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Topic # 29324 3-Jan-2009 13:25
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Hello i was recently looking to move to slingshot as they provide the best priced FS/FS option. I just wanted to get an idea of how people find the speeds, i do alot of gaming on xbox live, and also wondered if they had enabled ADSL 2+

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  Reply # 187206 3-Jan-2009 17:57
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It's a hit-and-miss affair.

Thanks to a mix of ANC (and their routes) and the truly bizarre priorities / shaping on traffic, it will vary greatly between servers and games.

For example, I used to regularly play on two Halo (PC) servers which were hosted on the same physical server, but reached via two different IP addresses.

For some reason, the path to each IP was different, so on one server I had a ping of ~180ms and I could play fine, the other server had a ping of ~280ms and was almost impossible to play on due to lag.

Aussie servers suffer similar issues due to equally strange routing.




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  Reply # 187372 4-Jan-2009 20:53
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samsam: ...also wondered if they had enabled ADSL 2+

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I heard they only have it enabled for their naked DSL plans.
But I hope to be wrong as I'm wondering about signing up with them myself ;)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 187378 4-Jan-2009 21:16
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Doctor: I heard they only have it enabled for their naked DSL plans.
But I hope to be wrong as I'm wondering about signing up with them myself ;)

I think that you're thinking of Xnet there.

Slingshot don't limit you to 8Mbps flat like Xnet, but the awful shaping at Slingshot stops 8Mbps even being attainable.




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  Reply # 187386 4-Jan-2009 21:36
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I am able to hit my 3.5ish meg line speed on slingshot almost constantly now, so its not as bad as it was...




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  Reply # 187392 4-Jan-2009 21:47
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Detruire:
Doctor: I heard they only have it enabled for their naked DSL plans.
But I hope to be wrong as I'm wondering about signing up with them myself ;)

I think that you're thinking of Xnet there.

Slingshot don't limit you to 8Mbps flat like Xnet, but the awful shaping at Slingshot stops 8Mbps even being attainable.


Yeah I know Xnet do that, I'm currently with them
Though I was told by a mate that Slingshot do the same, only get ADSL2 speeds with iTalk but if that's not the case then so much the better Smile

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  Reply # 187567 5-Jan-2009 16:11
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I repeat my warning about Slingshot:

Even if you aren't being limited to ADSL1 speeds in the same way as Xnet do, you won't be able to recieve higher speeds internationally (you'll probably have lower speeds internationally for peak times than you get on Xnet).
Nationally, you may get lucky.




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