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Master Geek


  # 451364 24-Mar-2011 10:46
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Yeah mate I plan to do the same. Will monitor it tonight and the next few days. My billing cycle has just started and they require 1 month cancellation notice so I need to act fast.
From what I've seen I can save $20 a month by moving to Telecom.

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Master Geek


  # 451534 24-Mar-2011 17:27
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Same here. Very good speeds last night and just then (5.26pm). Best speeds I've gotten so far. 17.03mbps on the speedtest I did just then. Hope it lasts!

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 451671 25-Mar-2011 08:14
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In Westmere. Youtube videos, for example, painfully slow to start/load.



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Master Geek


  # 451682 25-Mar-2011 09:08
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Past 2 nights at peak time I'm averaging 13-14Mbps so it's holding for me. Will test youtube and stuff over the weekend.

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Master Geek


  # 451686 25-Mar-2011 09:15
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Steve where approx. are you located?



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Master Geek


  # 451690 25-Mar-2011 09:25
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I am on a street off Richmond Road in Grey Lynn.

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Geek


  # 451693 25-Mar-2011 09:33
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I have noticed a drop in performance of my connection too. At peak times my pings have shot up and making online gaming not very fun. After 11pm pings go back to normal and are fine till the next evening.
Hasn't been an issue before, Orcon must have done something recently.

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek

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  # 451695 25-Mar-2011 09:37
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johnr: it's not that slow many people around New Zealand would give their first born child for that speed :oP



Indeed. I'm currently getting 1Mb/s. Been meaning to diagnose it further, as speed seemed to at least halve as soon as we changed between Telecom broadband plans. Its on the TODO list. Somewhere :-)

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Master Geek


  # 451700 25-Mar-2011 09:43
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Thanks. I'm in Westmere, and not far from a Cabinet.

Modem sync is 13 down/1 up. Very stable connection indeed.

I just chose a random link from NZ media which led to this youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/8c8W1NDYf38

This refuses to load for me at all.

Can anybody else on Orcon play this link?



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Master Geek


  # 451702 25-Mar-2011 09:45
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Sweet sounds like we have identical connection speeds. Youtube has been an issue with Orcon and me as long as I can remember.

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Uber Geek
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  # 451825 25-Mar-2011 16:09
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pohutukawa: Thanks. I'm in Westmere, and not far from a Cabinet.

Modem sync is 13 down/1 up. Very stable connection indeed.

I just chose a random link from NZ media which led to this youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/8c8W1NDYf38

This refuses to load for me at all.


Can anybody else on Orcon play this link?


 

seamed to stream ok for me the video is 386kbps and was streamin at 450~524kbps for me . the guy in the video is a douche though this is also not the only one on youtube about computer thieves being caught out and named n shamed, Look for one about a white hat hacker and what he did to catch the guy the stole his PC it'll make you ROFL    

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Master Geek


  # 451862 25-Mar-2011 19:32
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SteveFari: Sweet sounds like we have identical connection speeds. Youtube has been an issue with Orcon and me as long as I can remember.


Is there anybody here from Orcon who can give us some idea why this performance is so poor?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 451886 25-Mar-2011 20:57
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pohutukawa: Thanks. I'm in Westmere, and not far from a Cabinet.

Modem sync is 13 down/1 up. Very stable connection indeed.

I just chose a random link from NZ media which led to this youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/8c8W1NDYf38

This refuses to load for me at all.

Can anybody else on Orcon play this link?


Yes no problems here playing that. My connection has been the best this week that it has been in almost two years. No idea why though???




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

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Master Geek


  # 451890 25-Mar-2011 21:00
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Interesting. Where are you? (in broad terms)

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Ultimate Geek


  # 451897 25-Mar-2011 21:32
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Wellington. In a new subdivision that has only been recently cabinetised. I have found that obscure YouTube videos still have the problem so maybe caching by Orcon is helping more common stuff? Speedtest for national and international is still excellent (but only for the last few days)




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

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