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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #350 on: March 18, 2019, 02:12:22 PM »
Started searching for NBN plans in our area.
But first did a speedtest to see how fast our Telstra cable internet really was.
Wow, an amazing 5.5 Mbps download..................... That was on Sunday 3pm.  :'(
Did a test in December last year at 7.30pm: 15.6 to 22.2 Mbps.
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« Reply #351 on: March 18, 2019, 02:41:01 PM »
Sounds about right.....that's exactly what happened to us. We had decent speeds on broardband, but as soon as the NBN was available in our area the broadband dropped down to almost nothing and we couldn't run more than one device at a time without falling into a black hole
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #352 on: March 18, 2019, 02:54:04 PM »
Started searching for NBN plans in our area.
But first did a speedtest to see how fast our Telstra cable internet really was.
Wow, an amazing 5.5 Mbps download..................... That was on Sunday 3pm.  :'(
Did a test in December last year at 7.30pm: 15.6 to 22.2 Mbps.
Foil hat time. but I hear this so often, I reckon they do it so people leave what they have for the angels piss that is the NBN...
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« Reply #353 on: March 18, 2019, 02:58:21 PM »
Technical explination on speeds, its demand and they are not supplying the speeds to fill demands put on for peak times causing the slow down of data speeds and its worse when you hit the download limit. maybe a good idea to start reading your contract fine print for 'shaping' aka throttling of data. they all do this so they can line pockets with cash and not spend on upgrades, also depending on where the main street box is you could be the last on the line because thats where they run the copper lines from since its cheaper then upgrading all the lines.

Also alot of the internet and phone lines are still run along with power lines since its easyer then digging and laying pipes to data centers, my brother does road works and brought me some of the converter stuff they use in the cabnets on the poles.

This is the main street cabnet they use.


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« Reply #354 on: March 19, 2019, 01:16:18 PM »
Anyone using Exetel for NBN?
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« Reply #355 on: March 19, 2019, 08:48:06 PM »
This is AFTER the fixed wireless tower upgrade!!!!
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« Reply #356 on: March 19, 2019, 09:03:04 PM »
Nice and steady 11/10 - supposed to be 25/12, but in the 6 years I've been with this ISP I've only had about 4 outages, so that slightly off speed is not a huge concern:



Does help that I have line of sight to the tower just about... few trees in the way mind...

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #357 on: March 20, 2019, 01:35:35 AM »
pretty close to this speed all the time, latency (ping) is a bit high because the test is over 1500km

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« Reply #358 on: March 21, 2019, 07:26:21 AM »
Nice and steady 11/10 - supposed to be 25/12, but in the 6 years I've been with this ISP I've only had about 4 outages, so that slightly off speed is not a huge concern:



Does help that I have line of sight to the tower just about... few trees in the way mind...

That's not 'slightly off' speed. It's less than half the supposed download speed.
(Upload speed is pretty much irrelevant for most home users).
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« Reply #359 on: March 21, 2019, 08:15:58 AM »
That's not 'slightly off' speed. It's less than half the supposed download speed.
(Upload speed is pretty much irrelevant for most home users).

Just re-run it:


Much quicker, but this is what I mean - we don't notice the difference in speeds that greatly, and I have none of the drop outs that the others are whinging about.

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #360 on: March 21, 2019, 10:06:18 AM »
Surely that couldn't be right? or could it?


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« Reply #361 on: March 21, 2019, 10:24:39 AM »
Surely that couldn't be right? or could it?

18 download is a bit better. :)

Agreed the 'faster than' % seems a bit odd.
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« Reply #362 on: March 21, 2019, 10:49:08 AM »
Surely that couldn't be right? or could it?

I am guessing that is based on the tests run from Australia, most people with decent speeds don't have a need to test it, it's when it's running slow that they do.

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« Reply #363 on: March 21, 2019, 10:50:19 AM »
Surely that couldn't be right? or could it?

they should add a 'that have run this tool' on the end of that statement...

plenty of internet users who would never have run a speed test in their life...

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #364 on: March 21, 2019, 11:13:34 AM »
Surely that couldn't be right? or could it?
but slower than 80% of the world..

remember wazbot in a backstreet motel in Mexico...  Think how smooth that 8k porn would be on that connection



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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #365 on: March 22, 2019, 11:16:38 AM »
Always like checking the connection at Uni for giggles.


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« Reply #366 on: March 22, 2019, 11:33:23 AM »
Always like checking the connection at Uni for giggles.


why cant we have that speed at home?
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #367 on: March 22, 2019, 11:53:34 AM »
why cant we have that speed at home?

You probably could if your pockets were as deep as the Universities.

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #368 on: March 22, 2019, 12:03:12 PM »
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You probably could if your pockets were as deep as the Universities.

shouldnt need em to be that deep :D I'd be happy with Mexican speeds :D
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #369 on: March 22, 2019, 03:26:45 PM »
Checked mine at 0320 (3.20AM for those not familiar with 24 hr)

Download     16.9 Mbps

Upload           4.7Mbps

Ping              10ms.

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #370 on: March 23, 2019, 08:38:51 AM »
That's a bit of a worry, because



is also faster than 85% of Oz ???

What, there's nobody between 18 & 22 ???

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« Reply #371 on: March 23, 2019, 11:06:44 AM »


I still only have adsl2, have no idea when we will get nbn.

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« Reply #372 on: March 23, 2019, 01:59:15 PM »
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« Reply #373 on: March 23, 2019, 02:11:52 PM »

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« Reply #374 on: March 24, 2019, 03:13:32 PM »
So you upgraded after all?
told em i was cancelling, and could get it for 60 elsewhere... I think ramjeet said he'd match it
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