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  Reply # 172716 22-Oct-2008 10:37
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Its been flakey for alot longer than just last night, try the last 3 months.

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  Reply # 172721 22-Oct-2008 10:56
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plas: Its been flakey for alot longer than just last night, try the last 3 months.


I can only speak for myself.  Yes, there have been times where things have been really bad, but mostly my experience has overall been OK.  With the exeception of the odd couple of days, the last 3 months I have had decent connectivity.  (I've blown my 35GB data cap for the last 3 months to prove it!)

I've been with other ISPs and have encountered similar or worse problems.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 172725 22-Oct-2008 11:17
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I haven't been reading the whole thread but I am annoyed at the moment about the slow speed I get on my Orcon Purple account. I thought this was supposed to be NZ's fastest broadband option and I'm soooo close to the exchange as well. Can't bloddy watch youtube clips or streaming videos (and that during the US presidental campaign) without wanting to kill little kittens.

And there I thought I was infected with viruses.



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  Reply # 172731 22-Oct-2008 11:43
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Kinda ironic how the advertisement at the bottom of this page often says "Orcon, The Next Generation of Internet is Here".
I prefer the previous generation, in that case ;)

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  Reply # 172740 22-Oct-2008 12:02
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Sorry, yeah. Seemed to be a problem that happened yesterday, we just noticed that it was a significant issue (as you guys did) when bandwidth demand began in the evening.

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  Reply # 172752 22-Oct-2008 12:28
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Ok - So orcon must of just sorted it out because my download went from a steady 30k/sec (which was going to take about an hour) to 395k/sec (finishing in 5 mins) about 5 mins ago.

Hopefully it stays this way !!



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  Reply # 172759 22-Oct-2008 13:05
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wownerf: Ok - So orcon must of just sorted it out because my download went from a steady 30k/sec (which was going to take about an hour) to 395k/sec (finishing in 5 mins) about 5 mins ago.

Hopefully it stays this way !!


Nice. Let's wait for Duncan's confirmation before getting excited.

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  Reply # 172779 22-Oct-2008 14:36
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wownerf: Ok - So orcon must of just sorted it out because my download went from a steady 30k/sec (which was going to take about an hour) to 395k/sec (finishing in 5 mins) about 5 mins ago.

Hopefully it stays this way !!


I'd been away from home for a couple hours and have come back to find that everything is working perfectly again!! Speeds have returned to what they were before all this happened, so hopefully it has been fully resolved.




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  Reply # 172784 22-Oct-2008 14:53
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snap is still naff



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  Reply # 172819 22-Oct-2008 16:49
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Update:

Looks like a group of users were mistakenly routed through one of our outbound bandwidth links that could not handle that volume of traffic. We have moved a chunk of those users back across our other 2 bandwidth links, which should mean that everybody is back to normal.

If anyone is having problems again tonight please let us know.

Thanks for your patience, and apologies for the mistake.



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  Reply # 172821 22-Oct-2008 16:50
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duncanblair: Update:

Looks like a group of users were mistakenly routed through one of our outbound bandwidth links that could not handle that volume of traffic. We have moved a chunk of those users back across our other 2 bandwidth links, which should mean that everybody is back to normal.

If anyone is having problems again tonight please let us know.

Thanks for your patience, and apologies for the mistake.


Thanks Duncan, will test when I get home.

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  Reply # 172831 22-Oct-2008 17:16
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Hi Duncan,

I hope you can help me to understand this part:

Downstream rate: 9394 kbps
Upstream rate: 1020 kbps
PPPoE pass-through: Disabled
ADSL Line  
Status: Cable connected
Line mode: ADSL2+
Maximum line rate: 10460 kbps (downstream) / 1376 kbps (upstream)
Noise margin: 8.1 dB (downstream) / 17.9 dB (upstream)
Line attenuation: 30.8 dB (downstream) / 17.4 dB (upstream)
Output power: 20.4 dBm (downstream) / 12.5 dBm (upstream)

Even my downstream rate is "9394kbps" i am not able to have download speed more then 500kb/s from anywhere except New Zealand.

Do you consided this normal or do you think there is a problem ?
If you think there is a problem, what should i/you do ?

P.S. I have setup multiple test mirrors in USA on my servers which are located on different locations/ISP`s and the best download speed i had in the past (2 months ago) was ~1100kb/s like my downstream rate. Now its all CUT OFF at 500kb/s.

Did you oversell your international bandwidth and now you (ORCON) have to limit international connections ?

Zub

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  Reply # 172833 22-Oct-2008 17:35
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znakedwrx: Even my downstream rate is "9394kbps" i am not able to have download speed more then 500kb/s from anywhere except New Zealand.

Do you consided this normal or do you think there is a problem ?
If you think there is a problem, what should i/you do ?

Hi znakedwrk,
Sounds like you were affected by the same fault that Duncan mentions above, where they accidently routed too many users through one outbound link band this clogged the pipes meaning everyone's internet slowed.I was also affected (my top speed was only 106kb/s), but it seems to be working well for me again now.
Your router will show you your maximum local connection speed, but won't indicate any issues with international connections.
Try a speedtest.net test to an international site and see if your speed is looking any better.If not, then you may still need to log a support request with Orcon.
Hope that helps. Good luck.
Zub

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  Reply # 172834 22-Oct-2008 17:37
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Theoretically:  9 Mbit = 9216 kilobit = 1152 Kilobytes

The reality is residential internet is best effort shared bandwidth service and you are potentially being constrained by:

1: Contention for bandwidth on the backhaul network to Orcon's network
2: Contention for bandwidthon Orcon's upstream providers
3: Upload rate of the servers
4: Bad routing to or from the servers.
5: Your upload rate may be limiting your download rate
6: You operating systems settings for tcp window size etc may be limiting your speed

Are you using a single connection or a multi connection/segment download manager to download?

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  Reply # 172836 22-Oct-2008 17:50
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znakedwrx

Try https://www.speedtest.net/ , as suggested, to different parts of the world, for instance Japan, Yokohama (Tokyo is not working), then London and then LA, USA.
For me on snap LA and London a dog slow but strangely Japan is fast (1500kbps to 2000kbps)

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