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  Reply # 783891 19-Mar-2013 13:06
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Oriphix: Just called Orcon Res line

IVR Message:

"There will be a outage between 12pm to 4pm for up to 45 minutes."



How useful, any time in a 4 hour span for any amount of time up to 1/5 of that period.

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  Reply # 783892 19-Mar-2013 13:09
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Oriphix: Just called Orcon Res line

IVR Message:

"There will be a outage between 12pm to 4pm for up to 45 minutes."



they're probably just migrating people back to the normal BNG, and doing groups of customers rather than everyone at once.


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  Reply # 783942 19-Mar-2013 14:42

mercutio:
they're probably just migrating people back to the normal BNG, and doing groups of customers rather than everyone at once.



Is that a good sign for this thread? Does that mean the issues we have been having should in theory be resolved if they are going back to the normal BGN?

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  Reply # 783943 19-Mar-2013 14:46
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Oriphix:
mercutio:
they're probably just migrating people back to the normal BNG, and doing groups of customers rather than everyone at once.



Is that a good sign for this thread? Does that mean the issues we have been having should in theory be resolved if they are going back to the normal BGN?


no, i think it was an unrelated issue :)

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  Reply # 784474 20-Mar-2013 14:12

Damn hahaha I had my hopes up!

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  Reply # 785164 21-Mar-2013 19:47
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any else noticed things much better today? 

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  Reply # 785277 22-Mar-2013 00:23
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After a few months we finally got what we paid for? Let see how long it lasts

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  Reply # 785280 22-Mar-2013 00:43

Yup things are looking up was better today. Going to test it for at least another week or two just to be on a safe side....could be a one off.

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  Reply # 785659 22-Mar-2013 20:17
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Nope still seems rubbish. My upload is faster than my download!?? Certain types of traffic are being throttled. Standard websites, gmail, youtube seem ok. But tried to download my songs on itunes store and it was like 100kb. But It was uploading at 900kb to google drive at the same time. So it seems it is downloads only, and only certain types of data. Im on the 30/15 fibre line btw.

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  Reply # 785732 22-Mar-2013 23:15
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International traffic download on torrents tonight continued to be <2KB/sec during peak hours, which started about a week ago (probably started to notice serious throttling a week and a half ago?).  Someone else mentioned also observing peer to peer heavily throttled. Haven't done any testing on non-p2p traffic yet, general web surfing has been OK but youtube has always been aweful with Orcon for me.  Had my fingers crossed that it will magically fix itself but might need to post some speed tests.

I'm still trying to get my head around throttling and shaping.  For example, I'm downloading data on Steam from the Orcon server and yet I observe massive shaping.  Steam reports up to 1.8MB/sec and then all the way down to 0KB/sec and then up and then down again.  Same shaping on p2p too.  What's the purpose of shaping Steam traffic like this?  Why can't we just have decent internet, I feel like we pay enough for it.

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  Reply # 785831 23-Mar-2013 11:52
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Ours improved after the outage the other day as mentioned a page or so back. We had to restart our genius for the connection to come back up.

Did you also get such an outage? Maybe you need to manually restart your connection for any improvements to apply?

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  Reply # 785891 23-Mar-2013 14:20
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ugh looks like they fiddled with it and it's crap again

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  Reply # 785944 23-Mar-2013 16:00

ar0r: International traffic download on torrents tonight continued to be <2KB/sec during peak hours, which started about a week ago (probably started to notice serious throttling a week and a half ago?).  Someone else mentioned also observing peer to peer heavily throttled. Haven't done any testing on non-p2p traffic yet, general web surfing has been OK but youtube has always been aweful with Orcon for me.  Had my fingers crossed that it will magically fix itself but might need to post some speed tests.

I'm still trying to get my head around throttling and shaping.  For example, I'm downloading data on Steam from the Orcon server and yet I observe massive shaping.  Steam reports up to 1.8MB/sec and then all the way down to 0KB/sec and then up and then down again.  Same shaping on p2p too.  What's the purpose of shaping Steam traffic like this?  Why can't we just have decent internet, I feel like we pay enough for it.


Yup Torrents are nerfed at the moment.
Mine has been like that for about 2-3 weeks now. was hoping they would fix it but no luck.

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  Reply # 785946 23-Mar-2013 16:01

MadEngineer: Ours improved after the outage the other day as mentioned a page or so back. We had to restart our genius for the connection to come back up.

Did you also get such an outage? Maybe you need to manually restart your connection for any improvements to apply?


I did a factory reset on the genius didn't do much though.

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  Reply # 785968 23-Mar-2013 17:17
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Downstream and upstream rates are OK for me, at least 13Mbps down, 1Mbps up (I'm on a wholesale connection, via a cabinet), but latency is all over the place.

Pings after the euba node can briefly spike to 1 or 2 seconds - this doesn't affect web browsing or media streaming much, but its a pain in the butt when playing latency sensitive online games.

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