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Topic # 22059 15-May-2008 00:00
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Hi

I tried to use the NZDSL speed test

http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/index.php?module=Speedtest

But it didnt work

I got 284kps down and 28 kbs up when I used

http://www.speedtest.org

.Also a friend I was chattnig to at th same time on Vodafone Broadband (land line) got 1045 down  and 100 up on
www.nzdsl.co.nz..

What is happening there?

cheers Possum


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  Reply # 131143 15-May-2008 23:32
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You are on a poor isp with really poor local backhaul and congested international links.

Sub 300k downloads on Wireless is probably the fastest you will get with woosh wireless.  Not sure of their DSL offering tho.





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  Reply # 131151 16-May-2008 06:48
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Actually, I would disagree with Woosh being slow.  I live outside of the offical coverage area (i.e. on their site it lists me as not being able to get a signal), but with a booster aerial on my roof I can a perfectly workable solution, and a good backup to my DSLconnection.

I just tried the speedtest at NZDSL and got 800 down, 80 up, but it is VERY foggy here this morning, and i have got better rates (over 1000 up and 300 down) many times in the past.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 131155 16-May-2008 07:30
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I respectfully disagree. I have just done a woosh speedtest now, and I got 1000 down and 300 up at 7am in the morning off the Woosh Speed test site. However when trying to download Windows XP SP3 which would arguably be the most cached "large" file on the internet I never get anything over 200K/s, and it is averaging out to be ~150-180K/s. I live about 200 Meters from the site, with Line of sight, and a booster pointed directly at the tower.
I know why woosh don't sell any plans larger than 50GB/Month... You would have no chance of ever using up your cap even if you downloaded full time, which is what I have been doing mirroring a linux patch set for the last 5 days, getting about 2.8GB/Day over woosh downloading 24 hours a day on a dedicated PC with no other internet traffic being generated by the machine. Pathetic IMHO.





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Reply # 131244 16-May-2008 13:08
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Are you on wireless or wired? 

I am on wired (outside wireless coverage area up in Maungaraki, Lower Hutt) and my speed has been USELESS!!!  I can't download anything worth mentioning - going down to 10kb/sec and timing out for downloads for the last few days (around download speeds of 100 - 300 on speedtest.net).  Normally it's around 700 - 800 which I'm not complaining about as the exchange is old and miles away up here. 

Today I am getting it a little faster but nothing to rave about. Thing that is making me angry is that I added data (as usual) and can't use it because of this timing out/useless speed! Eek only 3 days left to absorb 4Gb!! :(


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  Reply # 135509 4-Jun-2008 18:31
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Funny that the rate is better to LA when I'm Auckland. Maybe it's just coz they're 5 mins apart. In any case, I'm not really dis-satisfied with the speed. It's the Ping I'm not into.







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  Reply # 140059 23-Jun-2008 22:17
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Those ping rates are shocking!

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  Reply # 140062 23-Jun-2008 22:39
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It's better than what Telstra cable was managing 2 days ago! For woosh and the type of network it is (effectively a cellular network called Time-Divided-CDMA), it' actually pretty good.

I found recently Woosh varied a huge amount dpending on current site congestion and how far you were from a backhaul. We got a nice 1.2Mbps in one area then we were lucky to acheive 200Kbps in another.

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  Reply # 140102 24-Jun-2008 09:32
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To get good internet with woosh you need to live in a bad area (ie few people with woosh) with good coverage :P.

I get on average during the day 200Kb/s during out of hours... but get less than 10Kb/s during peak hours.





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