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shaneblyth

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#36788 1-Jul-2009 18:11
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I just changed form ihug/vodafone

We have all noticed it is slower... mainly laggy.




example:







click a webpage and watch my app that shows speed..  it often sits on dialup download for 3-6 seconds and then speeds up a bit.

sometimes the pages just seems like it will never load

click stop  click refresh and it often takes off.




speed tests show it is maxing out at between 3 and 5 mbs depending on time of day and whos website i use to do a speed test.




So why would this suddenly change when i swap to Orcon?




someone mentioned something about Orcon using some switch that is on where vodafone doesnt . cant find the post but it was something like interleaving or some name like that.




any ideas?




it is very strange.  we all noticed it from the day we switched over... and thats been a few weeks now

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  #230108 1-Jul-2009 23:15
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Factor's that affect perceived "internet" speed

1: Your PC's speed and tcp/ip settings (MTU, window size etc)
2: Quality of your ADSL modem/router
3: Quality of your phone/ADSL filtering
4: Quality of your house wiring
5: Quality of you phone line to the exchange/cabinet
6: Cabinet/Exchange port quality
7: Congestion on the backhaul network to your ISP
8: ISP's hand over links
9: ISP's internal network, caching, shaping, traffic management
10: ISP's national and international bandwidth route and quality

Probably something in 6-10 for you.



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  #230238 2-Jul-2009 11:57
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yeah but it changed the day i swapped to orcon so why would that be.
nothing has changed here at my house

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  #230243 2-Jul-2009 12:18
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As Ragnor mentioned 6-10 most likely your issue.



Diff ISPs use different providers/routes for different sites/networks etc. So Vodafone may have been using provider A to route your traffic to site ABCDEFG.COM whereas now youre on Orcon and they use provider B to get to ABCDEFG.COM and unfortunately provider B is slower than provider A.



You'll never get an ISP that offers great connections to every site, too many variables etc out there.




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  #230259 2-Jul-2009 12:55
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Are you on a Orcon+ or Telecom Wholesale connection.

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  #230265 2-Jul-2009 13:10
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cyril7: Are you on a Orcon+ or Telecom Wholesale connection.



Cyril




??? not familiar with those names.




I was on ihug which is now voda for internet and home phone moved everything to orcon phone and net on the platinum account i think  
20gb per month and tolls inside nz free and aussie free too for phone calls


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  #230272 2-Jul-2009 13:17
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Sorry, my mistake, Vodafone red network or Vodafone via Telecom Wholesale.

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  #230281 2-Jul-2009 13:39
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how can i tell i am in queenstown



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  #230295 2-Jul-2009 14:23
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OK, that answered my question, the Red network does not happen in queenstown. As Ragnor has said items 6-10 are most likely your problem

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  #230654 3-Jul-2009 12:55
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My guess would be you are using the wrong DNS servers, hence why there is some lag between websites.

Check that your DNS servers are not hard coded. They should be set to server assigned.

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  #230695 3-Jul-2009 14:07
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Sounddude: My guess would be you are using the wrong DNS servers, hence why there is some lag between websites.



Check that your DNS servers are not hard coded. They should be set to server assigned.



cheers i have a netgear router modem in assume it is there somewhere ?

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  #230701 3-Jul-2009 14:38
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Have you changed your username and password in the modem from Vodafone to Orcon's?

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  #230703 3-Jul-2009 14:44
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z2k: Have you changed your username and password in the modem from Vodafone to Orcon's?



yes i changed name and password and just rang and checked all my settings are correct  it was set to automatic dns but i am trying it with their manual ones though they say it should not need it   ill c how it goes for a few days rebooted router but initially seems same

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