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Phil B
14-03-2006, 10:24 PM
I've just downloaded mythtv from wherever they are, 3 files with an average speed of 50kb sec.
Then i tried some debian file from debian nz site & got 240kb sec.
I'm on a 2mb connection but have noticed over the last few weeks the download speed from overseas is getting worse & worse. I used to get 220 - 230kb sec on overseas.

Does anyone else have this trouble ?

stu161204
14-03-2006, 10:48 PM
I'm on a 2mb connection but have noticed over the last few weeks the download speed from overseas is getting worse & worse. I used to get 220 - 230kb sec on overseas.

Who’s your ISP?

How are you downloading the files? Are you using a download manger?

I am on Xtra ( on a 2m plan) & all day today I have been downloading a 2GB website from a nz server (over on the north shore) & on some of the bigger files like 20mb or so I have been getting around 200+kb/s using FlashFXP as my FTP client.

Hope this helps :)

Phil B
15-03-2006, 09:33 PM
Orcon.

I'm just using the Firefox download manager. Sometimes I use Free Download Manager when downloading big files.
Do you suspect Orcon? I've only been with them for a month or so, speeds were in the 200-230 for international when I first got connected with them. I get the same speeds with windows or suse, so it shouldn't be my end.

Jen
15-03-2006, 09:59 PM
Your speed is also dependant upon the server's available bandwidth that you are downloading files off.

Phil B
15-03-2006, 10:15 PM
I realise that Jen, it's just getting worse by the day. I've just downloaded 3 files from overseas & got average 100kbs, about 1/2 what it should be. I didn't get this problem as far as i can remember with xtra.

fatcam
16-03-2006, 09:58 AM
We use xtra ADSL at work and at home and over the last few weeks it has been particularly sluggish when surfing. Others I have talked to have also been suffering slower speeds than normal.

zqwerty
16-03-2006, 04:06 PM
Same here on dialup, noticeably slower for 2 weeks now, clearnet ISP, also bad connections to American eMail sites.

gibler
16-03-2006, 06:14 PM
yep, it seems to be slower on Ihug 2 M plan. Used to get 250 kb/s easily but now it is more like 80 kb/s.

Something has changed..........

Doggone
19-03-2006, 10:06 PM
yep, it seems to be slower on Ihug 2 M plan. Used to get 250 kb/s easily but now it is more like 80 kb/s.

Something has changed..........

Seems like you broadbanders are having as much trouble as us dial-ups fellas and felasas!

A REAL encouragement to move over to broadband, seems like broadband is going as slow as dial-up at times, and ALL of the ISP are charging like wounded bulls too! LOL

Yes, I wonder that something has changed too...., can we blame Telecom??? :badpc:

Terry Porritt
19-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Try the speed tests here:
http://www.dslreports.com/stest

There doesn't appear anything amiss with my Xr\tra connection.

The_End_Of_Reality
19-03-2006, 10:50 PM
I am running Xtra 2mb and have noticed that too, (tested using Terrys link).

I tested the USA one and got 1366kbps down/72kbps up.
In theory it should be 2048kbps down/ 128kbps up (what the plan is(yes I know about the speed drops over distance))

Terry Porritt
20-03-2006, 11:28 AM
You really have to test many sites all over the place to get an idea of what's happening.

Here's a nice speed test site I found from that previous link:

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

At 10.25am I'm getting 1913/108 to 1959/121 kbs, nothing wrong with that for a 2Mbps xtra connection :)

gibler
20-03-2006, 03:37 PM
Hmmm, the speed seems to be back to normal on Ihug now.
Around 250 kbit/s from NZ Debian Mirrors.

drcspy
20-03-2006, 03:43 PM
more accurate speed test is www.jetstreamgames.co.nz/speed

do the 500k one

Cicero
20-03-2006, 04:24 PM
Mine ex Telecom


dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-03-19 22:21:57 EST:
1714 / 88
Your download speed : 1714 kbps or 214.2 KB/sec.

Your upload speed : 88 kbps or 11.1 KB/sec.

PS: Welcome to dslreports.com! Run more tests! see forums

Terry Porritt
20-03-2006, 05:01 PM
The thing is as drcspy indicates, the Xtra jetstreamgames site will test more or less subject to 'overheads', the actual, maximum download speed you can expect, since the connection is short and very few nodes.

The overseas link I gave is more representative of the sort of speeds you'd get when going via the Southern Cross cable and others, through a number of nodes, the speeds will vary from test to test even on the same site with time as traffic etc varies.

Cicero
20-03-2006, 05:19 PM
I tend not to worry too much about it,life seems to go on irrespective.