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
7096 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 450309 21-Mar-2011 11:09
Send private message

Hi, you say on a bronze plan, thats wholesale, bronze+ is on Orcons own DSLAMs.

Cyril



108 posts

Master Geek


  # 450310 21-Mar-2011 11:14
Send private message

Yes that's right, what is the negative or advantage ?

 
 
 
 


7096 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 450344 21-Mar-2011 12:26
Send private message

If you are on a wholesale connection then it would be because you are either on an exchange that Orcon have no gear in, or if they they do have gear in that exchange but your line is via a cabinet, in which case you must use a wholesale connection.

A ULL connection is typically cheaper, because Orcon dont have to pay Telecom to provide a DSLAM port or backhaul to provision it, and often slightly better performance because again Orcon can provision there own DSLAM with cheaper(therefore larger) backhaul than what they might want to pay Telecom on a wholesale connection.

Bottom line, is if you could be put on a ULL connection then Orcon would have done that (its naturally their preference), so that would imply you are either on a exchange that has no Orcon gear, or a cabinet on an exchange that does which means you must use a wholesale connection (this is for a technical not commercial reason).

Cyril



108 posts

Master Geek


  # 450353 21-Mar-2011 12:51
Send private message

Nice answer, thanks.

27 posts

Geek


  # 450444 21-Mar-2011 18:18
Send private message

Orcon has been getting slower and slower, yesterday afternoon was getting around .89Mbps this evening getting 2.52Mbps.

Modem is connected at 18307 kbps

Getting a bit over it really 

187 posts

Master Geek


  # 450445 21-Mar-2011 18:21
Send private message

Yup just about to give up and move my business elsewhere, why cant they just sort this stuff out!



108 posts

Master Geek


  # 450454 21-Mar-2011 19:11
Send private message

Lummie I have to agree too. Been pretty disappointed with Orcon speeds overall for the last 4 years when I joined them. Considering leaving them for another provider. Contrary to popular belief or what was popular belief Telecom users report great speeds. I'm not walking out the door just yet but the no contract with Orcon does make it easy.

 
 
 
 




108 posts

Master Geek


  # 450459 21-Mar-2011 19:22
Send private message

I have 72 transmitted wireless errors.
Not sure if that's a good or bad result but some of them could be caused by the odd Android phone or two.

7096 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 450460 21-Mar-2011 19:23
Send private message

Hi, but out of how many sent in total.

Cyril



108 posts

Master Geek


  # 450461 21-Mar-2011 19:23
Send private message

cyril7: Hi, while your there the other stats like line attenuation and noise margin would be good, just gives us an idea of link health.

Cyril



Results as follows:

Noise Margin
Downstream     Upstream
22.8 dB           22.7 dB


Line Attenuation
Downstream      Upstream
11.0 dB            6.3 dB










108 posts

Master Geek


  # 450463 21-Mar-2011 19:27
Send private message

cyril7: Hi, but out of how many sent in total.

Cyril



Packets = 2593267

7096 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 450465 21-Mar-2011 19:36
Send private message

Hi, so the actual error rate is quite small, 2E-5 infact, which is irrelevant, 11dB attenuation and 15-16kb/s sync rate, while not flash is not too far out of order. Noise margin is excessive but thats good not bad, but indicates that house wiring (stub/taps) could be an issue, but nothing to worry about in this thread.

Sounds to me like its time to move ISPs, like others about I can vouch for Telecom providing very good service these days.

Cyril



108 posts

Master Geek


  # 450470 21-Mar-2011 19:40
Send private message

Definitely food for thought, thanks heaps for your advice Cyril7.

300 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 450477 21-Mar-2011 19:57
Send private message

THought I would add that in the last week our Orcon speeds have dropped drastically. At one point after we were cabinetised (which was late last year) our speeds were actually pretty good (after being really bad for 2.5 years). Now they've slowly dropped back to being really bad.




Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz (400x8) | GA-X38-DQ6 | 4Gb Corsair Dominator@800Mhz 4-4-4-12 | HIS HD5870 | Creative X-fi Fatality Pro | 2xWD SATAII Caviar Black 640Gb / 1xSeagate SATAII 7200.12 1000Gb | 2xASUS IDE DVDRW | Silverstone OP1000 PSU | Silverstone TJ09 Case

1828 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 450508 21-Mar-2011 21:25
Send private message

Same here casewindow I used to be able to obtain consistant sppedtest.net results of 9 mbps or better to Auckland from Napier now I'm lucky to get a quarter of that

heads up to those thinking of going telecom I checked it out and for me atleast I'd end up paying $10 less a week for an extra 10 gig per month

Bronze @home FS/FS 5GB + 25GB + Tcom ph line

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


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 »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



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.