NBN/Speed test thread?
Last couple of threads seemed bretty good so here goes
Paying for 50mbit Fixed wireless and i get speeds like this from 4pm-10pm
Old hfc network, just want higher upload but will inevitably lose download. I also get full speed all the time even arvo/night. Will eventually have to go nbn though, might stick with Telstra in the hopes they're not cheaping out on backhaul like most isps.
On cable, I reckon making the switch to NBN will make it slower.
FTTP here on 100/40 plan done on mobile phone. Between midnight and 3pm i can get 96/37 on ethernet.
16tb cap a month for $100
How is TPG for reliability and speed overall? Have to move over to NBN in a few months and am on cable at the moment. I've looked at others too like Exetel, Aussiebroadband and all, but would rather go with a bigger company like TPG/iinet or Telstra again in the hopes that they might have better capacity/service available.
Telstra is the worse IMO i bounced through like 5 ISP's and telstras was so congested during peak hour i couldn't watch 720p videos on YouTube without excessive buffering
this is in melhourne FTTP btw
Ah well thanks mate, guess I'll go with TPG then or maybe MyRepublic/Exetel. They seem to have generally decent reviews for NBN, with the exception of MyRepublic which offers the 100mbps plans for cheap, so either they're going to be able to offer decent speeds or it'll be terrible. Mine will inevitably be over HFC as FTTN i believe (docsis?) and not vdsl. The only reason i'd consider staying with telstra is because under current HFC they're giving me full speed to where I live and own the lines in the area. Though i'd assume that once NBN rolls in fully that'll be a different story and most ISP's will more or less be equal, at least with the way things seem to be going with pressure on NBN and providers recently.
HFC NBN just came out this month in my area. I'd lose download speed (probably down to 90-95) but the 40 upload would be baller. cbf changing plans since in my experience they'll fuck everything up. i'd probably want to stay with telstra since i know their international peering is good and i dont want to risk other ISPs being a trainwreck like optus is at my parents house (international downloads drop to 300kb/s between 3PM and 1AM)
Maybe their hedging their bets that the cost to deploy FTTH will somehow come down significantly in a few years?
That's about the only thing I can think of. You're going to have to deploy the fiber optic lines eventually, once you've made the initial investment, upkeep, and OLT/ONT upgrades are all you really need to contend with at that point.
A single fiberoptic cable with advanced OLTs feeding it can currently achieve 40gbps, and 80gbps should be possible in the next few years.
Had your country not nixed the FTTH plans they would already be in a decent position to upgrade their networks for gigabit and beyond, as we stand now though, no matter what backhaul upgrades are done, the last mile copper bullshit is going to haunt you for decades.
Mobile fag here but
>30mbps down / 5mbps up on fixed wireless at home (packet loss every 15 seconds or so however)
>35mbps down, 20mbps up on Vodafone 4G, use that for gayming
Back when I had the hardwire with Telstra ~7mbps unstable
Not too bad, just costs a shit load.
>hedging their bets
You are giving the fuckers far, far too much credit. Part of their plan involved buying back the defunct copper network, wasting over $10 billion and giving the local monopolist (Telstra) the money to maintain their grip.
I'm not even sure what to do with this most of the time
Anyone else use DFS channels for their Wifi?
Went from 150-250mbps to steady 350mbps+
>Faster than 92% of aus
No hope for this fucking country
It's not that much better on average in the US
>faster than 90% of the US
mate what the fuck?
The west is fucked we cant even get immigration in control and we're all spiraling out of control with debt, suicide rates and employment and now we cant even get good internet
Fack sake Asia has had better internet for over 2 fucking decades
Fiber, 100/100... This is over wifi while streaming Netflix... I get the full speed when on cable...
Look at the distance, it was the only server I could find that would handicap my speeds enough to get a result similar to yours.
Aussie here mines like $70aud which =50usd wtf
Sigh, we where gonna get Symetrical 1gbit originally, now we get 100mbit/40 most likely WAY less since we're doing a hybrid of FTTN/C/B and fucking Fixed Wireless, Cable/HFC and its all terribly congested
Sorry, there you go. (Still netflixi'n and some other people using up the bandwidth, so can't get the full speed ATM...)
>Sigh, we where gonna get Symetrical 1gbit originally
yeah, pretty sure the NBN was based off what my ISP did in the mid 2000's in the US (Verizon FiOS is the largest GPON provider in the US)
I work for a large ISP.
As you probably know, these speed issues are going to be caused by congestion on the 'cell' or in other terms: "nbn and the government don't give a shit about delivering a fast and RELIABLY fast Fixed Wireless service because it 'costs too much' to provision the tower with high quality equipment "
It doesn't matter how many cases Aussie Broadband raise against nbn, nbn aren't held accountable by anybody or anything. nbn aren't doing anything illegal. Aussie Broadband are stuck in the middle
If you can convince everybody on your local Fixed Wireless tower to talk to your MP or somebody with some form of political power, you might just be able to get something done.
PROTIP: It works because I've seen it work. It just requires virtually EVERYBODY in the area to raise their voices.
Don't bother writing to nbn or even reporting anything to nbn or Aussie Broadband.
My Home Internet is faster than the two places i work at combined at all times of the day.
One of the two places shares a wall with the
Australian internet is doomed.
Well ours was originally planned to rollout in 2010 but they fucked it up and it didnt really start until 2013 and by that time the Labor party had been in Government for almost 7 years, they made the mistake dealing with the TWC and AT&T of Australia TELSTRA who dragged the whole thing out even more so we essentially had to buy back rotting copper and sell it 3x over
Dear god its mind numbingly stupid how bad we fucked it up, 10 years later we have nothing to show for it to the point where 25mbit ADSL2+ seems like a better option at this point, pissed 30bil+ up the fucking wall along with a decade of our time.
Nah it happens at a POI level as well because our CVC pricing is the highest in the world
But yeah i realize this and your right.
Ill try talking to everyone on it, we already have our own facey group ill try and get something done thanks mate.
Been down the TIO route, nothing happened.
But yeah when they go for the Stage 3 in 202x 100mbit wireless speeeds will be even worse
Oh boy i cant wait!
50 Mega BITS is about 6.25 mega BYTES. Since you're wireless, you're never going to get full speed so it looks good to me. And for some really dumb reason, ISPs (atleast in the US) always measure in bits per second while speed tests always seem to test bytes per second. (1 byte = 8 bits)
>it'd make too much sense
go to http://testmy.net/ , they measure in bits per second and don't need any stupid plugins.
speedtest.net already reports in Mb/s
Also, testmy.net is garbage, their file sizes are too small to be a real test for faster connections, anything over 200mbps really is going to be shit on testmy.net.
Same thing with Speedof.me
I know how POI/CVC/Contention Ratios work and have inside knowledge.
CVC congestion doesn't cause speed drops to 5.6 megabits/sec unless you are with the shittiest cheapest most potato-tier RSP. It's the tower, trust me :)
I'm serious though. Raise your voice if you want change.
>it wont be by the time every cunt signs up
>that will drop to 3mbit-50mbit avg like our dated ass LTE/4g shite
My ISP has already done field trials (back in like 2012) for 40gbps XG-PON2.
and they want to use XG-PON2 for their 5G network backhaul. With 40Gbps per fiber optic strand, there should be plenty of backhaul bandwidth.
Should be good mate.
We're stuck with this congested shit for the next couple of decades.
basically all that will happen is bugger all mate, the NBN traditionally doesnt upgrade backhaul at all so
the LARGEST upload file used for testing was 63MB. How the fuck am I supposed to test out my 1gbps upload (125MB/s) with a speedtest that only uses a 63MB file size?
The download is better, but still shit since it's using a 200MB file size, my speed has more time to ramp up, but i'll never get close to my actual 1gbps with only 200MB, by the time it's had time to ramp up to speed it would have downloaded the 200MB file 4 or 5 times over.
Also, the BEST server it could find was in texas? I'm in washington DC, that's nowhere close.
Living in a 3000 People village in the middle of nowhere in Germany. 40€/month
yeah i remember i looked up your prices once it was like $300 for gigabit
thats what i thought https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOCSIS#Data_link_layer
yep lines up with the 400mbit option he should be getting 128mbit upload
how the fuck? I'm on Inea too, right now I get poor 100/4 with an option to upgrade to 150/15. How did you get symmetric connection with them? Workplace plan or what?
> Supposed to be 1Gb/250Mb
> Fucked up the installation so bad it became this.
If you are in Canada, my only advice is you need to haggle with retentions to get a better price.
it can be done.
>waiting for games
But wait it keeps getting better
seriously, your ISP is fucking with you or something.
Nothing during install could effect this. This is on their network end, either the ONT, OLT, or the quality of their internal peering and infrastructure.
If your neighbors see similar shit results then it's widespread probably at your local CO, if it's just you who's getting fucked, i'd guess its your ONT, or the OLT feeding your ONT, or potentially a damaged optical fiber inbetween, OR something on your local network fucking up your speeds.
> Nothing on the installation could of done this.
You'd be surprised.
yeah I know it sucks.
I looked at xplorenet for a family member.
holy hell, what a rip off.
2 year contracts with 25/ for every month early cancellation fees PLUS a quoted 600 dollar installation fee.
I would look at reterminating the CAT5e before hunting down ONT/OLT issues.
But if you re-terminate the jack and you're getting the same shit speeds, i'd really start suspecting it's on their end, either on your property, or at the CO, or the fiber in-between.
Also make sure you double check all your CAT5e drops for damaged sections of the cable. I had my internet randomly cut out on me the other week, spent 90 minutes searching for the cause and finally found that my cat had chewed through the CAT5e drop from my ONT to the Router, but in a section of the cable that was routed underneath a chest of drawers so I couldn't easily see the damage. After replacing the damaged section my internet came back and I had no problems.
We're reterminating the jack today. Hopefully the termination on the ONT isn't as fucked as this jack. This was just installed yesterday, so they might just come out and redo the whole installation.
That jack is the only cable drop left that we haven't swapped out.
Kek, i have gigabit and I still get buffering on even 720p youtube. Youtube peering is sadly just over saturated during prime-time hours for most of the country.
I just throw on my VPN or proxy to get around it.
>Currently using Vodafone Cable DSL
It can't be DSL.
VDSL2+ caps out at about 300mbps
G.Fast(based on VDSL2+) can do 500mbps+, but only if you're less than 100 meters from the fiber box. Once you're past 150-200m you'll be lucky to get more than 200mbps however.
If I were to take a guess, it's EuroDOCSIS. Not DSL.
Yeah i figured it must have been just marketing BS.
HFC/DOCSIS makes the most sense for that type of speeds. And with network upgrades they can theoretically offer 1gbps if the customer needed it.
This is why my ISP requires you use their router for installation. After your install is done you can put in whatever router you want, but during the initial installation they require you use theirs so they can verify nothing is fucked up on the local network with hardware they know how to configure and they know will work at full speeds.
If you've got an ER-X it's not difficult to enable hw offload. If you've got an ER-L it uses a different CLI command for HW offload than the ER-X, so just make sure you're using the proper commands.
Btw, when using speedtest.net, try not to use a server that is hosted by your ISP, there have been cases in the past where the ISPs prioritized this traffic to make it seem like your connection is actually faster.
Too bad they have the best selection of servers of any speed test site in the country.
There really aren't any alternative, i recommend testing to the closest 5 or 10 speedtest.net servers to get a decent idea of your speeds.
>Not that bad as long as contact is good
You know nothing about network wiring dude.
half of download speed is lost because 5ghz wifi sucks.
Pretty good but router is garbage, too much buffer bloat
telstra a shit
most expensive service and speeds go to shit at night
switching away from the cunts when i move in october
Judging by discussion over at Whirlpool, Telstra have massive congestion issues with their NBN service, I'd definitely recommend Aussie Broadband since they've got that issue solved (no 6pm slowdowns)
>NBN gutted and turned into "fiber-to-the-neighborhood (i.e. 30 miles from your house)" joke by Liberals on command of their masters Rupert Murdoch/Foxtel and Telstra
Miss me yet?
Never had a problem with them (unless bill wasn't paid on time) for both adsl2+ and FTTP whike i was living at my parents house. Had 100/40 and was always hitting near nax speeds usually at 97/36
Moved into a house with some friends, they went with telstra. Shit service desu and only moved 3km away. Also more expensive
I didn't know Oz was a third world country
With the wires unwrapped that far you are going to get interference. With the pairs wrapped tightly they are always crossing at about a 90 degree angle which significantly reduces cross talk. CAT 5e has a looser spiral than CAT 6 which is why it can't do 1000BASE-T over any distance.
I got the coolest speedtest
I'm gonna be buying Internet for the first time in my life. What's a good ISP that has a good price for their speed? I saw AT&T had 50 Mbps for $40 but I'm not too sure about that since it's AT&T and it might turn to shit down the line for just me amd one other person.
I tried looking at Xfinity but it's not available in my area. Does anyone have any lesser known ISPs they'd like to recommend?
I mean, it's the connection I have, there isn't really a way I can post it and not have it seen as showing off.
$70 a month too, im fucking mad
are you sending your packets via courier?
14.99 a month. Thank you Spectrum assist.
Paying 100/20 in a flat of 8 people.
Speed very rarely drops.
Will get gigabit when I finally manage to move out.
Still, I'm okay with this. Roughly 10 freedom dollars or 8.5 euros.
Fttn using Optus at Singleton.
Usually closer to 90 but I'm streaming Netflix. Pretty happy with it considering my location and the piss poor results a lot of other people have gotten from the NBN.
Paying $60 for 100/50, no lock in contract month to month. I'm Gippsland.
Latest test, I have them run every hour via a script, just in case I needed it (since MyRepublic have a bad rep)
This is pretty much typical for my connection, I'm synced at 104/44 (FTTN, ~400m, 3 year old house in brownfields area) - so it's not 100$ throughput for the line, but considering the price I pay, I'm pretty fucking happy.
Most everyone else is paying $79.99 for unmetered 25/5, I'm getting 58/35 throughput for $10 less.
The few that aren't iiBorg 25/5 are on AussieBroadband, which by all accounts is the best RSP bar none, but it'll cost you.
Check Facebook or Whirlpool sometime, they get a pretty bad rep.
Most of their problems are Optus shit CVC though, since MR aren't (yet) connected to all 141 POIs
Only AB have a rollout timetable for connection to all the POIs.
Only Telstra, Optus and Vocus(M2 also but they're owned by vocus now) are connected to all the POI's currently.
Just moved to a new place where they had FTTH installed through Opticom. Sounds great except it means there are no vacant lines for ADSL and NBN apparently won't be installed in areas handled by other Fibre companies (such as Opticom) so that left me with no choice but to get a plan with the only ISP I could find that could provide us with a connection at all - iiNet.
That wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that even though they have unlimited plans on NBN, they have no such option for their FTTH services. So now I'm stuck paying $79.99 for a 250GB limit with 25/5. What good is speed if you have a fucking data cap?
What's worse, between 5 - 9pm it crawls to a halt and I'm lucky if I get 5Mbps down.
If anyone can recommend an ISP that can provide me with a connection under FTTH that is cheaper/has an unlimited option, please do.
>oh noes I posted my IP address
Normally you have to be an annoying shitstain to get pwned mate.
At worst we'd track down your speccy and make fun of what sites you're connected to.