Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

371 posts

Ultimate Geek

# 127516 13-Aug-2013 12:00
Send private message

I'm not sure if its just me but i seem to be getting a very slow upload speed today and I cant even sync something to my dropbox or upload pictures to photobucket.
I tried to do a speedtest test and the upload wont even connect for me. (cant even upload a picture to geekzone)

Its to note I am on Snap Vdsl in Auckland and I haven't gone over my monthly limit.
So anyone else having problems with uploads today? 

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
5762 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 876384 13-Aug-2013 12:00
Send private message

Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.



If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that



- you have reset your modem and router



- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing


- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap



- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing



- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.



Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:



- Your ISP and plan



- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)



- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)



- Your general location (or street)



- If you are rural or urban



- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin



- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service



- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above



Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.



A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.



I recommend you read these two blog posts:



- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)



- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?

I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.

'That VDSL Cat'
11528 posts

Uber Geek


  # 876399 13-Aug-2013 12:30
Send private message

seems fine for me, got to uni this morning, my synchronize of work done last night went at line speed. and had a active vnc connnection almost all day, again working normally..

as for speeds, seems fine aside from the slight slowdown with having vnc open while speedtesting..

testing photobucket, and it seems fine too, try rebooting your fritz maybe?

#include <std_disclaimer>


Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


202 posts

Master Geek

  # 876547 13-Aug-2013 15:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

Shut down your fritz!box for about 10 minutes with all the cables unplugged.

I can't remember where I read it, but I do remember some people reporting a fault with the fritz in regards to crap upload speeds, which only get resolved if you power off the modem and unplug all cables from it for about 10 minutes.

371 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 876788 13-Aug-2013 22:30
Send private message

@Dairusire, Thanks that did the job

202 posts

Master Geek

  # 876885 14-Aug-2013 09:02
Send private message

@mikenzb, no problem man. I do believe there may be a firmware update that had been released to fix this issue or it's the thing that caused the issue.

371 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 877071 14-Aug-2013 12:16
Send private message

Dont think so, I'm on the latest firmware, altho I kinda wished I could downgrade.

'That VDSL Cat'
11528 posts

Uber Geek


  # 877080 14-Aug-2013 12:20
Send private message

mikenzb: Dont think so, I'm on the latest firmware, altho I kinda wished I could downgrade.

you should be able to downgrade perfectly fine..

#include <std_disclaimer>


Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


371 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 878112 14-Aug-2013 14:15
Send private message

I tried before and I got stuck trying to restore the settings.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer 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 »

Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45

Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30

JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59

Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34

NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43

Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06

Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54

AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42

AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32

Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32

Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30

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

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.