View Full Version : Woosh quality >:|

29-02-2004, 03:35 PM
Who here in southland is having problems with woosh? X-(

On Wednesday/Thursday the transmitter for Invercargill was out for about 16hours. 16hours too long I'm afraid. What about all the businesses, how would they cope with that downtime?

Apparently the woosh modem disconnects every 24hours. Anyone know the reason for this?? Anyway this is a major hassle. They say you can set your router up to automatically re-connect and mine does this, but when it re-makes the connection it connects at a very low speed (9kB/s). I find this info out by doing a 500k speedtest at a certain site. The only way to fix it is to power off the modem and router, and restart them again. Now seeing this happens every 24hours or so, it is a major pain in the neck!

At the moment I've disconnected and re-connected about 10 times and I still can't get a better connection than 16kB/s. Usually its around 34kB/s. Whats up with that? I can't even play my RTS strategy game online as the pings are 2000ms+.

Anyone know if or when pings will get better for games anyway? I'm at about 350-700+ at the moment for Desert Combat, and I usually get about 350ish for slower strategy games which isn't too bad as latenancy doesn't feature too much there. Usually it spikes out quite bad.


29-02-2004, 05:15 PM
maybe its because of the flood.Get a cup of coffee.!! TAke and see what happens in a few days.
then umm complain!!!^_^

29-02-2004, 06:18 PM
Flood? What flood? This is Invercargill. :p I assume the signal routes from repeater through the cell sites and up to auckland. No flood involved in the radio waves :)

29-02-2004, 06:53 PM
Woosh vs DSL.

Woosh = 256/256, 7Gb don't go over cap, 600ping, unreliable service, $65.
Jetstart = 128/128, 10Gb national traffic free, 100ping, reliable service, $60.
Jetstream proposed = 256/128, 10Gb, 100ping, reliable, $80.

DSL wins. :|

29-02-2004, 06:58 PM
we need a definition of reliable.

29-02-2004, 07:51 PM
> we need a definition of reliable.

My Jetstart with Orcon, until power cuts this and last week that cut off the router, has been alive since November 2003. That's reliable in my book.


29-02-2004, 08:00 PM
> we need a definition of reliable.

I agree, Jet Stream (ADSL) can be unreliable at sometimes as well

29-02-2004, 08:05 PM
When I was with Jetstart my router would stay connected for 3weeks+ on end no troubles, thats reliable.

Being there when you need it, thats reliable.

Not disconnecting or losing signal when your in the middle of a game, thats reliable.

I can't imagine them going to market with the current technology. VoIP would cut out while your in the middle of a phone call.

Who here has actually had some hands on experience with connecting the boost antenna to the modem itself? OH MY GOSH. How flimsy can you make something. Its like holding the thing in there with a paper clip.

29-02-2004, 10:17 PM
Sometimes lets try all the time, My jet stream (at 7:30 ish) re,dis,re,dis connects and gose soo slow (slower than 56k on times)