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  #259857 30-Sep-2009 20:11
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Nope, considering everyone I know on orcon i know has the same issue. I'll be going back to Xtra when I get back to NZ.

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  #260281 1-Oct-2009 18:20
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Works sweet as for me, I watch it once, its cashed next time it streams faster than you can say thankyouorcon......

@ all the haters, if you dont like the service change ISP and winge on some other board.......


No contract = leave any time you are not happy, if your not happy its a simply soultion.





 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  #260283 1-Oct-2009 18:27
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PhoneMonkey: Works sweet as for me, I watch it once, its cashed next time it streams faster than you can say thankyouorcon......

@ all the haters, if you dont like the service change ISP and winge on some other board.......

No contract = leave any time you are not happy, if your not happy its a simply soultion.



Haha. Typical "I'm all right jack" attitude.


Great contribution to the discussion!


Bye

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  #260285 1-Oct-2009 18:34
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As opposed to the guy who would not even stump up a measly $10 to get a modem sent to him to test with......

"hasole: +1 sux, they wanted to charge me $10 for them to test their router on my cxn. I told them where to get stuffed"

"Haha. Typical "I'm all right jack" attitude.


Great contribution to the discussion!"

What was your contribution sept to try and flame?


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Master Geek


  #260299 1-Oct-2009 19:48
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PhoneMonkey: As opposed to the guy who would not even stump up a measly $10 to get a modem sent to him to test with......

"hasole: +1 sux, they wanted to charge me $10 for them to test their router on my cxn. I told them where to get stuffed"

"Haha. Typical "I'm all right jack" attitude.


Great contribution to the discussion!"

What was your contribution sept to try and flame?




Dude, do some reading.


Here's the bottom line: there are differences in performance when it comes to the Orcon network. If you don't understand this I'll make it clearer: just because you get good performance doesn't really mean much at all. We want Orcon to provide a decent broadband service for all customers. If there isn't enough capacity when the schoolkids are online, too bad: that's Orcon's problem to solve. If it means charging everybody more then so be it. If it involves in investing in bandwidth/resources/customer support before the demand is fully there, so be it. The problem is one of lowest common denominators. Ultimately, people are their own worst enemies.

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  #260345 1-Oct-2009 21:52
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"Dude, do some reading"

Sorry thought this thread was about U tube's performance on Orcon hence the "YouTube performance on Orcon" topic, not Orcons international bandwidth policy.

You have some valid points and it was a much better post (if off topic). Cashing u tube will reduce international traffic by leaps and bounds. The international bandwidth will become less polluted as the U tube traffic is now national (after the clip has been cashed).

National bandwidth is considerably cheaper than international and with the drop in international the better the service will be.

"Ultimately, people are their own worst enemies" this was the point i was trying to make, Orcon fix u tube and in the same thread their international bandwidth starts to get slated.

How can they win? All I intended to do was to thank them for A: Identifying an issue and B: implementing a Fix.

I would suspect that U tube would be a major slice of there international usage and this has now been converted to national traffic.

Only trouble now is if the national bandwidth caps out and the issue will change from a lack or int to a lack of national.

But again, thanks Orcon for sorting U tube out.






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  #260706 2-Oct-2009 22:24
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Yes I have to say full marks to Orcon for sorting the YouTube issue out (for me at least!). All videos I've watched in the last few days have loaded fast enough to watch without waiting. Even at peak times. Just how it should be.

So thanks guys.

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  #261579 6-Oct-2009 11:33
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Another happy customer from Orcon here too, YouTube and other streaming video sites back to its old performance with zero stutters.

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Master Geek


  #261743 6-Oct-2009 16:04

The better perfomance in Youtube is because users are going to NZ news site to get infomation on what has happened in Samoa, so unless Orcon has implemented new cache technology the issue with Youtube will be back.

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Ultimate Geek

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  #261909 7-Oct-2009 01:08
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I visited two clients in Takapuna today, both located close to the Takapuna exchange, and both on Orcon+. Both still had absolutely dreadful Youtube performance, as I did before shifting to Telecom a couple of weeks back. I've had no regrets about shifting, except that I should have moved months ago. Getting a final settlement account to pay Orcon is another issue that drags on and on, with broken promises and inactivity.




Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


I fix stuff!
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  #261958 7-Oct-2009 09:34
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Spong: I visited two clients in Takapuna today, both located close to the Takapuna exchange, and both on Orcon+. Both still had absolutely dreadful Youtube performance,


Are they using their own DNS servers or Orcons DNS servers?

They need to use Orcons DNS servers to get the content locally.

I fix stuff!
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  #261959 7-Oct-2009 09:36
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tunafish: The better perfomance in Youtube is because users are going to NZ news site to get infomation on what has happened in Samoa, so unless Orcon has implemented new cache technology the issue with Youtube will be back.


haha

You might actually find everyone is going to youtube to see the Samoa action!

The youtube issue won't be back.

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  #262105 7-Oct-2009 15:51
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Spong: I visited two clients in Takapuna today, both located close to the Takapuna exchange, and both on Orcon+. Both still had absolutely dreadful Youtube performance, as I did before shifting to Telecom a couple of weeks back. I've had no regrets about shifting, except that I should have moved months ago. Getting a final settlement account to pay Orcon is another issue that drags on and on, with broken promises and inactivity.



As an aside Spong do you know exactly where the exchange is in Takapuna? I think that's the one I connect to.

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  #262395 8-Oct-2009 13:26
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corksta:
Spong: I visited two clients in Takapuna today, both located close to the Takapuna exchange, and both on Orcon+. Both still had absolutely dreadful Youtube performance, as I did before shifting to Telecom a couple of weeks back. I've had no regrets about shifting, except that I should have moved months ago. Getting a final settlement account to pay Orcon is another issue that drags on and on, with broken promises and inactivity.



As an aside Spong do you know exactly where the exchange is in Takapuna? I think that's the one I connect to.


I don't know for certain, but I believe it's in Hurstmere Road, next door to the old Post Office building. If it's where I think it is, both my clients are well under 1km from it, and their line attenuation figures support that.
I believe it's this white + brick building with the blue door at approx 184 Hurstmere Rd. See the following.

http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=hurstmere+Rd,+takapuna&sll=-41.244772,172.617188&sspn=38.346014,77.255859&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Hurstmere+Rd,+North+Shore+City,+0622&ll=-36.782875,174.773791&spn=0.010019,0.018861&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=-36.782785,174.773819&panoid=niEzzTTGXFRUC-BeRg52lw&cbp=12,106.85,,0,8.48




Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  #263380 11-Oct-2009 23:53
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well i just tried an hd youtube vid it started out streaming at 220KBs and slowly dwindled down to 75KBs at which stage it stopped and started buffering got upto 190KBs and a few secs of play time before it stopped and started buffering again, Now i played the exact same youtube vid in SD and got absolutly no buffering and it played fine although the speed at which it was streaming bounced around alot between 32.9KBs upto 90KBs

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