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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by SNOman, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. SNOman

    SNOman Guest

    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
     
    SNOman, Sep 4, 2006
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  2. SNOman

    EMB Guest

    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.

    --
    EMB
     
    EMB, Sep 4, 2006
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  3. SNOman

    SNOman Guest

    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 :-(
     
    SNOman, Sep 5, 2006
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  4. SNOman

    Tony Guest

    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 (58.28.8.8) 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
     
    Tony, Sep 5, 2006
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  5. SNOman

    SNOman Guest

    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 (58.28.8.8) 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?
     
    SNOman, Sep 5, 2006
    #5
  6. SNOman

    SNOman Guest

    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 (58.28.8.8) 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?
     
    SNOman, Sep 5, 2006
    #6
  7. SNOman

    Dave Taylor Guest

    SNOman <spam_sux@sod_off.com> wrote in news:edi96q$bne$:

    > 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/



    --
    Ciao, Dave
     
    Dave Taylor, Sep 5, 2006
    #7
  8. SNOman

    Matty F Guest

    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.
     
    Matty F, Sep 5, 2006
    #8
  9. SNOman

    Jerry Guest

    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.
     
    Jerry, Sep 5, 2006
    #9
  10. SNOman

    Tony Guest

    > 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.
     
    Tony, Sep 5, 2006
    #10
  11. SNOman

    Tony Guest

    >>
    >> 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.


    The wood brothers certainly did nothing to add to the performance of the
    network ! ahh... I still remember the fun meetings with Nick....
     
    Tony, Sep 5, 2006
    #11
  12. On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 10:27:18 +1200, 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


    I am on the Shore and have recently dumped Orcon in favour of Xnet. So far
    I haven't noticed any issues, the pricing is pretty good and COD2 pings to
    NZ and Australia are better than when I was on Orcon.
     
    John A Ferguson, Sep 5, 2006
    #12
  13. SNOman

    Adam Guest

    On Wed, 6 Sep 2006 09:28:53 +1200, John A Ferguson wrote:

    >On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 10:27:18 +1200, 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

    >
    >I am on the Shore and have recently dumped Orcon in favour of Xnet. So far
    >I haven't noticed any issues, the pricing is pretty good and COD2 pings to
    >NZ and Australia are better than when I was on Orcon.


    Figures please! The best I can get with Maxnet (in Wolf ET) is around
    100ms. I can still remember my old ISDN pings of 32ms :-(

    Adam.
     
    Adam, Sep 6, 2006
    #13
  14. SNOman

    SNOman Guest

    John A Ferguson wrote:
    > On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 10:27:18 +1200, 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

    >
    > I am on the Shore and have recently dumped Orcon in favour of Xnet. So far
    > I haven't noticed any issues, the pricing is pretty good and COD2 pings to
    > NZ and Australia are better than when I was on Orcon.

    Xnet sold me. No contract period, no having to take tolls to get the
    advertised price. Contact was very very fast and bugger me I'm swapped
    over already. Made the app online last night, was contacted at 9am to
    confirm details and was contacted back at 3pm to advise that the network
    termination changes to them had been done already.

    I'm impressed so far!!!!
     
    SNOman, Sep 6, 2006
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  15. SNOman

    Tony Guest

    Thanks
    >>
    >> I am on the Shore and have recently dumped Orcon in favour of Xnet. So
    >> far
    >> I haven't noticed any issues, the pricing is pretty good and COD2
    >> pings to
    >> NZ and Australia are better than when I was on Orcon.

    > Xnet sold me. No contract period, no having to take tolls to get the
    > advertised price. Contact was very very fast and bugger me I'm swapped
    > over already. Made the app online last night, was contacted at 9am to
    > confirm details and was contacted back at 3pm to advise that the network
    > termination changes to them had been done already.
    >
    > I'm impressed so far!!!!


    and the news server works.......
     
    Tony, Sep 6, 2006
    #15
  16. On Wed, 06 Sep 2006 16:20:29 +1200, Adam wrote:

    > On Wed, 6 Sep 2006 09:28:53 +1200, John A Ferguson wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 10:27:18 +1200, 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

    >>
    >>I am on the Shore and have recently dumped Orcon in favour of Xnet. So far
    >>I haven't noticed any issues, the pricing is pretty good and COD2 pings to
    >>NZ and Australia are better than when I was on Orcon.

    >
    > Figures please! The best I can get with Maxnet (in Wolf ET) is around
    > 100ms. I can still remember my old ISDN pings of 32ms :-(
    >
    > Adam.


    I seem to get around 100ms ping to Australian servers with Xnet. Orcon was
    more like 130ms. The difference was not so great to NZ servers, maybe 10ms.

    John
     
    John A Ferguson, Sep 6, 2006
    #16
  17. SNOman

    SNOman Guest

    John A Ferguson wrote:
    > On Wed, 06 Sep 2006 16:20:29 +1200, Adam wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 6 Sep 2006 09:28:53 +1200, John A Ferguson wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 10:27:18 +1200, 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
    >>> I am on the Shore and have recently dumped Orcon in favour of Xnet. So far
    >>> I haven't noticed any issues, the pricing is pretty good and COD2 pings to
    >>> NZ and Australia are better than when I was on Orcon.

    >> Figures please! The best I can get with Maxnet (in Wolf ET) is around
    >> 100ms. I can still remember my old ISDN pings of 32ms :-(
    >>
    >> Adam.

    >
    > I seem to get around 100ms ping to Australian servers with Xnet. Orcon was
    > more like 130ms. The difference was not so great to NZ servers, maybe 10ms.
    >
    > John

    My ping to the server I connect ot in Aust has shifted down to 80-90
    with my new Xnet connection. I used to get about 130 with my old ISP..
    Very happy with Xnet so far
     
    SNOman, Sep 7, 2006
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