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    Default xtra broadband question

    my monthly rollover was thismorning but i am only at 2 mb/s thought i was suypposed to be running at 3.2 mb/s in april
    has anyone gone to the full speed yet?

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    We are in the same boat as you. Supposed to go to 3.2 (or 3.5?) and seeing speeds at the router on average of about 2.7mbps with download speeds ranging from 800kbps to about 1.5mbps - I dont think I would hold much hope for more.

    Better than 256 but not really high speed.

    George

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    A Few things could cause this..

    - you have not been moved over yet
    - your line speed is not high enough to get the speeds (your line is not very good or you are too far away from the exchange)
    - the contension ratio of your exchange has kicked in and you are sharing the bandwidth with lots of others.

    - Remember.... the Speeds have NO guarentee..You are guarenteed nothing.

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    Default Re: xtra broadband question

    Xtra have advised that they will be proggressively upgrading accounts over April and beyond.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: xtra broadband question

    Well I have been moved. Router now reports 4288.

    Pity as download speeds are barely 256k.

    When I had 2Mbps, I actually got download speeds of 2Mbps.

    So don't be in too much of a hurry....

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    Default Re: xtra broadband question

    Yesterday (15/04/2006) was our monthly rollover & I can say I definitely have 3.5M.

    As Yesterday I download a 20MB Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 patch from the Macromedia servers & I got 300+ KB/s (I was using a download manager (Flash Get)

    I have not done a speed test check on a speed check site, but I will latter on today.

    PS: Iam with Xtra & use to be on the 2M plan

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    Default Re: xtra broadband question

    I have not done a speed test check on a speed check site, but I will latter on today.

    Can anyone tell me where this speed check site is please ?

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    Default Re: xtra broadband question

    Quote Originally Posted by heaton
    Can anyone tell me where this speed check site is please ?
    Here are the two I use:

    http://nzdsl.co.nz/speedtest/

    http://www.jetstreamgames.co.nz/speed/

    Hope this helps
    Last edited by stu161204; 16-04-2006 at 05:41 PM.

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    Just as aside to this thread has anybody out there managed to achieve anything like full speed on the 3.5Mbps upgrade without a dedicated splitter cable i.e. you are using filters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeejayR
    Just as aside to this thread has anybody out there managed to achieve anything like full speed on the 3.5Mbps upgrade without a dedicated splitter cable i.e. you are using filters?
    Aparrently. Most people seem fine. Its just us few that now have 256k type speeds.

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