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Topic # 188943 10-Dec-2015 16:58
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Hi All,

We just got a new UFB 100/20 installation done and the speeds are all over the place, but not as high as I'd expect.

Speed tests are coming out at between 8 Mbps and the highest has been 30-something Mbps. Not meaning to be greedy - we didn't expect it to be very close to 100 Mbps - but I would have thought it should be at least about 60/70; or is that wishful thinking?

Can anyone else let us know what speed they get on the naked 100/20 plan from Orcon?

Thanks in advance.



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  Reply # 1448279 10-Dec-2015 16:58
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

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  Reply # 1448288 10-Dec-2015 16:59
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are you testing over wifi?




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1448289 10-Dec-2015 17:06
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axolotl: [snip]
Speed tests are coming out at between 8 MBPS and the highest has been 30-something MBPS.



Do you mean Mb/s? For a 100/20 connection, somewhere around 12MB/s would be full line speed, I doubt you would get to 30MB/s.

If that's Mb/s that you've quoted, then that's a lot lower than you would expect to a local server.

What server are you testing to, how is your device connected to the router (ethernet, WiFi etc.), and what else is using your connection at the same time?



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  Reply # 1448292 10-Dec-2015 17:19
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Hiya,

Yes I mean Mbps. We signed up for the 100/20 plan as mentioned. 

Orcon do state (here https://www.orcon.net.nz/ufb/blog/how_fast_is_orcon_ufb) that:

"As well as this, actual UFB speeds are pretty close to the 100Mbps and 30Mbps services that you can choose when selecting an Orcon UFB plan."

I've just actually changed the server and it has improved.

I am using speedtest.net but the server was in Dunedin... have changed it to Tauranga now where we are based and am getting about 65 Mbps on average, so a big improvement. Doh, feel a bit silly now :D Yes I am testing across wifi also.





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  Reply # 1448294 10-Dec-2015 17:24
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 Yes I am testing across wifi also.



You've just answered your own question. Test via Ethernet and I'm sure you'll see full speed.


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  Reply # 1448303 10-Dec-2015 17:38
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The first rule of Geekzone: Never test speed over Wi-Fi :D







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  Reply # 1448306 10-Dec-2015 17:44
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Haha, thanks!

I don't have an Ethernet Adapter for my mac but when I get one I'll re-run the test :D

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  Reply # 1448308 10-Dec-2015 17:47
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also test using a server in auckland.




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  Reply # 1448342 10-Dec-2015 19:13
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If you do want to keep using WiFi and want to get more speed out of it, you should look at upgrading to AC, you should be able to max out the 5Ghz band on compatible devices.







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  Reply # 1448354 10-Dec-2015 19:50
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Thanks for that. I'm not sure Orcon offer these modems though and we're trying to keep costs down. Good to know for the future though.

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  Reply # 1448360 10-Dec-2015 19:55
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hamish225: If you do want to keep using WiFi and want to get more speed out of it, you should look at upgrading to AC, you should be able to max out the 5Ghz band on compatible devices.


Easily, but you need to be closish. My AC on my rMBP sits at 434mb, my wifi speed tests equalled the installers via ethernet, and when I was on 200/20, I got that.

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  Reply # 1448503 11-Dec-2015 08:01
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Interested in your wired Ethernet tests from an Auckland server?

In East Tamaki we were the first to have UFB fibre install along our road.

Had rock solid mid 90Mbps download speed tests.
Now quite a few houses have been hooked up and contend with us, that combined with Orcon increase in popularity, ownership change, the speeds struggle to get around 30-50 down.

Luckily we haven't noticed any real world difference and they can continue to get away with it. (Would be good to get all that was advertised and what you pay for).

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  Reply # 1448515 11-Dec-2015 08:39
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scorpiworld: 
Now quite a few houses have been hooked up and contend with us, that combined with Orcon increase in popularity, ownership change, the speeds struggle to get around 30-50 down.

Luckily we haven't noticed any real world difference and they can continue to get away with it. (Would be good to get all that was advertised and what you pay for).


I'm assuming you haven't actually logged a fault with Orcon to find out what's wrong - because something is assuming your tests are via Ethernet and not WiFi.

If you're testing via WiFi there is nothing wrong.



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  Reply # 1448517 11-Dec-2015 08:48
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Yep speedtests were wired and to Auckland servers.
But with a CIR of 2.5Mbps I don't think I have a genuine fault to log. (Happy to be disagreed with)

I just thought this is what happens with shared infrastructure.

And my final excuse for apathy is Netflix, Skype, iPlayer all still run in parallel without issue.

These are speed tests after all, only when the real world applications start to be affected will my concern increase.

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  Reply # 1448548 11-Dec-2015 09:13
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scorpiworld: Yep speedtests were wired and to Auckland servers.
But with a CIR of 2.5Mbps I don't think I have a genuine fault to log. (Happy to be disagreed with)

I just thought this is what happens with shared infrastructure.

And my final excuse for apathy is Netflix, Skype, iPlayer all still run in parallel without issue.

These are speed tests after all, only when the real world applications start to be affected will my concern increase.


The CIR does not work how you think it does. You have *no* CIR on the EIR component of your UFB connection (and neither does any other ISP). The CIR only applies to tagged traffic with the correct 802.1p tag. The "headline" 100Mbps/20Mbps speed is only an EIR.




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