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Topic # 9964 27-Oct-2006 00:57
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Since switching to Go large we've had mixed success. During the afternoon we were getting about 2mbps down but now we've getting even less. And we haven't really downloaded that much either (<300mb)!
From NZDSL:
971 kbps down 132 kbps up

Compared to my Vodem (on a 1.8mbps HSPDA site)
1272 kbps down 331 kbps up

In this instance - Vodem for the win (now if only the VMC would work better and not require the entire computer to be restarted)

Must be everyone hammering the network... anyway post your speedtests!





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  Reply # 49934 27-Oct-2006 01:53
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Afternoon....what time exactly?...was this during the 'peak hours'....and were you using p2p?




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Reply # 49938 27-Oct-2006 07:56
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Since one or two days before the official "unleash hell" move from the ISPs I've noticed that some of my traffic to the USA is dropping - and I am using TCL! Could it be because of people using more bandwidth, affecting everything?







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  Reply # 49946 27-Oct-2006 09:36
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TheBartender: Afternoon....what time exactly?...was this during the 'peak hours'....and were you using p2p?


Would be 5:30. I haven't run any peer to peer apps because A) I'm not usually the peer to peer type (unless I'm downloading linux isos) and B) my dlink modem keeps crashing when I run peer to peer applications.

Todays speedtest at 9:35am
Download Speed: 3719 kbps (464.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 122 kbps (15.3 KB/sec transfer rate)





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  Reply # 49948 27-Oct-2006 09:41
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cokemaster: Todays speedtest at 9:35am
Download Speed: 3719 kbps (464.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 122 kbps (15.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

Yeah, so clearly it is the Contention Ratio (with other users) that is reducing your speed on the previous test at 5:30pm.

It would be interesting to know what your Maximum Line Speed is (as reported by your modem).  Then deduct around 20% for TCP overhead and we can see whether XTRA's backbone is able to keep up with your modem.



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Reply # 49950 27-Oct-2006 09:51
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Thats the screenshot from last night (taken for another reason). It goes up and down at times but thats around normal levels at the momemtn.




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  Reply # 49952 27-Oct-2006 10:04
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80% of 4832kbps comes to 3865.6kbps so with your measured throughput of 3719kbps you are getting 96% of the available bandwidth through your modem.  That's a pretty creditable result I have to say and obviously there is no significant restriction being imposed on your connection during off-peak hours.

At peak times however, it's a different story as you have found.

Regarding the 4832kbps connect speed reported by your modem, it's not a bad result, but not great either.  I have two sites running ADSL and one of them connects at around 6.5Mbps, the other is about 8Mbps.  It sounds to me as though you are being affected by one of three factors:

1)  Your distance from the exchange could be getting up towards the 5km limit of ADSL
2)  The quality of the copper wires in your line may not be that great (many joints or perhaps bad quality joints)
3)  The quality of your house wiring may not be that great

Still, a download speed of 3719kbps is certainly nothing to complain about.  I'm sure many other ADSL users would be rapt to get that speed.  It's just a pity it can't be maintained during peak hours.

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  Reply # 49953 27-Oct-2006 10:21
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wow, i never get over 3mbps so im jealous.

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  Reply # 49954 27-Oct-2006 10:25
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I have virtually identical modem connect speeds 4288k/160k but no matter what time of day I test with nzdsl I get virtually the same result as below, sometimes download is around half that below:

Download Speed: 1535 kbps (191.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 130 kbps (16.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

Have been on the Explorer plan 128/3.5M 5Gig for the last few months and the above rate is all I get, have now been migrated (sic) to the new and undocumented Explorer plan 128/FS 5Gig for the same price. But guess what, I still never get more than 1.5Mb/s download.

That said, we dont use any p2p services, and rarely any streaming services (ie audio or video) just use it for email and browsing and FTP to my work servers elsewhere, and rarely find that 1.5Mb/s is a drag. Getting higher upload for FTP services would help.

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  Reply # 49963 27-Oct-2006 11:44
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no changes for me still good ol 1mb :(. its 11:43 atm and im trying to dl sumthing off bittorrent and its going at well.... 800b/s 30kseeds so thats not the problem. are telecom being sad again and limited p2p 24/7

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  Reply # 49968 27-Oct-2006 12:38
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Don't forget ping tests. So far on the GamePlanet forums practically 99% of all Go Large responses are horror stories with quad digit pings and single digit torrents. Xtra's LV7 appears to be far more hardcore then Orcon's.



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  Reply # 49973 27-Oct-2006 12:58
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Ping has started ...

PING geekzone.co.nz (210.48.73.74): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=0 ttl=114 time=68.078 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=1 ttl=114 time=84.895 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=2 ttl=114 time=63.805 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=3 ttl=114 time=62.497 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=4 ttl=114 time=79.339 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=5 ttl=114 time=104.934 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=6 ttl=114 time=89.042 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=7 ttl=114 time=67.501 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=8 ttl=114 time=62.082 ms
64 bytes from 210.48.73.74: icmp_seq=9 ttl=114 time=61.166 ms

--- geekzone.co.nz ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 61.166/74.334/104.934/13.963 ms





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Reply # 49980 27-Oct-2006 13:34
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Oh and by the way - I was hoping that others could share their speed tests + ping tests so we can compare....
Before and after tests would be great too.




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Reply # 49981 27-Oct-2006 14:01
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Changed to GO-LARGE this morning.

Pinging geekzone.co.nz [210.48.73.74] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 210.48.73.74: bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=114
Reply from 210.48.73.74: bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=114
Reply from 210.48.73.74: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=114
Reply from 210.48.73.74: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=114

Ping statistics for 210.48.73.74:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 54ms, Maximum = 57ms, Average = 55ms

Diagnostics
Modem Model     DSL-302G

More Info
S/W Version     R2.01M.B06.XT_021206a_T93.3.44
       Downstream      Upstream

More Info
Attenuation     31.0dB  63.0dB
Connection rate 2208 Kbps       160 Kbps


tested 1841kbps / 130kbps from http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/module-Speedtest.phtml

27/Oct/2006/13:50

I don't know why its connection rate is so low, this connection rate is best I can get while took off every other phones on the wall.

If I hook other phones it gradually decrease down to 1024 kbps rating.

I called TNZ but operator couldn't find any problem on the line and exchange is very near(it is new housing block less than 5 yrs old), anyone got an idea?

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  Reply # 49982 27-Oct-2006 14:10
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Shin: I don't know why its connection rate is so low, this connection rate is best I can get while took off every other phones on the wall.

If I hook other phones it gradually decrease down to 1024 kbps rating.

Have each of the other phone jacks got filters installed?

Or do you have a Splitter hard-wired in to your line before the ADSL modem?

Something is very wrong with your installation Frown

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  Reply # 49986 27-Oct-2006 14:46
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Grant17:
Shin: I don't know why its connection rate is so low, this connection rate is best I can get while took off every other phones on the wall.

If I hook other phones it gradually decrease down to 1024 kbps rating.

Have each of the other phone jacks got filters installed?

Or do you have a Splitter hard-wired in to your line before the ADSL modem?

Something is very wrong with your installation Frown


Yes every phone jacks got filtered, but don't know whether there are any hard-wired splitters before ADSL modem, ADSL modem got line from wall directly.

Could ADSL modem causes lower connection rates?


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