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Topic # 237480 4-Jun-2018 20:36
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Just as a hoot, noticed in the last couple of days that my Optimal Speedtest.net server is Wifibre Broadband and from Arthur's Pass

 

 

Now I'm with Unlimited Internet, and optimal servers are always in Auckland, I live considerably closer to Arthur's Pass than Auckland (but still 400km away)
So can safely assume that the location is wrong and should be Auckland, as other servers on the SI are way slower
Not at all worried just a giggle
Anybody else with stranger places ?


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  Reply # 2029456 4-Jun-2018 21:22
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this server is physically located in auckland it seems.

 

 

 

unless they are doing something interesting with anycast, likely input error...





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  Reply # 2029457 4-Jun-2018 21:23
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It's hosted on a VPS at Mikipro in Auckland, im not sure what the guy who set it up is up too, Arthur's Pass doesn't even have fibre....  He might be on here, his name is Callum Jones.





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  Reply # 2029459 4-Jun-2018 21:28
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It is just using the platform for marketing.

 

 

Who knows maybe the domain name/IP does route to server in Arthurs Pass for on-net customers.

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2029870 5-Jun-2018 15:47
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Phone on both 4g and Office wifi also go pick Arthurs Pass (from Twizel, 35km from home)
Must be amazingly good copper up there :)




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  Reply # 2031758 7-Jun-2018 22:38
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Today Wifibre decided to come closer to me, now just 30km away
What a company that can come to you :)

 


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  Reply # 2031761 7-Jun-2018 22:53
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ergh. marketing platform..





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  Reply # 2052035 9-Jul-2018 14:19
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Wifibre generally don't respond to email or calls. I know a couple of people who tried to sign up with them, and after an initial response fell into a black hole. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2055396 12-Jul-2018 22:04
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Dodgy fella

 

To the "arthurs pass" server

 

C:\Windows\System32>tracert 103.14.143.244

 

Tracing route to 103-14-143-244.ip.cis.gen.nz [103.14.143.244]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

1 1 ms <1 ms 1 ms cnPilot-R190V [10.1.1.1]
2 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 103-5-110-137.ruralkiwi.com [103.5.110.137]
3 4 ms 3 ms 2 ms 172.16.100.4
4 3 ms 2 ms 1 ms 103-5-108-5.ruralkiwi.com [103.5.108.5]
5 3 ms 6 ms 2 ms 103-5-108-1.ruralkiwi.com [103.5.108.1]
6 52 ms 55 ms 60 ms tengigabitethernet0-2-0-352.aknnr-rt1.fx.net.nz [131.203.238.213]
7 56 ms 55 ms 57 ms as132347.akl-ix.nz [43.243.21.38]
8 66 ms 59 ms 55 ms cor1.alb-11c.s.mikipro.nz [103.14.141.17]
9 61 ms 59 ms 60 ms 103-14-143-18.ip.cis.gen.nz [103.14.143.18]
10 62 ms 65 ms 65 ms 103-14-143-244.ip.cis.gen.nz [103.14.143.244]

 

Trace complete.

 

 

 

As Matt above said - Mikipro hosted VPS server in auckland





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  Reply # 2055397 12-Jul-2018 22:08
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I'll let someone at Ookla know :-)

 

Cheers - N

 

 




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  Reply # 2087075 10-Sep-2018 18:33
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Looks like their at it again

 

 

But also noticed Unlimited Internet are now HD.net.nz, I take it UI parent company
Also the best ping I've had for a very long time, as above 33ms was old best
I was getting best speeds from Ookla server in New Plymouth but this is no longer, I would get pretty close to modem speeds (80/20Mbps) vs what you see from Auckland where UI/HD are based (best ping), quite weird as I'm smack bang middle of South Island


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  Reply # 2087111 10-Sep-2018 18:57
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New Plymouth server will be back online soon :) were having issues with ookla and they are very slow to respond.





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