Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ... | 49
34 posts

Geek


  # 337958 3-Jun-2010 18:04

Rambaldi: Normally my connection is crap between 4 to 11ish, but today at 5:45 its still pretty reasonable, 250-350 kb/sec compared to 5-20 kb/sec during peak. Get 1500+ kb/sec offpeak of course, but dont expect those speeds during peak.


Was a bit like this yesterday. A little worse but definitely workable past 4/5, which is an expected amount of congestion, but around 7:30/8pm it completely tanked back down to what Snackos seems to be getting now - unusable speeds/latency.

Tracerts for me are fluctuating wildly right now - anything from 30ms to 120ms on the 60.234.8.199 hop.

319 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 337967 3-Jun-2010 18:18

The thing I don't get is, this is totally local congestion.

One would think adding capacity locally's cheaper than say, laying down an trans-pacific fibre or something. 

 
 
 
 


I fix stuff!
1781 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  # 337969 3-Jun-2010 18:19
Send private message

Telecom has confirmed the changes they planned didn't work as expected.

They have some planned works tonight to resolve this issue.

*fingers cross its successful*

2393 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 338026 3-Jun-2010 20:04
Send private message

Sounddude: Telecom has confirmed the changes they planned didn't work as expected.

They have some planned works tonight to resolve this issue.

*fingers cross its successful*


Hopefully it involves some 802.1AX . To me this looks like the affects of school children going online at 4pm , followed by the working population at 5pm onwards.

Hopefully whatever they're planning on doing tonight works, or I'll have to log a fault, and I hate logging faults.

Torbay Congestion

8033 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 338089 3-Jun-2010 22:40
Send private message

Sounddude:
Ragnor:

Orcon aren't currently unbundling the large exchanges in other cities/towns like Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington.



haven't been reading the papers? :P

We signed a joint deal with Compass/Callplus to share unbundled exchanges. It will  open up the possiblity of unbundling more.



Fair point, but I was under the impression that the deal was more they share your gear in Auckland and you share their gear in Hamilton sort of thing.

Will be interesting to see anyway.

130 posts

Master Geek


  # 338562 5-Jun-2010 16:34
Send private message

After sending a support ticket on 24th May, I have just got a reply 5th June.

That is bad. Orcon's customers are just not that important. Always my fault with my gear...never a ISP issue.

Nearly made up my mind to switch provider.

Paul

88 posts

Master Geek


  # 338814 6-Jun-2010 16:37
Send private message

Pulinski: After sending a support ticket on 24th May, I have just got a reply 5th June.

That is bad. Orcon's customers are just not that important. Always my fault with my gear...never a ISP issue.

Nearly made up my mind to switch provider.

Paul


To whom?

I'm really interested.

I've been with every top-tier ISP in NZ, currently with TelstraClear (and from my post history you'll see I'm not shy about criticizing them either) :)

TelstraClear and Orcon seem to be the ISPs with the best traffic caps along with semi-OK international bandwidth (though with the Reach cockups, it's been borderline recently in TCL land), I wouldn't go with any of the smaller ISPs who depend on the larger ones anyway.

Telecom's 2c/MB overage charge 40GB plan is laughably excessive. I went 10GB over one month by accident, and paid $200 for that 10GB.

With TelstraClear, I pay only $30 dollars/25GB, and I never get slowed to dialup speeds. That's roughly 20 times less for heavy users.

Vodafone don't even have an overage option, it's 40GB and then dialup, and that's it. Since they bought iHug, all innovation died.

I'm actually thinking of switching to Orcon since I'm in the city and the line itself is pretty good (13MB+/down, 1MB up, been like that with both Telecom/Vodafone as well), and Orcon has naked DSL option.

 
 
 
 


217 posts

Master Geek


  # 338822 6-Jun-2010 17:04
Send private message

Slow as hell here again, it was a *little* better a few days ago, although the game disconnects/lag never were improved. Don't know what Telecom have been doing/trying but it clearly isn't working.

34 posts

Geek


  # 338824 6-Jun-2010 17:18

Rambaldi: Slow as hell here again, it was a *little* better a few days ago, although the game disconnects/lag never were improved. Don't know what Telecom have been doing/trying but it clearly isn't working.


Yep. Been... better the past couple of days vs the last few weeks, but could just as easily be usage dropping from fewer people being around Friday/Saturday evenings till later than something actually being fixed. 


 1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
 2    78 ms    69 ms    72 ms  lo1-ubs.erx1.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.199]

Even so, it's an improvement, if still not quite ideal/uncongested (at least for me, a week ago and it would have been a steady 110ms+ on the second hop, which is still normally 16-20ms outside of peak hours).

130 posts

Master Geek


  # 338828 6-Jun-2010 17:28
Send private message

bitserf:

To whom?

I'm really interested.


Perhaps changing will not change anything.

Paul

2393 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 338929 6-Jun-2010 23:51
Send private message

I logged a fault with my ISP yesterday and got this response today.


Problem Status: Completed
Problem Detail:
TCNZ CLOSED @ 05-06-2010 17:09:00: No Congestion on the DSLAM or RAN. This DSLAM moved to a differrent RAN due to congestion on the TBY Ran. Port Reset done. Please get the csutomer to retest


Speeds are halfway back to how they were before, but I'm still noticing quite a lot of jitter and packet loss so I'm going to point this problem we're all seeing (specially if you're in Torbay) not at the ISPs, but on the wholesale network.

217 posts

Master Geek


  # 338934 7-Jun-2010 00:32
Send private message

insane: I logged a fault with my ISP yesterday and got this response today.


Problem Status: Completed
Problem Detail:
TCNZ CLOSED @ 05-06-2010 17:09:00: No Congestion on the DSLAM or RAN. This DSLAM moved to a differrent RAN due to congestion on the TBY Ran. Port Reset done. Please get the csutomer to retest


Speeds are halfway back to how they were before, but I'm still noticing quite a lot of jitter and packet loss so I'm going to point this problem we're all seeing (specially if you're in Torbay) not at the ISPs, but on the wholesale network.


I'm in Sunnynook, close to Mairangi Bay end, and yeah... still having issues.

244 posts

Master Geek


  # 339001 7-Jun-2010 12:10
Send private message

Running like a dog once again. That's normal for me these days. What's going on Orcon?

I fix stuff!
1781 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  # 339020 7-Jun-2010 13:19
Send private message

Looks like the TBY-RAN issue is still an issue.

Will be taking it up with Telecom again.

45 posts

Geek


  # 339192 7-Jun-2010 23:40
Send private message

Its been 2 weeks(or more) already and still have the same problem during the peak time whille we are paying full price for our internet, its ridicous.

It is a known issue and some how I cant find it on orcon's status page as well, or is the tech trying to hide it... I wish those ocron peoples that answers the phone can be honest like sounddude, instead of telling me to do an isolation test and that there might be some issues with my line and/or my equipments.

might be great if we get some money back for this...lol

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ... | 49
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.