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#33391 19-Apr-2006 16:49
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timbosan: BTW, when I lived in Remuera we had the Telecom Fibre/Coxial network installed on our street, and into our house (giving us cable TV for about 3 months) before they pulled the plug. Anyone know what is happening with this network? All that bandwidth would far surpass ADSL technologies. I heard there was a cable TV station in east Auckland, but that's all?


This one keeps popping up regularly... that was Telecom's First Media HFC network, which they ditched in favour of DSL. From what little I know, the Wellington overhead cables were removed, but the Auckland underground ones may still be there - not so sure about the access points though.

The chances of Telecom selling the First Media remnants to a competior are exactly zero.




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#33402 19-Apr-2006 17:46
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Lower Hutt still has all its underground cables burried. Still have all the annoying green boxes on the footpath as well.

 
 
 
 


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#33404 19-Apr-2006 17:57
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NokiaRocks: Lower Hutt still has all its underground cables burried. Still have all the annoying green boxes on the footpath as well.


D00d... with a bit of h4x1ng you could get a very high speed neighbourhood network going.




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#33416 19-Apr-2006 18:55
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juha:
NokiaRocks: Lower Hutt still has all its underground cables burried. Still have all the annoying green boxes on the footpath as well.


D00d... with a bit of h4x1ng you could get a very high speed neighbourhood network going.


Cause thats not illegal...

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#33417 19-Apr-2006 19:00
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On the JSG test all day i have not got lower than 3350 with an average of 3450. Run the test about 20 times

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#33427 19-Apr-2006 22:17
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At the other end of the scale (TelstraClear Highspeed2 Minimum, theoretical new max 2M/128) max in 10 tests was 430/130, min was 230/130.

Anyway it's not how big it is, it's what you do with it that counts



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#33432 19-Apr-2006 23:48

Jaffa: speed check from www.jetstreamgames.co.nz/speedtest



Down 36979kbs

Up 27987kbs



From www.nzdsl.co.nz



Down 32789kbs

Up 23874kbs



Done on my IBM laptop on the telecom LAN at hereford street in auckland.



I didnt beleive it but ran it a few times and it was true but when you do an overseas test it drops down to 18000kbs ish....



Not too bad though.


That's why I have low speed, because Telecom keep it for itself.. :)




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#33433 19-Apr-2006 23:53

BTW, after measuring 98Kbps upload and 500(!)Kbps download speed yesterday afternoon, I sent a mail to Xtra.

They came back today morning that they are investigating my case and in the afternoon I got the reply that they reseted my DSL connection remotely.

I measured it now: 490Kbps upload and 1560Kbps download so I am pretty satisfied. That's more then enough for me at the moment.

Thank you Xtra, one more happy customer! :)




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#33439 20-Apr-2006 01:16

Download Speed: 561 kbps (70.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 353 kbps (44.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

i don't know much about how data is transferred, but seems like the rate accelerates rather than being steady.
is this an effect of woosh 'turbo' or just how it happens over wireless?

also wondering whether i've bought into a network that won't ever be able to offer transfer rates much higher than
500kpbs due to physical limitations (mite be in wrong forum for this one:)

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thematix: Download Speed: 561 kbps (70.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 353 kbps (44.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

i don't know much about how data is transferred, but seems like the rate accelerates rather than being steady.
is this an effect of woosh 'turbo' or just how it happens over wireless?

also wondering whether i've bought into a network that won't ever be able to offer transfer rates much higher than
500kpbs due to physical limitations (mite be in wrong forum for this one:)


If it's a Woosh question, yeah, wrong forum. :)

Have a look www.ipwireless.com for the gear specifications. The current "cigarette pack" modem can apparently do up to 3Mbit/s downloads and IP Wireless reckons the technology itself supports up to 16Mbit/s. Whether or not that is theoretical maxima unobtainable in real-world situations I don't know.




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#33495 20-Apr-2006 16:38
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Current speeds in Napier (in a hotel room so no idea of Plan etc...)

Download Speed: 3140 kbps (392.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 452 kbps (56.5 KB/sec transfer rate)



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#33499 20-Apr-2006 18:09
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What’s the point of having higher connection speeds when the actual performance is worse than the old plan? This week at times my 2mb connection has performed worse than my 256k plan of 2 years ago. My provider says the (Telecom) exchange is swamped. Bloody slack to give faster access without the infrastructure to handle the extra traffic! Andrew




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#33619 22-Apr-2006 01:22

Holy cow! New record! Remember I started this topic with low speed results?

Look at now:

Last Result:
Download Speed: 3385 kbps (423.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 500 kbps (62.5 KB/sec transfer rate)


Lovely. Unfortunately only after midnight at 1 o'clock. The DL speed reduces to 800-900 kbps during peak time.




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#33620 22-Apr-2006 02:44
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I just ran the test its 2:30Am and i got:

Download:  284Kbps
Upload:      39Kbps

I had bt going

Thats on a 2Mbps/128Kbps Ihug plan

I live in palmerston north.

Closed everything using the net and tryed again

Download:   1571 kbps (196.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload:      132 kbps (16.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

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#33654 22-Apr-2006 15:25

Timaru, Orcon Bitstream 2mb/125kb  3:25pm Saturday
Download: 1644
Upload: 133

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