Slow site speed

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 12:07
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Dunno about anyone else but today this site is slower than a 1981 diesel Jackeroo.
Almost frustrating...will get away from this desk now and go out in to the sunshine.
Bye
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 12:18

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 12:18
Instantaneous (spell) for me at the moment system time 11:15am (system time by the way is QLD Time). We are having another large web site moved off our server today so this may make a difference and it is hoped that it will improve our performance at all times in the future.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:33

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:33
Thanks for the feedback, David
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:41

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:41
I neglected to say that the site speed is excellent this evening.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 12:45

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 12:45
Willem, never known anything faster than slow country lines til used broadband in the city and then some faster city lines. The site now flies with ISDN - literally since Wednesday................ $190 or so Willem and two digital lines on one phone pair.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:28

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:28
That's very kind of you to offer John...gratefully accepted. What is the monthly rate thereafter? :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 10:18

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 10:18
Willem sorry was not offering. Monthly rate is for two lines as was the case before but just so much faster internet and also clearer phone lenes too. Amazingly same rate for net access as I was accepting from my other provider.

Download speeds gone from variable 0-4kbs to now 14kbs. Used to average 600-700 hundred bits a second and even frustration......
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:05

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:05
Willem and Voxson - that's o.k. just thought you might have ben going somewhere REALLY nice. As for you Voxson, what's wrong with those places? Nearly had a disaster last night - Ian and Ronnie the Rat were having a few wines after /during/before dinner and I was taking much notice (too tired from having to work) and Ian found the bottle of Liquer Muscat - gawd I had a tough time stopping them from drinking it. They wouldn't have done it justice - only drinking it because it contained alcohol. We are back from our picnic (just) - it was lovely. Temps are 18 min and 36 max today. Very nice.
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 15:13

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 15:13
I'm using the site on Bigpond Cable and there are times when I need to look twice to see that the page has updated. The pages sometimes load so fast that I missed the change! Absolutely unreal!

I know this does not help you Willem as I doubt that Cable has penetrated to your neck of the woods yet. Sorry about that!

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:32

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:32
Steven, we are unlikely to have anything else but Dial-up, ISDN or Satellite. I live about 300 metres from the Telstra exchange but my dial-up speed is only 44,000. Never varies. My home phone line is 52,000.

I got hold of the local Telstra bloke and he said that I was lucky and that Telstra only guarantees 19,000kbps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Donald_L - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 23:08

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 23:08
As fast as a Nissan 6 Turbo Diesel................................
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Follow Up By: macca - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 09:34

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 09:34
Hi Don.
Notice your rig photo and the ribbons did not go unnoticed. Who were you with and when?
I was a Reg with 22 yrs and a grunt . email me on amac@bigpondnet.au if you want. love to hear your "story"
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Reply By: rolande- Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 15:42

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 15:42
Cable, ASDL, some of us would be happy with dial-up speed quicker than 50.6!!!!!
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Follow Up By: macca - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 16:02

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 16:02
crazy isnt it. I have cable on the outskirts of Metro Melb. The daughter lives 15 mins further out and is treated like "outback" Oz. cant get Cable or ASDL , can get Sattelite at an exhorbinate cost which she cant afford and the crappy phone lines she has drops out every 2 or 3 minutes. Has dial up @ 56.6k but speed is more like the old 19k speed. And they stand up in power and say the service is improved!
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Follow Up By: rolande- Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 16:08

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 16:08
Telstra rang me several years ago offering to send out a call number display unit if i paid extra $5 to sign up. said send out all you want, won't work here. they sent me two units, never paid a sent, still don't have call number display. Asked when phone lines would be upgraded for ADSL - told NEVER! And I live 7kms from nearest exchange with optic fibre cables. Service in the bush still crap!
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:51

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:51
goodday macca
i used to live in keysborough and had problems like you describe for your daughter telstra would do nothing until phone finally stopped working they sent a tech out to check lines he ended up redoing connections on 3/4 pole junction boxes down the street when i told him the problems i had been having with dropouts he said it was a wonder the net worked at all most of it was grotty old connections with the filligree ? build up on the connections.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 18:25

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 18:25
Willem - you obviously haven't got enought to do! Come up here I've got some chores for you. I get dialup at 49,333 bps but I do get a lot of drop outs. Doesn't matter which telephone company you are with out here - Telstra has to come and fix it. Got to drive 800 klms if someone event thinks their phone isn't working. We have a special satellite phone installed in town for when town lines go down and can activate this special phone to alert someone to no phones. We also have Big Pond so those with that can let Telstra know also. We don't have mobile coverage (not for 800 klms around here) but we have 4 channel satellite TV (very clear - pick it up with your rabbit ears) and as of last weekend pay TV. WE don't have access to video stores, movie theatres and our mail comes in twice per week. Strangely enough, it's o.k. and I can't believe how city folks keep harping about what they haven't got. Tomorrow is our last day of freedom before the hordes of visitors arrive so we are having a picnic at Dickeries waterhole (20 klms south on the inside track) on the Diamantina at 1:00 p.m. - sailing and waterskiing, plenty of BBQ and wine (and flies) - anyone welcome to join us.
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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:53

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:53
Ruth re the dropouts, try unplugging anything else (phones answering machines etc)that is plugged in to the phone line when using the modem, if probs still persist remove any long extension cords used to get the phone line to the modem and lastly it is much preferable to use an external modem than an inbuilt one, if doing quite a bit the CPU can decide to dump the modem functions if it feels too 'busy'.
On the other hand the dropouts can be caused by line/repeater probs as well.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:39

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:39
For your information Aunty Ruth....I made breakfast for the visitors(Des Lexik and his mates), worked on the truck, picked some fruit and did some cement rendering to a wall today before watering the garden this evening. Must say I had a snooze this afternoon before being woken up by the Jehovas Witnesses. But save up your jobs...I will come and do a contra when I get there. Now I do not know if it is going to be at the end of April as the places I want to visit along the way are still under water.
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:00

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:00
Hi Willem... What places are you wanting to visit which are still underwater,....???????
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:10

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:10
Hi Rosco, should be fun - our last play day.
Thank you Peter2 it is a dedicated line - only happens sometimes but happens several times when it is sometimes!
Willem - gosh, I'm so tired - this working for a living cuts into my forum time (lucky for you lot, eh?) Guess what I found tonight - was crawling around under the sideboard looking for a bottle of port (cooking some mushrooms tonight) and I found a bottle of LIQUER MUSCAT. Will I keep it for when you get here? Yes, I'd like to know what other places are underwater - you going to the Kallykoopa and not going to tell me?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:23

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:23
Voxson and Ruth

I 'presumed' that Walkers Crossing track and the track to Coongie Lakes were closed due to flooding. Otherwise why would they be closed?
I have also read that the Bore Track from Bollards Lagoon is an uncertain quantitiy due to Oil Exploration activities in the area.

Tell me I am wrong, please.

Looking forward to that Liquer Muscat :-)
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:26

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:26
I have no updates on your last post Willem.... but i can rest assured i wont be visiting either of them.... *phew*.... I was worried you were going to say somewhere above Birdsville...
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:06

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:06
Willem and Voscon - bit tired and put the reply up above (in the wrong palce, sorry Willem).
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:26

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:26
Willem, I had a good nights sleep on Friday night, woke and went inside.
I know I'm not overly bright but I thought it was Judith doing the running around.
Thanks for putting us up, we enjoyed your company and look forward to catching up soon.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:07

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:07
G'Day Ruth

We'd be there in a flash ... but it's too bloody far to drive back for work on Monday ..... bugger !!!!

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