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SNOman
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      09-04-2006
I think it's time to move on from my current ISP but the question is who
to move to? I want good connectivity to Australia (terrestrial NOT
satellite), I'm an experienced user so tech support is not an issue but
I do want to be able to get hold of them when I need to. I don't care if
it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.

Any recommedations? and why

Especially want to hear from you if you live on north shore of Auckland.

Thanks
 
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EMB
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      09-04-2006
SNOman wrote:
> I think it's time to move on from my current ISP but the question is who
> to move to? I want good connectivity to Australia (terrestrial NOT
> satellite), I'm an experienced user so tech support is not an issue but
> I do want to be able to get hold of them when I need to. I don't care if
> it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.
>
> Any recommedations? and why


Ihug. Despite all the other postings here I'm getting reliable service
from them. Ping times are ~80ms to telstra.com.au and bigpond.com.au,
~240ms to darwin.gov.au and adelaide.gov.au.

Their pricing isn't the sharpest but it's not too bad, and their
helpdesk are passable and I don't normally have trouble getting thru on
the very rare occasion I need to speak to them.

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SNOman
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      09-04-2006
EMB wrote:
> SNOman wrote:
>> I think it's time to move on from my current ISP but the question is
>> who to move to? I want good connectivity to Australia (terrestrial NOT
>> satellite), I'm an experienced user so tech support is not an issue
>> but I do want to be able to get hold of them when I need to. I don't
>> care if it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.
>>
>> Any recommedations? and why

>
> Ihug. Despite all the other postings here I'm getting reliable service
> from them. Ping times are ~80ms to telstra.com.au and bigpond.com.au,
> ~240ms to darwin.gov.au and adelaide.gov.au.
>
> Their pricing isn't the sharpest but it's not too bad, and their
> helpdesk are passable and I don't normally have trouble getting thru on
> the very rare occasion I need to speak to them.
>

We use currently IHUG at work (fibre connection) and the pings to Aust
are about 25-30ms so I have a good working knowledge of the service they
provide. The only thing that concerns me with using them from home is
the fact that they're up for sale and depending on the buyer this could
do what I seem to be experiencing with the woosh takeover of quicksilver
 
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Tony
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      09-04-2006
SNOman wrote:
> I think it's time to move on from my current ISP but the question is who
> to move to? I want good connectivity to Australia (terrestrial NOT
> satellite), I'm an experienced user so tech support is not an issue but
> I do want to be able to get hold of them when I need to. I don't care if
> it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.
>
> Any recommedations? and why
>
> Especially want to hear from you if you live on north shore of Auckland.
>
> Thanks



Here you go -

http://xnet.co.nz/internet/broadband.shtml

the news server even works !

(this is an ethernet attached server at WorldXchange (xnet), not adsl) :


> [root@valkyrie ~]# traceroute 150.101.195.244
> traceroute to 150.101.195.244 (150.101.195.244), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
> 1 g0-2-231-car1.wxnz.net (58.28.96.17) 0.389 ms 0.488 ms 0.354 ms
> 2 wxc-bb01-akl1-0-0.wxnz.net (58.28.8. 0.491 ms 0.746 ms 0.490 ms
> 3 worldxchange.co.nz (203.110.9.17) 1.858 ms 1.798 ms 1.854 ms
> 4 so-3-0-0.XR2.AKL1.ALTER.NET (210.80.38.149) 1.874 ms 1.747 ms 2.064 ms
> 5 so-5-0-0.XT2.SYD2.ALTER.NET (210.80.33.234) 25.235 ms 25.609 ms 25.456 ms
> 6 so-6-3-0.GW5.SYD2.Alter.Net (210.80.38.230) 25.486 ms 25.468 ms 25.461 ms
> 7 internode-syd-au.aspac.customer.alter.net (203.166.93.162) 25.346 ms 25.472 ms 25.341 ms
> 8 gi0-1.bdr1.syd6.agile.on.net (150.101.120.65) 29.353 ms 29.451 ms 29.095 ms
> MPLS Label=217 CoS=5 TTL=1 S=0
> 9 pos2-0.cor1.cbr1.agile.on.net (150.101.120.117) 29.340 ms 29.037 ms 29.588 ms
> 10 150.101.195.244 (150.101.195.244) 29.098 ms 29.042 ms 29.339 ms


 
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SNOman
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      09-04-2006
Tony wrote:
> SNOman wrote:
>> I think it's time to move on from my current ISP but the question is
>> who to move to? I want good connectivity to Australia (terrestrial NOT
>> satellite), I'm an experienced user so tech support is not an issue
>> but I do want to be able to get hold of them when I need to. I don't
>> care if it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.
>>
>> Any recommedations? and why
>>
>> Especially want to hear from you if you live on north shore of Auckland.
>>
>> Thanks

>
>
> Here you go -
>
> http://xnet.co.nz/internet/broadband.shtml
>
> the news server even works !
>
> (this is an ethernet attached server at WorldXchange (xnet), not adsl) :
>
>
>> [root@valkyrie ~]# traceroute 150.101.195.244
>> traceroute to 150.101.195.244 (150.101.195.244), 30 hops max, 38 byte
>> packets
>> 1 g0-2-231-car1.wxnz.net (58.28.96.17) 0.389 ms 0.488 ms 0.354 ms
>> 2 wxc-bb01-akl1-0-0.wxnz.net (58.28.8. 0.491 ms 0.746 ms 0.490 ms
>> 3 worldxchange.co.nz (203.110.9.17) 1.858 ms 1.798 ms 1.854 ms
>> 4 so-3-0-0.XR2.AKL1.ALTER.NET (210.80.38.149) 1.874 ms 1.747 ms
>> 2.064 ms
>> 5 so-5-0-0.XT2.SYD2.ALTER.NET (210.80.33.234) 25.235 ms 25.609 ms
>> 25.456 ms
>> 6 so-6-3-0.GW5.SYD2.Alter.Net (210.80.38.230) 25.486 ms 25.468 ms
>> 25.461 ms
>> 7 internode-syd-au.aspac.customer.alter.net (203.166.93.162) 25.346
>> ms 25.472 ms 25.341 ms
>> 8 gi0-1.bdr1.syd6.agile.on.net (150.101.120.65) 29.353 ms 29.451
>> ms 29.095 ms
>> MPLS Label=217 CoS=5 TTL=1 S=0
>> 9 pos2-0.cor1.cbr1.agile.on.net (150.101.120.117) 29.340 ms 29.037
>> ms 29.588 ms
>> 10 150.101.195.244 (150.101.195.244) 29.098 ms 29.042 ms 29.339 ms

>

Thanks

What location are you pinging from?
 
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SNOman
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      09-05-2006
Tony wrote:
> SNOman wrote:
>> I think it's time to move on from my current ISP but the question is
>> who to move to? I want good connectivity to Australia (terrestrial NOT
>> satellite), I'm an experienced user so tech support is not an issue
>> but I do want to be able to get hold of them when I need to. I don't
>> care if it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.
>>
>> Any recommedations? and why
>>
>> Especially want to hear from you if you live on north shore of Auckland.
>>
>> Thanks

>
>
> Here you go -
>
> http://xnet.co.nz/internet/broadband.shtml
>
> the news server even works !
>
> (this is an ethernet attached server at WorldXchange (xnet), not adsl) :
>
>
>> [root@valkyrie ~]# traceroute 150.101.195.244
>> traceroute to 150.101.195.244 (150.101.195.244), 30 hops max, 38 byte
>> packets
>> 1 g0-2-231-car1.wxnz.net (58.28.96.17) 0.389 ms 0.488 ms 0.354 ms
>> 2 wxc-bb01-akl1-0-0.wxnz.net (58.28.8. 0.491 ms 0.746 ms 0.490 ms
>> 3 worldxchange.co.nz (203.110.9.17) 1.858 ms 1.798 ms 1.854 ms
>> 4 so-3-0-0.XR2.AKL1.ALTER.NET (210.80.38.149) 1.874 ms 1.747 ms
>> 2.064 ms
>> 5 so-5-0-0.XT2.SYD2.ALTER.NET (210.80.33.234) 25.235 ms 25.609 ms
>> 25.456 ms
>> 6 so-6-3-0.GW5.SYD2.Alter.Net (210.80.38.230) 25.486 ms 25.468 ms
>> 25.461 ms
>> 7 internode-syd-au.aspac.customer.alter.net (203.166.93.162) 25.346
>> ms 25.472 ms 25.341 ms
>> 8 gi0-1.bdr1.syd6.agile.on.net (150.101.120.65) 29.353 ms 29.451
>> ms 29.095 ms
>> MPLS Label=217 CoS=5 TTL=1 S=0
>> 9 pos2-0.cor1.cbr1.agile.on.net (150.101.120.117) 29.340 ms 29.037
>> ms 29.588 ms
>> 10 150.101.195.244 (150.101.195.244) 29.098 ms 29.042 ms 29.339 ms

>

Think I mis-read this.

You're at worldxchange? on hardware in that environment?
 
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Dave Taylor
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      09-05-2006
SNOman <spam_sux@sod_off.com> wrote in news:edi96q$bne$(E-Mail Removed):

> I don't care if
> it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.
>


I don't have Actrix, but if I was changing I would go to them, simply
because their plans are structured better for me.

I am sure there is some kind of multi ping "looking glass" type thing that
will give you a better idea of different ISP's performances.
http://www.traceroute.org/



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      09-05-2006

EMB wrote:
> SNOman wrote:
> > I think it's time to move on from my current ISP but the question is who
> > to move to? I want good connectivity to Australia (terrestrial NOT
> > satellite), I'm an experienced user so tech support is not an issue but
> > I do want to be able to get hold of them when I need to. I don't care if
> > it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.
> >
> > Any recommedations? and why

>
> Ihug. Despite all the other postings here I'm getting reliable service
> from them. Ping times are ~80ms to telstra.com.au and bigpond.com.au,
> ~240ms to darwin.gov.au and adelaide.gov.au.
>
> Their pricing isn't the sharpest but it's not too bad, and their
> helpdesk are passable and I don't normally have trouble getting thru on
> the very rare occasion I need to speak to them.


No I think ihug are hopeless after Tim Wood left.
Xtra has been quite good for me.

 
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Jerry
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      09-05-2006
Matty F wrote:
> EMB wrote:
>
>>SNOman wrote:
>>
>>>I think it's time to move on from my current ISP but the question is who
>>>to move to? I want good connectivity to Australia (terrestrial NOT
>>>satellite), I'm an experienced user so tech support is not an issue but
>>>I do want to be able to get hold of them when I need to. I don't care if
>>>it's a big ISP (eg Telescum or Telstra)I just want decent pings.
>>>
>>>Any recommedations? and why

>>
>>Ihug. Despite all the other postings here I'm getting reliable service
>>from them. Ping times are ~80ms to telstra.com.au and bigpond.com.au,
>>~240ms to darwin.gov.au and adelaide.gov.au.
>>
>>Their pricing isn't the sharpest but it's not too bad, and their
>>helpdesk are passable and I don't normally have trouble getting thru on
>>the very rare occasion I need to speak to them.

>
>
> No I think ihug are hopeless after Tim Wood left.
> Xtra has been quite good for me.
>


Actually, I found that Ihug got quite hopeless before Tim Woods left.
 
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Tony
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      09-05-2006
> Think I mis-read this.
>
> You're at worldxchange? on hardware in that environment?


That server is my "Redhat Linux" (CentOS/Fedora) mirror server who's
bandwidth WorldXchange kindly donates.
 
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