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Topic # 65066 28-Jul-2010 21:27
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Hi guys,

I just joined TC cable in Chch. Over the past three days I have noticed a few things.

First of all, it seems to take a long time to locate or connect to a website; at times this process can take about 10 seconds. However, once the server is found and a connection is established, the speed is good. 9.5 mb/s up/1.9 mb/s down with 12 ms ping seems to be the norm. I wonder if it has something to do with the DNS.

Also, on occasions, Firefox would say the page is not found. When I refresh the page, it would then load.  This has happened to sites that I have never visited before.

Are these problems common, or is it just me?

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  Reply # 357973 28-Jul-2010 21:35
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I would say it's just you.

What DNS servers are you using?

I'm on TelstraClear in Auckland and I have no problems. Maybe there's issues in ChristChurch?




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  Reply # 357975 28-Jul-2010 21:39
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 I am using Clearnet's.

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  Reply # 357977 28-Jul-2010 21:43
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203.96.152.4 and 203.96.152.12?

That's what we're using.




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  Reply # 357978 28-Jul-2010 21:43
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Tonight I'm finding T/Clear (Cable Christchurch) to be very annoying, DNS queries slow, network generally unstable (slow one minute, fast the next).

Driving me nuts trying to get work done.

T/Clear have apparently been the subject of DDOS attacks, perhaps that's to do with it.

Was trying to watch a a segment of Fairgo on TVNZ, gave up in the end, buffer buffer buffer.




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  Reply # 357981 28-Jul-2010 21:48
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Oops. I should have clarified earlier. When I said Clearnet, I meant 203.97.78.44 (& .43), not the 203.96.152.4 (& .12)

By the way, just a few minutes ago I had to wait 23 seconds to connect to nine MSN australia. Bump.

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