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  #2006918 3-May-2018 09:26
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DarthKermit:

 

richms:

 

I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 

 

Are you gonna get gigabit fibre as soon as it's available for your street?

 

 

 

 

I did last month!

 

tongue-out

 

 

 

As mentioned above, browsing and general usage for the most part is not really boosted...it is nice getting my Steam and PSN games down lighting fast as well as other sources of media...

 

Yeah sure it is a luxury, but for $30 extra a month it is worth it IMHO.

 

(P.S the halving of my latency in many online games with Oceania server has suddenly made me much more competitive! Been having the best BF1 rounds of my life...)





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  #2006921 3-May-2018 09:31
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Just returned from Au holiday last week and kept seeing ads for "44 Mb/s GUARANTEED evening speed for $69.99".

 

 

 

"We dont know how lucky we are" (Fred Dagg)


 
 
 
 


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  #2006929 3-May-2018 09:42
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DarthKermit:

 

richms:

 

I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 

 

Are you gonna get gigabit fibre as soon as it's available for your street?

 

 

 

 

I did last month!

 

tongue-out

 

 

 

As mentioned above, browsing and general usage for the most part is not really boosted...it is nice getting my Steam and PSN games down lighting fast as well as other sources of media...

 

Yeah sure it is a luxury, but for $30 extra a month it is worth it IMHO.

 

(P.S the halving of my latency in many online games with Oceania server has suddenly made me much more competitive! Been having the best BF1 rounds of my life...)

 

 

 

 

You would think some ISP's would offer something in the middle? Say 500/50 or something. I'd go for that. Although I suspect the costs are no different so they don't bother. 


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  #2006939 3-May-2018 10:02
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The Australian government should have let CSIRO make the best decision on how to implement the NBN based on how much money was available. 






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  #2007059 3-May-2018 12:18
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I'm responsible for a lot of of the gigabit speed tests in Sydney.. Dark fibre from our Equinix cage to our office FTW. My next challenge is to get a 10gig speedtest :)

 

 

 

Still waiting on UFB at home.. another 18 months. next street up has had it for years. Still better than my parents in AU - they max out at 25Mbps on VDSL2.


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  #2007512 3-May-2018 21:31
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DarthKermit:

 

richms:

 

I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 

 

Are you gonna get gigabit fibre as soon as it's available for your street?

 

 

I'm putting the address in the chorus maps multiple times a day to see when I can order. Will move the DSL back out to the shed so they will hopefully put the fiber in there so I can rennovate the house and not worry about it.





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  #2007519 3-May-2018 21:43
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DarthKermit:

richms:


I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.



Are you gonna get gigabit fibre as soon as it's available for your street?



I will!
Currently awaiting a ‘projected’ UFB2 install time of 2022 🙄

 
 
 
 


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  #2007525 3-May-2018 22:11
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Meh showing off a speedtest result is overrated. cool





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  #2007550 3-May-2018 23:26

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Meh showing off a speedtest result is overrated. cool

 

 

 

 

Sigh... yep, but sub 1G is just so yesterday... http://www.speedtest.net/result/7213380587  I know its only just over, I can do iperf's but its not a pretty GUI to show off with. Speedtest.net is not really very good at gig+ speed, too many variables on the test machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[root@web2-w ~]# iperf3 -c xxxxx -p 5201  -w 4M --get-server-output
Connecting to host xxxxx, port 5201
[ 4] local xxxxx port 48634 connected to xxxxxx port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr Cwnd
[ 4] 0.00-1.00 sec 1.04 GBytes 8.92 Gbits/sec 0 1.19 MBytes
[ 4] 1.00-2.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec 0 1.19 MBytes
[ 4] 2.00-3.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec 0 1.19 MBytes
[ 4] 3.00-4.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.07 Gbits/sec 111 1.07 MBytes
[ 4] 4.00-5.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.09 Gbits/sec 0 1.09 MBytes
[ 4] 5.00-6.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec 0 1.09 MBytes
[ 4] 6.00-7.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec 106 1.03 MBytes
[ 4] 7.00-8.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes
[ 4] 8.00-9.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.10 Gbits/sec 0 1.08 MBytes
[ 4] 9.00-10.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.12 Gbits/sec 0 1.09 MBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 10.6 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec 217 sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 10.6 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec receiver

 

 

 

Server output:
-----------------------------------------------------------
Server listening on 5201
-----------------------------------------------------------
Accepted connection from xxxxxx, port 48632
[ 5] local xxxxxx port 5201 connected to xxxxxxx port 48634
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 5] 0.00-1.00 sec 1020 MBytes 8.55 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 1.00-2.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.12 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 2.00-3.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.09 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 3.00-4.00 sec 1.05 GBytes 9.05 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 4.00-5.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.09 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 5.00-6.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 6.00-7.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 7.00-8.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 8.00-9.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 9.00-10.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.12 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 10.00-10.04 sec 40.9 MBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 5] 0.00-10.04 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec sender
[ 5] 0.00-10.04 sec 10.6 GBytes 9.04 Gbits/sec receiver

 


iperf Done.

 

 


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  #2007552 3-May-2018 23:29
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noroad:

 

[snip]

 

[root@web2-w ~]# iperf3 -c xxxxx -p 5201  -w 4M --get-server-output
Connecting to host xxxxx, port 5201
[ 4] local xxxxx port 48634 connected to xxxxxx port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr Cwnd
[ 4] 0.00-1.00 sec 1.04 GBytes 8.92 Gbits/sec 0 1.19 MBytes
[ 4] 1.00-2.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec 0 1.19 MBytes
[ 4] 2.00-3.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec 0 1.19 MBytes
[ 4] 3.00-4.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.07 Gbits/sec 111 1.07 MBytes
[ 4] 4.00-5.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.09 Gbits/sec 0 1.09 MBytes
[ 4] 5.00-6.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec 0 1.09 MBytes
[ 4] 6.00-7.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec 106 1.03 MBytes
[ 4] 7.00-8.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec 0 1.06 MBytes
[ 4] 8.00-9.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.10 Gbits/sec 0 1.08 MBytes
[ 4] 9.00-10.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.12 Gbits/sec 0 1.09 MBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 10.6 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec 217 sender
[ 4] 0.00-10.00 sec 10.6 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec receiver

 

 

 

Server output:
-----------------------------------------------------------
Server listening on 5201
-----------------------------------------------------------
Accepted connection from xxxxxx, port 48632
[ 5] local xxxxxx port 5201 connected to xxxxxxx port 48634
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 5] 0.00-1.00 sec 1020 MBytes 8.55 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 1.00-2.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.12 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 2.00-3.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.09 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 3.00-4.00 sec 1.05 GBytes 9.05 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 4.00-5.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.09 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 5.00-6.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 6.00-7.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.08 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 7.00-8.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 8.00-9.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 9.00-10.00 sec 1.06 GBytes 9.12 Gbits/sec
[ 5] 10.00-10.04 sec 40.9 MBytes 9.11 Gbits/sec
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 5] 0.00-10.04 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec sender
[ 5] 0.00-10.04 sec 10.6 GBytes 9.04 Gbits/sec receiver

 


iperf Done.

 

 

 

See bold. Is that a bug in iperf? (certainly wouldn't be the first thing I have seen in iperf that is dodgy)

 

 

 

Cheers - N





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  #2007561 4-May-2018 05:09
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timmmay:

 

richms:

 

I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 



More like buying a Toyota that does the job very well, rather than a Porsche that you can't drive at it's top speed anyway.

 

 

But in this analogy the Porsche is only 10% more in price than the Toyota, not five times more.

 

I reckon I'm getting the Porsche and then driving it like it's a Toyota.

 

I guess Porsche maintenance might be an issue, but that no longer applies in the analogy :P

 

 

 

 


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I watched a video a couple days ago from unbox therapy where he reviewed/shameless plug the Ubiquiti ampLifi mesh router, his "before" Speedtest was 119/20 and "after" was 200/220 which is a nice little bump, but he was absolutely fizzing about it.

Anyone know what the US averages?

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  #2007588 4-May-2018 07:58
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richms:

 

I'm putting the address in the chorus maps multiple times a day to see when I can order. Will move the DSL back out to the shed so they will hopefully put the fiber in there so I can renovate the house and not worry about it.

 

 

Cool! Have you got a trench or conduit prepared for them to use?


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  #2007606 4-May-2018 08:41
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noroad:  Speedtest.net is not really very good at gig+ speed, too many variables on the test machine.

 

I agree here, the Android App or Windows 10 App is much more reliable than using the browser.

 

iPerf 3 for TCP and iPerf 2 for UDP is much more reliable for speed testing.

 

And some ISPs still only have 1GB access connections (ahem @talkiet innocent) for their Speedtest servers. Ookla only recommend 1GB access too as they can't reliably test over 1GB.





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  #2007615 4-May-2018 09:00
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dwilson:

 

timmmay:

 

richms:

 

I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 



More like buying a Toyota that does the job very well, rather than a Porsche that you can't drive at it's top speed anyway.

 

 

But in this analogy the Porsche is only 10% more in price than the Toyota, not five times more.

 

I reckon I'm getting the Porsche and then driving it like it's a Toyota.

 

I guess Porsche maintenance might be an issue, but that no longer applies in the analogy :P

 

 

I reckon even more accurately, it's like have 2 cars, with one limited to 200 kph, and one to 150 kph, but otherwise, identical in every way. As in the difference is irrelevant outside of bragging rights or speed tests.tongue-out


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