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danielm8
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  #572433 23-Jan-2012 16:48
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Hey,
SlingShot customer here. I have 2 questions.

Firstly, at about 4:30pm today I started getting problems with international connectivity (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc) but local websites (e.g. TradeMe) were working fine. It's resolved now, just curious if this was SlingShot or if my modem is shotty!

Secondly, I'm getting reasonable speeds but as per other customer's feedback, I was just wondering if there was any way my connection could be faster... as you can see below, I'm getting about 11mbps on my fs/fs connection.. I'm not very far from the exchange either!



Cheers 

Nebbie
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  #572634 24-Jan-2012 10:11
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danielm8:
Firstly, at about 4:30pm today I started getting problems with international connectivity (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc) but local websites (e.g. TradeMe) were working fine. It's resolved now, just curious if this was SlingShot or if my modem is shotty!


Hi There

Yes around 3:30pm yesterday we experienced issues with our international link, this was resolved around 4pm.

Could you PM me your account and ill have a look at your line stats, if you already have a 12mbit connection or around there I would say you have the best your line can get.

Kind Regards
Bevin Smeith




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quebec
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  #572752 24-Jan-2012 14:00
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Line has improved overnight, getting good speeds throughout the day now -





Very happy with the outcome, just want to know if the variation in speed is normal,only one PC connected when these tests were done.

quebec
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  #572753 24-Jan-2012 14:03
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Also, one more thing, this morning speedtes.net needle would go straight to 18Mb but now it starts off with 6-7Mb/s and at the end of the test jumps straight to 17-18Mb/s, is this normal??

Slingshot

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  #572755 24-Jan-2012 14:07
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Hey Stitch,

Good to see, The speed will vary a little, above looks ok to me.

Keep an eye on it and let me know if it varies anymore than this or if there are any other issues,

Thanks,
Joe.




macuser
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  #573985 27-Jan-2012 10:14
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Hey,

We recently moved house, we were originally on the legacy naked DSL 25GB + off-peak 2-8am plan, when requesting a move, they advised us that they may move us over to the new 30GB naked DSL plan - off-peak, I asked for this not to happen as we utilize the off-peak data!  Now we are on the 30GB plan, still under contract with Slingshot, so I thought we would at least have our legacy plan to the end of our agreed contract, since that is the service we subscribed to?

 

sapage
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  #573994 27-Jan-2012 10:38
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Macuser - email me your account number - I can help you with this.
Scott Page
Slingshot general manager
Scottp@team.slingshot.co.nz
0299124464




ScottP

 
 
 
 


nzapster
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  #574512 28-Jan-2012 23:34
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I was wanting to have a look at testing out http://www.unblock-us.com but it told me after setting it up, that there was a transparent proxy by my ISP stopping it from working. Is there any way that I can turn this off to get this to work?

There was a list of ISPs that will not work with unblock-us, including Telstra NZ, but Slingshot wasn't on the list.

Nebbie
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  #574910 30-Jan-2012 12:42
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nzapster: I was wanting to have a look at testing out http://www.unblock-us.com but it told me after setting it up, that there was a transparent proxy by my ISP stopping it from working. Is there any way that I can turn this off to get this to work?

There was a list of ISPs that will not work with unblock-us, including Telstra NZ, but Slingshot wasn't on the list.


Go onto your account:

"My Internet" --> "Internet Cache Settings" --> Turn this off

EDIT: I forgot restart your router, you may need to leave it off for 5min

Thanks
Bevin




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ALTRON
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  #576081 1-Feb-2012 21:24
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At the moment im getting really slow speeds 120KB/s from my seedbox FTP which i can always download from at 2.2MB/s. On the unlimited plan which has always gone at full speed.

I've rebooted modem and the line speeds are good
Up Stream
1009 (Kbps.)
Down Stream
22038 (Kbps.)

Ive checked seedbox and that's working correctly (although ive contacted seedbox admin and waiting to hear back)

Jarsky
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  #576112 1-Feb-2012 22:33
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You should really check your int'l speeds against other sources as well. ISP's wont really action anything like that sort of problem, small route problems are just the nature of the internet - especially if a switch or router somewhere along the way is faulted and one of the jumps has stepped down to an alt route. 

ALTRON
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  #576136 2-Feb-2012 00:18
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ftp admin says everything is working fine on their end.
i did a tracert.
Tracing route to dionysus.bytesized-hosting.com [94.242.209.3]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 15 ms 19 ms 15 ms 202.180.81.30
3 14 ms 14 ms 15 ms p85.pool-82.callplus.net.nz [202.180.82.85]
4 15 ms 15 ms 14 ms vlan7-cpcak3-s1.tranzpeer.net [202.180.81.49]
5 15 ms 15 ms 22 ms ae0-0.cpcak2-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.1.74]
6 19 ms 16 ms 16 ms CPL-0032.gw1.akl1.asianetcom.net [203.192.167.17
7]
7 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms ge-3-0-0-986.gw1.akl2.asianetcom.net [203.192.18
5.53]
8 139 ms 140 ms 139 ms te0-1-0-0-984.gw1.lax3.asianetcom.net [203.192.1
85.49]
9 139 ms 140 ms 140 ms gi4-1-0.gw3.lax1.asianetcom.net [202.147.61.153]

10 293 ms 293 ms 293 ms 10g.linx.lon.as5577.net [195.66.225.90]
11 293 ms 293 ms 293 ms 40g.lon-lxb.as5577.net [83.243.12.5]
12 293 ms 293 ms 294 ms ic-root.lxb.as5577.net [83.243.15.252]
13 307 ms 296 ms 294 ms dionysus.bytesized-hosting.com [94.242.209.3]

Trace complete.

Slingshot

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  #576160 2-Feb-2012 07:42
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Hi Altron,

Trace looks ok, As Jarsky says we cannot overly troubleshoot d/l speeds from your seedbox but if you could do some generic speed tests and some nat/int downloads to see if everything is effected we can go from there,

If you PM me your account details i can start looking at things from this end to make sure nothing is out of place,

Thanks,
Joe.
SS Technical Manager.




JamesL
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  #576416 2-Feb-2012 18:52
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Also getting ~500KB/s from my dedicated server via ftp, previously went line speed. Nat speeds are fine

Different provider though, ovh. Presumably it's the shaping during peak as www from the same box goes line speed

Nebbie
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  #576420 2-Feb-2012 19:04
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As most people know Slingshot apply traffic prioritisation to all types of traffic.

Attended traffic types like Browsing, Skype/VoIP, Email are set at high level.
Attended traffic we classify as traffic that a user needs NOW not wait for it, for example Skype would not work if we did not prioritise it.

Non-Attended traffic such as HTTP Downloads, FTP, P2p are set at a low levels these are types of traffic that we believe the user can wait longer to get.

If any one has any issues with National based traffic please send me a PM.




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