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Topic # 100958 21-Apr-2012 14:55 Send private message

I'm considering a move to snap!, as their new plans look very nice indeed.

I will probably go with VDSL for the extra $50 a month if finances allow, but in the future, if finances don't allow, or the benefit of VDSL speeds don't out-way the extra cost compared to ADSL2+, what are the technicalities of switching back to ADSL2+ from VDSL?

Does snap allow this, and if so, are there any fees/costs involved?

Many thanks to anyone who responds. :)

Cheers.

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  Reply # 612834 21-Apr-2012 15:00 Send private message

On a technical front there wouldn't be any issues that I can think of. 
Most if not all VDSL routers ( The ones I know of anyway ) are ADSL capable too so shouldn't be an issue. 

Majority of the time you'll be connected into a ISAM which can handle both ADSL / VDSL and I believe even some UFB and other tripple play services. 





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  Reply # 612838 21-Apr-2012 15:04 Send private message

Cool, thanks for that info. :)

So essentially, If I buy/get a new VDSL modem, and then decide in the future that VDSL is not an option, Chorus can just change my line back down to an ADSL2+ line, and the VDSL modem would just function as an ADSL2+ modem?

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  Reply # 612840 21-Apr-2012 15:11 Send private message

Yep as far as I understand it, Just a electronic change most of the time more so than a physical repatch. 

I'd also recommend starting ADSL then upgrading to VDSL as it's easier to troubleshoot if you run into issues you can test other modems etc without to much issue. 

Not sure if it effects Snaps contracts though, I wouldn't imagine so though cause your not terminating service just changing the service type. 



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  Reply # 612841 21-Apr-2012 15:15 Send private message

Plus be a good way to future proof too, Most of the VDSL routers support ethernet based WAN which should work for UFB too.
Costs a bit in the short term but should pay if long term, Hopefully :)

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  Reply # 612864 21-Apr-2012 16:52 Send private message

dontpanic42: I'm considering a move to snap!, as their new plans look very nice indeed.

I will probably go with VDSL for the extra $50 a month if finances allow, but in the future, if finances don't allow, or the benefit of VDSL speeds don't out-way the extra cost compared to ADSL2+, what are the technicalities of switching back to ADSL2+ from VDSL?

Does snap allow this, and if so, are there any fees/costs involved?

Many thanks to anyone who responds. :)

Cheers.


May depend on who you are switching from? Also are you on a contract, as there could be a break fee.

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  Reply # 613327 22-Apr-2012 20:45 Send private message

Hey guys, McGee is correct, there's no real physical change to go back to ADSL from VDSL. The part that takes time is going from ADSL to VDSL as sometimes there's a physical change involved. Once you are on a card that supports both ADSL & VDSL you can pretty much switch between the 2 in hours (within reason - and sometimes this can go wrong)

Because there is no physical line to break and reconnect, (as in disconnecting your ADSL then signing up again a week later) there is no fee to go back to ADSL and your contract remains intact.

Hope this helps!




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  Reply # 613357 22-Apr-2012 21:29 Send private message

Thanks Ralph! :)
That info was exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks.

I'm already on a cabinet, and it has been upgraded for VDSL. At least, the Chorus SAT tells me that I am VDSL capable. Would there be any physical change involved since the cabinet I am connected to is already good to go, or would there still be a physical change needed?

My line attenuation is 6.0dB down, and 1.0dB up... BTW.

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  Reply # 613359 22-Apr-2012 21:31 Send private message

dontpanic42: 

My line attenuation is 6.0dB down, and 1.0dB up... BTW.



That's going to scream with VDSL :)



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  Reply # 613367 22-Apr-2012 21:36 Send private message

McGee:
dontpanic42: 

My line attenuation is 6.0dB down, and 1.0dB up... BTW.



That's going to scream with VDSL :)


I know, right!! ;-)

That's why I'm so keen to try it out.
Online backups are no fun with 1Mbps up.

To add to those figures, noise margin is 10.7 Down, 12.3 Up.

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  Reply # 613377 22-Apr-2012 21:45 Send private message

I should probably get around to doing some online backups come to think of it. 
Specially with all these new data packs. 

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  Reply # 613391 22-Apr-2012 22:01 Send private message

I signed up to VDSL through Snap with my Fritzbox, my line didn't allow for any decent speeds (actually lower than ADSL2+) so got it changed back, they managed to get it done rather quickly and according to my Fritzbox I am connected to the same DSLAM.

But in saying that, I am now futureproofed when it comes to VDSL or even UFB, since the Fritzbox allows for all of the above.

If you're going to go to VDSL it's worth the extra wee bit of cost to go towards a Fritzbox, these are $345.00 but for the features it gives you (SIP phone, Wireless N with Guest AP, nice interface) it's well worth it. There is also a Android/iOS app for the phone side of things which is rather cool.

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It also draws your SNR - you know, for the hell of it.





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  Reply # 613433 23-Apr-2012 00:40 Send private message

Yeah the fritz boxes are good, Just make sure they are ventilated cause they can get a bit toasty under load. 

They are almost a perfect device minus they don't have bridging support natively ( There is some firmware hacks etc )



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  Reply # 614304 24-Apr-2012 13:25 Send private message

McGee: Yeah the fritz boxes are good, Just make sure they are ventilated cause they can get a bit toasty under load. 

They are almost a perfect device minus they don't have bridging support natively ( There is some firmware hacks etc )




In what why can't they bridge? The VDSL to the Ethernet? They can, I have mine setup with a PPPoE connection for the SIP/Voice on the Fritz and bridge for the VDSL

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  Reply # 614317 24-Apr-2012 13:52 Send private message

How exactly did you get the box to bridge ?

In my case I'm wanting the device to pass all of the WAN details straight to a assigned ethernet port / MAC address which then goes to a linux firewall. 

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  Reply # 614421 24-Apr-2012 16:34 Send private message


Select Use as DSL Modem. Its a true bridge, so the downstream device will need to make a PPPoE Connection.


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