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Master Geek
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  Reply # 553665 4-Dec-2011 19:49
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TODAY (Kapiti)
Last Result:
Download Speed: 9107 kbps (1138.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2090 kbps (261.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 12 ms
Sun Dec 04 2011 19:47:36 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

YESTERDAY (Kapiti)
Last Result:
Download Speed: 13784 kbps (1723 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2109 kbps (263.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 13 ms
Sat Dec 03 2011 17:54:08 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

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Master Geek


  Reply # 553667 4-Dec-2011 19:52
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nzlander: I'm in Napier, For the past 24 hours, all files I have coming down from Rapidshare have been coming down at 100kbs. Normally this is around 700kbs, so basically 15% of normal DL speed. So extremely slow, My Month of 40gb ended on 3/12/11, so downloaded some 25gb on the 1st December, so I was 92% through my allotment before the non metered began.
All in all, I think I have downloaded around 40gig for free, so I can not complain, had wanted to do about 70Gig. At 23:30 I will run a IPCONFIG /Release, and Renew, to ensure none of what I have done this weekend leaches into my new month allotment which began today.
Not knowing much about much, I did wonder if I had joined strongvpn if the download speeds may have been faster, as it seems my DSL connection was going through Wellington, and lets face it, Wellington seemed to be a major bone of contention with issues. I did a speed test on strongvpn and it appeared to be normal speed again.


ipconfig /release/renew has nothing to do with usage metered from your isp, it only allows dhcp to reallocate an internal ip address to your pc.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 553669 4-Dec-2011 19:53
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local stuff...
Hataitai Wellington Cable to TCL Wellington speedtest server
Download Speed: 325 kbps (40.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1978 kbps (247.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 36 ms
Sat Dec 03 2011 11:03:41 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

Download Speed: 1249 kbps (156.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2334 kbps (291.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 13 ms
Sat Dec 03 2011 17:26:53 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

Download Speed: 918 kbps (114.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2290 kbps (286.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 20 ms
Sat Dec 03 2011 19:11:38 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

Download Speed: 201 kbps (25.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1627 kbps (203.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 114 ms
Sun Dec 04 2011 15:03:56 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

Download Speed: 635 kbps (79.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1825 kbps (228.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 18 ms
Sun Dec 04 2011 18:51:31 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

Download Speed: 337 kbps (42.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2871 kbps (358.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 39 ms
Sun Dec 04 2011 19:18:38 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

Download Speed: 240 kbps (30 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1333 kbps (166.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 38 ms
Sun Dec 04 2011 19:49:56 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)

one of my friends in Brooklyn Wellington, also on cable is getting around 2.5MB when he is used to getting around 10. (sorry i don't have the speedtest results for that)


international
typical US result. this one to Internode in San Jose


Edit - just noticed that graphic said slower than 95% of NZ - i wonder if that means 4-5% of NZ are on dialup (our accountant still is)

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  Reply # 553673 4-Dec-2011 20:11
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Local

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 553692 4-Dec-2011 20:56
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Ok, so I took a break away from the computer for a couple of hours, checked back in on this thread and see there's a flame war going on between the "Telecom guy" and a bunch of random no names that I don't know.

Even the sole Telstra rep seems to have buggered off and given up (well I assume that Morph works for Telstra, I don't really know, he didn't confirm or deny).

The coffee thing wasn't far off the mark, the car, power and other analogies where bunk. Really, we shouldn't try to compare data provision to other stuff, it's not the same and it doesn't compare.

I laughed hard at the comment about IT having ethnics v's data.... clearly someone to young to remember Y2K and yet to get traction in the v6 space.

I loved the guy who posted the TCL ToC. That was great... btw, I doubt that the dispute tribunal would side with TCL on service performance in light of FTA and CGA regulations, but even less do I think that they'd want to send a rep to your local area to defend a hearing, so you should be good for at least a $50 "shut up and go away" credit ;) Failing that, it'll only cost you $35 dollars to make your point and a half day off work. (also a point they know, so they may just tell you to bugger off "sure sir, you're welcome to take what ever action you feel you need to, thanks for calling Telstra today, is there anything else I can help you with?")

The comments about service specs were also amusing... what most people don't know is that providers deal in link performance specs all the time, but at the domestic level they're not published because it takes longer to understand them and educate customers than the revenue there is ever a hope of raising (at least that's the argument from the provider side and 'we're' sticking with it until the ComCom get really nasty about 'us' changing that dynamic - Oh, consumers, good luck waiting for that one to happen.)

In the mean time, Telstra changed the service profile for the weekend, so I changed my customer profile for the weekend and I'm chugging into my 77th Gig. (Sorry Snap customers, but I don't make the rules, I just get to play by them!)

D





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  Reply # 553701 4-Dec-2011 21:08
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My loaction is Brooklyn, Wellington.

 
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Auckland:




US Server:


      
 Speed of service has been shocking all weekend.  Spoke with the TC service desk was told it should return to normal on Monday - tech support guy I spoke to was bemused by the whole thing, he said "would have good if Marketing had talked with someone in the networks team instead of leaving it to us to man the phones". 


Browsing is becoming tiersome as I'm getting page timeouts and what erks me most is that on Thursday I upgraded to the new price WarpSpeed, got a confirmation that I was sorted at 16:30 Friday - about 8pm I though I'd test the speed to find it crawling.  Dissapointing to say the least but hopefully TC can use the feedback  on this forum, my email and their own network reports to resolve the localised issues before they do the next "all you can eat" weekend promo.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 553704 4-Dec-2011 21:13
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Watch out the Tubes are clogged. Someones been using them a bit too much.

Don't worry I'm onto it, I'm madly cleaning them with toilet brush, should be done by midnight. :-D

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  Reply # 553706 4-Dec-2011 21:15
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Nearly there, only a few hours to go :)

From Hataitai, Wellington

 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 553707 4-Dec-2011 21:16
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Here's a question - and I'm not trying to stir in any way, just trying to improve my understanding.

I think it was teeps who pointed out that this weekend's congestion was preventing him from using his paid-for 60Gb.

My question is: do the TelstraClear Terms and Conditions - or residential Service Level Agreement - imply or state that your paid-for data cap will be available, spread evenly across the month? What I'm getting at, is 60Gb is an average of 2Gb per day. Teeps has lost two days of his time this month - one fifteenth. Is there anything preventing TCL saying that it's perfectly fine having that 60Gb spread across 28 days instead of 30 days?

Just curious.

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  Reply # 553708 4-Dec-2011 21:17
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nzfatmatt: Watch out the Tubes are clogged. Someones been using them a bit too much.

Don't worry I'm onto it, I'm madly cleaning them with toilet brush, should be done by midnight. :-D
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hehe - at least it's not a toothbrush 

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  Reply # 553710 4-Dec-2011 21:21
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nzfatmatt: Watch out the Tubes are clogged. Someones been using them a bit too much.

Don't worry I'm onto it, I'm madly cleaning them with toilet brush, should be done by midnight. :-D


haha awesome 

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  Reply # 553711 4-Dec-2011 21:22
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Shadbolt: Here's a question - and I'm not trying to stir in any way, just trying to improve my understanding.

I think it was teeps who pointed out that this weekend's congestion was preventing him from using his paid-for 60Gb.

My question is: do the TelstraClear Terms and Conditions - or residential Service Level Agreement - imply or state that your paid-for data cap will be available, spread evenly across the month? What I'm getting at, is 60Gb is an average of 2Gb per day. Teeps has lost two days of his time this month - one fifteenth. Is there anything preventing TCL saying that it's perfectly fine having that 60Gb spread across 28 days instead of 30 days?

Just curious.


I don't think they would consider it to be equivalent to 2GB per day as that 60GB is available to use all in one day if I so wished.

I'm not after any form of compensation, I just would like this to never happen again. Fine, go ahead and give this offer, just as long as they can guarantee that it will not affect customers usage to any degree.

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  Reply # 553714 4-Dec-2011 21:24
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Teeps: I'm not after any form of compensation, I just would like this to never happen again. Fine, go ahead and give this offer, just as long as they can guarantee that it will not affect customers usage to any degree.


Seconded! 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 553716 4-Dec-2011 21:27
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Teeps: I'm not after any form of compensation, I just would like this to never happen again. Fine, go ahead and give this offer, just as long as they can guarantee that it will not affect customers usage to any degree.


It's funny. I started out this weekend disagreeing with your point of view on what was going on, and now at half past nine on Sunday evening, I'm finding that I actually agree with you, after all! :-) 

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  Reply # 553718 4-Dec-2011 21:29
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Teeps: [snip]

I'm not after any form of compensation, I just would like this to never happen again. Fine, go ahead and give this offer, just as long as they can guarantee that it will not affect customers usage to any degree.


So, you're ok with them making unlimited usage weekends available, for no extra revenue, so long as they spend a ridiculous amount of money dimensioning their network for the MASSIVE peak loads generated by non-paying occasional usage.

Yep... I'd be very happy with that as well!

Cheers - N


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