Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

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AJay
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Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by AJay » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:26 pm

Just wondering what some typical speeds are?
Using the exetel speedtest and speedtest.net I can get roughly 80/38. Using netflix's speed test site (fast.com) which I can almost guarantee has some pretty decent hardware behind it i can only ever get about 60Mbps.
This is over cat6 ethernet tested both wired into the NBN box itself from a laptop (no modem, just pppoe) and also wired into my modem/router.
My speed has never even looked like reaching above 90. I know it wont be exactly 100Mbps because of overheads etc etc, but from what i've read it should be more than possible to get in the mid 90's.

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by AJay » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:48 pm

great response here guys...

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by KavindaS » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:46 pm

AJay wrote:Just wondering what some typical speeds are?
Using the exetel speedtest and speedtest.net I can get roughly 80/38. Using netflix's speed test site (fast.com) which I can almost guarantee has some pretty decent hardware behind it i can only ever get about 60Mbps.
This is over cat6 ethernet tested both wired into the NBN box itself from a laptop (no modem, just pppoe) and also wired into my modem/router.
My speed has never even looked like reaching above 90. I know it wont be exactly 100Mbps because of overheads etc etc, but from what i've read it should be more than possible to get in the mid 90's.
Apologies for no response on this. Could you please PM me your service number or an existing ticket number if you have.

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by AJay » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:47 pm

No ticket opened. service number is 0201324167.
All I want to find out is why 80mbit/s (approx) is the max speed i've ever reached (no it's not my router) and if exetel can do anything on their end to remedy this.

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by KavindaS » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:41 pm

AJay wrote:No ticket opened. service number is 0201324167.
All I want to find out is why 80mbit/s (approx) is the max speed i've ever reached (no it's not my router) and if exetel can do anything on their end to remedy this.
Usually in a 100M connection based on the line conditions, our supplier confirms 80M or over as an acceptable rate. I have checked using your service number and cannot determine any line errors.

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by AJay » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:10 pm

what are these "line conditions"? It's optical fibre, not copper from the 1970's. It should be more than capable of handling 100Mbit/s

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by KavindaS » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:18 pm

AJay wrote:what are these "line conditions"? It's optical fibre, not copper from the 1970's. It should be more than capable of handling 100Mbit/s
Supplier have confirmed in many cases where they take 80M and above as an acceptable speed for 100M plans. It is Optical Fibre we can confirm. However if requires we may log a fault and confirm to you as in individual fault.

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by Marty H » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:15 pm

For some reason backend capacity (called CVC) has been made very expensive by the NBN company: $15.75 for every 1Mbps (no typos!) This does not include all of the other costs of supplying a service on NBN. I don't need to point out how much this affects what retail providers can supply. But the impression I get so far is that Exetel is one of the better providers for supplying capacity, although under the current pricing regime even Telstra finds it very difficult to provide needed capacity.

By the way, I mostly get 89/35 on NBN FTTN, but this seems to be uncommon.

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by Marty H » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:17 pm

AJay wrote:Using netflix's speed test site (fast.com) which I can almost guarantee has some pretty decent hardware behind it i can only ever get about 60Mbps.
Fast.com has always been slower like that for me.

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Re: Typical NBN 100/40 Speeds?

Post by KavindaS » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:43 pm

Marty H wrote:
AJay wrote:Using netflix's speed test site (fast.com) which I can almost guarantee has some pretty decent hardware behind it i can only ever get about 60Mbps.
Fast.com has always been slower like that for me.
Thanks for sharing the information. This has confirmed by few other customers too.

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