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Topic # 195165 8-Apr-2016 14:02
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Hey,

 

can anyone with fibre do a speedtest from New Zealand to New York on www.speedtest.net and post the results

 

and let me know what fibre upstream they have like 100/20 or 200/200  

 

so I can see the Upstream speed I would like to compare it and get a rough idea on ping and speed compared to 

 

my connection

 

Thanks heaps

 

Jamie 


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  Reply # 1528448 8-Apr-2016 14:02
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 

  • you have reset your modem and router 
  • your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing - you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap 
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  • Your ISP and plan 
  • Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL) 
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  • Your general location (or street) 
  • If you are rural or urban 
  • If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin 
  • If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service 
  • If you have done an isolation test as per the link above 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 

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  Reply # 1528474 8-Apr-2016 14:17
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This is what I got off a directly connected Fibre connection on Spark here in Wellington. I suspect the downstream would go up to 400 if the test had run longer as it kept on climbing until it stopped.

 






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1528476 8-Apr-2016 14:22
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Which server in New York?


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  Reply # 1528494 8-Apr-2016 14:39
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UHD:

 

Which server in New York?

 

 

I used Citybridge. All the others gave me wildly different results from 10mb up to 100mb. Such is the state of peering in the US.








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  Reply # 1528501 8-Apr-2016 14:56
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Just after a general comparison on speed vs my UFB vodafone connection, and how much faster the 20MBPS Upstream from Spark or the 200MBPS,

 

trying to convince myself to make the move to Fibre, just worried ill get stuck with ADSL for 3-4 weeks from Spark while I am waiting for fibre to be installed

 

and i wont be able to get any work done

 

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  Reply # 1528506 8-Apr-2016 15:00
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Can't you just stay on cable while fibre is progressing through Spark?

 

The fact of the matter is your experience will be far better on fibre than cable


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  Reply # 1528535 8-Apr-2016 15:34
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JamesL:

 

Can't you just stay on cable while fibre is progressing through Spark?

 

The fact of the matter is your experience will be far better on fibre than cable

 

 

That's what I would do. Order Fibre from Spark, wait until it's installed and working then ring Vodafone up and cancel your Cable.

 

Yes it means you pay twice for one month for two Broadband (well UFB, and Cable "broadband") connections.

 

But if you have to work from home and it's important then to me it sounds like a small price to pay.








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  Reply # 1528548 8-Apr-2016 15:51
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That sounds like the way to go,

 

 

 

Unless I wait for the DOCSIS 3.1 through Vodafone, I wonder roughly how long from ordering Fibre through Spark the wait 

 

would be before it gets installed

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1528549 8-Apr-2016 15:54
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From your other posts I know that you are on VF cable 100/10Mbps.

 

So am I.  frown

 

Here are OFF-PEAK OOKLA speed tests Wellington to New York via cable:

 

Wildly variable results according to server.

 

ping: 204 to 214ms

 

downstream from 95 to 13Mbps (Citybridge!)

 

Get fibre - from anyone but Vodafone.

 

Keep cable until after you get fibre (as recommended above).

 

 

 

EDIT:  DOCSIS 3.1 is a gleam in Vodafone's eye at the moment - it could take many months - it may or may not not work. (I hope that it does work, because I'm stuck with cable until 2020 smile)





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  Reply # 1528574 8-Apr-2016 16:27
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Dont put bets on DOCSIS 3.1 coming around any time soon.

 

 

 

Remember speedtest.net is variable with the number of threads it uses for tests. ontop of that, you have many servers in one area with no idea of the different TCP Stack configurations on them or the network backing them.

 

While speedtest.net can show an idea of what performance could be, i Would not use it as a basis for a decision at all. 

 

 

 

Make the move to fibre, with another ISP. Once your online, you can drop your cable connection, There should be no reason to sign any new contract or anything with vodafone to just keep going on your current cable connection so its no harm except for maybe a month of paying for both.

 

You seem really stuck on sticking with Vodafone, is there any reason for that? Locked into their ecosystem?

 

 

 

I personally would love to move off vodafone, but am stuck in their ecosystem atlest for a little while longer. So i can understand wanting to stay but you really need to have a good reason to be so stuck on staying.

 

 

 

 

 

Again, in your previous threads you indicated this connection is for business but i have yet to see any mention of backup plans should a connection go down. If trying avoid any sort of move is to avoid downtime, Your taking the same risk every day by not having an alternative connection available in the first place.





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  Reply # 1528595 8-Apr-2016 17:28
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with the issues vodafone are having with standard 100/130mbps cable i dont know how they think they can get a 1gbps cable system to work properly.

 

get fibre


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  Reply # 1528596 8-Apr-2016 17:32
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Jase2985:

 

with the issues vodafone are having with standard 100/130mbps cable i dont know how they think they can get a 1gbps cable system to work properly.

 

get fibre

 

 

 

 

wasnt 130 dropped down to 100 ever since they tried to equal out cable and fibre? (excluding those with existing links ofcourse) - i was going to point out the irony of 200mbit, but seems vodafone nolonger list that for fibre anyway.

 

 





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  Reply # 1528597 8-Apr-2016 17:33
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Great answers!

 

I am working part time with my Nutrition Consultant stuff with this company in New York city in between my clinical nutrition work here in Wellington, and they have moved into alot of live consultation via web camera or 

 

video camera depending on what you chose as its more profitable than e-mailing back and forth the live consultations are a lot more personal and actually work out alot better face to face via web, so its not like high end video streaming or im running a big $ business but the better camera feed/quality works out well and the clients seem to like it alot more with a flawless connection, so I guess before I end up signing up again with vodafone for 12 months again i'm looking ahead of what might be more beneficial down the line and now that fibre is available in my street.

 

I mean don't get me wrong cable UFB works for me but I do get the video feed stalling every now and again, I mean i'm running a new pc so the video card should be working fine I guess the 15,000 km between here and New York doesn't help, so just trying to convince myself to head in the right direction, I mean the faster up stream can only help in the long run, right? especially with better quality video and audio coming out.

 

Thanks for the great answers, some of those speed tests are insane is that business fibre,




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  Reply # 1528599 8-Apr-2016 17:38
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would Spark fibre 200/20 or 100/20 work better than my UFB 100/10? and would I need to go for the 200/200 or it won't make alot of difference really,g

 

obviously it will work better from what you all saying but would 100/20 make alot of difference to me than 200/200 with Spark, I am only using a 1080p C920 webcam at the moment


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  Reply # 1528622 8-Apr-2016 17:53
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I would try 100/20 first and see how you go with that. You can always upgrade if it's not enough.


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