Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1862 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Trusted

# 19407 15-Feb-2008 16:29
Send private message

Hey guys,

I had Woosh back in the olden days when they frist came out - had it for 6 months but ditched it because although the speed was alright (256kbps comapred to adsl 128kbps), the latency was too high and made playing online games near on impossible.

Has the latency gotten faster? Could someone post up a ping test to woosh.co.nz? Surely the latency would have to be low now that they have a VoIP phone service running through the network?

What speeds do people get?

And are Woosh laucnhing WiMax anytime soon?

Cheers,

:)
EDIT: I don't need to know what customer service levels are like as i asked Woosh all these questions directly via their website contact form and had no reply after 3 days.

Create new topic
573 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Trusted

  # 110838 15-Feb-2008 18:18
Send private message

If you're even thinking Woosh, I wouldn't :p The latency may have improved a bit, but I was fixing a customer's connection a while back (who used Woosh) and the latency was still between 150-250 locally.

I believe they do some fancy-type prioritisation on their voice to make it semi bearable, but never used it myself so can't comment on that :)

14 posts

Geek


  # 112240 22-Feb-2008 09:10
Send private message

locally you will get round 250-350ms. WoW servers normally give about 700-1200ms.


Woosh have secured a wi-max frequency and will be rolling it out sometime this year hopefully. Latency on Wi-max is meant to be as low as ADSL.

speeds you get with a good signal now range from about 700kbps up to about 1600 kbps. uploads 128-200 kbps. not to bad, and games like WoW are playable with that sort of ping, just not really in battlegrounds. don't count on using it for first person shooters though.

 
 
 
 


2821 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 402

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 112241 22-Feb-2008 09:33
Send private message

I am using Compass Wireless which is wireless and has great latency. It is great for VOIP and has been very stable for the last few months (have probably jinxed it now!) I run Compass Wireless with a VFX line.

Cheers, Matt.

Here are a couple of random pings:

Pinging compass.net.nz [203.152.100.40] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 203.152.100.40: bytes=32 time=21ms TTL=61
Reply from 203.152.100.40: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=61
Reply from 203.152.100.40: bytes=32 time=21ms TTL=61
Reply from 203.152.100.40: bytes=32 time=35ms TTL=61

Ping statistics for 203.152.100.40:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 20ms, Maximum = 35ms, Average = 24ms



Pinging woosh.co.nz [202.74.207.16] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 202.74.207.16: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=122
Reply from 202.74.207.16: bytes=32 time=23ms TTL=122
Reply from 202.74.207.16: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=122
Reply from 202.74.207.16: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=122

Ping statistics for 202.74.207.16:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 22ms, Maximum = 23ms, Average = 22ms


Pinging stuff.co.nz [202.135.111.130] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 202.135.111.130: bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.135.111.130: bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.135.111.130: bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.135.111.130: bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=61

Ping statistics for 202.135.111.130:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 32ms, Maximum = 33ms, Average = 32ms




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.