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# 141178 3-Mar-2014 21:45
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Hi there.
I've recently changed fibre providers from WXC to Snap as the plans were better.
I have noticed since the change over, my download speeds have decreased quite a lot. I used to get a solid 3.4MB actual speed, now it wont get close to that. Most its got to is 2MB
My WXC plan was only a 30/10 and now with snap we went for the ultra plan 100/50
Doing the standard speed test I get the following:



I did notice that Facebook and YouTube etc. were acting up, but after some research found an article on here and change the IPv6 to IPv4 and that sorted it, but not the speed.

Has anyone else had the same problem? Would it be on my end of things or Snaps?
If I cant get the same speed out of a higher connection what's the point of going full speed?

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  # 998451 3-Mar-2014 21:45
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

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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.

 



 

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  # 998464 3-Mar-2014 21:50
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where are you testing these speeds to?

in my own experience (60/10 VDSL) i max out to my dedicated server in NL over a single thread, cant say i can complain about that.




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  # 998480 3-Mar-2014 22:11
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I'm having issues downloading off my seedbox on feralhosting. Can only manage 50KB/s or so off a multi threaded download.

Tracing route to hestia.feralhosting.com [185.21.216.138]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms fritz.box [192.168.178.1]
2 24 ms 20 ms 20 ms 16.17.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.17.16]
3 19 ms 19 ms 19 ms 54.32.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.32.54]
4 19 ms 19 ms 19 ms 33.27.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.27.33]
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 180 ms 176 ms * xe7-0-1-10.lebr7.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.2
32.162]
8 175 ms 158 ms 183 ms ae3-10.sjbr3.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.2
5]
9 171 ms 152 ms * ae0.pabr5.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.120.74]

10 184 ms 184 ms 218 ms sl-st50-pa-.sprintlink.net [144.223.243.5]
11 185 ms 186 ms 185 ms sl-crs2-sj-.sprintlink.net [144.232.1.185]
12 187 ms 234 ms 187 ms 144.232.7.146
13 187 ms 188 ms 187 ms 144.232.8.194
14 189 ms 188 ms 188 ms be2000.ccr21.sjc01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.6.
105]
15 157 ms 189 ms 189 ms be2164.ccr21.sfo01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.28
.33]
16 222 ms 222 ms 222 ms be2135.mpd22.mci01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.0.
70]
17 216 ms 246 ms 220 ms be2159.mpd22.ord01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.24
.82]
18 247 ms 251 ms 260 ms be2140.ccr22.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.43
.186]
19 294 ms 292 ms 302 ms be2387.ccr22.lpl01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.44
.166]
20 323 ms 333 ms 333 ms be2185.mpd22.ams03.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.37
.105]
21 332 ms 302 ms 332 ms be2323.mag21.ams03.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.78
.110]
22 304 ms 303 ms 302 ms te0-0-0-1.nr12.b021908-0.ams03.atlas.cogentco.co
m [154.25.1.82]
23 303 ms 304 ms 326 ms te0-0-0-1.nr12.b021908-0.ams03.atlas.cogentco.co
m [154.25.1.82]
24 305 ms 302 ms * 185.21.216.67
25 304 ms 302 ms 302 ms hestia.feralhosting.com [185.21.216.138]





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  # 998483 3-Mar-2014 22:20
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ah feral.. i have my hand in a competing company...

in terms of feral, your probably are hitting congestion in US..


they have a very dirty plan in place currently, where they expect everyone to go via a tunnel broker, over IPv6 to bypass their excessive use of cogent.  (their IPv6 is purely via HE.)

in the seedbox world, cheap routing is key.


considering your on snap, im sure you can move over to a provider that offer L3 which absolutely flys. (of which they should reroute you upon request - snap default to L3 both ways.)


i have tuned stacks at both ends, so that alters it a tad, but single FTP thread, i sit at an average of 5~7MB/s.



ild caution you to get away from feral while you can, they absolutely sardine pack their boxes, only way to make 10G affordable at "acceptable seedbox rates"




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  # 998490 3-Mar-2014 22:39
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Right, I have a feeling it is the filehosting site I was using, just tried downloading a vid from youtube to see how fast it would go. Got to 11MB/s so def faster than I thought. Dunno, maybe the filehost is acting up?

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  # 998492 3-Mar-2014 22:42
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hio77: ah feral.. i have my hand in a competing company...

in terms of feral, your probably are hitting congestion in US..


It's a shame, I was maxing my line with them until a couple days ago. Any recommendations for a seedbox under 25NZD?





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  # 998493 3-Mar-2014 22:45
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woodpecker19: Right, I have a feeling it is the filehosting site I was using, just tried downloading a vid from youtube to see how fast it would go. Got to 11MB/s so def faster than I thought. Dunno, maybe the filehost is acting up?


quite possibly, or routing to the given site..

need more information to tell you though..

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hio77: ah feral.. i have my hand in a competing company...

in terms of feral, your probably are hitting congestion in US..


It's a shame, I was maxing my line with them until a couple days ago. Any recommendations for a seedbox under 25NZD?


under? no. i kinda solidly do the more upper market, VPS based machines. 

dont really look too much at other offerings, aside from what they do network sided. kinda outside the bounds of this thread though.




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  # 998499 3-Mar-2014 22:56
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Oh well, I've logged a ticket with them now (feral) and am looking at other boxes.





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  # 998502 3-Mar-2014 23:00
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HowickDota: Oh well, I've logged a ticket with them now (feral) and am looking at other boxes.


good luck.. i cant say i have the best opinion of them lol.. 




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  # 998545 4-Mar-2014 06:35
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Seed.st or whatbox.ca tbh

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  # 998558 4-Mar-2014 08:06
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what did snap do overnight? This morning my UFB connection had died, and it looks like they remotely reset my connection last night.

It is going now ,but, it was not good timing for me.

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Cbfd: whatbox.c


+1 for whatbox, the NL based plan with unlimited traffic. 

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  # 998635 4-Mar-2014 10:55
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Cbfd: Seed.st or whatbox.ca tbh


whatbox, ild recommend, but not st.. whatbox atlest support their reputation unlike st. 

connection didnt go down for me..





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  # 999066 4-Mar-2014 20:49
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Im getting 30kb/s from rapidgator lately... is there something with their network?
im on their UFB plan, its been like this for the last few days and it is driving me nuts.

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bnr034: Im getting 30kb/s from rapidgator lately... is there something with their network?
im on their UFB plan, its been like this for the last few days and it is driving me nuts.


loading their website alone, is as slow as dogs.

via a proxy, it is also just as slow. so ild suspect it could be their side.




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