Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4


636 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #172190 20-Oct-2008 09:01
Send private message

only 2GB on Saturday night. another dissappointment.

To recap the previous days I got the following:
Tues 3.16GB
Wed 2.12GB
Thur 3.55B
Fri   2.7GB

So overall no good results for the week. Are other people stuck within the 2GB to 4GB limit I seem to be hitting?

cheers
db



Continuing the saga.

Sun, Mon Night totalled 4.6GB so roughly 2.3GB each night. very very sad.

And I now also seem to be losing peak time data at an exceedingly high rate. I am very very aware of the start and stop times of the free data periods so I am stuggling to see how my mainly text searches and site refreshes are causing suh a high rate of data to be downloaded. My email only check when I tell it to. I will now be monitoring this area as well.

cheers
db




Home Server: AMD Threadripper 1950X, 64GB, 56TB HDD, Define R6 Case, 10GbE, ESXi 6.7, UNRAID, NextPVR, Emby Server, Plex Server.
Lounge Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Main PC: Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB RAM, RX 570, 2 x 24"


3455 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #172416 20-Oct-2008 23:57
Send private message

Sorry i did it again. If you hit enter and start typing before waiting 10 seconds, it submits the post instantly Frown





Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




 
 
 
 


3455 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #172417 20-Oct-2008 23:57
Send private message

masika: I agree with all of this, slingshot has got real crud. Im a student and pay $60p/m with tolls to slingshot. I like to download movies and havent really had the patients to for around 1month now.

ive seen speeds of 12kb/s on the inferno plan downloading straight from (http).
I am seriolsly considering cutting slingshot off, but the $150 fee is a burdon to my $180 allowance.

Get with it slingshot, and hurry the **** up...

Thats my input any whoooo


You dont have to pay the disconnect fee. Part of your contract is that slingshot provides you with a FS internet connection, not a 256k. You can leave if they are not holding up their end of the contract without paying any fees.
You can request they disconnect broadband. You may want to make sure there isnt a waiting queue on your exchange, and then signing up with another isp would be free as part of their signup deals if you want to wait a few days without internet.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here






636 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #172437 21-Oct-2008 08:32
Send private message


Continuing the saga.

Sun, Mon Night totalled 4.6GB so roughly 2.3GB each night. very very sad.

And I now also seem to be losing peak time data at an exceedingly high rate. I am very very aware of the start and stop times of the free data periods so I am stuggling to see how my mainly text searches and site refreshes are causing suh a high rate of data to be downloaded. My email only check when I tell it to. I will now be monitoring this area as well.

cheers
db



Tues Night 2.25GB.

Disappointing again. Oh and since logging two performance related calls via the online form I have heard nadda apart from the thanks email we will be in touch, I will be disconnected before I hear anything from them.

cheers

db





Home Server: AMD Threadripper 1950X, 64GB, 56TB HDD, Define R6 Case, 10GbE, ESXi 6.7, UNRAID, NextPVR, Emby Server, Plex Server.
Lounge Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Main PC: Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB RAM, RX 570, 2 x 24"




636 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #172704 22-Oct-2008 09:57
Send private message

browned:


Tues Night 2.25GB.

Disappointing again. Oh and since logging two performance related calls via the online form I have heard nadda apart from the thanks email we will be in touch, I will be disconnected before I hear anything from them.

cheers

db



Well slight improvement. 4.5GB. That is the largest night I have had since moving to the new inferno plans. But still well short of historical averages  of 8 to 12GB.

cheers
db




Home Server: AMD Threadripper 1950X, 64GB, 56TB HDD, Define R6 Case, 10GbE, ESXi 6.7, UNRAID, NextPVR, Emby Server, Plex Server.
Lounge Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Main PC: Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB RAM, RX 570, 2 x 24"




636 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #172983 23-Oct-2008 09:50
Send private message


Well slight improvement. 4.5GB. That is the largest night I have had since moving to the new inferno plans. But still well short of historical averages  of 8 to 12GB.

cheers
db



Back down to 2.5GB.

No news from slingshot. Anyone else getting bad free data period totals?


cheers
db




Home Server: AMD Threadripper 1950X, 64GB, 56TB HDD, Define R6 Case, 10GbE, ESXi 6.7, UNRAID, NextPVR, Emby Server, Plex Server.
Lounge Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Main PC: Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB RAM, RX 570, 2 x 24"


591 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #173022 23-Oct-2008 12:06
Send private message

Yes, I can only get about 2.4GB as well :(
I wish they would put it back to how it was a few weeks back.

 
 
 
 


1819 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #173064 23-Oct-2008 14:34
Send private message

2.5GB * 30days =  75GB a month.  That's still  bigger than Xnets? free data cap.

591 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #173072 23-Oct-2008 14:52
Send private message

haha, no it's the same, Xnet give you 75GB per month but at least with xnet you get faster speeds and you have a longer off peak time (midnight-8AM)
Looks like slingshot has just slowed us down just enough to make it pointless to be with them :(
And they are now slowing us down the whole time :( I can handle getting slowish speeds on off peak times but no need to cap it all the time.(or at least only cap those people with the 1TB data cap, and leave us people with the tiny caps with fast speed!!!??)



636 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #173074 23-Oct-2008 15:04
Send private message

hellonearthisman: 2.5GB * 30days =  75GB a month.  That's still  bigger than Xnets? free data cap.



Not the point. With a 1 Mbps connection we should be able to download 1.8GB in 6 hours witha  50% overhead. With no overhead that is 2.7GB.

Therefore with 4, 6, or 8 Mbps you would expect a 6 hour period to deliver 7.2GB, 10.8GB 14.4GB with a 50% overhead. I would be happy with an average of 5GB a night.

Don't get me wrong I am not wanting to leech huge amounts of data and I am all for traffic shaping on heavily used protocols, but I would like to download my ISO images, driver files, critical update, and software updates at a reasonable pace and not worry about it timing out, disconnecting, or using download managing tools to keep things moving.

Slingshot gave us the option of moving to these new plans so heavy users would download during off peak hours, but then once everyone has moved to those services to limit the service is a drastic step in the wrong direction. I might as well move back to a 512KB connection and be happy with 1.3GB a night for a lot less money.

cheers
db




Home Server: AMD Threadripper 1950X, 64GB, 56TB HDD, Define R6 Case, 10GbE, ESXi 6.7, UNRAID, NextPVR, Emby Server, Plex Server.
Lounge Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Main PC: Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB RAM, RX 570, 2 x 24"


591 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #173699 26-Oct-2008 13:44
Send private message

You know if you have access to a NZ proxy or the like yo can just use that to refer all your downloads (and well everything) thou it and get awesome fast speeds all the time as it looks like NZ content is unaffected.
Just a thought...



636 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #174060 28-Oct-2008 13:33
Send private message


Back down to 2.5GB.

No news from slingshot. Anyone else getting bad free data period totals?


cheers
db



Complete total for the long weekend a very disappointing 4GB. So roughly 1GB a night. So roughly that is one Technet ISO file as to download exchange server, sql server, small business server, or vista ISO's are all 4GB in size.

I see someone is asking for a refund from slingshot, so I might do that soon, or at least insist on no disconnection fee when I leave. It sounds like they might get it as well.


cheers
db




Home Server: AMD Threadripper 1950X, 64GB, 56TB HDD, Define R6 Case, 10GbE, ESXi 6.7, UNRAID, NextPVR, Emby Server, Plex Server.
Lounge Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Main PC: Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB RAM, RX 570, 2 x 24"




636 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #174323 29-Oct-2008 10:52
Send private message


Complete total for the long weekend a very disappointing 4GB. So roughly 1GB a night. So roughly that is one Technet ISO file as to download exchange server, sql server, small business server, or vista ISO's are all 4GB in size.

I see someone is asking for a refund from slingshot, so I might do that soon, or at least insist on no disconnection fee when I leave. It sounds like they might get it as well.


cheers
db



3GB last night. Slight improvement.

cheers
db




Home Server: AMD Threadripper 1950X, 64GB, 56TB HDD, Define R6 Case, 10GbE, ESXi 6.7, UNRAID, NextPVR, Emby Server, Plex Server.
Lounge Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Main PC: Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB RAM, RX 570, 2 x 24"


1819 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #174343 29-Oct-2008 12:34
Send private message

Another Geekzone user has requested and got a refund.  Slingshot is working to addresss this issues;
Quote Scott in reply to the question will all users get a refund,
"No - every case is different. This is why our fix hasnt been applied to all, and has taken a while to sort out."

More Math;  50000 user all doing 1GB per hour =  50TB and hour or 0.83TBs (or  6.64Tb bits per second).  The whole Southen Cross cable has a total space of 1.2 Tbps.

1290 posts

Uber Geek


  #174403 29-Oct-2008 17:52
Send private message

Looking at the behaviour, it's obvious that it's not merely a lack of bandwidth.




rm *


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.