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  Reply # 795125 8-Apr-2013 16:46
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Thanks!  Would really like it to work good as it did when I was first connected... (That was proper quick)

quentinreade: @Brandonrnz My colleague Ross will drop you a line via twitter - I suspect we need to have a proper look into it for you and that hasn't been done. If you can work with him, we'll get all the proper troubleshooting underway. Thanks.




 

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  Reply # 795169 8-Apr-2013 18:51
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+1 vote this post if reading this thread has influenced your decision to sign up with Orcon

seeing that a few have suggested that already

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  Reply # 795228 8-Apr-2013 20:36
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MadEngineer: +1 vote this post if reading this thread has influenced your decision to sign up with Orcon

seeing that a few have suggested that already


It's certainly not made me want to go out and recommend them to anyone that's for sure and that's still after I received the news letter from TrueNet on the monthly Internet speed in NZ which can be found here

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/march-monthly-report

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  Reply # 795256 8-Apr-2013 21:26
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Easily the slowest night ever on Orcon... Beyond slow.  Loading pages feels like 256k adsl that I had 7-8 years ago.
Gaming is unplayable with the constant fluctuation in pings... 





 

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  Reply # 795293 8-Apr-2013 22:18
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Athlonite:
MadEngineer: +1 vote this post if reading this thread has influenced your decision to sign up with Orcon

seeing that a few have suggested that already


It's certainly not made me want to go out and recommend them to anyone that's for sure and that's still after I received the news letter from TrueNet on the monthly Internet speed in NZ which can be found here

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/march-monthly-report


But with orcon you can get 1megabit 24/7 !

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  Reply # 795312 9-Apr-2013 00:07
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I'm getting these speeds on speedtest but i have torrents coming in at between 0 and 50 B/s. What a joke


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  Reply # 795316 9-Apr-2013 00:30
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mercutio:
Athlonite:
MadEngineer: +1 vote this post if reading this thread has influenced your decision to sign up with Orcon

seeing that a few have suggested that already


It's certainly not made me want to go out and recommend them to anyone that's for sure and that's still after I received the news letter from TrueNet on the monthly Internet speed in NZ which can be found here

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/march-monthly-report


But with orcon you can get 1megabit 24/7 !


Which apparently isn't much good for browsing if this graph is to be taken seriously . It must surly be down to poor DNS response times though for the line to be so consistent.


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  Reply # 795330 9-Apr-2013 06:47

Athlonite:
MadEngineer: +1 vote this post if reading this thread has influenced your decision to sign up with Orcon

seeing that a few have suggested that already


It's certainly not made me want to go out and recommend them to anyone that's for sure and that's still after I received the news letter from TrueNet on the monthly Internet speed in NZ which can be found here

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/march-monthly-report


wait what? it says Orcon is still the fastest according to that report. Mmmm looks fishy.

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  Reply # 795369 9-Apr-2013 08:49
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Oriphix:
Athlonite:
MadEngineer: +1 vote this post if reading this thread has influenced your decision to sign up with Orcon

seeing that a few have suggested that already


It's certainly not made me want to go out and recommend them to anyone that's for sure and that's still after I received the news letter from TrueNet on the monthly Internet speed in NZ which can be found here

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/march-monthly-report


wait what? it says Orcon is still the fastest according to that report. Mmmm looks fishy.


Time to read the fineprint :-)

Truenet only measure speeds nationally to national sites.

Nothing fishy about it.



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  Reply # 795373 9-Apr-2013 08:57
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insane:
mercutio:
Athlonite:
MadEngineer: +1 vote this post if reading this thread has influenced your decision to sign up with Orcon

seeing that a few have suggested that already


It's certainly not made me want to go out and recommend them to anyone that's for sure and that's still after I received the news letter from TrueNet on the monthly Internet speed in NZ which can be found here

https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/march-monthly-report


But with orcon you can get 1megabit 24/7 !


Which apparently isn't much good for browsing if this graph is to be taken seriously . It must surly be down to poor DNS response times though for the line to be so consistent.


I think it's latency, and single connection throughput to one destination.  Cable's winning cos of latency and not hitting their proxy servers for national I imagine.

International wise, in my own benchmarking TelstraClear Cable in Christchurch takes about 40% longer to load web pages on average than DSL with similar latency to Auckland but lower sync rate on DSL.  Although sometimes it's a bit slower than that, and in my testing sometimes Cable seemed to not load some web pages properly which is really annoying when you're trying to benchmark.

If that really is a national test Orcon is doing shocking.  What I found interesting looking at that graph is how smooth Maxnet was.  

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  Reply # 795408 9-Apr-2013 09:49
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But that graph is for the time it takes to download a webpage. So Orcon is the worst as it takes the longest time to download a page. Nothing fishy, Orcon are just bad atm.

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  Reply # 795409 9-Apr-2013 09:51
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browned: But that graph is for the time it takes to download a webpage. So Orcon is the worst as it takes the longest time to download a page. Nothing fishy, Orcon are just bad atm.

cheers
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the question remains, why is 8 pm faster than 4 am?

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  Reply # 795425 9-Apr-2013 10:20
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Oddly, my gaming last night and now has been great (MUCH better then before, and almost no lag!)

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  Reply # 795463 9-Apr-2013 10:59
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mercutio: the question remains, why is 8 pm faster than 4 am?


4am is when all of the ISO downloaders are active.

By faster you are talking between high 1.4 seconds and low 1.6 seconds. hmmm.

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  Reply # 795496 9-Apr-2013 11:53
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quentinreade: We added more bandwidth Friday, and while this has made some difference, it appears this still wasn’t enough.

We are in the process of getting more – and are just as keen as you to see this in place. Sorry for the delays in getting this.


Thanks for that update.

I've noticed a major slowdown in int'l traffic but I'm on the 30/10 unlimited data fibre plan. I'd heard from somewhere unofficial that Orcon maintain two bandwidth pools - one for the capped plans and one for the unlimited.

Is this true? And if so, is the current bottleneck in traffic affecting both bandwidth pools, or just the unlimited one?

Biggest user in my house is my 11yo daughter with youtube. I can just limit her on that then happily go to the 60GB plan .... before I do that however I'll need your help - your answer to this Q will be my decider.

Thanks!

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