I was upgraded to ADSL 2+ (finally!) and it has been great. But not without its complications of course!
Not sure why (and I've called Telecom three times about this) but when I was switched, I realised that my router was showing that interleaving was back on, rather than off as I requested. So I requested it off and Telecom swore black and blue that interleaving was definitely 100% turned "OFF"...guaranteed.
My router says:
Line coding: "Trellis ON" Rather than "Fast Path"
Interleave Depth: "1" rather than "0"
I used to ping Telecom at 9ms off peak and 12ms on peak on ADSL 1 and now it has jumped back to its original 25 to 45 ms depending on the time of day.
I also have a question regarding the speed I should be getting.
My router says:
Attainable Rate: Down: 23644 Up: 1288
Rate (Kbps): Down: 21557 Up: 1241
Yet when I do a speed test directly to Telecom (off-peak) I get about 15Mbps to 17Mbps.
Now, I am assuming that the "Attainable Rate" is the absolute maximum I could ever get and the "Rate" is what I am getting to my router? So that would lead me to believe I am 4Mbps short. Nobody else is on the network and nothing else is running. My computer is also very well spec'd. Multi-threaded downloads max out at 2.3MB/s
If I am wrong (which I may very well be) please set me straight! :) The guy at Telecom said that the line test he did to my router was the fastest he had ever seen. I'm not sure whether or not to believe him, since I think he just wanted me off the phone :D Should I be counting myself lucky?
Thanks for your help!