weblordpepe: To the best of my knowledge they do because ports are allocated to ISPs.
Quattro: Am I the only one??
Ever since I changed to this plan when it came out I’ve had massive corruption issues where a large portion of downloaded files (regardless of type, the larger the more probable) end up corrupt, i.e. their md5’s don’t match, zips don’t extract etc.
I have been toying with xtra support since this problem began and they have yet to be of any help, recently they attempted to close the issue with this email:Thank you for your email. We arent aware of any data corruption issue on our Go Large plan and havent had any other such reports from customers. All Go Large customers share a common boundary and we do not suspect this to be a network fault. We have liased with our networks team regarding this issue and no fault has been found. Your line is operating in peak condition as well. We strongly suggest you take a look at your hardware and firewall settings.
Best regards indeed.
Given that this only started after changing from their ‘go’ plan to ‘go-large’ I have trouble believing it’s on our end, even so, I’ve tried everything: different modem, computer, cables etc, no change.
Now of course, since it’s go-large I also get dial up speeds with torrents and internationally, national speeds aren’t too much better, being in the order of 800kbit/s (with sync speeds of 3200). Previously, before go-large, 3200kbit/s was very much attainable, at least nationally. Since it seems xtra have given up on me I think its time to change… The first thing I’m doing it changing back to ‘go’ to see if the issue disappears, if so, then I’m going to make sure I get some compensation.
In any case, I think its time to change providers. The first company that came to mind was worldXchange, since we do tolls with them, but I just found out they don’t do any toll discounts… Even so, for $50 which is what ‘go’ would cost, xnet’s river is much better value for money.
Sorry for the rant, what I really want to know I suppose is am I alone in this problem??
And, as far as I can tell from other posts, Xnet is great, but is there anything else I should know? Or are there any other ideas on what I should do?
Mark: ...if your router autonegotiates the speed (and 99% of the ones home users get do) then your PC must also autonegotiate (if your PC is hard set to say 100Mb/Full duplex then the ADSL router/switch might get it wrong and set itself to 100MB/Halfduplex), all sorts of wonderful issues happen when the settings don't match...