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# 36639 29-Jun-2009 17:53
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(tested on ethernet, wlan, Windows Vista and OS X Leopard using firefox with same figures)

We all know xnet has poor intl. performance, but I'd at least expect something better than this for national traffic?
The xnet account isn't in my name so right now I can't change on behalf of my mother, but i dread having to use the net here when I'm down to visit and I'm seeking some justification for the underperforming national speeds.
The address was recently hooked up to a cabinet about 300-400m down the street.

DSL-504T Modem
SNR:   down 12 - up 35
Attenuation: 11 - 4
Data rate:    13930 - 165

It's an ADSL1 plan so we should at least be seeing 6mbits or so down. The 128k upload should be able to handle that.

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  # 229375 29-Jun-2009 22:12
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You can't really take a single speed test as gospel, what are you getting on the other national destinations? What sort of speed are you getting on a ftp transfer from a local server? Are you getting that speed all the time or only in peak time?

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  # 229391 29-Jun-2009 22:59
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At work we had horrible speed today, and it is one of the largest electronics exporters in the country. We used to be through Clear, not sure who we are with now.

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  # 229397 29-Jun-2009 23:25
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Very laggy page load times nationally, tvnz videos taking a long time to buffer and lag on most akamai content (where it was once snappy). Also experienced http download speeds from Adobe of 8KB/s average.

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  # 229440 30-Jun-2009 08:51
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Document it, complain to them, and repeat the process untill you get an answer that you like or get sick of complaining and move...


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