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# 111296 29-Oct-2012 21:13
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Fed up with Slingshot, don't want to re-sign with them.

What is the performance like with Orcon's unlimited plan? (generally, has it decreased much since the introduction of unlimited)

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  # 715237 10-Nov-2012 17:24
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I can always max my line with Orcon unlimited. Not saying much as my line speed is only 3mbit.




 


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  # 718303 16-Nov-2012 14:17
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I am 1km from my exchange and can max the ADSL (around 14Mb). Most web sites are very quick, although I have noticed one video site does a fair bit of bufdfering but I think that is not related to Orcon as other sites do not buffer at all.

As the old saying goes, your milage may vary.




I'd go on a Vegan diet but the delivery time from Vega is too long.

 
 
 
 


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  # 718391 16-Nov-2012 17:16
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Just activated my Orcon Unlimited plan (as of 1 hour ago). So far it's pretty good. I'll be doing some heavy downloading and browsing over the next few days, so I'll update if there's any problems.

Edit: I usually get around 1-1.2MB/s on other ISPs (I was with Slingshot previously), getting 1.2 at the moment, and single thread speeds are awesome.



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  # 723124 26-Nov-2012 15:55
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Its rubbish.. complete rubbish

 

.. went from fullspeed to

 







 

And I cant switch back.. wtf :S

 

I dont remember reading anywhere that we HAVE to be on the new plans (So now the highest unrated is 60gb)

 

WTF

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  # 723145 26-Nov-2012 16:24
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Have you logged a ticket with Helpdesk about this?

We don't do any traffic priotisation on national or local traffic, so you should be able to get full speed to the Auckland, Wellington speed test sites.


moxpearl: Its rubbish.. complete rubbish

 

.. went from fullspeed to

 







 

And I cant switch back.. wtf :S

 

I dont remember reading anywhere that we HAVE to be on the new plans (So now the highest unrated is 60gb)

 

WTF

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  # 723216 26-Nov-2012 18:30
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Seems fine for my orcon

https://www.speedtest.net/result/2332054076.png
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https://www.speedtest.net/result/2332062948.png




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  # 723267 26-Nov-2012 20:18
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It's fine here.

My only problem is it seems to slow down heaps during 7pm-~10pm. Also, compared to Slingshot, for some reason, I have (random)major lags when playing some MMORPGS, even though I can attain max speeds from a download at the same time.
This is a real deal breaker for me, as it makes my games near-unplayable, and It's hard to tell what's going to happen until i get into 'a' game, at which point I can't stop playing until it's end.

FTR, my ping with Slingshot to this game used to be around 150-160 (and it had absolutely no lag), with Orcon, the lowest i've seen is 180, and it's usually at 200 (and it has often, random, lag spikes)





 
 
 
 


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  # 723287 26-Nov-2012 21:22
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Just switched over to Unlimited recently and have not noticed any slowdown.
Perhaps if my line rate was faster I might notice a difference.

Line Rate - Upstream (Kbps): 1024
Line Rate - Downstream (Kbps): 8064

Speedtest just after 9pm in Auckland:
https://www.speedtest.net/result/2332233252.png
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https://www.speedtest.net/result/2332240469.png





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  # 723296 26-Nov-2012 21:54
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I'm not doing any of my downloading, but my net has crawled to a slow. Basic webpages take at least 5 seconds, something like facebook is just loading for at least 30 seconds.

Seems to happen daily at around 9-10..

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  # 723696 27-Nov-2012 15:33
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I can confirm the above. Web browsing is terribly slow and you can forget Spotify or YouTube. I understand that there is a performance hit being an oversold plan, but even Slingshot was better than this.




 


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  # 724882 29-Nov-2012 21:01
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Just run Speedtest. This is my results.





I'd go on a Vegan diet but the delivery time from Vega is too long.

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  # 724942 29-Nov-2012 22:47
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Ever since the unlimited plan has came out the in-game latency I experience between about 7pm and midnight has been terrible. Up untill about 6 weeks ago I wasn't noticing any lag whatsoever and now I'm getting up to 2000ms lag in diablo 3. I've logged a support call, and rung them 3 times and have been told the last two times that I have to await a tier 2 tech support person to contact me the next day. So either its just pure co-incidence that my experience has degraded just recently or the unlimited plan is affecting users that choose not to go on unlimited plan.

Its a real shame as I've always been a good fan of orcon, recommended them to people and have never had issues untill lately. If I don't hear back from that support person then I'll probably change providers.

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  # 725454 1-Dec-2012 11:49
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charliebrownnz: Ever since the unlimited plan has came out the in-game latency I experience between about 7pm and midnight has been terrible. Up untill about 6 weeks ago I wasn't noticing any lag whatsoever and now I'm getting up to 2000ms lag in diablo 3. I've logged a support call, and rung them 3 times and have been told the last two times that I have to await a tier 2 tech support person to contact me the next day. So either its just pure co-incidence that my experience has degraded just recently or the unlimited plan is affecting users that choose not to go on unlimited plan.

Its a real shame as I've always been a good fan of orcon, recommended them to people and have never had issues untill lately. If I don't hear back from that support person then I'll probably change providers.


Hi

Can you let me know how Diablo3 performs over the next couple of days. We have done some tweaking which might help.



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  # 725541 1-Dec-2012 16:15
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Sounddude:
charliebrownnz: Ever since the unlimited plan has came out the in-game latency I experience between about 7pm and midnight has been terrible. Up untill about 6 weeks ago I wasn't noticing any lag whatsoever and now I'm getting up to 2000ms lag in diablo 3. I've logged a support call, and rung them 3 times and have been told the last two times that I have to await a tier 2 tech support person to contact me the next day. So either its just pure co-incidence that my experience has degraded just recently or the unlimited plan is affecting users that choose not to go on unlimited plan.

Its a real shame as I've always been a good fan of orcon, recommended them to people and have never had issues untill lately. If I don't hear back from that support person then I'll probably change providers.


Hi

Can you let me know how Diablo3 performs over the next couple of days. We have done some tweaking which might help.




Is just just for one cabinet or for the general network? Or one specific plan type? (Ie non-unlimited?)

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  # 725889 2-Dec-2012 22:07
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Speeds are being iffy again tonight, mostly connections are taking a long time to open. Last time it was doing this I was seeing 400ms+ pings to the first hop (llu.bng1.nct.orcon.net.nz) but that doesn't seem to be the case tonight.




 


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