Hi Everyone, One of our larger wireless towers has stopped working. This has caused some congestion on our wider network due to the increased load. Our network team is working on it now and are hoping to have it resolved in the next few hours. Apologies for the inconvenience.
** 4:27PM Update** Our Network team has advised that while we have made a number of changes to our network to work around the problem, the repairs will most likely carry on into the weekend. Inspire Rural wireless speeds will run a bit slower until its fixed unfortunately. We hope to have everything back to normal on Saturday for everyone. Once again we apologise for the inconvenience.
Due to some issues experienced after our brief Christmas Day outage we're planning some emergency network changes early morning on Monday and Tuesday.
These changes will occur between 00:01 and 06:00 on Monday 30 December and Tuesday 31 December. It is expected that the customer impact from these changes will be non existent or minimal.
At 6.30am this morning we had a fairly catastrophic failure of a core router in our network. Whilst all services are now restored we still have some slowness in our network due to how traffic re-routed after this failure. We're working through these issues now.
** 10:20am update**
All customer impact should be resolved. Still working with vendor to establish root cause and then will assess our options after that.
Inspire Voice customers in the Rangitikei area may be experiencing phone connectivity issues. We suspect that weather events yesterday evening (lightining) has caused some equipment failure. Our network team is working on a fix for this ASAP. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Issue isolated so affecting a small group of customers now rather than Rangitikei wide.
Took us a long while to track down a customer's equipment that had suffered a lightning strike or similar. Equipment isolated and fault fully resolved.
There seems to be a problem with Fibre in the Manawatu. Customers may experience slow network speeds or disconnections. Technicians are currently investigating.
** 1:31PM Update**
All fixed. Please let us know if you are still experiencing speed issues. Thanks!
Customers may have experienced an unexpected brief loss of connectivity around 5:20pm during installation of some core equipment. We believe all services should now be restored, but please call the helpdesk on 0800 484 363 if you are still experiencing problems that started since this time.
Some users in NZ may be having issues accessing some internet content. This relates to a known fault with a content delivery network.
Due to the impact of a spam attack, we are presently having problems delivering to some email boxes, particularly at @outlook.com, @live.com, and @hotmail.com addresses. Messages may still be delivered, but might end up in Spam or Junk Mail folders. We have taken some steps to improve deliverability and expect this situation to improve over the next few days.
21 May 2019. 2.32 PM update We still looked to be blocked by the Spam and Open Relay Blocking System, which should be resolved early tomorrow morning if they honour our delist request.
22 May 2019. 10.10 AM update We have successfully been delisted from SORBS. This should improve mail deliverability over the next few days.
Our supplier is investigating a confirmed cable cut at around 2:30pm today between Nelson and Blenheim which may affect Inspire customers in the area.
8:20pm update: Estimated time for the fibre restoration is around 2am (so sometime overnight)
7am: Service was restored at 22:36 last night.
Since 8:50pm there has been a fault with our wireless site at Aberfeldy affecting a number of customers in that area, and the lower Whangaehu Valley. At this stage it is unlikely that service will be restored until mid-morning tomorrow.
"SCHEDULED NETWORK OUTAGE NOTIFICATION Full mitigation of the fault which caused yesterdays events will be made on Friday 29th March, 2019, which will require up to three, 45 minute outages between 2am and 6am during an emergency outage window. During this outage we will be performing patches on the hardware and virtual environment on the router to prevent future occurrences of this fault.”
A full incident report can be viewed on our news page via the link below: https://www.inspire.net.nz/assets/pdf/Inspire%20Net%20Incident%20Report%20190329.pdf
All maintenance is now finished
A fiber cut between Blenheim and Christchurch may mean customers in the area are presently unable to connect to the internet. Our network team is working on it now. Apologies for the inconvenience.
UFB customers in Blenheim and other areas of the South Island may have lost internet connectivity early this morning. The reason is presently unknown, but engineers are investigating the cause now.
8:36am: This looks very likely to be a fiber cut.
8:50am: Fibre fault restored - service back.
Experiencing problems on the network?
Please give our helpdesk a call on 0800 484 363 to report your fault.
You can also keep up to date with our network status on our Facebook page.