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  Reply # 1056892 30-May-2014 22:02
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Just did a back-to-back comparison using the Orcon and Sydney Ookla speedtest servers, I'm a bit rural so this is line speed for me - other than 20ms extra ping (42ms is still awesome), Sydney may as well be right next door - and these tests were both done at peak time, approx 9pm tonight and only 2mins apart.



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  Reply # 1056912 30-May-2014 22:50
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FireEngine: Just did a back-to-back comparison using the Orcon and Sydney Ookla speedtest servers, I'm a bit rural so this is line speed for me - other than 20ms extra ping (42ms is still awesome), Sydney may as well be right next door - and these tests were both done at peak time, approx 9pm tonight and only 2mins apart.



and to the Orcon server in Auckland





Sorry, can't see these.   40 ms is apparently the Gold Standard to Sydney 24/7.




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  Reply # 1056913 30-May-2014 22:54
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OK, 31 ms at 10:51 pm.   Unfortunately our son (the iRacing guru) is out tonight.




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  Reply # 1056928 31-May-2014 01:31
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w2krules:
FireEngine: Just did a back-to-back comparison using the Orcon and Sydney Ookla speedtest servers, I'm a bit rural so this is line speed for me - other than 20ms extra ping (42ms is still awesome), Sydney may as well be right next door - and these tests were both done at peak time, approx 9pm tonight and only 2mins apart.



and to the Orcon server in Auckland





Sorry, can't see these.   40 ms is apparently the Gold Standard to Sydney 24/7.


Not sure where the images have gone, suffice to say both Sydney and Auckland were identical speeds at 7.6 and 7.57 down and 0.87 upload with pings of 22ms Auckland and 42ms to Sydney - but I am on a pretty rural connection.




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  Reply # 1056929 31-May-2014 03:48
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Looks good, although the up and down speeds to Orcon seem a little low.  Will check how it is at peak times.







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  Reply # 1056961 31-May-2014 10:08
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w2krules: Looks good, although the up and down speeds to Orcon seem a little low.  Will check how it is at peak times.





To get the best Orcon result use the Orcon speedtest server at speedtest.orcon.net.nz rather than the Ookla one, both the above are good though given you are synced at 38Mbps.




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  Reply # 1056970 31-May-2014 10:41
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I'm curious,

Why is the Orcon speedtest server on speedtest.net so erratic with results?  All others in Auckland seem fine (at least in my testing).

FireEngine:
w2krules: Looks good, although the up and down speeds to Orcon seem a little low.  Will check how it is at peak times.





To get the best Orcon result use the Orcon speedtest server at speedtest.orcon.net.nz rather than the Ookla one, both the above are good though given you are synced at 38Mbps.




 

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  Reply # 1057000 31-May-2014 11:19
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Brandonrnz: I'm curious,

Why is the Orcon speedtest server on speedtest.net so erratic with results?  All others in Auckland seem fine (at least in my testing).



Do you mean the one at speedtest.orcon.net.nz ? Wasn't aware it was "erratic", some variation is to be expected in any repeated testing in a complex environment but what are you seeing?





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  Reply # 1057006 31-May-2014 11:30
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FireEngine:
Brandonrnz: I'm curious,

Why is the Orcon speedtest server on speedtest.net so erratic with results?  All others in Auckland seem fine (at least in my testing).



Do you mean the one at speedtest.orcon.net.nz ? Wasn't aware it was "erratic", some variation is to be expected in any repeated testing in a complex environment but what are you seeing?



No, the orcon server on speedtest.net  I've noticed it always seems to be slower than others, or it starts out really quick then drops right down.

Speedtest.orcon.net.nz is fine however... Really wierd.




 



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  Reply # 1057007 31-May-2014 11:37
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Brandonrnz:
FireEngine:
Brandonrnz: I'm curious,

Why is the Orcon speedtest server on speedtest.net so erratic with results?  All others in Auckland seem fine (at least in my testing).



Do you mean the one at speedtest.orcon.net.nz ? Wasn't aware it was "erratic", some variation is to be expected in any repeated testing in a complex environment but what are you seeing?



No, the orcon server on speedtest.net  I've noticed it always seems to be slower than others, or it starts out really quick then drops right down.

Speedtest.orcon.net.nz is fine however... Really wierd.


I don't see that; the results from both tests are almost identical.  When I was with Maxnet, the Orcon server was often the fastest.




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Brandonrnz: No, the orcon server on speedtest.net  I've noticed it always seems to be slower than others, or it starts out really quick then drops right down.

Speedtest.orcon.net.nz is fine however... Really wierd.


I'm not with you, if I load up speedtest.net FROM an Orcon connection it will give me a test TO an Ookla server, we host our own at speedtest.orcon.net.nz so if Ookla claim a different "Orcon" server I'm not sure what that is....??? Do you have a link to it?




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  Reply # 1057010 31-May-2014 11:44
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Interesting.  I was testing a couple months back, maybe something has changed since then?

Anyway, aus performance seems to be back to normal at night :)



w2krules:
Brandonrnz:
FireEngine:
Brandonrnz: I'm curious,

Why is the Orcon speedtest server on speedtest.net so erratic with results?  All others in Auckland seem fine (at least in my testing).



Do you mean the one at speedtest.orcon.net.nz ? Wasn't aware it was "erratic", some variation is to be expected in any repeated testing in a complex environment but what are you seeing?



No, the orcon server on speedtest.net  I've noticed it always seems to be slower than others, or it starts out really quick then drops right down.

Speedtest.orcon.net.nz is fine however... Really wierd.


I don't see that; the results from both tests are almost identical.  When I was with Maxnet, the Orcon server was often the fastest.




 

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  Reply # 1057011 31-May-2014 11:47
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I meant, if I select Auckland: Hosted by Orcon Internet LTD it was showing worse results than the VF server for example. (speedtest.net) 

Running a test using speedtest.orcon.net.nz shows normal results.



FireEngine:
Brandonrnz: No, the orcon server on speedtest.net  I've noticed it always seems to be slower than others, or it starts out really quick then drops right down.

Speedtest.orcon.net.nz is fine however... Really wierd.


I'm not with you, if I load up speedtest.net FROM an Orcon connection it will give me a test TO an Ookla server, we host our own at speedtest.orcon.net.nz so if Ookla claim a different "Orcon" server I'm not sure what that is....??? Do you have a link to it?




 

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w2krules: 23!  I didn't think it was that many...  There are 4 of us - everyone has a iPhone and a desktop and/or laptop.  There's also a couple of printers, a server, game consoles, tablets - it all adds up.  Usually there's just the 4 of us here.

We're not using the Orcon VOIP.  There is currently a Asus dual-band router being used as a wireless AP.

I suspect most of the up is file sharing, I should check that the others have a bandwidth limit set for uploads.


I've had to do that for my torrenting at home, and I'm on VDSL too. Mum and sister be like my streaming slow...checked my bit torrent and I'm pushing the full 10mb up. tongue-out Something to keep an eye on anyway. 




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  Reply # 1059011 4-Jun-2014 07:36
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w2krules: 23!  I didn't think it was that many...  There are 4 of us - everyone has a and a desktop and/or laptop.  There's also a couple of printers, a server, game consoles, tablets - it all adds up.  Usually there's just the 4 of us here.

We're not using the Orcon VOIP.  There is currently a Asus dual-band router being used as a wireless AP.

I suspect most of the up is file sharing, I should check that the others have a bandwidth limit set for uploads.


Cool and that sounds a god idea, I'll be in touch when the line test has run....

What was the result of the line test?




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