View Full Version : Telecom broadband problems?

04-08-2010, 02:36 PM
Hi guys,

Just today I had very sporadic connection to the internet.

about 20pings to www.trademe.co.nz would resolve and then around 5 minutes of no connection, however the router informed my that the gateway was still connected and the lights (DSL and internet) on the the router itself were both on.

I was wondering if any other Telecom users had any such problems or if its just me.

As a side note I replaced the cable between the ADSL jack and the router and the problem seems to have gone away.

The Hitcher
04-08-2010, 03:23 PM
Rumour has it that it was caused by the solar flare.
I remain unconvinced at this stage but many adsl areas in NZ fell over sporadically.

04-08-2010, 03:42 PM
Yeah, connection in ChCh was a bit flakey after lunch, connection still up and solid, but sproadic & serious packet loss, seems to have come right now.

04-08-2010, 04:26 PM
Yep, could barely get online to play Aion. It went on for like 20 minutes of intermittent disconnections and 2-3 mins of downtime, then 1 min of online time.

04-08-2010, 04:30 PM
Our sites in Auckland City, North Shore, Wellington & Christchurch all experienced about an hour of limited or non-service earlier today.

04-08-2010, 05:02 PM
We have had the same problems, but it seems to be back to normal now.

Their is a post about this on Geekzone: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=65608

04-08-2010, 11:51 PM
It's been terrible at my parents place on Orcon, but me down the road 1.5KM (Same exchange) seems fine?

05-08-2010, 12:44 AM
Mine was also being strange this morning. Rebooted the router and all came good. Normally this kind of thing does not happen.

05-08-2010, 09:21 AM
My parents was dropping off for several minutes at a time, wasn't getting an IP Address, happened maybe a dozen times yesterday afternoon / evening. They've not rang me this morning to complain so who knows?