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Master Geek


  # 451898 25-Mar-2011 21:36
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Yep. I suspect you're right. There's some weird sh?t going on with Orcon's caching and traffic-shaping that they're not letting on about.

This sort of stuff is hard enough to get a handle on when you're on the inside.

BTW, yes, the guy in the youtube video is ... ugh ... not the sharpest knife in the kitchen.

Apologies for choosing it as an example folks!



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Master Geek


  # 451920 25-Mar-2011 23:07
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that youtube clip caches 50% ahead in about 3 seconds for me, 11:05pm Friday.

 
 
 
 


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  # 452343 27-Mar-2011 11:17
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well looks like something has been going on within Orcon thats 3 days in a row with 10+ mbps from napier to auckland pings a bit uppy downy though 



 

but still not so good Internationaly though 

 



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  # 452355 27-Mar-2011 11:55
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Athlonite: well looks like something has been going on within Orcon thats 3 days in a row with 10+ mbps from napier to auckland pings a bit uppy downy though?



?

but still not so good Internationaly though?

?




A moment ago:

Auckland
https://www.speedtest.net/result/1222072146.png

Los Angeles
https://www.speedtest.net/result/1222073848.png

London
https://www.speedtest.net/result/1222075315.png

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  # 452369 27-Mar-2011 13:06
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Hi, a single TCP connection on a 180ms link (time to LA) will never get much faster due to that latency, such is the problem of living in the far south pacific.

Hence normal HTTP traffic to the US and Europe will always top out around 5Mb/s, using a download manager for downloads will overcome this as they open multiple parallel connections.

Cyril

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Master Geek


  # 452657 28-Mar-2011 10:02
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/insert evil laugh here with regards to Orcons ongoing performance, and lack thereof!


*chuckle*

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Master Geek


# 452658 28-Mar-2011 10:03
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Daylo: /insert evil laugh here with regards to Orcons ongoing performance, and lack thereof!


*chuckle*


Do you know something we don't, Daylo (if so, please enlighten us!), or are you just trolling ...

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 452659 28-Mar-2011 10:05
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Just trolling :)  I'm a convert. As in ... totally 'converted' away from Poorcon.

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Master Geek


  # 452660 28-Mar-2011 10:08
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Daylo: Just trolling :)? I'm a convert. As in ... totally 'converted' away from Poorcon.


Here's your chance, then, to become a (somewhat) reformed troll! ...

So who did you convert to, why, and how much do you pay now (and for what)?

e.g. woosh, for better peak performance, $1500/month, 50kbps down/20kbps down, 5mb/month data.



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Master Geek


  # 452663 28-Mar-2011 10:13
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I am still getting great speeds since posting this. I'm starting to think someone form Orcon has monitored my thread and made a change to my account, or because I logged one with Orcon saying my phone line was noisy they have made changes without informing me. Too much of a coincidence I reckon.

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  # 452664 28-Mar-2011 10:18
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SteveFari: I am still getting great speeds since posting this. I'm starting to think someone form Orcon has monitored my thread and made a change to my account, or because I logged one with Orcon saying my phone line was noisy they have made changes without informing me. Too much of a coincidence I reckon.


It is interesting how - and it seems to be somewhat universal i.e. not necessarily just Orcon - if one has a grizzle about something, sometimes things immediately start improving.

Then when you ask "what did you do? whatever it was, it fixed it, so can you do more of it?" they say "didn't do anything - must be your mind playing tricks on you".



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Master Geek


  # 452666 28-Mar-2011 10:24
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Yes, and when SoundDude posted this about my connection "Hi Steve, Your connection was migrated over to a new EUBA service yesterday." and I asked how do you knwo and what does that mean? I never got a reply so I think they did something...perhaps my Orcon service fault made them fix something up. Anyway, I'm happy with my speed for the last 5 days I just hope it doesn't dip again!! Then I'll move.

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  # 452667 28-Mar-2011 10:26
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SteveFari: Yes, and when SoundDude posted this about my connection "Hi Steve, Your connection was migrated over to a new EUBA service yesterday." and I asked how do you knwo and what does that mean? I never got a reply so I think they did something...perhaps my Orcon service fault made them fix something up. Anyway, I'm happy with my speed for the last 5 days I just hope it doesn't dip again!! Then I'll move.


EUBA is a different wholesale plan type, so that is a change that can have quite a difference.



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Master Geek


  # 452669 28-Mar-2011 10:28
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ahhh sweet, well it has made a difference if done very recently.

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  # 452763 28-Mar-2011 14:07
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cyril7: Hi, a single TCP connection on a 180ms link (time to LA) will never get much faster due to that latency, such is the problem of living in the far south pacific.

Hence normal HTTP traffic to the US and Europe will always top out around 5Mb/s, using a download manager for downloads will overcome this as they open multiple parallel connections.


Cyril


 

Not quite right there cyril7 as I got over 10mbps the other night to LA on an 180ms ping and as soon as my registration email pops into my account for speed test I'll put up the png for the test 

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