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Reply # 33908 26-Apr-2006 07:31
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yup, good call: tried it this morning @ 7am and it was 1440 down and 131 up.

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Reply # 33912 26-Apr-2006 08:34
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I measured until 1am. The results were the same if not worse. It was fine all yesterday untill tea time. I've been on 3.5 Mbps for 3 or 4 weeks and the lowest speed i had was 3.1. I can see where people have had problems ever since they changed plans, but its weird that mine which has been working fine all along suddenly go from one extreme to the other.

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Reply # 33913 26-Apr-2006 08:41
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bradstewart: I measured until 1am. The results were the same if not worse. It was fine all yesterday untill tea time. I've been on 3.5 Mbps for 3 or 4 weeks and the lowest speed i had was 3.1. I can see where people have had problems ever since they changed plans, but its weird that mine which has been working fine all along suddenly go from one extreme to the other.


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Reply # 33914 26-Apr-2006 08:57
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The end of the affair with the potato ADSL



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Reply # 33930 26-Apr-2006 09:58

bradstewart: The end of the affair with the potato ADSL


I've asked Telecom to redirect your speed to me... now it's mine, my precious!!!




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Reply # 33937 26-Apr-2006 11:01
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we all know what happens to gollum aloha at the end of the story.... in his greed he steals the ring bandwidth from frodo brad and falls into the crack of doom destroying the ring bandwidth and saurons telecoms stranglehold on middle-earth NZ telecomms industry.

My little parody for the day

Just remember gollum aloha dies. Punishment for stealing my bandwidth

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Reply # 34103 27-Apr-2006 09:32
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On a 3.5/128 Plan a


Getting a range from 1860/65ish to 3360/133.

Very Sporadic

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Reply # 34156 27-Apr-2006 21:15
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Did you know that being too close to the exchange can be a problem with adsl?? Strange but true (well I am taking their word for it of course).
I had very irregular speeds so logged 3 days and sent it to Xtra helpdesk. The reply puzzled me, it said I was less than a km away from the exchange and I possibly needed some equipment added to the line. Thinking this was a typo I rang and was told that when broadband is activated they have to increase the 'voltage'. If you are too close to the exchange then this increase in voltage can degrade the adsl service. While on the phone he ran another test and found a possible line fault as well so a tech is booked next week to check out the line fault and if the line speed does not improve then I am to book another tech to add some sort of attentuator / resistor to my line.

I guess this is my new thing I have learnt today.

My speeds on 3.5MB can be as low as 350kbs up to  1.5Mbs although this morning I was getting 2Mb/s, but it was at 6am. Because of my distance xtra feel I should be able to get the full 3.5Mb (taking into account congestion during peak times I know this improbable.)




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Reply # 34205 28-Apr-2006 12:04
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Ran some speed tests using Linux and Windows, and got surprisingly different results.

I have blogged about it and perhaps its worth some further investigation. My testing wasnt very scientific (again), but there is something there to look closer at (i.e. Linux giving me massively better downloads than XP).




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Reply # 34215 28-Apr-2006 15:36
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tonyhughes: Ran some speed tests using Linux and Windows, and got surprisingly different results.

I have blogged about it and perhaps its worth some further investigation. My testing wasnt very scientific (again), but there is something there to look closer at (i.e. Linux giving me massively better downloads than XP).


I have heard before that *nix systems perform better on the net, I know my Mandrake did when I had Dialup.

Anyone tried it out with osx86? Will try if I can get my ethernet going. Fingers crossed.

Have you tried it out with a live cd?


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Reply # 34272 29-Apr-2006 16:57
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Ok, so i finally got my ethernet going in OS X 10.4.4 and ran the speed test. I finally got my 3.5Mb vs the max 2.5mb i was getting in XP.
It's all very intersting, If I get time i will conduct a proper study of it, will fresh installs and all.  But for now OS X on my Toshiba laptop is where I'm staying.

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Reply # 34291 29-Apr-2006 20:46

Last Result:
Download Speed: 791 kbps (98.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 32 kbps (4 KB/sec transfer rate)

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Reply # 34297 29-Apr-2006 22:00
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My result using ihug (on a 1.2mb DSL connection)

Download: 1051kbs
Upload: 132kbps

thats off the wainuiomata exchange near lower hutt

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Reply # 34298 29-Apr-2006 22:04
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this is what I get when I use speedtest.co.nz

Speed Location Hosted By
896.5 k New Zealand - Auckland Orcon Internet
681.0 k New Zealand - Auckland Ihug
971.8 k New Zealand - Auckland Orcon Internet
405.2 k United States 1&1 Internet Inc
376.1 k United States Nibble Information Systems
Summary
Average (New Zealand): 849.8 kbps
Average (Australia): kbps
Average (International): 390.7 kbps

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Reply # 34299 29-Apr-2006 22:22
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just a reminder when posting speedtest results to include your ISPs name, and the speeds of the plan you are on.

Thanks.




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