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Topic # 24081 14-Jul-2008 21:38
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Hi guys, I`m a new Xnet Fusion subscriber (ADSL 2+ Full/Full) and I`m suffering from awful international speeds late evening. Right now, my speedtest  download to the US and Europe ranges from about 200 kbps to about 500 kbps. Watching videos on Youtube is totally out of the question. I hear this has been an issue with Xnet ever since they started, and I never had it with Telecom Xtra. So decided that Xnet was worth a try, but gotta move on to something decent.
So my question is, is there an ISP out there that offers Naked DSL and is not affected by such speed issues?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 148714 17-Jul-2008 01:46
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At the prices you are expecting there will always be shared bandwidth, the question is how bad will the congestion be at peak times. So no, all ISPs must manage congestion in one way or another.




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  Reply # 148715 17-Jul-2008 01:49
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Check some NZ speedtests at those times to make sure its only international that is affected.




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  Reply # 148738 17-Jul-2008 08:15
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These were my last speedtests at peak evening times, around 9.30 PM. National speeds are about a third of daytime national speeds, but international ones are less than a tenth of daytime international speeds. I don`t expect the same peak speeds as off-peak ones, but Xnet`s gotta draw the minimum line much higher than a woeful 400 kbps on a FS/FS plan. If they can`t, they should stop offering full speed plans.




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Reply # 148763 17-Jul-2008 09:51
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This subject has already been done to death in previous posts - especially this one...



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  Reply # 148773 17-Jul-2008 10:16
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Dratsab: This subject has already been done to death in previous posts - especially this one...


I`m not gonna read through 32 pages of posts. Especially cos that thread is about Xnet, but what I`m looking for here is to explore alternatives.

I quote myself: `is there an ISP out there that offers Naked DSL and is not affected by such speed issues?`




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  Reply # 148776 17-Jul-2008 10:23
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Dratsab: This subject has already been done to death in previous posts - especially this one...


It's been done to death because it is a valid complaint. An ISP shouldn't be able to get away with those kinds of speeds (especially if they are being seen by a large number of users) for such an extended period of time. They need to fix it.
I know they ahve taken steps to correct the issue - but those steps have been in place for a while now - so obviously they aren't really having the desired effect.
Clearly Xnet needs more international bandwidth to cover peak times.

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  Reply # 148832 17-Jul-2008 12:43
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attilathegorilla: I`m not gonna read through 32 pages of posts.

Well - that's what they're there for.
attilathegorilla: I quote myself: `is there an ISP out there that offers Naked DSL and is not affected by such speed issues?`

Check out the NZConnections wiki for information on who provides naked DSL and at what prices - then skim through the threads (you don't have to read every post!!) to get a feel for what sort of service you think the providers are able to offer.  Remembering, of course, that people very rarely post when they're happy.

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