Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




16 posts

Geek


Topic # 10055 1-Nov-2006 19:21
Send private message

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.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
2337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 373

Trusted

  Reply # 50690 1-Nov-2006 20:15
Send private message

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)



7 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 50700 1-Nov-2006 20:53
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 50705 1-Nov-2006 20:58
Send private message

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.

Cheers!

(2 for the price of one - go tony, go tony, go tony)




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 51104 5-Nov-2006 13:39
Send private message

Yes well even those speeds are better than the dail up speeds im getting after my Xtra GO plan runs out for the month.

Nate wants an iphone
3900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 51109 5-Nov-2006 14:54
Send private message

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.




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


BDFL - Memuneh
60005 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11105

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 51111 5-Nov-2006 16:30
Send private message

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.





2337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 373

Trusted

  Reply # 51118 5-Nov-2006 16:47
Send private message

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.

Thanks
Craig


7 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 51119 5-Nov-2006 16:59
Send private message

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.

264 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 51159 6-Nov-2006 01:26
Send private message

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.




4295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 51165 6-Nov-2006 08:31
Send private message

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...

643 posts

Ultimate Geek


  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.




Sniffing the glue holding the Internet together

264 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 51185 6-Nov-2006 11:55
Send private message

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.




643 posts

Ultimate Geek


  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.




Sniffing the glue holding the Internet together

425 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 51258 6-Nov-2006 15:52
Send private message

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.







3535 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125

Trusted

  Reply # 51261 6-Nov-2006 15:56
Send private message

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...

 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.