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Topic # 109456 20-Sep-2012 08:46 Send private message

Randomly checked speeds on speedtest.net this morning and got a pleasant surprise.  Download speeds more than trebled from previous max of 5Mbps to 17Mbps (fastest so far).

I gave Telecom/Chorus a pat on the back in a recent post (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=108885) when they fixed my cabling issues promptly and cheerfully.  I remember the Chorus guy saying something about them working on a new cabinet down the road on SH1 (less than a km away) that might improve my speeds sometime in the near future but gave it no further thought.  Anyway, I have no idea why/how (it doesn't seem to be part of any planned upgrade that I can find on the internet) but I now (sometime in the last few days) have faster download speeds!!  I'm happier Smile.  This is semi-rural on outskirts of Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast.







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  Reply # 688579 20-Sep-2012 09:27 Send private message

rHi Tony, yes the cabinet is outside the dog kennels near the nikau underpass, there was always a cabinet there but previously just a cross connect cab with active voice gear in it. I noticed a few weeks back it been accompanied by a new Whisper cabinet. It is listed in the RBI cabinet plan and was due this Aug/Sept12.

Pretty sure its line 226 in here

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  Reply # 688678 20-Sep-2012 11:07 Send private message

Anything I download these days from anywhere with a decent pipe sits on 1.9MB/sec. (Just shy of the theoretical 2.1MB/sec max that my 17Mbps sync rate could do thanks to overheads etc). This has been the case for about 2 months now.

Pretty impressed! No need for UFB here.







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  Reply # 688841 20-Sep-2012 14:06 Send private message

cyril7: rHi Tony, yes the cabinet is outside the dog kennels near the nikau underpass, there was always a cabinet there but previously just a cross connect cab with active voice gear in it. I noticed a few weeks back it been accompanied by a new Whisper cabinet. It is listed in the RBI cabinet plan and was due this Aug/Sept12.

Pretty sure its line 226 in here

Enjoy the speed.

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Cheers S. Wasn't sure if you drove out this way often enough these days to notice such things going on!!!  I had perused the spreadsheets earlier but TBH couldn't figure out what was where - had no idea the RBI initiative might actually benefit us!!  Interestingly, but OT, we are in negotiation at the moment with Vodafone at the moment who are wanting to put a (transmitter? receiver?) tower on the farm, in the hills behind that cabinet location, as part of the RBI rollout, as I understand it.  Feeds to come via Nikau Valley Rd.





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  Reply # 688842 20-Sep-2012 14:08 Send private message

stevenz: Anything I download these days from anywhere with a decent pipe sits on 1.9MB/sec. (Just shy of the theoretical 2.1MB/sec max that my 17Mbps sync rate could do thanks to overheads etc). This has been the case for about 2 months now.

Pretty impressed! No need for UFB here.



Must admit that, for the time being, that sort of speed is ample for our needs as well.  No complaints here.





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  Reply # 688844 20-Sep-2012 14:12 Send private message

Hi, well I do go up the coast from time to time, but quite recently while passing your place I was nearly run over by a bus that crossed the centre line, missed me by not very much! Made quite a mess of both itself and the country side.

Cell coverage in Nikau Valley is not flash, so is it going up high enough to fix that?

There is a old ADSL1 fibre fed cabinet in the valley itself, but poor cell coverage.

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  Reply # 688861 20-Sep-2012 14:33 Send private message

cyril7: Hi, well I do go up the coast from time to time, but quite recently while passing your place I was nearly run over by a bus that crossed the centre line, missed me by not very much! Made quite a mess of both itself and the country side.


That wasn't the Mana one that ploughed off the road almost into the cottage just about 100m south of our driveway was it?  Heard that bang from our place adn looked out to see the bus poked over the bank!!

Cell coverage in Nikau Valley is not flash, so is it going up high enough to fix that?

There is a old ADSL1 fibre fed cabinet in the valley itself, but poor cell coverage.

Cyril


The site plan is titled "RBI Nikau Valley....".  You'd know better than me whether it relates to cell coverage as well?  There is only a post in the ground for now but it is going to be about 200m along the ridge that heads south from the crest of the N V Rd (just before it drops down into the valley itself).  So a pretty good coverage of Nikau valley if that is what it will be used for as well.  I must admit that we also notice the poor cell reception at that end of the farm (which borders on the N V subdivision)!





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  Reply # 690274 23-Sep-2012 20:44 Send private message

And then there is my speed, which has slowly deteriorated until it feels like dialup sometimes these days Frown


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  Reply # 690329 23-Sep-2012 22:33 Send private message

Hi, ok Joseph, tell us your story, modem stats, phone line setups, where the Chorus maps say you should be, the whole dirty story.

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