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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 389860 9-Oct-2010 13:30

youtube is very slow right now.. about 60kB/s ...

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  Reply # 389912 9-Oct-2010 16:45
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^ yip mine too

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 390191 10-Oct-2010 17:05
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I imagine Kordia wished they never bought Orcon.

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  Reply # 391047 12-Oct-2010 17:51
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I just wish the Govt would step in and regulate by tell ISP's you must provide no less than 10mbps for each customer no matter the time of day or where it's coming from local or international

just ran the youtube d/l test and it would seem that orcon is caching it


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  Reply # 391048 12-Oct-2010 17:54

why stop there, 1Gbps FTTH with guaranteed capacity!

One can dream....

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  Reply # 391068 12-Oct-2010 19:36
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alliao: 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.


Maybe they need to run the YouTube video through the PeerApp cache...Google Cache is free but you get what you pay for!

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  Reply # 391090 12-Oct-2010 21:38
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well they need to do something that's for sure because as it is it's just pathetic, I've noticed that since being cabinetised the speed between me in Napier and them in Auckland has slowed to a third of what it was just a few months ago

I was averaging 12.96mbps between here and there it's now fallen to a piffling 4.7mbps

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  Reply # 391120 12-Oct-2010 23:02
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Athlonite: well they need to do something that's for sure because as it is it's just pathetic, I've noticed that since being cabinetised the speed between me in Napier and them in Auckland has slowed to a third of what it was just a few months ago

I was averaging 12.96mbps between here and there it's now fallen to a piffling 4.7mbps


Maybe they should consider edge caching such as this BTI product that was just announced:
http://www.btisystems.com/news/releases/2010/09/video-at-the-edge-content-aware-networking.php

It seems to cache the video dynamically and transparently right at the edge...they could put one in each POP around the country and really speed things up.

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  Reply # 394128 20-Oct-2010 20:26

Well, a week has passed (maybe almost two now) with only minor occasional latency in the evenings, but today someone has hit the speed cut switch again and it's back to dial-up grade rubbish. 0.9-1.2mbs into Auckland, barely 0.4 to anywhere past the US coast.

Same stuff that's been happening on and off for three months now. And, of course, support are still convinced it's the lines and nothing on Orcon's end. Doesn't matter if everything's fine 95% of the time and the speed decreases are an exact, quick drop vs a gradual degradation, still the lines. Doesn't matter that it fixes itself after a few hours most of the time, still the lines. Can't check anything on their end, too hard, always the lines.

Time to give up on getting a decent connection here/actually getting help from Orcon support people. 

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  Reply # 394182 20-Oct-2010 23:16
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yozshiku: Well, a week has passed (maybe almost two now) with only minor occasional latency in the evenings, but today someone has hit the speed cut switch again and it's back to dial-up grade rubbish. 0.9-1.2mbs into Auckland, barely 0.4 to anywhere past the US coast.


Yep same here. Whenever the goslow switch is flipped where you are, it's the same where I am.
The start and stop times of the goslow's match exactly.


I expect it'll be right by morning... 

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  Reply # 394185 20-Oct-2010 23:27

samgab:Yep same here. Whenever the goslow switch is flipped where you are, it's the same where I am.
The start and stop times of the goslow's match exactly.


I expect it'll be right by morning... 


Pretty much. It's the fortnightly switch flipping, or some such. Wouldn't be surprised if it was like this in the evenings or even earlier for a few days before going back to normal.

And to be fair, "normal" has been pretty decent lately, with only minor congestion some evenings. It's just too bad it's only normal 95% of the time, and the other 5% is this form of completely debilitating slow down.

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  Reply # 394188 20-Oct-2010 23:30

it's midweek holiday! everyone's online i suppose..

anyway, early night for me.

and yes, this is ridiculous. 360kbps.... good old days of 2003.

I can still upload!

 

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  Reply # 394205 21-Oct-2010 01:15
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yozshiku: 

Pretty much. It's the fortnightly switch flipping, or some such. Wouldn't be surprised if it was like this in the evenings or even earlier for a few days before going back to normal.

And to be fair, "normal" has been pretty decent lately, with only minor congestion some evenings. It's just too bad it's only normal 95% of the time, and the other 5% is this form of completely debilitating slow down.


When we talk of "switch flipping"... I think this graph demonstrates what we mean:
 
This is international speed. You'll see that I'm getting an adequate 7-8 Mbps most of the time, but when it drops, it just DROPS, there is no gradual tapering off. This is NOT due to excess traffic or the lines or whatever, or there would be a gradual taper, but it's BANG, it suddenly goes, then just as quickly returns... (Though it has yet to do so this morning, but I'm sure it'll happen anytime now.) 
And yes, if it's following the previous pattern, it will happen again in the evenings for another couple of days and then come right. Someone knows what is going on, and I wish they would talk to us.

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  Reply # 394228 21-Oct-2010 08:07
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I just tried a speedtest to wxc's node in Auckland (I'm in Auckland too). I got a terrible result, 0.68Mb/s down and 0.80Mb/s up (I usually get 20Mbit down and 1Mbit up).

I figured it was a problem with the transit from orcon -> wxc, but decided to do a ping anyway:

Tracing route to www.wxc.co.nz [58.28.6.142]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.254
2 433 ms 462 ms 498 ms lo1.ras1.nct.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.201]
3 419 ms 460 ms 458 ms ge-0-0-4-0.cre2.nct.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.5]
4 7 ms 6 ms 6 ms 121.98.9.146
5 6 ms 6 ms 7 ms 121.98.9.142
6 7 ms 6 ms 7 ms 121.98.9.141
7 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms wxc1.ape.net.nz [192.203.154.108]
8 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms ge-0-0-1-akl-fw01.wxnz.net [58.28.160.2]
9 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms plexy.wxnz.net [58.28.6.142]

There's something majorly wrong wtih that picture. I shouldn't be seeing a ping like that inside orcon's network.

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  Reply # 394247 21-Oct-2010 08:56
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Last night and this morning was pretty bad and slow browsing on Orcon over on the North Shore, Beach Haven. I saw lots of timeouts when I pinged www.orcon.net.nz ... hope this is just temporary!




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