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Topic # 107389 10-Aug-2012 16:22 Send private message

Hi Geekzoner's,

Following on from: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=96226 I thought I'd run a competition and do a free Master Splitter install, so here we go.

Need to Know
- this competition is only for Auckland, Waikato, Rotorua urban and Tauranga urban
- one entry per Geekzone member
- prize is transferable - i.e. you can enter on behalf of family or friend who is in need of better broadband
- this splitter is for fixedline DSL broadband only

How to Enter
- reply to this topic with your current DSL modem line stats (not a speedtest), i.e. sync speed down/up, line attenuation etc. Ask if you need help finding this info.
- if you are entering on behalf of someone else, then make sure you post their stats, not yours
- also if you haven't already, have a skim through the above topic

Other Terms Conditions etc
- Geekzone is not responsible for this competition, they have allowed me to post this
- Remember, I can only do this install in Auckland, Waikato, Rotorua & Tauranga areas
- I have the right to abandon install; this maybe due to health and safety, difficult access etc. All effort will of course be made to avoid this, but should this happen, prize will be redrawn.
- I have the right to take and post photos of the install work.

The Install
- Master xDSL Splitter
- PDL wall socket
- VoIP capable
- New cable as needed
- Labour, travel etc all covered.

The Draw
- Entries close Tuesday 21st August at 9am
- Entries will be based on your line stats (do not make them up!)
  -- 10Mbps or higher = 1 entry
  -- 5-10Mbps = 2 entries
  -- less than 5Mbps = 3 entries
- Winner will be informed by PM with a request of contact details
- Best efforts to do install within two weeks of prize draw.


Cheers
Fraser

Edit: have now included Rotorua & Tauranga urban areas too :)




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com

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  Reply # 670693 10-Aug-2012 17:39 Send private message

Awesome stuff Fraser!
Can recommend and say what an awesome job you do with your install. Good luck to all, and Congrats to who ever wins.

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  Reply # 670704 10-Aug-2012 17:46 Send private message

Statistics                   Downstream      Upstream
Line Rate                 17487 Kbps        1241 Kbps
Attainable Line Rate  20204 Kbps        1288 Kbps
Noise Margin            11.5 dB              12.1 dB
Line Attenuation       6.5 dB                2.8 dB
Output Power           0.0 dBm             12.8 dBm


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  Reply # 670707 10-Aug-2012 17:49 Send private message

I use a Belkin router and here are my stats:

ADSL
Type Interleave Path
Status Show Time
Downstream Upstream
Data Rate (kbps) 15271 945
Noise Margin (dB) 11.0 16.0
Attenuation (dB) 15.9 5.8
Output power(dbm) 14.7 12.1

Great idea for a competition. I am in Hamilton.

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Reply # 670710 10-Aug-2012 17:54 Send private message

Johnk: Awesome stuff Fraser!

Can recommend and say what an awesome job you do with your install. Good luck to all, and Congrats to who ever wins.

All that +1!

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  Reply # 670758 10-Aug-2012 19:30 Send private message

Downstream


SNR Margin (0.1 dB): 123
Attenuation (0.1 dB): 275
Output Power (0.1 dBm): 193
Attainable Rate (Kbps): 12708
Rate (Kbps): 9996


Upstream


SNR Margin (0.1 dB): 129
Attenuation (0.1 dB): 86
Output Power (0.1 dBm): 122
Attainable Rate (Kbps): 1012
Rate (Kbps): 1012

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  Reply # 670762 10-Aug-2012 19:40 Send private message

a master filter, or a high quality adsl router (dont think the dynalink qualifies) would be my last options to increase speed... no fibre, adsl2+ speeds or vdsl coming any time soon for me.  i'm on the edge of exchange coverage and no date set for UFB 
Statistics

Line Rate
Downstream 7371 Kbps
Upstream 1005 Kbps

Attainable Line Rate
Downstream 9240 Kbps
Upstream 1012 Kbps

Noise Margin
Downstream 12.1 dB
Upstream 13.2 dB

Line Attenuation
Downstream 34.0 dB
Upstream 19.9 dB

Output Power
Downstream 18.8 dBm
Upstream 12.4 dBm

 




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  Reply # 670766 10-Aug-2012 19:54 Send private message

18-20mbit sync rate on a self installed master filter! :D
Maybe your one would be a better wiring job haha. Nah i'll pass on this one, Excellent prize idea though!



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  Reply # 670782 10-Aug-2012 20:21 Send private message

eXDee: 18-20mbit sync rate on a self installed master filter! :D
Maybe your one would be a better wiring job haha. Nah i'll pass on this one, Excellent prize idea though!

Remember you can enter on behalf of someone else if you already have a master splitter, just remember to post their line stats.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com

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  Reply # 670784 10-Aug-2012 20:36 Send private message

Link Type Automatic G.992.5 (ADSL2+)
Data Rate:
Upstream Actual Data Rate 980 (Kbps.)
Downstream Actual Data Rate 18727 (Kbps.)

Operation Data: 
Noise Margin Upstream 13 dB Downstream 12 dB
Attenuation Upstream 5 dB Downstream 7 dB

Indicator Name:
CRC Error Near End Indicator 192 Far End Indicator 68
HEC Error Near End Indicator 1031 Far End Indicator 84



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  Reply # 670794 10-Aug-2012 21:08 Send private message

                            Downstream           Upstream
Connection Speed     4668 kbps          1023 kbps
Line Attenuation           33.5 db              15.9 db
Noise Margin                  6.8 db               6.4 db


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  Reply # 670795 10-Aug-2012 21:12 Send private message

I'm not sure if there is any hope for me to be honest. From my own brief research I'm right on the edge of an Exchange that has no foreseeable upgrades coming. On weeknights I have almost given up, I have a 50:50 success rate with loading webpages most nights and if someone in the house is downloading no-one else can access the net.

Currently running a Linksys WAG200G so there may be improvement with a better quality device.

Rate
- Downstream Rate:    7616 kbps
- Upstream Rate:    832 kbps
Margin
- Downstream Margin:    18 db
- Upstream Margin:    15 db
Attenuation
- Downstream Line Attenuation:    3 db
- Upstream Line Attenuation:    1 db
Transmit Power
- Downstream Transmit Power:    11 db
- Upstream Transmit Power:    15 db

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  Reply # 670801 10-Aug-2012 21:31 Send private message

Sorry for the off-topic, but BronxNZ, upgrade the firmware on your WAG200G. I was also limited to 7616, but upgrading the firmware to 1.01.09 brought me up much higher.

Great idea for a comp. I am in Rotorua, so can't enter this one.

Edit: found my post on this, and it may not be the same issue you have. My top speed was 7547
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=72100

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  Reply # 670803 10-Aug-2012 21:50 Send private message

Thanks for the suggestion GregV, but unfortunately I'm already on the latest firmware and believe it's more of a location issue.

 

Now, back to the competition.



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  Reply # 670809 10-Aug-2012 22:08 Send private message

GregV: Sorry for the off-topic, but BronxNZ, upgrade the firmware on your WAG200G. I was also limited to 7616, but upgrading the firmware to 1.01.09 brought me up much higher.

Great idea for a comp. I am in Rotorua, so can't enter this one.

Edit: found my post on this, and it may not be the same issue you have. My top speed was 7547
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=72100

Ah, go ahead and enter. Happy to include Rotorua & Tauranga areas too if within 10-15min drive of main centre.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com

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  Reply # 670969 11-Aug-2012 12:21 Send private message

Cool... I'll enter this competition...

I've a Thomson 585 and found it! Yippee!

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]:945 / 9.224
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [kB/kB]:0,00 / 3,00
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]:12,0 / 19,5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]:19,0 / 33,5
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]:15,0 / 12,5
Vendor ID (Local/Remote):TMMB / BDCM
Loss of Framing (Local/Remote):0 / 0
Loss of Signal (Local/Remote):0 / 0
Loss of Power (Local/Remote):0 / 0
Loss of Link (Remote):0
Error Seconds (Local/Remote):0 / 0
FEC Errors (Up/Down):0 / 62.595
CRC Errors (Up/Down):0 / 3
HEC Errors (Up/Down):2.041 / 1

Edited for readability :)

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