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Drac

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#21618 2-May-2008 12:33
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Anyone else notice slow speeds outside of NZ last night?

I was getting my usual fast speeds to Auckland, but anything further was horrid.

Sydney was under 1000kb/s and LA was down around 250kb/s, upload was faster it was roughly 600kb/s to LA.


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  #128201 3-May-2008 15:10
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Last night I didn't see much difference, but then again I was playing online so I wouldn't (NZ servers) But some other people on my connection did mention that the internet has been really slow on some sites.

 
 
 

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#128395 4-May-2008 14:26
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Ok, Today my speed is all over the place!
First this morning i got my usual 400KB/s but now im getting a low as 40KB/s !!!! ORCON!!! what are you doing?? i used to get constant 400KB/s no matter what time of day.

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  #128495 4-May-2008 22:38
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Pretty bad speed at the moment, worse than dialup on some international websites. WoW gaming has been pretty hit and miss for quite sometime now, constant lag and disconnects.

National speed appears to be fine :)

Noticed huge problems last night when trying to use Outlook with gmails imap server, Outlook would not respond and then come back with time outs when connecting to the server.

So it looks like Orcon are now also hit by the dreaded international speed problem :(

We may all need to move to Aussie :)



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  #128547 5-May-2008 10:56
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Orcon's National speed are pretty stable which is great for local gaming, but I do a reasonable amount of beta testing so really need the speed outside of NZ.
It's hard enough dealing with data caps which NZ ISP's still seem to think is a norm Cry, but now down loading gigs worth of data at 40kb/s is just doing my head in, not that it would matter as there's no way I could do any PvP testing at these speeds.

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#128810 6-May-2008 14:30
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Yep, my flatmate plays WOW and uses Ventrilo to communicate with other players when in groups etc...

The ventrilo server he was trying to connect to usually works fine, but about 6pm last night, it started to act up...

Try to connect, no response, connected, can't change channel etc. etc.

My other flatmate has Xtra DSL (on another phone line) so we switched over to that... works perfectly...

I called Orcon tech support.. after waiting on hold for about 15 minutes, I talked to one of their team.. he said they were experiencing a lack of bandwidth and had "Technicians working to upgrade the system" and he said it would be done in "Not more then a week"

so hopefully it's true... I only just upgraded to one of their new plans (was on 30GB it wasn't enough, now on 50GB, and speed is so slow it might be too much LOL)


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