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Topic # 57747 23-Feb-2010 16:42
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Hi,


I come from Telecom DSL where I was on a normal plan (aka - non big time). The download speed was always between 10-14 mbps.


I have recently subscribed to Orcon because I want a temporary solution and I don't want to subscribe for an year. I was shocked to see download speeds of 256-512kbps (kilo bits, not bytes). I tested with SCP/FTP/HTTP on multiple servers.


I tried Download Accelerator Plus and with 5 threads the speed goes to 1mbps, maybe 2mbps so it's clearly an Orcon Limit in place.


I know another person on Orcon with identical issues and silly me, I was trying to convince him that in our days, download accelerators are useless. Well, they are, unless you have Orcon as your ISP.


I can't understand why if I pay per GB I don't have maximum speed. Well, I do. Probably because Orcon doesn't pay for enough international bandwidth. And the monthly subscription is bloody expensive, even more expensive than Telecom !


Anybody else noticed these symptoms and may have a solution?


Thanks.

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  Reply # 301568 23-Feb-2010 16:44
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Have you called Orcon?
Can you post your line stats here.
Did you test to local, NZ servers?



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  Reply # 301572 23-Feb-2010 16:47
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Wow, that was a fast response, thanks!

I only have issues with international downloads. Local downloads (http://ftp.nz.debian.org for example) go all the way to 5mbps which my modem is synced to.

What annoys me is the multiple threads thing. I don't understand why such a limit would exist.

I haven't called Orcon. My friend did and he lost 2 days trying to explain the issue and he was getting silly answers.

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  Reply # 301610 23-Feb-2010 18:40
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Post your modem settings, and also what plan are you on. Best to at least try orcon in the first instance.

It could be a simply case of congestion, what time of day was it, i know that during the evenings around 8.30 - 9.30 experiences a pretty big hit on http throughput.

Also what type fo traffic were you trying? some suggestions to try and post results
1. speedtest.net (do international and local)
2. you tube browsing
3. straight ftp download
4. straight http download

Post all this and see what we come up with.

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  Reply # 301687 23-Feb-2010 23:10
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Just ran a speedtest to
* NZ = 6.4 MBit
* AU = 2.1 Mbit
* UK = 6 MBit

But latency seems to be crazy on all of these link
The actual load of speedtest or pingtest sites is taking minutes. Have we got another CDN issue?




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  Reply # 301744 24-Feb-2010 09:18
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Do you have any of your modem connecti9on settings? Or the status page from your modem so we can see your connection speed etc?

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  Reply # 301751 24-Feb-2010 10:02
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The 4.84 mb/s does not reflect the real speed.. It took about 2mins for the test to even complete.






World of Warcraft has becaome unplayabe again during peak hours. Using a tunnel to play doesn't change anything either.

Web browsing is also really choppy.


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  Reply # 301752 24-Feb-2010 10:04
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Data Rate

Stream Type Actual Data Rate
Up Stream 1020 (Kbps.)
Down Stream 7290 (Kbps.)



Operation Data Upstream Downstream

Noise Margin 14 dB 6 dB
Attenuation 38 dB 34 dB


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  Reply # 301811 24-Feb-2010 14:32
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What server do you play on?


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  Reply # 301856 24-Feb-2010 16:36
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Ragnor: What server do you play on?



Jubei'thos which is located in LA

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  Reply # 301870 24-Feb-2010 17:11
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Brookz, when did it start? Monday afternoon?

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  Reply # 301873 24-Feb-2010 17:23
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That's odd - why would you move from Telecom to Orcon?
if thing ain't break, do not touch it :D

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  Reply # 301915 24-Feb-2010 20:46
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Experiencing strangely slow download speeds here in Auckland. Unusually slow. National and international.

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  Reply # 301920 24-Feb-2010 21:22
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pohutukawa: Experiencing strangely slow download speeds here in Auckland. Unusually slow. National and international.


Can you show me your line stats?

Sounds very like a last mile problem, especially if there are national issues.

Mine is going like a rocket ship currently

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  Reply # 301921 24-Feb-2010 21:30
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Sounddude:
pohutukawa: Experiencing strangely slow download speeds here in Auckland. Unusually slow. National and international.


Can you show me your line stats?

Sounds very like a last mile problem, especially if there are national issues.

Mine is going like a rocket ship currently


Sure - here you go.

UBA in a central Auckland suburb. Not far from a cabinet connected to Ponsonby by fibre (as I understand it).


Cheers

System Up Time 59:17:35
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 1347259 1991785 0 827 10249 59:16:24
LAN 10M/100M 1999971 1393949 0 10425 988 59:17:27
WLAN 11M/54M 0 0 0 0 0 00:00:00

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 13451 kbps 1025 kbps
Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.1 db
Noise Margin 12.4 db 13.1 db

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  Reply # 302027 25-Feb-2010 11:59
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Line looks normal to me, was it only last night you experienced the issue?


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