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Topic # 16347 5-Oct-2007 11:58
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Is this very fast?



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  Reply # 89629 5-Oct-2007 12:26
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Its brilliant if you are using a cellular connection, its awful if you are using a dedicated 100MB ethernet service.

Need some more info about your connection type, and plan.







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  Reply # 89630 5-Oct-2007 12:28
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Trying using the other sites like Auckland, I get very different results between servers, especially since i'm in Wellington but the Auckland server gives the best results.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 89632 5-Oct-2007 12:36
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cjs6793968: Trying using the other sites like Auckland, I get very different results between servers, especially since i'm in Wellington but the Auckland server gives the best results.


Which as a reference is great, but real life experience is different, because, well... People connect to lots of different servers all over the world, not only to the test server...







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  Reply # 89633 5-Oct-2007 12:38
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I am on the Xtra Explorer plan.


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  Reply # 89705 5-Oct-2007 20:10
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Pretty darn good. The most I can expect out of my connection is about 250k/s.

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  Reply # 89706 5-Oct-2007 20:23
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ybotpar: Is this very fast?



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It's average to be honest & nothing more. However, if you went onto a different plan & had MAX upload, your speed would increase. Also, what Router do you use?

This is what I get, I am 2.94km from my exchange.




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  Reply # 89708 5-Oct-2007 20:26
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I have the freebie D-link modem from xtra.
Do you think i should change to xnet?

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Reply # 89709 5-Oct-2007 20:30
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ybotpar: I have the freebie D-link modem from xtra.
Do you think i should change to xnet?




Providing you download only legal files, Xnet might be ok. As for your Router, that could also affect your performance, I would buy a decent one like a Linksys AG241 or a NetGear Router, D-Link are notorious for bad performance, I would stay well clear of them.



Other ISP's you might like to consider are TelstraClear PDQ Plan, or Orcon.

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  Reply # 89772 6-Oct-2007 01:03
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ZIMsar10:
Providing you download only legal files, Xnet might be ok.

Care to elaborate? I've been considering a switch to Xnet, but if they're in bed with RIAA/MPAA/etc, I don't think I will...

Not that I download anything illegal (though I probably would if ihug hadn't stuck me on a 20GB cap).

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  Reply # 89773 6-Oct-2007 01:07
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Xnet are not in bed with anyone AFAIK..

If a company can prove that illegal files are being downloaded, and they tell Xnet, Xnet will act on this information and inform the user that it is against their terms of use.

A search of the Xnet forum will show a few results about this.


Please feel free to download things illegally if you want, just don't blame the ISP if you get caught.

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  Reply # 89776 6-Oct-2007 01:57
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Panq:
ZIMsar10:

Providing you download only legal files, Xnet might be ok.


Care to elaborate? I've been considering a switch to Xnet, but if they're in bed with RIAA/MPAA/etc, I don't think I will...



Not that I download anything illegal (though I probably would if ihug hadn't stuck me on a 20GB cap).


Yip, Xnet are well known to remove people's membership, if they are deemed to have downloaded illegal material. No other ISP I know has taken such drastic measures.

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  Reply # 90341 9-Oct-2007 21:05
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I wouldn't be jumping over to XNet just yet - wait until they've solved their existing congestion issues, because the speed it ludicrously slow lately.

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  Reply # 90380 10-Oct-2007 00:56
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I'd have to agree about D-Link devices being the worst. The ex has a D-Link switch and it crashed once a week and it's just a layer 2 switch!!!

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  Reply # 91302 17-Oct-2007 00:05
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ybotpar: Is this very fast?


Compared to mine it's blistering!

[IMG]https://www.speedtest.net/result/193228858.png[/IMG]

We just got connected yesterday, and I can't believe how slow it is!! Used to 10mbps back home! :-(

edit: erm ... wtf, why is the image not showing? argh!

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  Reply # 91307 17-Oct-2007 01:58
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ybotpar: Is this very fast?



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compared to mine its time travel......





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