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  Reply # 387437 3-Oct-2010 17:33
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Alhall:
I wonder if that includes video sites like YouTube being "deprioritised"


Yes, they've clearly told me in emails that they do, which is fine within reason, all isp's do.
But that isn't the issue that several - at least - of us have been having on Sept 15th, and again on Oct 1st, 2nd, and again today. It's a complete and sudden slowdown of all downstream data, both international and domestic, and irregardless of whether it's http traffic or otherwise. I have graphs that show the sudden cutoff in speed and the just as sudden resumption of service as usual several hours later on each of those days. It has yet to resume normal speed again today, but I trust it will, probably at about 10-11pm tonight.

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  Reply # 387472 3-Oct-2010 20:26
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And we're back to normal service again, as of some time after 8pm this evening.

I fix stuff!
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  Reply # 387752 4-Oct-2010 16:17
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Alhall:

I wonder if that includes video sites like YouTube being "deprioritised"



No. Video is near the top of the list.

We only deprioritise P2P, which isn't found in the PeerApp caching system.

Youtube infact comes from google caches located in our network, so there should be no reason why you can't get linerate videos (assuming they are in the google cache).





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  Reply # 387756 4-Oct-2010 16:23
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Youtube, in fact any streaming video, is an absolute disaster with Orcon. It used to be good, like 18 months ago.  It is abysmal, unless you watch it outside of peak hours - and even then it is barely acceptable.




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  Reply # 387759 4-Oct-2010 16:41
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casewindow  yeap I have to agree .

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  Reply # 387760 4-Oct-2010 16:44
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I concur with the YouTube issue.

My Orcon internet has not been too bad in recent weeks...but YouTube is a joke. Even at 320p or 480p.

Paul

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  Reply # 387796 4-Oct-2010 18:28

Those inside cache are fine, loads up at 1MB/s easily, but those outside the cache aren't so lucky, basically unstreamable...if there's such a word.




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Reply # 387861 4-Oct-2010 20:28
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sorry to  hear that, i did belong with orcon, but now with slingshot and download speeds of 200mb - 400mb, maybe you could use this opportunity to jump out of a contract, its a window 

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  Reply # 387930 4-Oct-2010 21:55
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After being cut off by Orcon, I am now using a 3.6Mbit limited Vodem from Vodafone for my internet during the week. While not a replacement for real speeed, at least my night time surfing has me feeling like I am not using dialup or a 256kbs line.


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Reply # 388202 5-Oct-2010 13:11
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It gets worse Orcons SMTP is currently having a "Massive outage" Word use from there Phone  support.

Mail we thought was sent bouncing back left right and center.

They are not getting unreliable during the day ............

 
I must I must I must get away . 


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  Reply # 388299 5-Oct-2010 15:11
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Shocking  3 hours and counting they  have had a  and I quote  a " Massive System Crash " that is affecting all customers . 

The signs of this coming have been all over the place.

I would deal with current issues before Bringing on sky.

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  Reply # 388827 6-Oct-2010 17:10

I imagine it's a side affect of the recent mass outages, even though those seemed to fix the speed issue for the most part... But while most locations are fine I've been getting some horrible latency to certain areas of the US since the outages hit.

For instance:


Tracing route to 63.240.130.206 over a maximum of 30 hops

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
  2    10 ms    10 ms    63 ms  lo1.ras1.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.201]
  3    10 ms     9 ms     9 ms  ge-0-0-4-0.cre1.nct.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.1]
  4    11 ms    10 ms    10 ms  121.98.9.142
  5    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  Gi10-0-0-401.GW1.AKL1.asianetcom.net [203.192.167.33]
  6    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  ge-0-0-0-0.gw1.akl2.asianetcom.net [203.192.185.45]
  7   137 ms   137 ms   136 ms  po1-1-0.gw3.lax1.asianetcom.net [203.192.185.62]
  8   474 ms   451 ms   466 ms  12.119.138.33
  9   509 ms   509 ms   501 ms  cr2.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.129.78]
 10   503 ms     *      528 ms  cr2.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.123.30.250]
 11   491 ms   493 ms   478 ms  cr1.slkut.ip.att.net [12.122.30.29]
 12   499 ms   513 ms   519 ms  cr2.dvmco.ip.att.net [12.122.30.26]
 13   496 ms   504 ms   485 ms  cr1.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.122.31.86]
 14   516 ms   501 ms   498 ms  cr83.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.123.7.109]
 15     *      452 ms   458 ms  gar29.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.123.7.9]
 16   510 ms   493 ms   482 ms  12-122-254-174.attens.net [12.122.254.174]
 17   465 ms   517 ms   512 ms  63.240.130.206


Sent an email into support about it too, but last time the same thing happened I didn't get a reply till a day after it was fixed and they never did answer my "What went wrong here?" question either.

Speaking of which, they never did explain the slowdown from the end of last week, but I'll guess that was related to recent outages too since speed seems okay now.

I tend to be pretty patient - I've stayed with Orcon this long - but the frequent issues do make you wonder if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Reply # 388915 6-Oct-2010 20:34
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Wow, 3MB! Now that's what I call broadband! 

Nevermind that I'm like a couple of meters from the cabinet.

International is utter sh*te again tonight, what's new! Been like this for the past month.

Spend less money on marketing and more money on delivering a service please, thanks Orcon.



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  Reply # 388924 6-Oct-2010 20:54
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First day with Snap, and while not great - I am very happy that I am able to download iTunes 10.01 from Apple and see the speed sit over 50kb/sec (300kb/sec).

All the speedtests I have run so far so me with a download speed that is larger than upload which is also good.

Still early days, but I am so far happy with the move and look forward to how many GB I can download tonight while uncapped

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  Reply # 389781 9-Oct-2010 00:48
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Well here we the 9th of October 2010 and according to speedtest.net from Napier (where I live) to Auckland (orcons servers) I'm get an 55ms ping ok thats really great BUT the DL speed is an flipping ridiculous 1.59Mbps SAY WTF 2 minutes to midnight and I'm getting what was a norm before I was cabnetised and 3.7Kms from the exchange


Bloody hell Orcon sought ya Sh!t out

the results below are from your own test program

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Speedtest Results:-
Auckland,NZ: 1723 / 701 (23ms)
Wellington, NZ: 255 / 707 (36ms)
Sydney, AU: 1166 / 810 (49ms)
San Francisco, CA: 249 / 718 (192ms)
Maidenhead, UK: 262 / 591 (284ms)

Modem Information (if accessable):-
Modem: Netgear DG834G
Attainable Line Rate: 0 / 0
Sync Rate: 15868 kbps / 999kbps
Noise Margin: 12.0 / 11.0
Line Attenuation: 9.0 / 1.0
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ftp.nz.debian.org: 0kbps (@ 00:06:01)
ftp.nz.debian.org: 0kbps (@ 00:06:05)
mirror.linux.org.au: 0kbps (@ 00:06:18)
mirror.linux.org.au: 0kbps (@ 00:06:31)
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Route to nzdsl.co.nz [60.234.76.50]


1 2 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 24 ms 22 ms 26 ms lo1-ubs.erx2.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.200]
3 21 ms 21 ms 21 ms ge-2-0-3-201.cre2.nct.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.69]
4 31 ms 28 ms 31 ms 121.98.9.146
5 37 ms 36 ms 63 ms 121.98.9.142
6 21 ms 22 ms 21 ms 121.98.9.141
7 21 ms 21 ms 21 ms 60.234.76.50



Route to trademe.co.nz [202.162.73.2]


1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 24 ms 24 ms 22 ms lo1-ubs.erx2.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.200]
3 21 ms 20 ms 20 ms ge-2-0-3-201.cre2.nct.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.69]
4 38 ms 37 ms 37 ms 121.98.9.146
5 38 ms 35 ms 38 ms 121.98.9.142
6 22 ms 21 ms 21 ms 121.98.9.141
7 40 ms 37 ms 38 ms trademe.ape.net.nz [192.203.154.55]
8 37 ms 34 ms 32 ms www.trademe.co.nz [202.162.73.2]



Route to google.com [66.102.11.104]


1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 23 ms 22 ms 24 ms lo1-ubs.erx2.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.200]
3 46 ms 21 ms 20 ms ge-2-0-3-201.cre2.nct.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.69]
4 37 ms 35 ms 38 ms 121.98.9.146
5 * 61 ms 60 ms ge-0-1-0-598.cre1.eqx.orcon.net.nz [121.98.104.1]
6 48 ms 47 ms 47 ms GOOGLE-GW.cre1.eqx.orcon.net.nz [121.98.104.2]
7 63 ms 64 ms 63 ms 66.249.95.232
8 51 ms 54 ms 53 ms 64.233.174.242
9 63 ms * 63 ms syd01s01-in-f104.1e100.net [66.102.11.104]



Route to theregister.co.uk [72.3.246.59]


1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 22 ms 32 ms 22 ms lo1-ubs.erx2.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.200]
3 21 ms 20 ms 21 ms ge-2-0-3-201.cre2.nct.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.69]
4 40 ms 35 ms 38 ms 121.98.9.146
5 38 ms 36 ms 37 ms ORC-0014.GW1.AKL1.asianetcom.net [203.192.167.34]
6 21 ms 21 ms 22 ms Gi10-0-0-401.GW1.AKL1.asianetcom.net [203.192.167.33]
7 148 ms 146 ms 147 ms po2-0-1.gw5.lax1.asianetcom.net [202.147.61.189]
8 164 ms 162 ms 163 ms lap-brdr-03.inet.qwest.net [63.146.26.125]
9 * * * Request timed out.
10 184 ms 183 ms 183 ms 205.171.62.42
11 198 ms 194 ms 200 ms vlan903.core3.dfw1.rackspace.com [72.3.128.53]
12 186 ms 183 ms 183 ms aggr102a.dfw1.rackspace.net [72.3.129.57]
13 200 ms 199 ms 194 ms 72.3.246.59


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Results = SUCK

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