grant_k: I was also on Xnet's Xtream plan until about 2 weeks ago. After getting fed up with the crap International Speeds at nighttime, I decided to ditch Xnet and move to another ISP with a FS/FS plan.
Something strange happened during this process:
- For the first 5 days our connection speed dropped from 2M/128k (the Xtream plan) down to 256k/128k.
I complained about it to our new ISP and after checking with Telecom, they said that it was a temporary situation, and the speed would correct itself within 24 hours after my complaint was received. Why I had to go through this process I don't know, but the speed ramped up in 2 steps:
- Upstream Sync. Rate increased to over 900kbps (our exchange is ADSL2+ enabled)
- FINALLY, our downstream speed increased to about 5.5Mbps according to Speedtest.net with the Auckland server
This is the fastest internet we have ever had. YouTube streams well ahead of the current play position, even during the Peak Time at night. I don't miss Xnet for one moment
maverick: Just a point Grant, Local Downstream speed is effected by the plan your on, a 2MB / 128k will of course not compare to a FS /FS plan , you of all people should know that so you can't compare the 2 plans, so when you go from a 128 up to a FS up speed plan of course your upstream is going to increase by a lot and because you now have the higher upstream the local download speeds will increase.
maverick: Surely we did look after you pretty well apart from the peak time speed issue, I seem to remember looking after you pretty well on a few occasion's when we could......
maverick: ...and I of course don't find it when we lose customers but I'm glad you do when shifting providers.
I don't miss Xnet for one moment
paddynewby: ...I may have eventually found the answer.
Its my D-Link ADSL Router (firmware) - DSL-G604T. Found something about the firmware on geekzone.
I was running off version 2 and upgraded to version 3 tonight - I am now gone for 256k/130k to approx 3000 to 4000 dowload speed..