night.

More info here.

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  Reply # 211788 2-May-2009 22:17
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[URL=https://www.speedtest.net][IMG]https://www.speedtest.net/result/464728892.png[/IMG][/URL]

That's my New York results. Pathetic and appalling.
Xnet have gone down the toilet with international speeds again.

I sync at 7616 and get 5.6 Mpbs to Auckland

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  Reply # 211841 3-May-2009 08:33
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grant_k:
Kyro: Pathetic, whats more switching to another ISP is going to cost over $150 to get the connection "repatched" into their system.

It shouldn't cost anything if you switch to another Naked DSL provider.


The only $150 fee I can see is for a full install to do wiring in your house, but if done once then not needed again.  If you are on a naked DSL line the switching fee is also minimal.  But perhaps if you want to go from naked DSL to a normal line there might be a charge which I can not see on the XNet web site.




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  Reply # 212521 5-May-2009 14:16
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I tried moving back to telecom from xnet naked dsl and they put a Team leader on who said I could only move pback if their were pairs available at the house and it would cost $$$ didnt say how much.  I thought all the naked stuff was at the exchange and had nothing to do with my house

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  Reply # 212574 5-May-2009 17:05
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Se7ensyns: I tried moving back to telecom from xnet naked dsl and they put a Team leader on who said I could only move back if their were pairs available at the house and it would cost $$$ didnt say how much.  I thought all the naked stuff was at the exchange and had nothing to do with my house


Tellecom are full of cr*p. It just costs the standard connection fee for a phone line, then the broadband set up fee (if there is one). You just ask for a phone from 123 first. Then when that's done ask for BB.

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  Reply # 212584 5-May-2009 17:28
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Jesterpaul, you do need a pair of copper wires into a household to connect a phoneline, or naked DSL circuit, homeline + broadband.

If a new pair for the house is required (it generally shouldn't be for a ndsl -> pots/DSL transfer), then there might be fees (the tech will advise you of the costs).

Also, please read the forum guidelines (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=1046)




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  Reply # 212586 5-May-2009 17:34
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I wonder if the sudden fall off in speeds has to do with being the start of the month. As you get towards the end of the month people start hitting their caps (75 GB on torrent or self imposed on PPM), and the speeds for everyone else improves. Come the 1st of the month, everyone's usage starts again and the speeds drop.

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  Reply # 212587 5-May-2009 17:39
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I meant that in my view the team leader advising Se7ensyns was not representing things as the actual situation is likely to bear out. Apologies for the ***

My comment should also have been qualified as being the case only if you have had an active POTS service working on that line before switching to Naked DSL.Otherwise there may indeed be the need for a technician to connect the line at the customer premises end.

In my case Telecom advised that as the line had been active before it would only be a standard activation that would be required.

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  Reply # 212617 5-May-2009 18:52
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Thanks for the info guys.  I did have POTS and want to go back.  To many problems and multiple bills as I still have mobiles with TCNZ anf the missus gets annoyed all the time.  The geek in me doesnt want to move though.  But whenit comes down to geek vs woman I guess woman win.... most of the timeLaughing

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