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Topic # 15218 9-Aug-2007 21:48
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hey just wondering if anyone has noticed the new wellington server on speedtest.net i have done my test on it and got 382kbps download with 69 kb up. it also looks as though it is sponsored by citylink

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  Reply # 81823 9-Aug-2007 21:51
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Yes saw that about 1 hour ago

got 1.7mbps down and 350k up

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  Reply # 81828 9-Aug-2007 22:09
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I just had a quick look from TCL cable - 210ms ping time and terrible speeds. Due to TCL's non peering policy the traffic is probably being routed via Kazakhstan!


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 81830 9-Aug-2007 22:11
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my tests against it were poor - 1600k down, upload never started on two attempts

same time I got 5928k down and 659k up on the Auckland one and 5582k/727k against the Napier one.

incidentally i got faster speeds to new york, mexico city and yokohama than i did to wellington....




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  Reply # 81835 9-Aug-2007 22:42
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I agree Sbiddle, this is one of the slowest servers in the world :p

I tried it lastnight and got shocking speeds.

It made my 10mbps cable connection looke like dial up :D

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  Reply # 81837 9-Aug-2007 23:11
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I'm getting near enough identical download speeds to the Auckland server (just under 5000) now

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  Reply # 81849 10-Aug-2007 06:44
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Just tried now - TCL connection.  Got 818 download and 336 upload


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  Reply # 81851 10-Aug-2007 08:25
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4Mb/s Citylink connection.

Testing at 0815...

Wellington:
Ping: 157ms, download 4143kb/s, upload 1784kb/s

Napier:
Ping 197ms, download 4155kb/s, upload 1501kb/s

Auckland:
Ping 179ms, download 3976kb/s, upload 1932kb/s

Sydney: very similar but with latency of 75ms.




 

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  Reply # 81868 10-Aug-2007 09:49
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for me the Wellington connection is considerably faster than any of the others

Wellington:
Down - 24711 kb/s
Up - 17708 kb/s
Latency - 22ms

Auckland:
Down - 12784 kb/s
Up - 3266 kb/s
Latency - 36ms

Napier:
Down - 6924 kb/s
Up - 3747 kb/s
Latency - 54ms

Considering it is possible most if not all of the route between here and Wellington is high capacity backbone, that doesn't surprise me in the slightest.  Surprised Auckland isn't a bit better

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Reply # 81872 10-Aug-2007 10:01
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Good old TelstraClear... Aren't they not using the peering yet?

This is on a 10 Mbps connection:



Faster to go to LAX than to download a Linux image from the Citylink server next door.





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  Reply # 81913 10-Aug-2007 15:23
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I get similarly rubbish downloads via my TCL cable b/b from Wellington.  But trying citylink's own speedtest  - http://www.citylink.co.nz/services/speedtest10.html shows a good connection.  Shows you that these speed tests really can't be relied on.



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  Reply # 82893 19-Aug-2007 17:22
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5155/644k/s for me

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  Reply # 83758 25-Aug-2007 13:21
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Lol  I get rubbish from Auckland (I am IN Auckland) and Wellington, and check out Napier!  I am on XTRA, just goes to show how you shouldn't rely on these tests.
The only consistency seems to be upload.

Auckland
1512 kb/s Down
641 kb/s Up

Wellington
395 kb/s Down
594 kb/s Up

Napier
5995 kb/s Down
638 kb/s Up

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  Reply # 83761 25-Aug-2007 13:35
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jai10: Lol I get rubbish from Auckland (I am IN Auckland) and Wellington, and check out Napier! I am on XTRA, just goes to show how you shouldn't rely on these tests.
The only consistency seems to be upload.

Auckland
1512 kb/s Down
641 kb/s Up

Wellington
395 kb/s Down
594 kb/s Up

Napier
5995 kb/s Down
638 kb/s Up

I am on Xtra and am in Hawkes Bay,  but i get rubbish speeds from Napier on speedtest.net!!







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