Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




76 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


Topic # 175445 30-Jun-2015 08:34

I was on the 80 GIG Plan with The Spark Modem synced at around 11401 down ( Good connection speed ) over night my connection dropped and was put on the Unlimited Plan now the Modem only connects around 7 - 8 Down  HUGE DROP.


What's going on???

Before I upgraded to Unlimited I never had a problem connecting at around 11200+

Help!

ADSL2+ on Fast 

 

 

 

 

Line standard

 

ADSL2+

 

 

 

 

Channel type

 

 

Fast 

 

 

 

Downstream line rate (kbit/s)

 

7712

 

 

 

Upstream line rate (kbit/s)

 

1016

 

 

 

Downstream SNR (dB) 

 

12.1

 

 

 

Upstream SNR (dB) 

 

12.4

 

 

 

Downstream line attenuation (dB)

 

16.5

 

 

 

Upstream line attenuation (dB)

 

6.6

 

 

 

Downstream output power (dBmV)

 

0

 

 

 

Upstream output power (dBmV)

 

12.6

 

 

 

Downstream CRC

 

0

 

 

 

Upstream CRC

 

3

 

 

 

Downstream FEC

 

0

 

 

 

Upstream FEC

 

0

 

 

 


Create new topic
5382 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 213

Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 1333840 30-Jun-2015 08:34 Send private message

Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.



7274 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 621

Subscriber

  Reply # 1333854 30-Jun-2015 08:38 Send private message

When  I went to unlimited I had some strange things happen for a day or  two. After the second modem reboot everything came right and no problems since.. 




Regards,

Old3eyes


5702 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2300

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1333867 30-Jun-2015 08:58 One person supports this post Send private message

It has to be purely coincidental as the only thing that happens is a simple plan change, their equipment doesn't care about or even know what plan you're on.

There is another underlaying issue here. I assume you've rebooted your router and checked everything on your end?




Michael Murphy | https://murfy.nz
Want to be with an awesome ISP? Want $20 credit too? Use this link to sign up to BigPipe.
The Router Guide | Community UniFi Cloud Controller | Ubiquiti Edgerouter Tutorial




76 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1333871 30-Jun-2015 09:06

michaelmurfy: It has to be purely coincidental as the only thing that happens is a simple plan change, their equipment doesn't care about or even know what plan you're on.

There is another underlaying issue here. I assume you've rebooted your router and checked everything on your end?



I sure have rebooted the Modem. I have also changed Modems taken the filter out but still the same.

I have spoken to Help desk and she think's  Interleaving OFF might be the cause of the problem but the thing is I had it turned off on the 80 GIG Plan with no problems.

617 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 157

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1333986 30-Jun-2015 11:04 Send private message

Hi Weetbix, can you please PM me your line details?
I'll just take a quick peak at what I can see with your order.  A change in data cap alone should not have gone anywhere near Chorus, and therefore any change in your line condition should be just coincidental.  I can confirm this when I get your details.




My views are my own, and may not necessarily represent those of my employer.



76 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1334013 30-Jun-2015 11:20

cbrpilot: Hi Weetbix, can you please PM me your line details?
I'll just take a quick peak at what I can see with your order.  A change in data cap alone should not have gone anywhere near Chorus, and therefore any change in your line condition should be just coincidental.  I can confirm this when I get your details.



pm sent and thank you.

617 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 157

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1334051 30-Jun-2015 12:09 One person supports this post Send private message

Hi Weetbix,

I can confirm that your plan change went nowhere near Chorus, and nowhere near our network.
It just went to our billing system - i.e. a datacap change only.

I see that there is now an order in the system to turn off your interleaving.  That order will go to Chorus.  It looks like it has been actioned already from what I can tell.

Here is a history of your connect rates for the last month:

TIMESTAMP                 DSL_DSRATE    DSL_USRATE
Jun 13 2015 11:10:34 NZST    11704    1016
Jun 20 2015 10:59:28 NZST    11792    1048
Jun 20 2015 11:42:42 NZST    11792    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:41:00 NZST    9532    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:45:44 NZST    11576    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:47:55 NZST    8672    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:55:05 NZST    9352    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:58:44 NZST    11216    984
Jun 20 2015 15:59:59 NZST    8908    1016
Jun 20 2015 16:01:45 NZST    9360    1016
Jun 20 2015 16:05:59 NZST    11624    1048
Jun 20 2015 17:56:37 NZST    11668    1016
Jun 20 2015 20:42:14 NZST    11560    1016
Jun 21 2015 12:01:11 NZST    11504    1048
Jun 21 2015 20:01:12 NZST    11476    1016
Jun 22 2015 13:08:37 NZST    11480    1016
Jun 22 2015 16:52:56 NZST    11516    1048
Jun 22 2015 19:10:22 NZST    11572    1048
Jun 23 2015 00:06:03 NZST    10948    1016
Jun 23 2015 00:06:36 NZST    10948    1016
Jun 23 2015 00:10:41 NZST    11040    1048
Jun 23 2015 09:07:07 NZST    11136    1016
Jun 23 2015 10:39:01 NZST    11100    1016
Jun 24 2015 13:45:18 NZST    11152    1016
Jun 25 2015 03:01:16 NZST    11360    1048
Jun 26 2015 14:10:20 NZST    11128    1016
Jun 27 2015 13:09:17 NZST    11132    1016
Jun 27 2015 17:37:31 NZST    11228    1016
Jun 27 2015 22:34:29 NZST    11308    1016
Jun 27 2015 22:41:44 NZST    11172    1016
Jun 27 2015 22:56:16 NZST    11236    1048
Jun 28 2015 13:36:52 NZST    11136    1016
Jun 28 2015 16:22:00 NZST    11136    1016
Jun 28 2015 19:39:14 NZST    11400    1016
Jun 30 2015 01:51:25 NZST    8096    1016
Jun 30 2015 01:59:35 NZST    7724    1016
Jun 30 2015 02:11:01 NZST    7768    1016
Jun 30 2015 08:20:00 NZST    7712    1016
Jun 30 2015 10:35:10 NZST    7784    1016
Jun 30 2015 10:39:47 NZST    7776    1016
Jun 30 2015 10:44:40 NZST    7760    1016


You can see this is not the first time the connection speed has dropped in the last month - but it is more consistent this time. 
I'd suggest that there may be a line issue somewhere - I can't tell whether it's within your own home wiring or external to this.
Best thing to do is to give us a call and go through standard troubleshooting and if this does not resolve it, then Spark can request a Chorus technician visit.

**Edit - fix the loss of formatting on the table I pasted.




My views are my own, and may not necessarily represent those of my employer.



76 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1334054 30-Jun-2015 12:18

cbrpilot: Hi Weetbix,

I can confirm that your plan change went nowhere near Chorus, and nowhere near our network.
It just went to our billing system - i.e. a datacap change only.

I see that there is now an order in the system to turn off your interleaving.  That order will go to Chorus.  It looks like it has been actioned already from what I can tell.

Here is a history of your connect rates for the last month:

TIMESTAMP                 DSL_DSRATE    DSL_USRATE
Jun 13 2015 11:10:34 NZST    11704    1016
Jun 20 2015 10:59:28 NZST    11792    1048
Jun 20 2015 11:42:42 NZST    11792    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:41:00 NZST    9532    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:45:44 NZST    11576    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:47:55 NZST    8672    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:55:05 NZST    9352    1016
Jun 20 2015 15:58:44 NZST    11216    984
Jun 20 2015 15:59:59 NZST    8908    1016
Jun 20 2015 16:01:45 NZST    9360    1016
Jun 20 2015 16:05:59 NZST    11624    1048
Jun 20 2015 17:56:37 NZST    11668    1016
Jun 20 2015 20:42:14 NZST    11560    1016
Jun 21 2015 12:01:11 NZST    11504    1048
Jun 21 2015 20:01:12 NZST    11476    1016
Jun 22 2015 13:08:37 NZST    11480    1016
Jun 22 2015 16:52:56 NZST    11516    1048
Jun 22 2015 19:10:22 NZST    11572    1048
Jun 23 2015 00:06:03 NZST    10948    1016
Jun 23 2015 00:06:36 NZST    10948    1016
Jun 23 2015 00:10:41 NZST    11040    1048
Jun 23 2015 09:07:07 NZST    11136    1016
Jun 23 2015 10:39:01 NZST    11100    1016
Jun 24 2015 13:45:18 NZST    11152    1016
Jun 25 2015 03:01:16 NZST    11360    1048
Jun 26 2015 14:10:20 NZST    11128    1016
Jun 27 2015 13:09:17 NZST    11132    1016
Jun 27 2015 17:37:31 NZST    11228    1016
Jun 27 2015 22:34:29 NZST    11308    1016
Jun 27 2015 22:41:44 NZST    11172    1016
Jun 27 2015 22:56:16 NZST    11236    1048
Jun 28 2015 13:36:52 NZST    11136    1016
Jun 28 2015 16:22:00 NZST    11136    1016
Jun 28 2015 19:39:14 NZST    11400    1016
Jun 30 2015 01:51:25 NZST    8096    1016
Jun 30 2015 01:59:35 NZST    7724    1016
Jun 30 2015 02:11:01 NZST    7768    1016
Jun 30 2015 08:20:00 NZST    7712    1016
Jun 30 2015 10:35:10 NZST    7784    1016
Jun 30 2015 10:39:47 NZST    7776    1016
Jun 30 2015 10:44:40 NZST    7760    1016


You can see this is not the first time the connection speed has dropped in the last month - but it is more consistent this time. 
I'd suggest that there may be a line issue somewhere - I can't tell whether it's within your own home wiring or external to this.
Best thing to do is to give us a call and go through standard troubleshooting and if this does not resolve it, then Spark can request a Chorus technician visit.

**Edit - fix the loss of formatting on the table I pasted.


Thanks for getting back to me. I have spoken to Spark support and they said they will be sending a tech out to see what is going on.
When I spoke to Spark I did mention there seems to be some noise on the line when I turn the phone on and wait a few seconds before dialing a number.

2132 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 567

Trusted

  Reply # 1334105 30-Jun-2015 13:31 One person supports this post Send private message

This man needs a Master Filter.







76 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1334173 30-Jun-2015 14:55

Yes I probably do need a Master Filter bit tight on the money at the moment but I do believe in them :)

Just a quick update - Chorus has sorted it out and speeds are back to normal! Also Chorus guy was an awesome chap!

6154 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1932

Subscriber

  Reply # 1334243 30-Jun-2015 15:52 Send private message

and the issue was......

Create new topic



Amazon prices in US$






Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:






Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.