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Topic # 56549 16-Jan-2010 12:02
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I am on Vodafone, and I get around 250kbps download speeds (320kbps if I use dlink router instead of asus), I can watch most youtube vids w/o buffering or very much, but some just take forever. 

Is there a way I can tap into telecom's cache (eg. setting my router to their dns servers? if so, what are they?) or what??


Thanks :)

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Reply # 290506 16-Jan-2010 12:05
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littleboy: 
Is there a way I can tap into telecom's cache (eg. setting my router to their dns servers? if so, what are they?) or what??



You could switch to their broadband service :P




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  Reply # 290507 16-Jan-2010 12:06
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I would, I'd switch to the unmetered, but ugh, too hard =P

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  Reply # 290518 16-Jan-2010 12:58

I am with Telecom unmetered and Youtubes are not very good at all, stick with Vodafone I am sure they have some good cache technologies inplace.



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  Reply # 290519 16-Jan-2010 12:59
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Vodafone have no cache technologies.. AT ALL!

You recommend it on the forum and the mods go "too expensive thread locked."

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  Reply # 290533 16-Jan-2010 14:26
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littleboy: I would, I'd switch to the unmetered, but ugh, too hard =P



You mean hard by calling 123 or visting a Telecom Store?


Nope, not hard at all. Just take your VF account number and Telecom will handle the rest. 


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  Reply # 290547 16-Jan-2010 16:15
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Yep! Highly recommend it. Get blistering fast speeds from the likes of YouTube, Windows Updates, Nvidia Driver updates.

Just call them!! It'll be easy.



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  Reply # 290557 16-Jan-2010 16:48
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I'm not the account holder;
I am not sure the account holder would be super keen..

For the first time in my life, I actually want telecom :P

Lookin @ their total home things, they're a tad more expensive than VF..
For people who have a phone line to receive calls (make practically zero calls out, 1 or 2 a month)
and use a &*(&^load of internet, whats the best option?

Anyone on Telecom willin 2 see what the DNS servers are so I could give the DNS thing a try?

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  Reply # 290571 16-Jan-2010 18:04
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Thanks for that, just tried, and nah, I dont get the fast youtube :(

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  Reply # 290575 16-Jan-2010 18:14
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Interesting that so many ISP's don't have YouTube caches.




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  Reply # 290576 16-Jan-2010 18:16
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Vodafone's reply was "too expensive"

Like.. hah.. PSCHHTT!!!

Anyone else got ideas??

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  Reply # 290646 17-Jan-2010 00:56
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antoniosk: Interesting that so many ISP's don't have YouTube caches.


Really?

Telecom, Slingshot, Orcon -> Maxnet & Xnet do.

I'm not sure about Telstraclear, but I'm sure some more ISPs who peer at APE get access to Orcons cache.

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  Reply # 290647 17-Jan-2010 01:39
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nzbnw:
littleboy: I would, I'd switch to the unmetered, but ugh, too hard =P



You mean hard by calling 123 or visting a Telecom Store?


Nope, not hard at all. Just take your VF account number and Telecom will handle the rest. 


nzbnw


Yeps, as easy as that. I have a feeling though, that perhaps with the member's name being "littleboy" , that the Vodafone account is not in his name, but his parent's.




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  Reply # 290653 17-Jan-2010 08:11

Can you do a traceroute using VF's DNS to this site?

cache.googlevideo.com

You can use Open DNS which will give you access to Cogents Google cache that is quicker than googles main youtube infrastructure (due to google using rate limiters for nz traffic that is not from orcon/telecom google cache).

I will look at the DNS resolvers on the nzconnections site and work out where each google directs traffic that requires youtube access.


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  Reply # 290654 17-Jan-2010 08:11
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littleboy: Lookin @ their total home things, they're a tad more expensive than VF..
For people who have a phone line to receive calls (make practically zero calls out, 1 or 2 a month)
and use a &*(&^load of internet, whats the best option?


Business connections.  They charge you for local calls, and the base is a little higher, but they virtually double your bandwidth allocation and give you better service to boot.

FYI, Telecom's DNS servers (alien.xtra.co.nz and terminator.xtra.co.nz) do return the Telecom cache in reply to lookups for the Youtube video servers, and Orcon's (60.234.1.1 and 60.234.1.2) return Orcon's cache in reply to lookups for the Youtube servers.  You probably just can't use them off net.




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