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Discussion in 'The LAN Lounge' started by Holdenman, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Holdenman

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    Living in Christchurch and I have recently hooked up to a 100/100 connection and thought I would share and compare with what speeds you get in you neck of the woods.

    Interesting I spoke to someone in Melbourne and he was gutted at the speed I am getting and said on a good day he got 11Mbit....
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    In melb the packs you get are 25, 50 or 100 down on the nbn
     
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    But what do you actually get and what do other places get in real speed?
    I am a Network guy and trying to get an idea.

    Btw here in NZ it definitely dpends on which ISP you use as they vary hugely
     
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    lol lucky you :) .... On a sunny day no rain I get about 1/2 meg a sec (5000Kbps) but with the crap weather here Im down to around 4500Kbps to keep my SNR above 6, if I drop the SNR to 0.5 I can get just over 6000Kbps for oh about 30 sec :D ADSL2 but a very long way from the exchange,with underground power and phone Im a long way away from the NBN or cable being rolled out...
     
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    Dam thats a bit rough, are you in a rural area?
     
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    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    I'm in South Auckland, still on ADSL as we don't have fibre yet in our street (and won't for at least another year) but they have fibre the next street over....

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    I got a fairly crappy old modem too which probably isn't helping things :(
     
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    nope 38km from the cbd Adelaide :) Old copper wire in a 70's suburb 14km from the exchange...speed test aren't really good indicators of connection
    should post your dsl stats from the modem
     

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    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    Speed tests show what the local conditions are like, how much load is on the network etc.

    MY speed test correlates with what my router shows speed wise.
     
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    Speed tests are an indicator if you don't use your ISP as the Server.
    I used London Vodafone in the UK for the first test as thats about as far away as possible from NZ
    My local connection gets 98 down and 110 up but then its basically an internal connection at 2ms response.
     
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    I tried the same server as you, I don't do gaming but I would imagine it would be great for online games. I hope it it gets to you soon :)
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    Pollushon Boost gives me a bar....

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    I'm on a fraudband 80/20 plan. While it pulls big numbers one of those big numbers is ping, so it's actually not as impressive as you might think but certainly more impressive than the folk on the other side of the suburb lucky to get 1.5mb.

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    acarmody Donati..Whoa Green

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    I'd post up speeds, but I don't want people to laugh too hard.

    The fact that a 11 year old complete housing estate only had ADSL 1 up to just over 2 years ago will give you an idea as to what I think of Telstra. Thank-you pair-gain rims, you arseholes. It should have been illegal that Telstra locks you in to using them or an off-net reseller at a HUGE markup. We were paying $80/month for ADSL 1 with 20GB a month not including line rental, when plenty of ISPs at the time were doing unlimited ADSL 2+ including home phone and mobile calls AND line rental for the same cost.
     
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    You're lucky.....I live 20 ish Kays North of the CBD and I've got to wait 10 years for NBN to hit my surburb....If I go 2 kays in any direction (as the crow flies), I'd have it right now. Perfect Adelaide planning with the roll out
     
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    Same here for nbn...there is wifi that looks pretty good speed wise...looked into it as I just changed isp's, but my house is to low in regards to tree clutter. The cost was a little to high to justify the risk...Im not to bad off, can stream SD videos from stan and netflix fine and as I have unlimited d/l large sized files can trickle down when Im in bed :)
     
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    That's fairly much what we do, download big stuff overnight but our speed is good enough to stream most of the time. You definitely notice though when the system is at full load as it can slow down plenty on bad days.
     
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    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but looks like NZ is well on its way to having high speed Internet at home.

    One of my work mates did a test on the newly released Gb home connection here in Christchurch and got 636Mb Down & 548Mb up!
    Christchurch is the latest Gigicity, all 200Mb connection with the local provider got an free upgrade to 1Gb
     
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    Im on NBN on the gold coast in a new estate.
    Only on a 25/5 - 3ms ping. It has been flawless and very impressed by it. I can go up to 100/40 speed, but i moved from a speed of 3/0.3 and 5038573 drop outs adsl. It's more than enough for the family here. Watch netflix and 2 youtube videos all at 1080 no worries at the same time.
     
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    I'm on Telstra's FTTH and get either 30 or 100 mbps down. I opt to save the $20 a month and stick with 30 mbps down. I limit my downloads to 1Mb/sec anyway so they're not noticeable. Can still stream and browse all with awesome speeds.
     
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    This is at work:

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    Don't ask me how.
     
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    Yep thats quick alright, Corporate circuits are often on Gb connections and usually guaranteed (not contested), but its great to have a similar opportunity at home for NZ$60 a month now :)
    Even if it is contested it should give some very quick downloads and no doubt plenty of copyright notifications.
     

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