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Master Geek

# 70233 20-Oct-2010 12:28
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Does anyone here in New Zealand reguarly listen to BBC radio using their iplayer.
I have been happily listening for about the last two years but recently (last 6 weeks or so) found that I keep receiving insufficient bandwidth message on the iplayer. Anyone else had this problem or can suggest a solution?


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Ultimate Geek


  # 393947 20-Oct-2010 12:54
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have been using iPlayer here at the office on the Terrace in Wellington for the past 2 weeks, and no bandwidth issues on either live or listen again programs.



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Uber Geek


  # 393948 20-Oct-2010 12:54
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Hi, Radio4 is happily playing away in the background now (shipping forcasts on at the moment), I often listen to R4 and have not noticed any issues. What ISP are you with and what sync rate does your modem indicate.



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Master Geek

  # 393962 20-Oct-2010 13:12
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I'm sith Slingshot on a 2Mbit plan.
I'm sorry but I don't understand what a sync rate is and so don't know how to answer that part of your question.
I wondered whether it might be an ISP problem, but havent manage to talk with SS about the issue yet, waiting on the phone for over 20mins for an answer isn't really viable.
I have put a question into SS via email but still waiting on a reply (6 days and counting)

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Uber Geek


  # 393968 20-Oct-2010 13:21
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Hi you say the 2Mb/s plan, sorry that one does not seem current, but its not their basic 256/128kb/s plan, if so it might be a bit thin

just as a test go to and do a speedtest to the auckland server


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Master Geek

  # 393969 20-Oct-2010 13:25
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Hi Cyril,
You're right it isn't a current plan, but it is definatly a 2Mb/s plan. I have often done a speedtest and get about that (more often around the 1800kb/s). I'm in Christchurch by the way.

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  # 393971 20-Oct-2010 13:32
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Hi, well I think I would look at what speeds you are getting to the UK using the speedtest also, currently I am getting around 3Mb/s to London town. The purpose of this is to see how SS's international speed compares.


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