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  Reply # 577121 4-Feb-2012 09:00 Send private message

mattwnz:ISPs normally have a call centre operating every day including the weekend. Are you sure they are closed for 3 days? Do they have an emergency contact for when there is a service failure?


They don't have a weekend call centre. Annoyingly, they seemed to close their help desk 15 minutes early on Friday afternoon when I was trying to call them. Being on hold for this time out me over my monthly allowance of minutes on vodafone. Their 0800 number rejects mobile calls, so sitting on hold costs money as I had to dial an 09 number.

Anyway, this problem has brought out the geek in me. I've set up a mobile WiFi hotspot at home using my iPhone. I'm still on a legacy plan with vodafone that gives me 3 GB per month. This should last the weekend.

David. 







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  Reply # 577154 4-Feb-2012 10:55 Send private message

I need to correct myself. Hosting Direct do indeed have an emergency weekend service. Stay on the line and press 9.

According to the service guy, there is additional provisioning that still needs to be done. They are looking into the issue, much to their credit considering it's a long weekend.

David.







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  Reply # 577178 4-Feb-2012 12:36 Send private message

Just got a call from Josiah from Hosting Direct, and the problem is now fixed. Not sure what he did at his end, but VDSL2 is now active. I have to say that the level of service provided by Josiah was excellent. It took around 30 minutes to troubleshoot the problem, so it wasn't easy. Thanks very much for taking time away from your long weekend to solve this issue.

Cheers,

David.





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  Reply # 577192 4-Feb-2012 13:34 Send private message

That's great to hear you got it working. I found their support to be good also.

What speeds are you getting now?  








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  Reply # 577194 4-Feb-2012 13:47 Send private message

rhysb: That's great to hear you got it working. I found their support to be good also.

What speeds are you getting now?  


About the minimum that I would expect from VDSL2: 17Mbps down and 10 Mbps up sync speeds. Line attenuation is 5 dB and I'm 600 meters from a cabinet.

Curiously enough, my ADSL line attenuation was 14.5 dB down and 7.8 dB up. Hosting Direct did a line test when I was on ADSL and informed me it was more like 5 dB. Turns out they were correct. I wonder how many people are not signing up for VDSL because the erroneously believe that their line attenuation is above the Telecom minimum standard of 11.5 dB.

This is an improvement on my previous ADSL2+ sync speeds of 12 and 0.8 Mbps.

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  Reply # 577202 4-Feb-2012 14:00 Send private message

DrCheese:
rhysb: That's great to hear you got it working. I found their support to be good also.

What speeds are you getting now?  


About the minimum that I would expect from VDSL2: 17Mbps down and 10 Mbps up sync speeds. Line attenuation is 5 dB and I'm 600 meters from a cabinet.

Curiously enough, my ADSL line attenuation was 14.5 dB down and 7.8 dB up. Hosting Direct did a line test when I was on ADSL and informed me it was more like 5 dB. Turns out they were correct. I wonder how many people are not signing up for VDSL because the erroneously believe that their line attenuation is above the Telecom minimum standard of 11.5 dB.

This is an improvement on my previous ADSL2+ sync speeds of 12 and 0.8 Mbps.

David.. 


What is your wiring setup? I assume you've installed the mandatory master DSL filter for VDSL2?

 



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  Reply # 577207 4-Feb-2012 14:09 Send private message

sbiddle: What is your wiring setup? I assume you've installed the mandatory master DSL filter for VDSL2?

 


Naked VDSL2. All extension lines were physically cut and I have a cat 5e cable from the Telecom box to a single outlet in my home office.

Cheers,

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  Reply # 577209 4-Feb-2012 14:19 Send private message

Hi David, so what sync rates and speedtest rates have you ended up with.

Cheers
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  Reply # 577210 4-Feb-2012 14:20 Send private message

cyril7: Hi David, so what sync rates and speedtest rates have you ended up with.

Cheers
Cyril


============================================================================
VDSL Training Status: Showtime
VDSL Profile: Profile 8b
Traffic Type: PTM Mode
Link Uptime: 0 day: 1 hour: 58 minutes
============================================================================
VDSL Port Details Upstream Downstream
Line Rate: 10.386 Mbps 17.013 Mbps
Actual Net Data Rate: 10.350 Mbps 16.966 Mbps
Trellis Coding: OFF ON
SNR Margin: 14.8 dB 12.0 dB
Actual Delay: 8 ms 8 ms
Transmit Power: 7.9 dBm 13.3 dBm
Receive Power: 3.0 dBm 7.3 dBm
Actual INP: 2.0 symbols 2.0 symbols
Total Attenuation: 6.1 dB 6.3 dB
Attainable Net Data Rate: 12.112 Mbps 21.728 Mbps
============================================================================
VDSL Band Status U0 U1 U2 U3 D1 D2 D3
Line Attenuation(dB): N/A 37.7 N/A N/A 6.5 27.3 N/A
Signal Attenuation(dB): N/A 37.3 N/A N/A 6.5 27.3 N/A
SNR Margin(dB): N/A 14.8 N/A N/A 12.1 11.9 N/A
Transmit Power(dBm): N/A 7.9 N/A N/A 13.0 3.8 N/A
============================================================================
 





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  Reply # 577213 4-Feb-2012 14:26 Send private message

Hi, I guess for 600m from the DSLAM (based on earlier posts last year) then to now get 16/10 is pretty good, especially DS.

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  Reply # 577214 4-Feb-2012 14:28 Send private message

cyril7: Hi, I guess for 600m from the DSLAM (based on earlier posts last year) then to now get 16/10 is pretty good, especially DS.

Cheers
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I also asked for interleaving to be turned off. I suppose this would have some effect on sync speed.

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  Reply # 577216 4-Feb-2012 14:38 Send private message

DrCheese:
cyril7: Hi, I guess for 600m from the DSLAM (based on earlier posts last year) then to now get 16/10 is pretty good, especially DS.

Cheers
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I also asked for interleaving to be turned off. I suppose this would have some effect on sync speed.

David. 


If it possible to get this turned off now? I know in the early days of the rollout that this wasn't ever going to be an option.


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  Reply # 577219 4-Feb-2012 14:51 Send private message

I am not 100% sure what iss what but I think your rates are too low. I had heard minimum install speeds were 25mbit. IE if you couldn't get over that, they wouldn't install. I believe something is hinky with your wiring, I had a nail through the newly installed cable and was only getting 25, they reran the cable and I went to 70Mbit from 440M from the exchange.

So the problem was at their end in the end?

Did the screenshots I sent help?

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  Reply # 577222 4-Feb-2012 14:58 Send private message

sbiddle: If it possible to get this turned off now? I know in the early days of the rollout that this wasn't ever going to be an option.



I asked for interleaving to be turned off also, but was told by James at HD that Chorus are not currently allowing it.       






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  Reply # 577223 4-Feb-2012 15:00 Send private message

DrCheese:
rhysb: That's great to hear you got it working. I found their support to be good also.

What?speeds are you getting now???


About the minimum that I would expect from VDSL2: 17Mbps down and 10 Mbps up sync speeds. Line attenuation is 5 dB and I'm 600 meters from a cabinet.

Curiously enough, my ADSL line attenuation was 14.5 dB down and 7.8 dB up. Hosting Direct did a line test when I was on ADSL and informed me it was more like 5 dB. Turns out they were correct. I wonder how many people are not signing up for VDSL because the erroneously believe that their line attenuation is above the Telecom minimum standard of 11.5 dB.

This is an improvement on my previous ADSL2+ sync speeds of 12 and 0.8 Mbps.

David..?


Good to hear you have got it sorted. A pity chorus don't have vdsl in my area in wellington yet according to the maps.

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