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Topic # 10077 3-Nov-2006 15:26
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Now that (ADSL) broadband is unconstrained we can get 7.6mbit right?

Well I certainly haven't, indeed I have not seen a speed faster than I could get at 3.5mbit. (max I have seen ever is 3.3mbit)

So who here has seen speeds above 3.5mbit?

The problem isn't international (well it is as international is worse), New Zealand based speed tests aren't showing me unconstrained speeds.

Some ISP's say full speed of your line, well if I was getting that I'd be getting 4mbit plus. (I'm considering having a splitter put in)
Ihug mentiones 7.6mbit, well that suggests you should hope to get something close to that speed, especially since 7.6mbit is not as far as I am aware the maximum speed of ADSL, on graphs it shows that as 8mbit+ (or is the difference due to overhead or something?) so 7.6mbit seems to be mentioned as a target you may hope for.

Now certianly we understand that there are many things that may stand in the way of the ideal speeds, but at the same time indicating that something may realistically reach 7.6mbit should mean that there is a real chance it will.
So if the backhaul which is now horribly oversold means you will never get anywhere near that speed I don't think that is right.

No it's not a black and white thing, on one hand we know these speeds are mostly ideal speeds unattainible for the majority of users, but if the majority of users (the ones close enough to do so) still can't get close to such speeds because there is not enough backhaul then something needs to be done, they aren't providing the service they claim.

So please post the maximum speeds you are able to get preferably via national speed tests.

I have been able to get 3mbit+ this afternoon on speed tests with Woosh, better than many on the Go Large plan I believe.

How about you?



 

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  Reply # 50934 3-Nov-2006 15:34
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This is being hashed out in other threads as well.

Where does it say you will get 7.6Mbps?

No one is offering that. Its just 'unconstrained now', with a lot of people chewing through large amounts of bandwidth, currently making it horrible for everyone.

Its noted here that around 10 - 20% of bandwidth is eaten by TCP. Once you are a km or so away from the exchange, that will eat up some connection speed. Old or faulty wiring may eat even more. So 3 - 5 Mbps should probably be considered okay.

I regularly get speeds up to 6.4Mbps, and sometimes down to 1.5Mbps but i am very close to an exchange (about 500 meters id say).

Continue on this thread please

(Please PM me if you have sufficient reason to have a new thread going on the same topic, im open to ideas)







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  Reply # 50944 3-Nov-2006 16:16
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Okay, user messaged me in other thread to clarify that he is purely after speed tests.
Lets see them posted here, but I would still like to see any debate in the other thread.

Note to self: read thread titles before judging....







 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 50945 3-Nov-2006 16:18
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This just goes to show what can be achieved with a good clean line outside of peak times:

As reported by Modem


Downstream Speed: 7616 kbps
Upstream Speed: 704 kbps

NZDSL Speedtest

Download Speed: 5464 kbps (683 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 499 kbps (62.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

These are the best results I've seen since the Full-speed JetStream plans were canned last year.

ISP is Paradise Net, exchange is Avondale.

All in all, not too shabby Cool


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  Reply # 50948 3-Nov-2006 16:29
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Download Speed: 427 kbps (53.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 130 kbps (16.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Modem speed:
Connection rate4928 Kbps160 Kbps




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  Reply # 50962 3-Nov-2006 17:45
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Modem rate 7616/160

Typical speed in off-peak (6am) 1700/128

Go Large

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  Reply # 50971 3-Nov-2006 19:58
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Modem rate 7104/160

Typical speed in off-peak 1400/128

Go Large

would previously easily get 3.5mbit down on old Xtra plan

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  Reply # 50985 4-Nov-2006 07:03
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Only 1100/127 this morning

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  Reply # 50997 4-Nov-2006 10:17
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Download Speed: 3728 kbps (466 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 659 kbps (82.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

at 10am Saturday morning.  I'm about 1.5km from massey exchange

Attenuation42dB44dB
Connection rate5536 Kbps800 Kbps


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  Reply # 51000 4-Nov-2006 10:33
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this is at 10.33

I am on go large.

Download Speed: 570 kbps (71.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 109 kbps (13.6 KB/sec transfer rate)



Not sure what exchange i am on or how to find out.


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  Reply # 51002 4-Nov-2006 11:42
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this morning in hastings im getting about 6.5Mbps down







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  Reply # 51074 5-Nov-2006 06:59
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7am Sunday

812/128
Will be down to dial-up if it keeps dropping like this.

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Reply # 51108 5-Nov-2006 14:18
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Well it looks like my plan got upgraded overnight. I was hoping to stay on my 3.5Mbps plan for as long as possbile given ssome of the results people have gotten, but my speeds have gone up not down. Theres no huge jump but im happy. When i can download a 100Mb file in around 2minutes things are not so bad.

From NZDSL:

Download Speed: 4038 kbps (504.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 101 kbps (12.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

From Jetstream games:

  • Estimated line speed: 4043.9 (kilobits/second)
  • Estimated line speed: 495.6 (kilobytes/second)

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      Reply # 51123 5-Nov-2006 18:36
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    In New Lynn on a 09 826 number we get ADSL connect rates of 7000/800 ish, but DL speeds of 20Kilobytes a second - Xtra Unleashed!

    In Mission Bay on a 09 528 number we get ADSL connect rates of 7200/160 DL speeds of around 400 Kilobytes a second- Ihug




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      Reply # 51124 5-Nov-2006 19:32
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    Im with Ihug.
    My average d/l seems to be around 4Mbit-upload 128




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      Reply # 51551 8-Nov-2006 00:18
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    DSL Status: UP
    DSL Modulation Mode: GDMT
    DSL Path Mode: INTERLEAVED
    Downstream Rate: 4000 Kbps
    Upstream Rate: 160 Kbps
    Downstream Margin: 5 db
    Upstream Margin: 25 db
    Downstream Line Attenuation: 45
    Upstream Line Attenuation: 30
    Downstream Transmit Power: 0
    Upstream Transmit Power: 0

    PVC Connection


    Connection:
    Encapsulation: RFC 2364 PPPoA
    Multiplexing: VC
    Qos: UBR
    Pcr Rate: 0
    Scr Rate: 0
    Autodetect: Disable
    VPI: 0
    VCI: 100
    Enable: Yes
    PVC Status: Applied

    I am on slingshot unlimited download speed 128 upload cap the downstream rate will vary between 3800 and 4200 which is no different to when I was on a fixed 3.5M/b connection I have also noticed recently that I quite often get the connection totally drop out (this actually happens with two different routers/modems) so I am not to sure if I have been upgraded and it is just a matter of my distance from my exchange (Is there a way to find this out easily?) and if it is a matter of distance and I have been upgraded could this possibly cause my intermittent loss of service?

    Notcomplaining about my actual download speeds tested with speedtest.net (akl server) and get around 3200 ish


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