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  #253005 3-Sep-2009 19:57
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pohutukawa:
Just speaking for myself here (don't know about anybody else) - my connection has speeded up across the board - not just youtube.


Sorry I should have noted that.

My internet has sped up as well. It's definitely a lot better than it used to be - however, theres still room for improvement.

It is better. But not fully resolved as far as i'm concerned.



PS: is it just me, or does using VOIP absolutely suck on Orcon+?

Maybe its my codec..





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  #253007 3-Sep-2009 20:01
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Aaroona:
pohutukawa:
Just speaking for myself here (don't know about anybody else) - my connection has speeded up across the board - not just youtube.


Sorry I should have noted that.

My internet has sped up as well. It's definitely a lot better than it used to be - however, theres still room for improvement.

It is better. But not fully resolved as far as i'm concerned.

PS: is it just me, or does using VOIP absolutely suck on Orcon+?

Maybe its my codec..



Don't use VOIP - sorry, that's no help.


You're right. We should be getting ADSL2+ speeds if we're near - as I am - to the cabinet.


It's interesting how support people at ISPs focus so rapidly and strongly on network unknowns yet performance *mysteriously* gets worse and better with no other changes in the situation.

 
 
 
 


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  #253010 3-Sep-2009 20:05
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I hadn't checked for a week or but it really seems they have done something.

There is no pausing even though it is peak time



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  #253011 3-Sep-2009 20:07
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pohutukawa:
Aaroona:
pohutukawa:
Just speaking for myself here (don't know about anybody else) - my connection has speeded up across the board - not just youtube.


Sorry I should have noted that.

My internet has sped up as well. It's definitely a lot better than it used to be - however, theres still room for improvement.

It is better. But not fully resolved as far as i'm concerned.

PS: is it just me, or does using VOIP absolutely suck on Orcon+?

Maybe its my codec..



Don't use VOIP - sorry, that's no help.


You're right. We should be getting ADSL2+ speeds if we're near - as I am - to the cabinet.


It's interesting how support people at ISPs focus so rapidly and strongly on network unknowns yet performance *mysteriously* gets worse and better with no other changes in the situation.


Yeah.. that is no help :P Was actually looking at moving over exclusively to VOIP/SIP.

but with the kind of crap that is happening at the moment.. I don't think so.


what are your line stats?

currently mine are





DownStream Connection Speed
18046 kbps


UpStream Connection Speed
1006 kbps




and a speed test below is pretty much what it is now.





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  #253013 3-Sep-2009 20:15
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Yeah.. that is no help :P Was actually looking at moving over exclusively to VOIP/SIP.

but with the kind of crap that is happening at the moment.. I don't think so.

what are your line stats?

currently mine are

DownStream Connection Speed
18046 kbps

UpStream Connection Speed
1006 kbps


and a speed test below is pretty much what it is now.






DownStream Connection Speed
11760 kbps


UpStream Connection Speed
1047 kbps





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  #253015 3-Sep-2009 20:18
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Ouch mate. Might want to reformat your post.. copying and pasting doesnt work that well here :(


yeah, so we should be seeing better results I would think..

I will give them a week or so. If its still not good enough, I will re-open my fault ticket.





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  #253016 3-Sep-2009 20:22
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Aaroona: Ouch mate. Might want to reformat your post.. copying and pasting doesnt work that well here :(


yeah, so we should be seeing better results I would think..

I will give them a week or so. If its still not good enough, I will re-open my fault ticket.



I had a quick nip and tuck at the post.


Orcon are - broadly-speaking - crap at handling fault tickets. They just go into black holes.

 
 
 
 


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  #253036 3-Sep-2009 21:28
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Odd, i never have issues with youtube loading. It loads fine 99.5% of the times even during peak hours. I have a 5Mb/s Speed.

I fix stuff!
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  #253079 4-Sep-2009 08:30
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Yup we been tweaking stuff

I hope its resulting in improvements for all.


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  #253085 4-Sep-2009 08:46
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Hey sound dude.

It's very welcome, don't get me wrong, but it should have been working properly since the beginning of the year.

What have you been tweaking?

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  #253106 4-Sep-2009 10:43
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I've also noticed some improvement to YouTube performance but haven't been using it enough recently to really get an idea how much it has improved.

Re: VOIP, I have this set up but the only calls I've tried to make have been international and they have been abysmal failures. I need to make some local calls to see if the problem was with my speeds or at the other end.

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  #253123 4-Sep-2009 11:40

The challenge for ISP's is to get a balance where all the streaming content providers will give their audience a good useable experience, not just YouTube today and MSN video tomorrow, or by just addressing the complaints of the moment. An example is on my Xtra I get good YouTube for cached stuff, miserable performance for non cached and all the other streaming content, I guess a YouTube cache will always be just a YouTube cache.

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  #253877 7-Sep-2009 21:49
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Is anybody from Orcon reading this? It's turning to crap again guys. Less than 1mbps from the US. For the last 3-4 nights it has been reasonable. So what's changed?

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  #253957 8-Sep-2009 08:52
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Internet browsing is also starting to get slower, not as snappy as it use to be. Downloading files is becoming a bit hit and miss.


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  #253970 8-Sep-2009 09:33
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Yeah we had a few days of 21st century broadband but last night felt like we were back in the dark ages again. (Excuse the hyperbole.)

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