Stuff Fibre or Slingshot

I just did a speed test on my internet speed and the result was 85mbps download/110mbps upload, I think I'm only getting the speed of 100/20 while I paying for 950/400 Fibre+ @Stuff Fibre

I will be coming off contract and going to switch or resignup thru Glimp. Was originally gonna resignup to Stuff Fibre with Fibre+ paying $95 with 6 months half price. But after the speed test I tot I should just go with Slingshot 100/20 paying $85 with 3 months free instead, since I never got the speed of 950/400 anyway.

(Stuff Fibre 100/20 will be the same price)
Orcon doesn't have any deal now not sure why.

Any thought?

Comments

  • +1 vote

    Why pay $85 for 100/20? I recently got Fibre max up to 950/400Mbps from Hotshot for $79.90. No contract.
    Use max4less and breakfree codes for the above price without signup fee. You'll need your own router though.
    https://www.hotshot.nz/packages/

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      Do they block port 80/443 or any issue with home-based web hosting (for family intranet basically)?

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        Don't believe so, but better check with them if you are serious.

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        Not sure what you're asking. Intranet is not internet. Intranet doesn't need to route out to the internet and so it doesn't go out the default gateway to your ISP. You can host any website or services internally without them being relevant to the outside world.

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          Yep i put that word ambiguosly. What i meant is I'm hosting a website for family only, and have to be accessible from everywhere/anywhere they are.

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            @stevarja: Righto. I dont think ISP would block 80 or 443, otherwise they would be constantly making a lot of unnecessary firewall changes. The world's internet use those ports and so you dont block those common ports.

            Also have a look at pagekite and ngrok if you want to tunnel your website to the outside world (assuming that you are indeed blocked on 80 or 443)

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    Do you even really need that speed? Apart from the test results have you had any issues with the internet itself? I think it's a gimmick to get people signing up to some expensive sky high theoretical speed that they will never use. I'm on VDSL. Work from home. No problems with 4 people using internet at once, including some streaming. Unless you are a high end perfectionist gamer or running multiple accounts with zoom meetings and streaming movies etc all going on at once I doubt you need those massive download speeds in reality.

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      Not a gamer and don't use zoom..mostly for YouTube, streaming movie & basic internet, 5 people in the house, do you think I should just go with 20/100?

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      I pay for it for the upload speed. It's nice not having to wait hours for things to sync

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        I do my batch syncing in the office (for videos,photos)… they have very fast internet.

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        I run mine overnight - doesn't matter at all to me how long it takes.

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    I work at an ISP so can’t comment on who to go with. But:

    Your speeds seem a bit off since 85/110 doesn’t line up with any of the provisioning options and congestion from other customers shouldn’t have that much of an effect… it sounds like something could be faulty on your side of the ONT. And if that’s the case then changing ISP won’t actually solve anything.

    There’s a whole lot of things to check - Did you run the speed test over Ethernet? Are all Ethernet cables plugged in properly and in good condition? Are your cables and devices capable of gigabit speeds?

    If you aren’t sure what you should be checking then it’s a good idea to call your ISP for help, or you could always head over to the Geekzone forums and have a read through some of the threads covering slow fibre speeds.

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      Good point, I just check and I was connected to "2G" instead of "5G", re-test the speed with ethernet & wifi and it was 500/250, I use internet mostly for YouTube, streaming movie & basic internet, 5 people in the house, do you think I should just go with 20/100? Cheers

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        That is still poor. This is with their Asus router, right? I found I got better speeds with my old 2d Fritzbox than I did with their one. 550ish on the Asus, and 900 with the Fritzbox. I couldn't believe it.

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    @Geoffgo can I ask where did you find $85 with 3 months free for 100/20 on Slinghsot? On their website I can see 2 months free with 24 months contract.

    BoardbandComapre site has 100/20 for $62.95 (12 months contract).

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      I got it from glimp.co.nz, another website similar to Broadbandcompare with different deals

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      Try these promo codes?

      BBCOMPARE20 SSGLMP3M

  • +1 vote

    In my experience you will never get close to 900Mbps on wifi even standing next to the router, the speed is delivered to your fibre ONT and then your modem. Plug a laptop via ethernet directly into the modem and test again. These are the speeds i'm getting. I'm with vodafeone BTW.

    Ethernet 940Mbps down and 470Mbps up
    Wifi 775Mbps down and 471 up

  • +1 vote

    I switched from Slingshot to Stuff last year. So far I've found the Stuff-supplied ASUS router to perform better over wireless, and be much more stable with IPv6 enabled than the Slingshot-supplied router (it was an NF18ACV, which Slingshot may no longer be supplying).

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    Slightly late to the party, but I highly recommend avoiding Slingshot. I was with them a few years ago. I had 1 month left on my 12-month term, and they called asking if I wanted to upgrade to a new plan on a new 12-month term. I said definitely no, as I was planning to change to another provider, and they recorded a yes and locked me into another year term. I had to threaten to take them to consumer court and complain to the ombudsmen before they relented. Even then they made it out to be that they were doing something nice for me in the name of brand quality. Yeah right.