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w2krules

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#28731 9-Dec-2008 20:24
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Sorry mods, this topic is not going to go away.

Just a completely random test this evening:



I can run the same test early tomorrow AM, and it will be at my full d/s speed (7.5 Mbps)

The question is, which other ISPs are better?




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w2krules

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  #184180 15-Dec-2008 07:52
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Check this link for a description of how Orcon shape:  http://www.orcon.net.nz/lifestyle/page/broadband_service_control_in_the_orcon_network_followup




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  #185229 19-Dec-2008 23:44
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w2krules:

The question is, which other ISPs are better?


NOT Xnet.

I have my doubts about Slingshot too. They do prioritise "Time sensitive" traffic.

I haven't heard too many complaints about Vodafone in terms of speed (customer service quality might be another matter though!), and Telecom, Maxnet and Telstra Clear seem good (but cost a lot more if you use a lot of quota)

 
 
 
 


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  #185238 20-Dec-2008 04:46
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Vodafone's customer service and general attitude to their customers has really deteriorated recently.  So they're off my list of possible ISPs.

Telecom is not really that expensive if you go for their package deal.  For $100 per month I can get a phone line, unlimited national calls and 10 gig of broadband.  20 gig is another $10, but they slow you to dialup if you exceed this!




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  #186682 30-Dec-2008 14:47
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I get about 80kB/s PER CONNECTION up to a total of about 800kB/s

It seems to me that the shaping is per connection. I use a segmented download manager like aria2 for linux, and get the latter speed.

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  #186806 31-Dec-2008 12:15
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BazNZ: Latency is the problem for me when gaming on International Servers. I'm getting the stop/start bandwidth bursts which most gamers would realise is impossible to play with. I'm not seeing on my monitor what is actually happening in real time. I'm missing shots and getting killed in game because of it. I know what speeds I should be getting and I'm not. To Chicago I should consistently get 3000-3200kbs Download and 400 - 450kbs upload with a ping between 203 - 210. I had this for years without any problems whatsoever with multiple Modems/Routers used so I know it's not my current Orcon Home Hub. It's gotta be Orcon's service? I've had this problem since April/May this year with mixed results in the past couple of months up and down. I'm in Hamilton and on Orcon's ADSL1 Purple Plan MAX/MAX. I'm currently not getting what I'm paying for. Last month with Home Phone/Tolls/Broadband etc.. etc.. my bill was $160 now if these terrible speeds and latency continue I'm better of paying Telecom or Vodafone $90 a month for the same Service and plan and save myself some dosh.


CHICAGO WEB SITE:
Tracing route to skiesoffire.org [69.89.21.71]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms sx763.dummy.porta.siemens.net [192.168.2.1]
2 11 ms 10 ms 10 ms lo-1.erx02.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.18]
3 9 ms 8 ms 8 ms 121.98.9.21
4 9 ms 8 ms 8 ms ge-1-3-0-0.bdr2.nct.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.38]
5 34 ms 34 ms 33 ms g2-0-1-118.tkbr10.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.
66.97]
6 33 ms 34 ms 33 ms xe7-0-0-2.tkbr9.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.12
0.221]
7 159 ms 164 ms 167 ms so0-1-1.labr5.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.120.
78]
8 165 ms 167 ms 165 ms so0-0-1.lebr6.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.
98]
9 169 ms 168 ms 169 ms 205.158.79.141.ptr.us.xo.net [205.158.79.141]
10 169 ms 169 ms 168 ms te-3-1-0.rar3.la-ca.us.xo.net [65.106.1.54]
11 168 ms 168 ms 167 ms ge7-0-0d0.rar1.la-ca.us.xo.net [65.106.1.53]
12 182 ms 183 ms 182 ms 71.5.170.54.ptr.us.xo.net [71.5.170.54]
13 182 ms 182 ms 182 ms 71.5.175.10.ptr.us.xo.net [71.5.175.10]
14 418 ms 320 ms 203 ms ip65-46-56-26.z56-46-65.customer.algx.net [65.46
.56.26]
15 182 ms 184 ms 183 ms box71.bluehost.com [69.89.21.71]

Trace complete.
CHICAGO SERVER:
Tracing route to mail.war-clouds.com [67.106.81.137]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms sx763.dummy.porta.siemens.net [192.168.2.1]
2 10 ms 11 ms 10 ms lo-1.erx02.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.18]
3 8 ms 9 ms 8 ms 121.98.9.21
4 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms ge-1-3-0-0.bdr2.nct.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.38]
5 33 ms 33 ms 33 ms g2-0-1-118.tkbr10.global-gateway.net.nz [203.9
66.97]
6 33 ms 33 ms 33 ms xe7-0-0-2.tkbr9.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.
0.221]
7 168 ms * 159 ms so0-3-1.labr5.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.23
254]
8 166 ms 166 ms 168 ms so-0-0-0.lebr6.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.1
.102]
9 168 ms 168 ms 169 ms 205.158.79.141.ptr.us.xo.net [205.158.79.141]
10 168 ms 169 ms 169 ms 65.106.1.70.ptr.us.xo.net [65.106.1.70]
11 169 ms 168 ms 169 ms 65.106.1.69.ptr.us.xo.net [65.106.1.69]
12 203 ms 207 ms 204 ms p6-0-0.RAR1.Dallas-TX.us.xo.net [65.106.0.13]
13 230 ms 230 ms 229 ms p1-0-0.RAR2.Chicago-IL.us.xo.net [65.106.0.33]
14 229 ms 236 ms 230 ms 71.5.171.38.ptr.us.xo.net [71.5.171.38]
15 219 ms 219 ms 217 ms ws5.wbs.net [207.88.172.6]
16 218 ms 218 ms 218 ms 66.237.108.130.ptr.us.xo.net [66.237.108.130]
17 219 ms 218 ms 219 ms mail.war-clouds.com [67.106.81.137]

Trace complete.

ORCON'S LATENCY CONTINUES.... GAMING ON INTERNATIONAL SERVERS! PACKET LOSS !! LAG!! Yell

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