DasKid: So dear Orcon.
1: Hire four more geeks to fix the existing faults on the network. With at least one senior in the mix.
2: Sort out the upstream issues. Serious investment time. Ditch another 10 marketing people if you have to.
3: Refocus the company. It's about the customer you muppets. You have a seriously insular office culture at the moment and that's bad.
My pointless two cents. I'm still a customer, but I don't know for how much longer. I just can't decide which great NZ ISP to jump to next.
zCelicaDude: This is exactly the same performance I had when I changed to Telecom, glad I wasnt blowing smoke all this time and that somebody else who moved from Orcon > Telecom has achieved the same useful internet experience (it actually works.. where as orcon.. well.. it didnt work)
alliao: Lucky people... my connection to LA is below 1Mbps..... how did you guys test? I tried speednet also some direct ftp/http transfer with families in LA.
rdjacobs:alliao: Lucky people... my connection to LA is below 1Mbps..... how did you guys test? I tried speednet also some direct ftp/http transfer with families in LA.
I test with speedtest.net and I think it really comes down too your how good your line is and how close you are too the exchange. My mate is 3 kms from the exchange on adsl2 and gets 2mbs to LA
myself I'm 1.5 and i get 5mbs to LA, plus other factors time of day etc and if your provider is giving there customers the much need international bandwitdh and sometimes that runs out so then you just got too wait for an upgrade :)