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Topic # 10055 1-Nov-2006 19:21
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Im using D-Link DSL-302G.
Changed to Go Large days ago from Adventure.
Had DL speed of about 350kb/sec from http when i was on Adventure.
Now? 15kb/sec lol. Talked to the one of the telecom staff jst nw and he said they had sm
probs but its all good nw. but still its not good at all.
How about u guys? still having low connection speed?






oh and i just found out that my modem says the downstream line is between 6800~6850kbps,
and 160kbps for upstream. Got it from the modem configuration page(http://10.1.1.1/) diagnostics page.
What are these speed represent? are they just meaning less values? yeah cos 6800kbps
 is like 700kb/sec and im only getting 15~20kb/sec :P.

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  Reply # 50690 1-Nov-2006 20:15
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Your "connection" speed is the speed from your modem -> exchange. If the exchange does not have enough bandwidth from it to the rest of telecom for eveyone to use it at as reasonable speed, that can be the reason for slow speeds.

The connection rate also has overhead associated with it so a say 7M connection you may only get physically 6M over it. Also the latency over the connetion can cause connections (for single TCP download tests such as most of them are) (higher the latency, the lower the transfer rate can be (especially from overseas)



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  Reply # 50700 1-Nov-2006 20:53
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Telecom backstabbed the media. I thought 'maximum speed your line is capable of' was at least more than 3.5 mbps. I check my bandwidth everyday and its always 2.4 mbps or 3.6.

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  Reply # 50705 1-Nov-2006 20:58
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Hi Skyxjin - could you please change your sig - 53KB is too big. Under 10KB would be much better. (Publicly said for the benefit of others too)

Thanks!


lgodofgtal please dont use sms language. Its not allowed here, and in fact, most people wont even read your post, they will just see the txt speak, and hit the back button on their browser.

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  Reply # 51104 5-Nov-2006 13:39
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Yes well even those speeds are better than the dail up speeds im getting after my Xtra GO plan runs out for the month.

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Reply # 51109 5-Nov-2006 14:54
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Skyxjin: Telecom backstabbed the media. I thought 'maximum speed your line is capable of' was at least more than 3.5 mbps. I check my bandwidth everyday and its always 2.4 mbps or 3.6.

How exactly did they do that? They did was say that the line speed restrictions on downstream would be removed (hence unleased). However the signs have been around for a very long time that full speed connections might not actually be full spee due to other factors.

The truth is out there....

I'm still interested how you think they backstabbed the media.




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Reply # 51111 5-Nov-2006 16:30
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Skyxjin: Telecom backstabbed the media. I thought 'maximum speed your line is capable of' was at least more than 3.5 mbps. I check my bandwidth everyday and its always 2.4 mbps or 3.6.


No, Telecom did not. I actually made a point of entering a Telecom shop yesterday to check their leaflets. They say clearly "maximum speed your line allows".

This mean the maximum theoretical speed (7.6 Mbps) minus distance from the Exchange, atmospheric interference, the conditions of the internal wiring in your home, the number of devices you have plugged into your internal wiring and lots of other factors.





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  Reply # 51118 5-Nov-2006 16:47
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My "line" can do FS/FS quite easily, BUT due to me being on a conklin unit.. I can only get ~1.8Mbps.
And this happens to alot of people.

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  Reply # 51119 5-Nov-2006 16:59
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Skyxjin: Telecom backstabbed the media. I thought 'maximum speed your line is capable of' was at least more than 3.5 mbps. I check my bandwidth everyday and its always 2.4 mbps or 3.6.


This is my personal opinion/claim, not based on any true facts, because I am thoroughly annoyed that Telecom hasn't really enhanced internet performance at all. What is there to expect now? I think I saw in an article, something about Telecom announcing it will unleash ADSL2+ next year, March. (Not sure about the date). I wonder if they'll bring in 24Mbps like Australia did a while ago.

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  Reply # 51159 6-Nov-2006 01:26
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I'm the same... since switching to Go Large, my throughput's gone from 3500kbps(ish) to 200kbps.

Just a tad frustrating.

I've sent 10 speed test results through to the Xtra Helpdesk, I suggest those affected do the same.




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  Reply # 51165 6-Nov-2006 08:31
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Skyxjin:
Skyxjin: Telecom backstabbed the media. I thought 'maximum speed your line is capable of' was at least more than 3.5 mbps. I check my bandwidth everyday and its always 2.4 mbps or 3.6.


This is my personal opinion/claim, not based on any true facts, because I am thoroughly annoyed that Telecom hasn't really enhanced internet performance at all. What is there to expect now? I think I saw in an article, something about Telecom announcing it will unleash ADSL2+ next year, March. (Not sure about the date). I wonder if they'll bring in 24Mbps like Australia did a while ago.

Personal opinion or not could we please base all claims on fact, Geekzone is not a Fox News affiliate...

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  Reply # 51184 6-Nov-2006 11:38

spazz: I've sent 10 speed test results through to the Xtra Helpdesk, I suggest those affected do the same.

Please don't waste Xtra's time with speed test results. Web-based speed tests are not a reliable-enough benchmark to warrant a complaint to your ISP. A better method is to load up your connection with something like bittorrent (properly configured and downloading something legal of courseCool) and measure your speed.




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  Reply # 51185 6-Nov-2006 11:55
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Funny, it just so happens that web-based speed tests are the **only** method by which Xtra will accept written speed-related complaints.

You think they'll even look twice at an Azureus screen cap? I don't.




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  Reply # 51187 6-Nov-2006 12:02

lol Xtra are digging their own grave if that's the truth

the matter of fact is a single HTTP connection won't push your IP connection to it's limits but, you must know that already if you are a bittorrent user.

I do agree they might not take an Azureus screenshot as a complaint although you are on their "managed" plan. I get full-speed using bittorrent on Xtra pro advanced plan.




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  Reply # 51258 6-Nov-2006 15:52
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Stuff have picked up the story - from Geekzone by the looks of it here.  As expected, this issue will be used as a negotiating tactic on the price of wholesale broadband.

Question is - who will invest the money to fix the problem?

Telecom won't invest if the wholesale price is too low.  ISPs won't see a business case for using Telecom's network if the wholesale price is too high....

Glad I'm on TCL cable.







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  Reply # 51261 6-Nov-2006 15:56
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JonC: Question is - who will invest the money to fix the problem?

Telecom won't invest if the wholesale price is too low.  ISPs won't see a business case for using Telecom's network if the wholesale price is too high....

All the more reason there should be alternative providers to Telecom's network then, wouldn't you agree?

As Colin Jackson of InternetNZ says in that article on Stuff:

New Zealand has a "rundown network that does not appear to be capable of delivering an OECD-class service".

Roll on unbundling...

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