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Master Geek


  # 544338 11-Nov-2011 17:28
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Oubadah: I thought I saw a post where someone mentioned that this plan was not very suitable for gaming? Any more comments on this? I'm trying to decide between this plan and Telecom TH 60GB.


Gaming is great for the most part.
National 5-20ms
Sydney 15-30ms
L.A 125-135ms

The only thing we struggle with as far as gaming, is with some MMO's - luckily I don't really play them - but it seems that traffic on some of the MMO's is de prioritised as P2P traffic or something. 

The last time I tried playing an MMO though was just after we moved to AYCE about 3 months ago.  

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  # 545740 15-Nov-2011 20:36
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Counter to what everyone seems concerned about, I'm not worried about gaming times, lag, disconnects, etc. (kids, therefore no time for gaming).

Instead, I need a reliable rather than lightning-fast connection during the day for work, and I'd like to be able to torrent etc. overnight. I also use a lot of Skype to overseas, with some streaming TV from Japan, both mainly during the day.

What's SS's AYCE deal like outside of the peak time of 6pm till late in terms of reliability?

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek

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  # 545758 15-Nov-2011 21:10
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Gurezaemon - thanks for ypur feedback - send me an email and I will personally help you switch and ensure you get the broadband experience you are looking for. At $60 with unlimited use, and after we doubled the international bandwidth for unlimited customers, you should expect pretty good performance all round.

Scott.page@team.slingshot.co.nz




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Wannabe Geek


  # 545987 16-Nov-2011 12:59
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I'm in the Wairarapa and considering changing to this plan.  My whole family use the internet everyday and both my boys play online games along with myself.  Can anyone give an update on how this plan is going for them and the type of speeds they're getting.  

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  # 546090 16-Nov-2011 15:43
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stutank: I'm in the Wairarapa and considering changing to this plan.  My whole family use the internet everyday and both my boys play online games along with myself.  Can anyone give an update on how this plan is going for them and the type of speeds they're getting.  


Can you provide what game servers you most likely would be using, the nature of this plan may result in increased latency to some destinations. However some Aussie servers may remain the same as we have peering with some locations in Aussie.

Google/Youtube should be good as we are peer with Google.




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Wannabe Geek


  # 546107 16-Nov-2011 16:16
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Nebbie:
stutank: I'm in the Wairarapa and considering changing to this plan.  My whole family use the internet everyday and both my boys play online games along with myself.  Can anyone give an update on how this plan is going for them and the type of speeds they're getting.  


Can you provide what game servers you most likely would be using, the nature of this plan may result in increased latency to some destinations. However some Aussie servers may remain the same as we have peering with some locations in Aussie.

Google/Youtube should be good as we are peer with Google.



I play battlefield 3.  Quite a few windows live games like dirt 2 and 3.  Grand theft auto iv online.  The rainbow six games, killing floor.  Most are on steam servers, but not all. 

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  # 546108 16-Nov-2011 16:17
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stutank: I play battlefield 3.  Quite a few windows live games like dirt 2 and 3.  Grand theft auto iv online.  The rainbow six games, killing floor.  Most are on steam servers, but not all. 

I need to know the DNS or IP address of servers so I can see what it would be like latency wise.




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Wannabe Geek


  # 546116 16-Nov-2011 16:55
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Nebbie:
stutank: I play battlefield 3.  Quite a few windows live games like dirt 2 and 3.  Grand theft auto iv online.  The rainbow six games, killing floor.  Most are on steam servers, but not all. 

I need to know the DNS or IP address of servers so I can see what it would be like latency wise.



This is for an australian battlefield 3 server.
203.217.24.137:25200
 
Mostly I play on NZ servers where I can, eg: 203.97.27.199:19567

This is for a north american battlefield bad co 2 server,  69.90.34.122:19567
 
Most of the Windows Live games are self hosted, so it depends on the individual running the game.

I'm currently getting 8mbps with Telecom broadband and it gets faster in the evening.  I'm picking it may be a try and see scenario.  I can put up with reasonable gaming performance.  I buy a lot of games on steam that constantly update and use a lot of data.  Also the kids suck a fair bit with facebook and youtube.
 

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 546118 16-Nov-2011 17:24
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I'm on the unlimited plan however I only have 5ms latency to our L2TP Terminator.

--- 203.217.24.137 ping statistics ---
11 packets transmitted, 11 received, 0% packet loss, time 10008ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 34.423/35.588/37.251/0.896 ms

--- 203.97.27.199 ping statistics ---
13 packets transmitted, 13 received, 0% packet loss, time 12003ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 32.630/74.810/172.500/48.660 ms
(This one seems to have a bit of jitter)

--- 69.90.34.122 ping statistics ---
17 packets transmitted, 17 received, 0% packet loss, time 16004ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 227.809/269.153/366.688/44.651 ms

EDIT: Also we have a steam cache so thats local traffic so should be line rates or close to line rates if the content is coming from the steam cache hosted in our data center.

Hope that Helps.




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Wannabe Geek


  # 546121 16-Nov-2011 17:33
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Nebbie: I'm on the unlimited plan however I only have 5ms latency to our L2TP Terminator.

--- 203.217.24.137 ping statistics ---
11 packets transmitted, 11 received, 0% packet loss, time 10008ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 34.423/35.588/37.251/0.896 ms

--- 203.97.27.199 ping statistics ---
13 packets transmitted, 13 received, 0% packet loss, time 12003ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 32.630/74.810/172.500/48.660 ms
(This one seems to have a bit of jitter)

--- 69.90.34.122 ping statistics ---
17 packets transmitted, 17 received, 0% packet loss, time 16004ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 227.809/269.153/366.688/44.651 ms

EDIT: Also we have a steam cache so thats local traffic so should be line rates or close to line rates if the content is coming from the steam cache hosted in our data center.

Hope that Helps.


Thats great.  Much obliged.  I don't live far from our exchange, not sure if theres a cabinet nearby or not so hopefully not much loss from the exchange. 

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 546202 16-Nov-2011 21:01
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Can someone from Slingshot tell me if I can move my kid's school onto this plan?

If so, is a static IP available with this plan and what is the cost?

Thanks! 

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 546247 17-Nov-2011 00:04
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polglase:
If so, is a static IP available with this plan and what is the cost?

I'm not 100% sure if static IP's are available on the unlimited plan only on capped plans.
I will check tomorrow.




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  # 546352 17-Nov-2011 10:23
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polglase: Can someone from Slingshot tell me if I can move my kid's school onto this plan?

If so, is a static IP available with this plan and what is the cost?

Thanks! 


In theory yes, the account holder for the school could apply for an account in the schools name and get this plan.

However, in reality a schools usage would not really be appropriate for an ADSL line connection in most cases.
This is a residential customer plan also, so not really appropriate for business usage as of course faulting would be at residential service levels not business, and there is no case management of residential accounts.

A school would come under the heading of a business line and should really be through a business provider like callplus where the line gets the priority and case management people expect for a business.




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Geek


  # 546488 17-Nov-2011 13:58
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I spoke with a nice someone on the phone on Tuesday as to this plan, and it sounds pretty good.
Currently through Maxnet at the moment, and paying through the nose; admittedly it's been great and quick, but it's been 12 months on Friday so we're looking for a change.
We're currently on naked DSL; I realise we'll have to pay for the homeline as well (which'll still end up being $80 cheaper than what we pay now). My question is, upon the switch, about how long will we be without internet?
A day or so is ok; Skyrim's out :)

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 546782 18-Nov-2011 10:07
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armourking:My question is, upon the switch, about how long will we be without internet?
A day or so is ok; Skyrim's out :)


Usually a few hours you stay connected to your old provider until the PVC is rebuilt to slingshot, when this is completed Telecom send us a completed and our system "should" automatically enable your account. However Telecom can take several hours to get back to us that this is completed and thus the swap over process is delayed.

Usually 2 - 3 hours not a day on the odd time something goes wrong and it takes about 1 - 2 days.

So my advice for any one is if your transitioning from one ISP to another and your connection is not up within 4 hours contact our helpdesk something may have gone wrong.

Thanks
Bevin




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