zCelicaDude: I can't believe some of you orcon users, this thread is 19 pages long, with complaints from tens and tens of people, and heaps of people have already left orcon due to orcon's huge performance problems, why are you guys complaining? just leave like the rest of us already have, get onto telecom's 40gb pro plan, or the 60gb business plan (which home users can have)... Orcon plain and simple are unable to provide a decent or reliable internet connection.
I left orcon in May/June, Have been with telecom since, Telecom has only been down once and that was only 1 hour long, I always "always" get the speed I should be, all international downloads are fast, and I can play games via pc and xbox to overseas servers like i should be able to. Something that orcon sucks at.
I've also just been put on a cabinet and now getting 18.5 mbps line sync, I can download files from USA and Europe at 1.9 MB /S!! (I can download 100 megs in just over 30 seconds!! ) from international websites.
And I can stream HD movies from youtube lol.
So stop complaining and do something about it... "hint.. quit.. hint"
Make a complaint with orcon so they have yet another instance of customers they can use to show the govt that what telecom are doing isnt working
I finally have fibre! Had to leave the country to get it though.
nickbrooker: It's hard to argue with zCelicaDude.
I'm sitting here waiting to watch a video on YouTube for GoogleWave. It's 8 minutes long and I've managed to watch 11 seconds of it in about 12 minutes. Our connection is sitting about 4kB/sec down and about 0.1 up so it's not busy.
Given downlaod accelerators get normal speed this usually suggests shaping is not set up optimally.
The last thing that is keeping me with Orcon is the static IP. I have it set on routers etc for access. So intertia is keeping me, possible most people don't care about static IPs though.
I'm a network engineer and we used to scoff at Telecom and xtra (note how they buried that name) but they seem to have improved recently. Orcon not so much, they used to be good, techinically competant and fast but I'm on the list of frustrated people now.
Kind of ironic that orcon is listed as an unmetered parnter on tvnz on demand and that is another site that is a bit hit and miss for smooth video.