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Topic # 113777 28-Jan-2013 10:34 Send private message

Hey guys,

A friend of mine has recently connected to ADSL at his place (for the first time) with Vodafone.  His modem connects with a speed of ~7000kbps but he only gets a download bandwidth of 3000kbps.  We've tried with nothing else plugged into the line except the modem, and connected via cable etc, but doesn't seem to make a difference.

Any ideas of things to try, or causes of this?  

I've attached a screenshot of the ADSL connection data - does anyone know whether this gives any clues?

Have tried a different router to make sure that wasn't the prob

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  Reply # 751933 28-Jan-2013 12:30 Send private message

OK, I have the answer:
Address is 7-8Km from the exchange. You are definitely not connected to exchange with those stats and distance. I am 99% sure your are connected to cabinet DV/AB approx 1km further up the road. This is due for RBI upgrade Year 4, Q1; so July 2014 onwards. This cabinet now is 99% sure to be a Conklin, so approx less that 4Mbps is the most you will get here.

Vodafone can do a full prequel on that address to confirm 100%

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?
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  Reply # 751964 28-Jan-2013 13:14 Send private message

CoffeeBaron is right:

User Label: Conklin

Unfortunately throughput speeds will not be any better until the upgrade.


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