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  # 1798811 12-Jun-2017 19:25
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chevrolux:  As for your comments of Orcon "accusing" you of such things is just them following normal process.

 

 

 

I have been through this heaps with Orcon, and never once have I been accused of using a different router etc.  So no its not normal procedure.

 

 

chevrolux:  But Neil summed it up in one post (as he always does). The discrepancy you are seeing in speed differences are so so nelgible it is most likely due to speedtest issues.

 

 

 

Does it with the speed test that is on Orcons servers.

 



chevrolux: If you truly believe it is Orcons network at fault then just move on to another ISP.

 

I will be if this happens again or they don't fixed it AND when my contract is up.




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  # 1810395 2-Jul-2017 13:04
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UPDATE:

 

 

 

Nothing can be done apparently, and the software they gave me to test wont open up on my computer and they said it was a fault with my computer WHICH there is nothing missing nor corrupted on my computer cause I did that check the day before they gave me the software.

 

 

 

So my decision is, orcon is going to be losing another customer when my contract is up and I will be moving to someone else and hopefully a company that is here in NZ and dealing only with kiwi.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1810440 2-Jul-2017 16:18
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Kiwiprobie:

 

UPDATE:

 

Nothing can be done apparently, and the software they gave me to test wont open up on my computer and they said it was a fault with my computer WHICH there is nothing missing nor corrupted on my computer cause I did that check the day before they gave me the software.

 

So my decision is, orcon is going to be losing another customer when my contract is up and I will be moving to someone else and hopefully a company that is here in NZ and dealing only with kiwi.

 

You could change ISP's however I do not think this is going to solve anything. Reading through this thread I am now thinking you have not followed any of the suggestions posted (especially this post - Neil does know what he is talking about). I'm confident in saying there really isn't an issue and the issue you're seeing is simply with Speedtest.

 

I could argue I pay for Gigabit and sometimes only get 600Mbit according to Speedtest however I know this is just Speedtest - real world performance doesn't change. If you didn't do these Speedtests in the first place would you have ever bought it up? Is your internet still quick and working well? Do all pages load in almost an instant? Then, your UFB connection is working as intended.

 

Whilst you think you're also paying for 200Mbit you're really not - you're paying for a best effort service that can go up-to 200Mbit. On Residential plans the CIR (committed information rate) is normally around 2.5Mbit so that is all an ISP or the network technically has to provide you. There are some factors even on the UFB network (whilst unlikely) that could affect your speed for example a few Gigabit punters on the same OLT port as you (since UFB is a shared resource) maxing their lines out.

 

So, I really think by your posts that Orcon has done well here with trying to find out what the issue is if there is one and it sounds like there really isn't an issue by your own posts.







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  # 1822184 13-Jul-2017 23:13
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UPDATE:

I have moved to a different provider and getting better speeds.

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