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Master Geek

# 255741 26-Aug-2019 23:29
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The subject is impossible I know, but some interesting findings.


If you head to click on more info change the settings to 64 connections you get a reading in gbps all at least I did.


What I found interesting in this test as soon as I started the test with 64 connections Fair Use policy kicked in with Voyager.


2mins after my fibre connection was slowed to 5mbps then went back to 100mbps.


What do you think is happening.








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Ultimate Geek


  # 2306546 27-Aug-2019 06:50
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I'd be more worried about htat crappy upload speed...

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Uber Geek

  # 2306551 27-Aug-2019 07:11
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Obviously a reporting issue showing the 3.1Gbps - the gpon doesnt have that much bandwidth available. But that drop you saw down to a few Mbps was probably just the Chorus network policer dropping packets as you hit your profile limit of 100Mbps (or whatever your plan is).


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2306576 27-Aug-2019 08:44
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So I tried this out of curiosity and I got the same results, checking my live data usage it jumped 2gb immediately after testing.

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  # 2307059 27-Aug-2019 21:47
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It's proof that FAST testing isn't something to be relied upon.


What I suspect is happening is you are probably in Christchurch/The Tron and connected either to UFF or Enable. They have a more relaxed policer on their ingress (download) profile going to the ONT. So your first 5MB of data can go at full 1gbit speed before it gets policed down to the 100mbit speed.


As fast could interpret this as faster than 1gbit it will display the whacy speed.


Case in point with my signature with an upstream test on a 1gb symmetrical connection to the Spark speedtest server that testing servers methodology can be quite flawed and should be taken with a grain of salt when the numbers are very out of whack.


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Master Geek

  # 2307060 27-Aug-2019 21:59
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Based in Auckland!


But yeah super strange

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Uber Geek


  # 2307082 27-Aug-2019 22:51
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arent we forgetting the ports on the ONT is only gbit?

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  # 2307106 28-Aug-2019 06:24
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Random number generator

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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Master Geek

  # 2307398 28-Aug-2019 16:41
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Similar here. 5.5Gb/s down a 1Gb/s connection and 1Gb/s ethernet cable.



Upload speed is also faster than plan.

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