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  Reply # 662937 27-Jul-2012 13:52 Send private message

When I was re-wiring all the phone lines in our house, I disconnected the incoming line from the alarm box. We don't pay for a monitored alarm anyway, so it seemed pointless having it go thru there.

Typically, how much speed loss can one expect from Line > Alarm box > ADSL modem?

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  Reply # 662950 27-Jul-2012 14:14 Send private message

There isn't a hard and fast rule.

THe biggest issue with an alarm is because it's configured as a line grabber, ie phone wiring runs to the alarm and then back to the rest of the jackpoints in the home, it will disconnect your DSL every time it dials out.

Just because you're not paying for alarm monitoring doesn't mean it doesn't call out once a day and every time it's set or unset. Many do, and the alarm company just ignores this unless you pay them!


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  Reply # 662971 27-Jul-2012 14:52 Send private message

DarthKermit: When I was re-wiring all the phone lines in our house, I disconnected the incoming line from the alarm box. We don't pay for a monitored alarm anyway, so it seemed pointless having it go thru there.

Typically, how much speed loss can one expect from Line > Alarm box > ADSL modem?

It varies, i did one the other day and got only an extra 1Mbps on the downstream, but the upstream went from 700 to 1000Kbps, so a larger % there.

And this one I did for Mehul http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=96226&page_no=6#623691 a much bigger jump.

The first above - alarm is monitored; second sample alarm is not monitored - but still feeds through alarm!




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  Reply # 662973 27-Jul-2012 14:59 Send private message

Older alarms are not DSL friendly, ie they can have RF suppression caps across the line which kill the DSL in its tracks. Most modern alarms dont have such a big impact as they are a little more DSL friendly. But that does not stop the grabber action which will drop the line in the middle of the night.

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  Reply # 663071 27-Jul-2012 19:25 Send private message

Thanks for the above info guys. I'm glad that I removed the alarm from the loop.

I left the wire there incase some future potential owner wanted to re-connect it.

I'm not sure how old our alarm system is; the previous owner had it installed.

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  Reply # 663096 27-Jul-2012 20:27 Send private message

Did the alarm not come up with a fault/alert when it couldn't do it's 24hr test?

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  Reply # 663171 28-Jul-2012 08:54 Send private message

stuzzo: Did the alarm not come up with a fault/alert when it couldn't do it's 24hr test?


No, I don't know that it's programmed to. There was no instruction manual left behind. Yell

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  Reply # 663203 28-Jul-2012 10:32 Send private message

DarthKermit:
stuzzo: Did the alarm not come up with a fault/alert when it couldn't do it's 24hr test?


No, I don't know that it's programmed to. There was no instruction manual left behind. Yell


It's a standard feature that pretty much every installer or company would enable - typically the alarm will beep or display a warning message if the phone line is disconnected.


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  Reply # 663278 28-Jul-2012 13:53 Send private message

It's a standard feature that pretty much every installer or company would enable - typically the alarm will beep or display a warning message if the phone line is disconnected.



Ok. The alarm keypad is always flashing:
"1 2 3    6"

1 - 3 are alarm sectors and 6 is labeled "tampor" (sic).

4 is also an alarm sector but that one doesn't flash.

5 Isn't installed.

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  Reply # 667182 3-Aug-2012 18:42 Send private message

There are a lot of replies in this thread , and if anything posted is relevant to my question, do quote me. Haha. I don't quite have the time right now to read it all.

So, my question is this, how do I make sure my wiring is right, and as perfect as it can be for internet speed? Do I get a professional to come in and check stuff, and move stuff around and whatnot?

*Completely internet illiterate*


- I have no alarms and no phone line in my new house as of yet-

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  Reply # 667214 3-Aug-2012 20:10 Send private message

Hi, if you have a new house then you should make sure that the wiring complies with the current standards as linked below.

http://www.tcf.org.nz/content/95569cab-9c46-4d2b-b644-41540a148468.cmr

If not then ask your electrician if he is up to speed, these requirements have been about for quite some years now.

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  Reply # 669304 7-Aug-2012 21:34 Send private message

Is a dropping SNR margin a good sign there is something wrong with the wiring either in our house or to your house?

our Internet has been crap the last few months but I just put it down to being on slingshot and getting what we pay for. 

I have noticed when the Internet is not working the SNR margin is between 4 and 6 and When it's working it's around 8-9. Attenuation is pretty stable at 32.

After reading this thread I am thinking it would be worth getting someone to look at our wiring?

There is not a central splitter we only have 1 phone. No sky or alarm. 

Does anyone have anyone they recommend in the Nelson area?

Thanks


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  Reply # 669309 7-Aug-2012 21:46 Send private message

DragonicWolf: There are a lot of replies in this thread , and if anything posted is relevant to my question, do quote me. Haha. I don't quite have the time right now to read it all.

So, my question is this, how do I make sure my wiring is right, and as perfect as it can be for internet speed? Do I get a professional to come in and check stuff, and move stuff around and whatnot?

*Completely internet illiterate*


- I have no alarms and no phone line in my new house as of yet-

If you are Auckland or Waikato area, I can help.




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  Reply # 670653 10-Aug-2012 16:24 Send private message

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I'm doing one free install! Checkout details here:
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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 # 726438 3-Dec-2012 20:32 Send private message

I finally installed a Dynamix master splitter that I purchased off trade me, in the weekend.

Wow, what a difference. I can't say that my interweb has got any faster, but it doesn't randomly drop off on a regular basis like it used to.

I was blaming the D-Link modem that came with our broadband package. The dlink isn't the best modem on the planet, but it appears that the plug in filter was causing most of the issues we were having.

According to speedtest.com:
Ping: 57 ms
Download: 16.37 Mbps
Upload: 0.80 Mbps

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2347592473.png

Is this a reasonable result?

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