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Master Geek


  # 770185 25-Feb-2013 22:47
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I am sadly stuck in a contract till October but I can tell you now they can stick it. I make sure I tell anyone that is looking to change ISP's to stare clear of them. Run by a bunch of muppets and they feed us scripted info by a bunch of slave labourers.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 770189 25-Feb-2013 22:54
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I noticed a slow down about 8pm, but it pretty much sped up since, I no when it slows down my AUS Speeds go from 27Mb down to around 9.

Here's a speed test to LA from my Fibre 30MB connection...

I've also noticed XBL gaming to be a bit dodgy tonight, even XBL downloads (Updates, game purchases) have been incredibly slow (15mins for 100MB)






 

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 770191 25-Feb-2013 22:59
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trying to download from apples content distribution tonight has been painfull.....was it 12MB or 102MB? not sure but it took nearly an hour :(

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Ultimate Geek


  # 770800 26-Feb-2013 23:15
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Are there any issues atm? I've noticed gaming to be quite bad the last couple nights, also iTunes HD movies are taking a freakin age, one minute its 80KB/s then it shoots up to 700KB/s, then back down again. Taken 2 hours to download 2GB of a movie I just bought...




 

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  # 770825 27-Feb-2013 00:37
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Brandonrnz: I noticed a slow down about 8pm, but it pretty much sped up since, I no when it slows down my AUS Speeds go from 27Mb down to around 9.

Here's a speed test to LA from my Fibre 30MB connection...

I've also noticed XBL gaming to be a bit dodgy tonight, even XBL downloads (Updates, game purchases) have been incredibly slow (15mins for 100MB)












That looks about right for speeds to the US West Coast. Also remember GPON connections have a guarenteed speed I think of 2.5mbps minimum unless the ISP provisions them with greater CIR.




Speedtest 2019-10-14


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Ultimate Geek


  # 771162 27-Feb-2013 17:39
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I noticed problems last night - it seems a bit patchy in the last week or two.

iTunes HD trailers have never been reliable on Orcon. They have had problems with international bandwidth (for me) since May 2009. It got better for a lot of Youtube a couple of years later, but things like iTunes movie trailers have always been poor performers.




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Master Geek


  # 771252 27-Feb-2013 20:01
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casewindow: I noticed problems last night - it seems a bit patchy in the last week or two.

iTunes HD trailers have never been reliable on Orcon. They have had problems with international bandwidth (for me) since May 2009. It got better for a lot of Youtube a couple of years later, but things like iTunes movie trailers have always been poor performers.


This is probably why i can never stream properly @ Twitch.tv

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 771329 27-Feb-2013 22:03
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Hmm, I guess with having Fibre, it's so quick during the day, during the night feels quite sluggish, my speedtest proves my point lol...  Orcon, buy more international bandwidth!
NZ:













AUS:












Feels like I'm getting the same speeds to the U.S as AUS at night, during the day, the same AUS server gives me pretty much the same as my local speeds.

Also, watching anything from Twitch tonight, (looking at iStat Menu's Network Monitor) won't stream past about 40KB/s making everything unwatchable, youtube Live streams in HD seem to start and stop, even during the day.
Never thought I would say this, but I had less speed issues with Slingshot than Orcon...









 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 771396 28-Feb-2013 00:52
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Here's a test a few hours later to the same AU speedtest as shown in my previous post.
Orcon really struggle at night....




 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 771400 28-Feb-2013 06:11
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I had a problem on the weekend with Twitch.tv. It just stops and i have to reload the page.

apart from that the connection hasnt been too bad.

I fix stuff!
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  # 771443 28-Feb-2013 08:59
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Brandonrnz: Here's a test a few hours later to the same AU speedtest as shown in my previous post.
Orcon really struggle at night....


Hi Brandon,

I assume you are on the unlimited plan?

This should answer your questions if you are.

http://www.orcon.net.nz/support/gfaq_page/i_have_an_unlimited_data_plan_what_does_this_mean_for_the_speed_of_my_conne

Any questions, please ask.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 771462 28-Feb-2013 09:17

Yup I have the same problem with Twitch.tv
Last night gaming was hell due to lag spikes. I have had the splitter installed as Orcon suggested my connection is still bad. (seems only international traffic)
Can someone please help.

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Uber Geek


  # 771463 28-Feb-2013 09:19
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Im not on unlimited and it still slows at night sometimes...

Orcon have gone pretty quiet over this issue.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 771630 28-Feb-2013 11:49
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Sure it will slow down a bit, but when I joined with fibre everything was great, then you had that stupid international problem, and since then it's been pants at night.  It really effects gaming at night...

Also quick ? for you guys @orcon.
Why are updates/purchases from XBOX and iTunes so painfully slow?

Sounddude:
Brandonrnz: Here's a test a few hours later to the same AU speedtest as shown in my previous post.
Orcon really struggle at night....


Hi Brandon,

I assume you are on the unlimited plan?

This should answer your questions if you are.

http://www.orcon.net.nz/support/gfaq_page/i_have_an_unlimited_data_plan_what_does_this_mean_for_the_speed_of_my_conne

Any questions, please ask.




 

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Uber Geek


  # 771700 28-Feb-2013 13:50
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Brandonrnz: Sure it will slow down a bit, but when I joined with fibre everything was great, then you had that stupid international problem, and since then it's been pants at night.  It really effects gaming at night...

Also quick ? for you guys @orcon.
Why are updates/purchases from XBOX and iTunes so painfully slow?


apple/microsoft use akamai.  orcon have historically had akamai performance issues.  if using another dns server you may find speeds go up, but really it seems that for some unknown reason akamai uncached transfers are slower than normal downloads, and a significant amount of stuff seems to be uncached, like if do the same download 3 times in a row, it may be fast the third time (the ip hops around and they don't seem to share cache) then download again in a day or two it'll be slow again.

haven't done any testing recently.  but at the time i compared akamai on orcon, telstraclear, telecom and orcon's was significantly slower/worse.  i've also heard that callplus's can have similar issues though.

cachefly on the other hand seems to be consistently fast.  (http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test) and i wish more people would just use cachefly rather than this akamai stuff.


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