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Topic # 193401 9-Mar-2016 18:20
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Hi. I was just wondering what kind of speed to expect on Gigatown Dunedin. I heap people in other areas on 100 or 200 megabits per second plans get very close to their quoted plan speed on UFB. I was wondering if this holds true for Gigatown as well. Post up your speeds if you are in Dunedin and let's compare. smile


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  Reply # 1510069 9-Mar-2016 18:32
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Speed to where? And why is speed the most important issue? QOE is a far better measure of connection performance.

 

There are plenty of threads on here that answer this question.

 

 




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  Reply # 1510072 9-Mar-2016 18:37
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Mainly the Spark Broadband Speed Test, and to other speed test servers in NZ (but I wouldn't mind knowing what other people get to international servers as well). 


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  Reply # 1510073 9-Mar-2016 18:38
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real world speed are more important than speed test speeds


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  Reply # 1510075 9-Mar-2016 18:38
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where are your test results?




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  Reply # 1510084 9-Mar-2016 18:52
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Fiber got put in today. I'm on a Gigatown plan. Since Speed Tests usually show better speeds than real world performance I was wondering what other people got as I am only getting 200 up and 200 down. Is this normal, or is it faster for others.


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  Reply # 1510089 9-Mar-2016 19:04
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Aaron2222:

Fiber got put in today. I'm on a Gigatown plan. Since Speed Tests usually show better speeds than real world performance I was wondering what other people got as I am only getting 200 up and 200 down. Is this normal, or is it faster for others.



I would expect your machine to be the limiting factor here.

I've done 1000/500 on a gigatown plan with the Spark supplied HG659. So technically it works. It comes down often as a limiting factor of your machine and if you test over wifi.







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  Reply # 1510091 9-Mar-2016 19:07
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Wired connection, gigabit lan on router and computer. I am going to try with the Spark supplied router and see if that makes a difference. Might also try running 2 or 3 speed tests simultaneously and see what I total. 


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  Reply # 1510097 9-Mar-2016 19:16
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Your request is pointless.

 

The "speed" you get to a speedtest.net server is NOT the speed you get to a speedtest server. GO and read their site carefully to see what they are measuring.

 

There are many factors beside your access bandwidth which will affect your experience - and when the access is a gig, most of the other factors are bigger.

 

Cheers -N

 

 


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  Reply # 1510100 9-Mar-2016 19:18
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Running speedtests simultaneously will definitely break the results badly.

 

If as you mention above you are actually consistently getting the same results 200/200 and they vary by less than ~5% every time then you're going to be on a 200/200 profile for some reason. There's every chance that the provisioning may catch up in a couple of days.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1510103 9-Mar-2016 19:25
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You've confirmed your problem is not because you're using that Netgear router and it's not fast enough is it?




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  Reply # 1510130 9-Mar-2016 20:49
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Just out of interest, what exactly causes speedtest results to break when running them simultaneously (2 different speedtest servers)? 


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  Reply # 1510147 9-Mar-2016 21:06
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Aaron2222:

 

Might also try running 2 or 3 speed tests simultaneously and see what I total. 

 

 

This is totally meaningless and won't show anything like you think it might.

 

 


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  Reply # 1510175 9-Mar-2016 21:52
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sbiddle:

 

Aaron2222:

 

Might also try running 2 or 3 speed tests simultaneously and see what I total. 

 

 

This is totally meaningless and won't show anything like you think it might.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of meaningless...

 

 

I've always noticed that upload is slower, because going up hill is harder work........ :p

 

 

 

If you want faster upload speeds, try elevating your router to near the ceiling or something.

 

Oh, and if you put a fan behind it, sometimes a bit of a tail wind never hurts either, naturally this will be at the expense of your download performance...

 


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  Reply # 1510510 10-Mar-2016 12:35
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200/200 is not normal on a Gigaplan.

 

I am getting 950/450 or the like when I last looked. As others have said this is not real world, but is a good reference to see if you have issues.

 

Snap/2 degrees has a speedtest server in Dunedin you can test on. Other speed test servers can be slower.

 

I had to upgrade my router when I got gigaspeeds (the old fritzbox 7390 limited me) so that may be an issue.

 

An older PC can also limit you.

 

But personally I'd guess you are on a 200/200 plan in error and would hassle your ISP.

 

The chance you just happen to be limited to 200 by your equipment sounds unlikely.


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  Reply # 1510515 10-Mar-2016 12:40
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KrazyKid:

 

200/200 is not normal on a Gigaplan.

 

I am getting 950/450 or the like when I last looked. As others have said this is not real world, but is a good reference to see if you have issues.

 

Snap/2 degrees has a speedtest server in Dunedin you can test on. Other speed test servers can be slower.

 

I had to upgrade my router when I got gigaspeeds (the old fritzbox 7390 limited me) so that may be an issue.

 

An older PC can also limit you.

 

But personally I'd guess you are on a 200/200 plan in error and would hassle your ISP.

 

The chance you just happen to be limited to 200 by your equipment sounds unlikely.

 

 

 

 

For speedtest.net servers, within NZ it basically doesn't matter how far away they are... I can see all the results on our three servers and  gigatown customers get (basically) the same speeds to our Chch, Wgtn and Akl speedtest.net servers..

 

 

 

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