Help - I'm going mad with my ISP

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by bay107fm, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. bay107fm

    bay107fm Guest

    I currently operate with XTRA but have had a number of problems with
    speed, particularly upload. I run several audio streams and have found
    the xtra upload speed to vary significantly. At peak times it can drop
    to as low as 10kbps! I have had the sorry letter, nothing they can do
    about it due to line speed in my area (Baywswater in Auckland). The low
    upload causes havoc with my encoders that buffer and then cause the
    audio to stutter and yuk it sounds horrible. It looks like most other
    ISP's use the same circuts and I will end up with the same problems if
    I shift providers? This leaves wireless users but if I am not mistaken
    they use wire for uploading? I need about 35GB per month upstream and
    15GB down. Any body got any suggestions, I feel like I am living in the
    3rd world of technology-opps i am?

    John
    Bay107FM and The FleaFM 88.2
     
    bay107fm, Oct 22, 2006
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    Vista Guest

    If you live on the edge of an urban area, in most places in the world, one
    of the issues that you are going to have to consider is that you aren't
    going to have the same level of inernet speed at a cheap price. Yo an always
    get a faster speed if you are prepared to pay for it. This is the same in
    Australia, and is due to the way NZ being spread out huge distances and
    small populations outside teh main urban areas. Many companies such as
    vodafone only specialise in areas in the CBDs of the main cities, and
    outside those areas 3G broadband speeds don't work, and it is simply due to
    economics, as it isn't profitable to provide it outside those areas yet.
    Try Telecoms T3G service as it may work in your area.
     
    Vista, Oct 23, 2006
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    Sue Bilstein Guest

    However, Bayswater is in the middle of Auckland. About 3 km from the
    Sky Tower as the crow flies (across the harbour).
     
    Sue Bilstein, Oct 23, 2006
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    Earl Grey Guest

    Maybe these guys can help you

    http://www.gasp.co.nz/Site/Where/Auckland.aspx
     
    Earl Grey, Oct 23, 2006
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  5. bay107fm

    Earl Grey Guest

    Earl Grey, Oct 23, 2006
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  6. I feel your frustration mate. We are living in the 3rd world of
    technology when compared to other developed nations!! The only solution
    is bringing in more competition and further loosening Telecom's iron
    grip of the broadband market.My 2 cents.
     
    aldrin fabricius, Oct 23, 2006
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    Tony Guest

    I don't know if you have chosen the appropriate technology for what you
    are trying to achieve. Is this a personal or business service ? are you
    streaming to an upstream server for rebroadcast ? ADSL is not designed
    for anything but bog standard web browsing and email, and certainly not
    uploading live streams. Give us some more info on what you are trying to
    do and some more answers might eventuate.
     
    Tony, Oct 23, 2006
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    Tony Guest

    John Bay107FM and The FleaFM 88.2
    Ok, googled your website, I can see what you are doing now. Contact me
    off list, I run an ISP and would would be interested in seeing if we can
    help out (I have an idle NZ based streaming server and could look at
    this as a test site).

    tonyw at removethisbit dot tonyw dot com
     
    Tony, Oct 23, 2006
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    Vista Guest

    I don't know auckland and the poster didn't say how far away they were from
    a main centre. In that case they do have plenty of alternatives, such as
    woosh, vodafone 3G, telecom T3G etc.
     
    Vista, Oct 23, 2006
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  10. bay107fm

    Vista Guest

    No, it is just the limitations of the ADSL technology and low density
    poopulaton areas in NZ which makes it unaffordable for new companies to come
    in and build their own networks.Try telstra cable, woosh, vodafone 3G or
    telecom 3G for alternative networks.
     
    Vista, Oct 23, 2006
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    Tony Guest

    T3g or Vodafone for 35 gig of traffic ? ah, in a month or two you could
    have a fiber dig to the hose for that price !
     
    Tony, Oct 23, 2006
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