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what isp for what these days?

Postby cirE » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:13 pm

how's orcon?

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Watch all the iSKY you want, surf NZ Herald, go crazy on Trade Me and download away on Steam. None of it will count towards your data cap.


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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby steeltoedsneakers » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:13 pm

Unmetered Steam is cool. Orcon's not the only one doing it though, Telstra's got Steam servers, and it costs less if you can get cable and you just want naked broadband.. everyone else wants you to get a phone too.

Orcon's good in that it gives you a VOIP capable modem/router instead of a phoneline, so saves you a bit of money if you can't get Telstra.

Dunno what the others are like..
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Postby cirE » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:19 pm

Future Shock wrote:freudian slip, went downa likea sack o potatoes

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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Marrow » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:38 pm

Worth asking whoever you're with if they plan on introducing this as well
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Danny-Boy » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:56 pm

Slingshot are doing unlimited again.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Andrew_TA » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:37 am

heard bad things about orcon, never had a problem with slignshot
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Marrow » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:06 am

Snap is good especially if you're in Christchurch, but Steam accounts for a pretty large portion of my cap.. I hope they start doing this.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby steeltoedsneakers » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:20 am

Andrew_TA wrote:heard bad things about orcon, never had a problem with slignshot

Their customer service is a little lacklustre - not so much bad service, but kind of a disconnect between what the contractors who connect you tell you and what Orcon tell you.
If you're not in an unbundled loop, it'll take many hours between plugging it in, and the contractor talking to Telecom, who talk to Orcon, who turn your account on.
The account tracking isn't quite as useful as Telstra - Data's the same, but it's not presented as well.
The VOIP thing feels a hell of a lot junkier than it looks. It's a decent router though, quite a few port-forwarding settings already preset and ready to go.

They give me internet though, at decent speeds (and to qualify that, it doesn't ever feel slow..).
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Alorria » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:13 pm

I picked up a hitch hiker the other day who was working for some new ISP with great naked DSL rates, but i forgot the name, and googling new ISP in New Zealand doesn't seem to find aany results. I'm sure I'd recognise it if I saw it :-(

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Postby cirE » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:57 am

Future Shock wrote:freudian slip, went downa likea sack o potatoes

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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby steeltoedsneakers » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:23 pm

Nobody tells me what's a priority :fist:

Unless they're my ISP. Or anybody else's too, I'd say: Orcon pt 1, and pt 2
Orcon wrote:The rules used to classify traffic (remember, broadband only) are pretty simple. We map all traffic into one of three classes:

* "P2P"
* "Default" - includes http, email, ftp, gaming, news, streaming, IM, VoIP, etc.
* "Generic" - any other protocol for which we haven't classified.

The list of protocols that fall into the default class isn't exhaustive; and it's updated all the time. The bulk of traffic by volume is accounted for by those 8 types of applications though. Once traffic has been classified into one of the three categories above, it's then given a priority. It works pretty simply - the higher priority traffic is transmitted first in times of congestion. The SCEs know how large each of our transit links are, and knows when utilization starts to get high. A diagram may help - this is a (stylized) example of a typical 24-hour period for our broadband users:

So the pipe is full at peak, which means that the highest priority traffic ("default") is transmitted first, and the lowest ("P2P"), is slowed down to fit. "Generic" traffic is slightly lower priority to "default", although we operate enough of an overhead that the generic class is virtually never impacted.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby mmmm....good crack » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:25 pm

i'm om telstra clear, shits ok, about twice as good as the telecom connection i had
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby mmmm....good crack » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:02 am

what speeds are you kients getting?

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fairly happy with that... keep forgetting to ring them to get interleaving off, so should cut that ping down a bit more
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby mmmm....good crack » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:35 am

adsl2+ the sales guy reckoned they had installed new lines where i lived, also he said telstra doesn't use the telecom lines like most others, so the connection is consistant. prob talking it up a bit but the connection is at least 2x as good as my old telecom one.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Devon » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:03 am

Bump.
On slingshot at the moment and it's fucking rubbish as.
Only time my internet was fast was with orcon but they're too expensive.
Since then, went on vodafone. Expensive and slow as fuck, and with slingshot our signal keeps dropping in and out, not to mention the wifi doesn't even register through the whole house. And the customer service is soooooo fucking shit. Never sent us our modem when we switched(said it would arrive before they switched us from vodafone) but charged us for the 3 weeks it took to get around to sending it to us. All in all, worst internet ever.
Thinking of making the move to telstra.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Marrow » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:30 am

Still with Snap. Still decent. Where are you?
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Postby Devon » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:45 pm

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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby EuphoricMilk » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:55 pm

Joined up with Slingshots unlimited plan on Friday, was up and running today, no fucking about, haven't ever had internet set up with so few hassles before.
So far I'm impressed with the speeds I'm getting too compared with Orcon, who caused us endless grief, not to mention that they were a huge rip off.

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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Lurch » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:40 pm

Hows the love for Slingshot? Still going? We are looking at swapping over because it seems the best value around. We want to be able to download / stream shows and sport so we can get rid of sky too. This is going to be good enough? And if we run shit through our telly the quality isn't going to be absolute arse?
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Matt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:46 am

J wrote:October 2011 358,798.7500


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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby refrigerator » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:02 pm

i have no complain of slingshot either

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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby skeetnigguh » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:57 pm

Slingshot!

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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby the croc » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:15 pm

So everyone still recommend slingshot? Moving to a new place this weekend.

Looks like it will be $100 a month for naked unlimited due to being not close to the Better Network.

Any other better offers?
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby the croc » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:39 am

So I got it hooked up last night on Slingshot. Having trouble with usenet traffic being shaped though. Any suggestions? I'm out in Lyall Bay and getting these speeds:

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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby Martli » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:10 am

Orcon announced an unlimited plan for their genius service the other day.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby the croc » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:53 pm

J wrote:how many connections do you have to your usenet provider?

shaping did seem to be pretty bad last night (im in island bay), i downloaded nevermind the buzzcocks at 5pm at 1.3MB/sec, but good eats i kicked off at 9pm and it only averaged 200kb/sec until midnight.

do you have rss/sickbeard set up? i generally don't notice shaping since almost everything is released while im at work and finishes before I get home. although just checking history for the last couple of weeks, and everything goes at full speed during the day, and gets slow for a few hours between 8pm-12am.

can you kick off an nzb now and see how fast it goes?


also i asked slingshot if they were going to change their deals now that orcon also have a similarly priced unlimited plan - they responded by crediting my account $120 so that id stick with them (my initial 12 month contract has ended), which was pretty good.


I'm pretty lost to be honest. Not really understanding what I'm doing. I signed up for astraweb when I first got into but have no idea how to search news groups in it. Also just signed up for easynews but that's no better. I had mostly been using nzb.su to download nzbs but everything thing I tried on that started at a few kbs and quickly dropped to zero. It seems almost impossible to find a clear tutorial showing you how to download off easynews or astraweb. I'm not signed up to RSS feeds because been on shitty internet for so long, pretty behind in all the shows I want.

Pretty much all I want to know is how the fuck to download a show or a movie that came out 5+ years ago.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby bonuscups » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:05 pm

the croc wrote:but everything thing I tried on that started at a few kbs and quickly dropped to zero.


You tried messing about with ssl/port settings in your usenet client yet?
Sounds kinda like your traffic is getting sent as far down the prioritization lists as slingshot can manage.

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Those are my settings for astraweb, might be useful as a jumping off point.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby the croc » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:51 pm

I pretty much think I have it sorted. Managed to get the shows I wanted anyway. Averaging 4-500KB/s download which isn't great but doesn't really matter to me. Will set up RSS feeds when I get a chance too when I get up to date with everything I'm watching at the moment.
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby the croc » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:15 pm

Absolutely stoked, finally found out what the problem was after messing around for four hours today.

I changed the port from 563 to 443 and it is working perfectly.

Got the idea from here:

Several support requests have come in recently regarding SABnzbd being "slow" for some users . . . who all just happen to be on Virgin Media Broadband in the UK.

These issues have nothing to do with SABnzbd, and everything to do with Virgin throttling traffic on ports 119 and 563, regardless of if you're running SSL or not.

If you're on Virgin please switch your port to 443 and make sure SSL is enabled. If your provider doesn't offer SSL on port 443, demand it or switch providers.
http://forums.sabnzbd.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8866

Downloading just under 1mb/sec Thank fuck that headache is over!
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Re: what isp for what these days?

Postby the croc » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:43 pm

Hahaha missed that :oops:
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