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Topic # 23711 7-Jul-2008 19:59 Send private message

After a few days of internet hiccups (while they modified our local cabinet), we've now got ADSL2 with Xtra.

Has there been an advertising campaign for it that I've missed?

I would have thought they would have been making a big song and dance about it (especially based on their recent advertising campaigns).

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  Reply # 144097 7-Jul-2008 21:07 Send private message

Um, what? What do you mean you have ADSL2? Have your speeds changed? Plan details? Because if it's just changed in your router interface that don't mean jack...




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  Reply # 144106 7-Jul-2008 21:18 Send private message

How do I know that I've got ADSL2?

- Modem now reports downstream/upstream of 16770/944  (previously around 7616/760)
- ADSL2 modulation now works (used to be MMODE)
- Get 5Mb/s at 7:45pm (whereas I previously only got 1.5Mb/s at that time of night).
- Ping time of 89ms to servers in Sydney!

Oh, and the engineer that my wife harrassed the other day said he was swapping us over to a new system that Telecom were trying to get out quickly. When she said "ADSL2?", he said that all he could say was that we should make sure we had an ADSL2 modem 8-).

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  Reply # 144199 7-Jul-2008 23:35 Send private message

You can't be sure they arent still putting you on a 8mbit ADSL1 profile, your speeds/ping probably improved because they replaced an overloaded dslam with an better islam.

Speedtest.net - if its over 8mbit, you have ADSL2. Otherwise you are capped to 8mbit like everyone else on xtra.

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  Reply # 144229 8-Jul-2008 07:09 Send private message

eXDee: You can't be sure they arent still putting you on a 8mbit ADSL1 profile, your speeds/ping probably improved because they replaced an overloaded dslam with an better islam.

Speedtest.net - if its over 8mbit, you have ADSL2. Otherwise you are capped to 8mbit like everyone else on xtra.


My modem (Allied Telesis AR256e) simply would not work on ADSL2+ modulation until they completed the change yesterday.

And now I go from around 2-3mbit  to over 8mbit.





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  Reply # 145190 9-Jul-2008 06:27 Send private message

Up slightly earlier today (6:15am) so tried it again:






I'm happy with that as local versus international speeds.


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  Reply # 145327 9-Jul-2008 12:12 Send private message

first post here. 

I’m a telecom employee (although not in the tech space) but this might be helpful to you.  (from the telecom chorus website so not confidential)
http://www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/n400,15.html AFAIK  (and I say this as someone who has little tech knowledge so could be totally wrong)   if you are on an exchange that has been migrated to ADSL2+  (  see here for timetable http://www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/f400,78247/78247_Exchange_rollout_update_080505_ADSL2.pdf ) AND you have an ADSL2+ modem  (the new Thomson ones from Telecom are, as are plenty of other ones on the market)   then you should be automatically migrated to ADSL2+  no matter what Broadband plan you are on Of course you might not notice much improvement as your speed depends on a lot of other stuff (distance from exchange for example)

Can anyone else confirm if this is correct?

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  Reply # 145359 9-Jul-2008 13:08 Send private message

Pretty sure I'm on adsl2
I'm in central Wellington and we've been connected at 18mbit for the last couple of months.
We'd been getting normal download speeds until last week when it jumped up to about 14mbit (1.7MB/s) .

It sped up around the same time as we moved over to the new Slingshot plans, so hopefully it's not a temporary glitch.

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  Reply # 145705 9-Jul-2008 20:34 Send private message

If your modem reports your on ADSL2+ and your modem reports a sync speed north of 8Mb/s then you are on ADSL2+, no marketing department needs to help you get a further fix. However some ISPs are limiting some plans to around 8Mb/s regardless of what your sync speed is, of particular note is Xnet, there standard DSL plan is limited to 8Mb/s only the naked fusion plan lets you get speeds higher than this. Most other ISPs impose no other limitiation, again could you please explain how a marketing rollout can influence technical issues? The world would be a very sad place if marketing was all we lived by!!!

Thing to keep in mind that if you are on a FS/128k plan then your real max download will never reach much over 4.5Mb/s (regardless of sync speed) due to the limit in uplink ack rate that 128k will allow.

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  Reply # 145855 10-Jul-2008 00:49 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:<snip> then you should be automatically migrated to ADSL2+ no matter what Broadband plan you are on


Does this apply to users who are still on Xtra Go Large??

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  Reply # 145862 10-Jul-2008 01:49 Send private message

Hello , i'm new here , been lurking for a while actually and decided to join up take part.  I hope this is still on topic, but like to know when or if Pukekohe exchange migrated to ADLS2? 

Thanks in advance :)

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  Reply # 145898 10-Jul-2008 08:07 Send private message

Hi weatbix, it would appear that Pukekoe is not on the current schedule, so its ADSL1 for now.

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  Reply # 145955 10-Jul-2008 09:51 Send private message

stu28:
NonprayingMantis: then you should be automatically migrated to ADSL2+ no matter what Broadband plan you are on


Does this apply to users who are still on Xtra Go Large??


The plan is irrelevant,  you only need to be on an exchange that has been upgraded, and have a ADSL2+ modem and you should be on.

however, because Go Large has a slower upspeed I think your downspeed is limited by that  (and it still has traffic management AFAIK) so you may find your speed will vary depending upon what you are doing (P2P, streaming video etc)

To answer the OPs other question,   I think the reason telecom have not promoted this is because the commerce commission comes down pretty hard when they try to talk about speed (because speed depends so much on factors other than ADSL/ADSL2+. Also, ADSL2+ is only available to a limited part of the country at the moment so to go on TV or something big like that would be a waste of money.

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  Reply # 146514 11-Jul-2008 00:53 Send private message

Thanks Cyril for your reply, I didn't think the exchange was ADLS2  but thought I would ask, would you have any sort of idea when it may be migrated over?

Thanks again in advance :)

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  Reply # 149640 20-Jul-2008 15:22 Send private message

stu28: Does this apply to users who are still on Xtra Go Large??


I get the feeling there is a silent push to get everyone off this plan. Especially when you see typical speeds of 256k or less.




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  Reply # 149642 20-Jul-2008 15:33 Send private message

raytaylor:
stu28: Does this apply to users who are still on Xtra Go Large??


I get the feeling there is a silent push to get everyone off this plan. Especially when you see typical speeds of 256k or less.


I must be lucky as we get 300 - 400 kb/s on most of our downloads (especially if the files are big)


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