So – good times at the Internut household with my NBN at home absolutely SH*TTING itself over the weekend.
This is a legit test on Ookla, connected via WIFI to my Optus stock standard issue modem.
— Dan van der Meer (@dantheinternut) October 28, 2017
Let’s all say it together…
ZERO POINT ZERO FOUR M B P S
Anyhoo, as always, trying to get support, particularly on a weekend, proved a bit bloody frustrating, but Optus actually came to the party and sent out a technician from NBN to check out our connection.
And herein lies the rub.
The bloke came out this morning, connected straight to the NBN source from my telephone point (bypassed my modem) and these were the results.
Look at it closely. According to this report, I should be getting 28 MBPS download and 6.40 MBPS upload.
That upsets me a little, but mainly because I’ve never actually gotten close to those speeds.
What does upset me quite considerably, however, is that line that reads “capacity”.
WHY OH WHY OH F*CKING WHY AM I ONLY ABLE TO GET THIRTY EIGHT F*CKING PERCENT OF THE MAX RATE?
Now, I know we all know the real answer to that, in that it’s all about ports and bandwidth and all that jazz, but if this pic alone doesn’t highlight all that’s currently wrong with how this NBN has been set-up and deployed, then I don’t know what does?
I’m currently talking with our mates at PLE Computers about bypassing the sh*t generic modem that Optus issue, and going with something that’s a little more robust and gaming friendly. I will keep you posted fellow gamers.
Written by: @dantheinternut