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# 81140 8-Apr-2011 18:29
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Hi All,

Looking at going VoIP later on in the year and just starting all the planning now - don't want anything to go wrong!

Anyway, Vodafone and Orcon are two providers I am looking at for Naked DSL. Vodafone is cheaper for us as we have multiple On-Account connections but are they better in terms of international bandwidth?

Basically what I am wanting is people who are connected with either provider (especially if you are also on Naked DSL) and what the speeds are like etc. Q.O.S is important for voice... do both providers provide this?

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  # 456819 8-Apr-2011 18:32
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Using vodafone nakes dsl in Auckland residence and it's great. Like you on-account gets me 30GB for $55 for being in the red network as well. International speeds are great and no issues playing on xbox live/gaming in general.

edit - I use nymgo for international calling and 2talk for national calling set up via the linksys spa3102 unit and it works fine as well. no voip blocking or latency issues.

do request to have your interleaving turned off.




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  # 456821 8-Apr-2011 18:36
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Awesome thanks for the feedback - can you provide a traceroute to google.com? Just so I can see who they use as an upstream bandwidth provider.

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  # 456825 8-Apr-2011 18:47
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I am in Hamilton for the weekend. Will do one on Monday when I get back to Auckland. Prior to vodafone's naked dsl introduction last year, I had orcon's naked dsl in Auckland and they were also great. Only issue I had with orcon was VPN to hulu.com was slow and youtube vidoes would buffer after 8pm but still good speeds overall. Only reason I left them was vodafone's $55 offering. Voip on orcon worked great too.





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  # 456826 8-Apr-2011 18:49
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billgates: I am in Hamilton for the weekend. Will do one on Monday when I get back to Auckland. Prior to vodafone's naked dsl introduction last year, I had orcon's naked dsl in Auckland and they were also great. Only issue I had with orcon was VPN to hulu.com was slow and youtube vidoes would buffer after 8pm but still good speeds overall. Only reason I left them was vodafone's $55 offering. Voip on orcon worked great too.



Ah cool thanks for the info. Do you know if Vodafone do QOS? Quite important for Voip!

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  # 456829 8-Apr-2011 19:00
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chrisjunkie:
billgates: I am in Hamilton for the weekend. Will do one on Monday when I get back to Auckland. Prior to vodafone's naked dsl introduction last year, I had orcon's naked dsl in Auckland and they were also great. Only issue I had with orcon was VPN to hulu.com was slow and youtube vidoes would buffer after 8pm but still good speeds overall. Only reason I left them was vodafone's $55 offering. Voip on orcon worked great too.



Ah cool thanks for the info. Do you know if Vodafone do QOS? Quite important for Voip!


I doubted if they do QOS for VOIP. I use nymgo.com for international calling and the person on the other side sitting 13,000km can hear me clearly without any lag or static. Never had any issues with Orcon too using VOIP on their naked DSL offering.




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  # 456866 8-Apr-2011 21:28
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chrisjunkie: Awesome thanks for the feedback - can you provide a traceroute to google.com? Just so I can see who they use as an upstream bandwidth provider.


Tracing route to google.com [64.233.183.103]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     3 ms     2 ms     2 ms  my.router [192.168.58.1]
  2    25 ms    24 ms    25 ms  lo2.akl-ftc-bras1.ihug.net [203.109.128.95]
  3    25 ms    26 ms    25 ms  gi5-1-0.akl-grafton-edge2.ihug.net [203.109.130.162]
  4    25 ms    24 ms    25 ms  gi5-0-0.akl-grafton-edge1.ihug.net [203.109.130.161]
  5    25 ms    24 ms    24 ms  ten-0-3-0-125.bdr02.akl02.akl.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.203.105]
  6    55 ms    61 ms    54 ms  ten-0-1-0-60.bdr01.akl01.akl.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.202.40]
  7    57 ms    53 ms    51 ms  ip-106.192.31.114.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.192.106]

  8    48 ms    48 ms    48 ms  ten-1-3-0.cor01.syd03.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.192.86]
  9    50 ms    50 ms    53 ms  google.syd03.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.201.18]
 10    49 ms    50 ms    55 ms  66.249.95.232
 11   179 ms   162 ms   150 ms  66.249.95.166
 12   161 ms   151 ms   151 ms  209.85.255.34
 13   180 ms   179 ms   180 ms  209.85.255.217
 14   207 ms   197 ms   201 ms  209.85.250.103
 15   182 ms   181 ms   192 ms  72.14.238.222
 16   180 ms   184 ms   183 ms  tz-in-f103.1e100.net [64.233.183.103]

Trace complete.


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  # 456894 8-Apr-2011 23:42
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billgates: Using vodafone nakes dsl in Auckland residence and it's great. Like you on-account gets me 30GB for $55 for being in the red network as well. International speeds are great and no issues playing on xbox live/gaming in general.

edit - I use nymgo for international calling and 2talk for national calling set up via the linksys spa3102 unit and it works fine as well. no voip blocking or latency issues.

do request to have your interleaving turned off.

Be careful if you get interleaving off — its an error correction mechanism so turning it off could make things worse if you're not on a really stable DSL link.




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  # 457473 11-Apr-2011 13:04
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Be careful if you get interleaving off — its an error correction mechanism so turning it off could make things worse if you're not on a really stable DSL link.


Interleaving only provides very basic error correction (single bit errors), and it does increase latency. Some of Telecom plans have it turned off by default I think.

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