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Topic # 60703 30-Apr-2010 14:27
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Hi Guys,

All i want is a fast connection about max 20 gigs so i can play games online.
I am currently with orcon and its pathetic, my ping for playing online is like F***in in 400 and sometimes
up to 600 wtf is that. Where can i get a good connection speed with decent price im looking to spend around 100 dollars a month! i really liked .telstraclear packages only to find out they provide 10mb or more connection speed to 3 regions only sorry for the bit*hes in Auckland like me :(
Any Good ISPs?

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  Reply # 325294 30-Apr-2010 15:02
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  Reply # 325295 30-Apr-2010 15:03
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In my opinion:

Naked ADSL (No Landline):

Maxnet
http://www.maxnet.co.nz/connectivity/pure_broadband/Standard-Pure-DSL.php

Pro's:
- Peer with APE/WIX for good local speeds to NZ hosts
- Interconnect with Telstra/Telecom
- Aren't overloaded with heavy leeching users like (Orcon, Slingshot, Xnet, Telecom Big Time)
- Heldesk/support is in NZ
- NZ owned
- Been around forever
- Shoud have tons of capacity as they are a hosting/data center

Con's:
- More expensive than the cheap and nasty ISP's (this might actually be pro in disguise)
- ? (can't think of any others)

* Might want to wait a week or so I heard they are refreshing their pricing soon.

Standard ADSL (requires/includes landline):

Telecom, probably Total Home Lite + Adventure Broadband
http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,8748,206401-204546,00.html

Pro's:
- Largest ISP in NZ with the most capacity
- Doesn't suffer from the backhaul/handover link limitations as much as ISP's that use Telecom wholesale connections
- Has a lot of mom and pop users who dont' use up network capacity 24x7
- They have improved a lot since operation seperation

Con's:
- Long contract, big disconnection fee
- It's Telecom you may still hate them based on previous experiences
- Plans aren't very flexible (no data packs, etc)

* You can do one free plan change per month though, so it it's half way through the month and you've already almost used 20GB you can switch to 30GB for the rest of the month then change back to 20GB next month.



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 325307 30-Apr-2010 15:21
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Here's would be my personal reasons for avoiding the following ISP's currently (note: subject to change):

Too expensive:
- Inspire, Actrix

Too many (recent) performance problems/outages (just check here, gpforums and pressf1 etc)
- Xnet, Snap, Telstra

I like what they are doing but their peak time performance sucks because their user base has a large proportion of heavy users:
- Orcon, Slingshot

I don't like their data pack system
- Telstra

My parents use them and performance seems crap and I left them in the past because Ventrilo and gaming to US servers had tons of problems:
- Vodafone

Anwyway totally my personal opinion!

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  Reply # 325318 30-Apr-2010 15:38
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Ragnor: In my opinion:

Naked ADSL (No Landline):

Maxnet
http://www.maxnet.co.nz/connectivity/pure_broadband/Standard-Pure-DSL.php

Con's:
- More expensive than the cheap and nasty ISP's (this might actually be pro in disguise)
- ? (can't think of any others)


Add the fact they use the DIA filter to the Cons..



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  Reply # 325323 30-Apr-2010 15:42
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Ok Sweet as but then again they all talk about full speed, what is full speed connection to each of these ISPs, i.e whats Maxnets Full speed connection down and upload! dont want to play a game online like slow or slide show

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  Reply # 325334 30-Apr-2010 15:56
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What game/games are you playing ?

I play COD4 on Orcon+ and get pings of 35-45ms to AU based servers - when playing WoW I was getting around 250-300ms to US.




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  Reply # 325338 30-Apr-2010 16:01
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ye thats what i am talking about the pings around 300 well mine is even worser like 499, i am playing HON and i am finding the connections horrible, get conn drops 2 sometimes its crap, i want a good latency at least below 100 or around 100 min so i can play nicely

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  Reply # 325345 30-Apr-2010 16:10
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lilRacoon: ye thats what i am talking about the pings around 300 well mine is even worser like 499, i am playing HON and i am finding the connections horrible, get conn drops 2 sometimes its crap, i want a good latency at least below 100 or around 100 min so i can play nicely


Where are the servers you're playing on located?
The only things that'll help with your latency are:
A good quality line. (Make sure your inhouse copper is good)
If you have a good line, you can get your ISP to turn off interleaving (This gets you another ~10-20ms)
Get a fibre connection, which should get you 10-30ms less latency.

And of course, play on NZ/AU servers. Or pacific Northwest USA servers if you have to play on US servers.

Unfortuantly the speed of light seems to be a hard limit, so if you're plaing on european servers, you're looking at ~300ms minimum.


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  Reply # 325378 30-Apr-2010 17:40
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WoW servers are fine at that latency - good luck in finding any ISP in NZ that can improve on it much.




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  Reply # 325381 30-Apr-2010 17:45
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Vodafone. $100 20GB FS/FS incl phone line. Get interleaving off and ping would be 15ms~20ms local. You can also bundle mysky HDi with VF as well. They will waive off the $15 mysky HDi player rental fees/month too!




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  Reply # 325392 30-Apr-2010 18:08
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+1 Maxnet. I don't game, but I never have any issues with speed or reliability.

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  Reply # 325437 30-Apr-2010 20:48
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telecom for what you want

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  Reply # 325449 30-Apr-2010 22:30
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Snap, very happy with them

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