Wallsend Exchange

Connection issues, drop outs or speed related faults for ADSL and ADSL2+ services
Steve78
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Location: Newcastle

Wallsend Exchange

Post by Steve78 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:46 pm

Anyone experiencing any problems with the Wallsend exchange?

My speeds, while I guess are still adequate, have been slower than usual. Mostly for this time of night.

Your current bandwidth reading is:

1.83 Mbps

which means you can download at 233.9 KB/sec. from our servers.

28.8 kbps dial-up
33.6 kbps dial-up
53.3 kbps dial-up
56 kbps ISDN
128 kbps ISDN
384 kbps DSL
768 kbps DSL
1000 kbps DSL
1500 kbps DSL/T1/Cable Modem
1871.2 kbps YOU


I normally only notice a speed drop when I go to bandwidth intensive websites like ABC's iview. Normally there's little to no buffering, other nights not so.
Maybe it's me, maybe not. :?

Steve78
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by Steve78 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:48 am

Your current bandwidth reading is:

1.70 Mbps

which means you can download at 217.85 KB/sec. from our servers.

28.8 kbps dial-up
33.6 kbps dial-up
53.3 kbps dial-up
56 kbps ISDN
128 kbps ISDN
384 kbps DSL
768 kbps DSL
1000 kbps DSL
1500 kbps DSL/T1/Cable Modem
1742.8 kbps YOU

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I get one reading that's fast, one that is slow. What gives? I can only assume the slower reading to be the more correct one because I'm having trouble streaming decent quality content.

Any ideas?

Steve78
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by Steve78 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:53 am

modem stats


ADSL status shows the ADSL physical layer status.

ADSL Firmware Version: 6.00.01.00 - 6.00.01.00 - 6.00.04.00 Annex A - 01.07.2b - 0.54
ADSL Software Version: V3.02B01T01.AU-A.20070329
Line State Connected
Modulation ADSL_G.dmt.bis
Annex Mode Annex A
Max Tx Power -38 dBm/Hz

Item

Downstream

Upstream

Unit
SNR Margin

12

13

dB
Line Attenuation

42

24

dB
Data Rate

7434

787

kbps

Steve78
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by Steve78 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:43 pm

As of lunchtime today


Your current bandwidth reading is:

6.13 Mbps

which means you can download at 784.28 KB/sec. from our servers.

28.8 kbps dial-up
33.6 kbps dial-up
53.3 kbps dial-up
56 kbps ISDN
128 kbps ISDN
384 kbps DSL
768 kbps DSL
1000 kbps DSL
1500 kbps DSL/T1/Cable Modem
6274.2 kbps YOU


Can any one give me an indication why my speed should fluctuate so dramatically. Torrents?

CoreyPlover
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Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by CoreyPlover » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:18 pm

Steve78 wrote:Can any one give me an indication why my speed should fluctuate so dramatically. Torrents?
Just off-peak high volume traffic in general. The push from midnight to 2am start has resulted in more people downloading between 9am-12 noon. Usually there is no congestion, but on weekends that correspond to start or end of month, it might be reasonable to say that downloading demand increases.

Steve78
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by Steve78 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:47 am

See, the thing is, I only download a minimal amount of torrents. Half the time I'm paying for it because it is in peak period. It doesn't concern me whether I'm in peak or off-peak because it's doubtful I will go over my quota for the month. So I don't see why I should be subsidising people's downloads.

People might be enjoying their free downloads on a Sunday morning but for me, the enjoyment of trying to catch up on something I missed during the week via streaming media is virtually impossible.

Your current bandwidth reading is:

288.10kbps

which means you can download at 36.01 KB/sec. from our servers.

28.8 kbps dial-up
33.6 kbps dial-up
53.3 kbps dial-up
56 kbps ISDN
128 kbps ISDN
288.1 kbps YOU
384 kbps DSL
768 kbps DSL
1000 kbps DSL
1500 kbps DSL/T1/Cable Modem


Is there any way to devise a plan where people who download minimal amounts still get some sort of priority speed allocation (this might be science fiction, I don't know) so I can attain fairly level speeds all day everyday?

The point might be made that streaming reasonable to high quality content uses up just as much bandwidth and causes as much network congestion as torrents, but I don't stream content for multiple hours at a time. Probably more like an hour here and there.

dV
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Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by dV » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:20 am

Mayfield exchange

Test run on 06/09/2009 @ 11:13 AM

Mirror: Exetel
Data: 3 MB
Test Time: 75.91 secs

Your line speed is 323 kbps (0.32 Mbps).
Your download speed is 40 KB/s (0.04 MB/s).

normally i get around 6 Mbps

Steve78
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by Steve78 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:41 am

Agreed 5.5/6 Mbps is about top speed here too on a good day.

Dabront
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by Dabront » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:03 pm

This problem may be limited to your exchanges. I'm on the New Lambton exchange and I don't have any problems with browsing or streaming, I don't do P2P so I can't comment on that, but Usenet is always fast.

Test run on 06/09/2009 @ 11:59 AM

Mirror: Exetel
Data: 3 MB
Test Time: 3.18 secs

Your line speed is 7.69 Mbps (7694 kbps).
Your download speed is 962 KB/s (0.94 MB/s)

MRisos
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Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by MRisos » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:02 pm

I'm on the wallsend exchange adsl2+ my speeds have been worse then normal lately..

Your current bandwidth reading is:

1.56 Mbps

which means you can download at 199.46 KB/sec. from our servers.

dV
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Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by dV » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:05 pm

Mine seems to be slowly coming back up to speed

Test run on 06/09/2009 @ 01:04 PM

Mirror: Exetel
Data: 3 MB
Test Time: 13.86 secs

Your line speed is 1.77 Mbps (1768 kbps).
Your download speed is 221 KB/s (0.22 MB/s).

Steve78
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by Steve78 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:12 pm

My speed eventually gets back up to what I would consider average but it's been quite inconsistent lately

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CoreyPlover
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Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by CoreyPlover » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:55 am

Steve78 wrote:See, the thing is, I only download a minimal amount of torrents. Half the time I'm paying for it because it is in peak period. It doesn't concern me whether I'm in peak or off-peak because it's doubtful I will go over my quota for the month. So I don't see why I should be subsidising people's downloads.
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Is there any way to devise a plan where people who download minimal amounts still get some sort of priority speed allocation (this might be science fiction, I don't know) so I can attain fairly level speeds all day everyday?
Unfortunately, the Exetel plans are constructed to give uncongested peak times (so you can stream and download anything you like without degradation of your service) + large, bonus, quota off-peak. You are "subsidising" people's downloads because of the plan design and this is a deliberate feature, not a flaw, of Exetel's plans. Granted though, it should not be as bad as the figures you are quoting. Hopefully the future months of bandwidth provisioning and potential re-design will alleviate the experience you are getting.

skutters
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Location: Newcastle,NSW

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by skutters » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:30 pm

I'm on the Wallsend exchange and was affected by the long running problem with the Wallsend exchange that was fixed earlier this year. Since that was fixed I have been getting around 7-8 mbps but in the last couple of weeks the speeds during peak times have been very ordinary and I think getting worse. I'm usually on between 20:30 and 22:00 weekdays - just did these speedtests:

at about 21:15
Your current bandwidth reading is:

695.90kbps

which means you can download at 86.99 KB/sec. from our servers.

at about 21:25
Your current bandwidth reading is:

1011.80kbps

which means you can download at 126.48 KB/sec. from our servers.

Steve78
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Wallsend Exchange

Post by Steve78 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:15 am

For anyone who is interested my speed and service has improved out of sight since I started this thread.
Speed has been fast and consistent pretty much all day up until I go to bed most nights between 10/11pm. I rarely download torrents so I don't come across any issues with the whole midnight 2am bottleneck some users have problems with. Main uses are streaming online content which has been operating very smoothly. Fingers crossed :wink:

Good work Exetel.

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