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Master Geek
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Topic # 140593 14-Feb-2014 11:27 Send private message

Booked my VDSL with Vodafone and Chorus techs came today to install, they found and told me that all 50 pairs of copper running down my street had been 'T'ed' off so I can't have VDSL. it's going to be a long wait for Fibre now (Dec 2015) it can't come soon enough.

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 987421 14-Feb-2014 18:37 Send private message

Ok lessen learnt, don't have your connection landline touched by Chorus/Telco on a Friday. Despite being unable to have VDSL they have somehow provisioned it over, I'm left high and dry for the weekend with no Adsl internet until Monday. Friday night is my gaming night with mates (favourite night of the week) but looks like I'm having an early night tonight.

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  Reply # 987466 14-Feb-2014 19:15 Send private message

Why not for "shyts and giggles", if your VDSL router has arrived, plug it in, unplug everything else from your phone line, and see if you get a connection.  It may not be fast, but you may be able to game a little.....




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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 987489 14-Feb-2014 19:39 Send private message

Yes wombus & wobbles both me, I forgot my username a while back, created a new one then remembered my original. Think I'm going senile dough. Vodafone have given me a $100 voucher to go and get myself a Vodem for the weekend which is kinda nice.

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  Reply # 987490 14-Feb-2014 19:40 Send private message

Well overkill can't harm any to try will see if anything happens

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  Reply # 987631 15-Feb-2014 10:00 One person supports this post Send private message

only 50 pairs of copper? oh dear



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987663 15-Feb-2014 10:42 Send private message

Neighbours have told me Vodafone did a big door knocking drive last weekend selling VDSL down my street, well that's going to go well for them.

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  Reply # 987667 15-Feb-2014 10:52 Send private message

What location are you in?



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987669 15-Feb-2014 11:01 Send private message

Riverlea, Hamilton

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 987697 15-Feb-2014 11:28 Send private message

Riverlea road?

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  Reply # 987701 15-Feb-2014 11:36 One person supports this post Send private message

wombus: Neighbours have told me Vodafone did a big door knocking drive last weekend selling VDSL down my street, well that's going to go well for them.


Thing is ... if they all get vdsl fine ... hmm ...



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987867 15-Feb-2014 17:19 Send private message

Cbfd: Riverlea road?

Callard Place, Howell Ave

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  Reply # 987924 15-Feb-2014 18:31 Send private message

wombus:
Cbfd: Riverlea road?

Callard Place, Howell Ave


Well thats interesting - looking @ the cable schematics (from Jul 2012) for Howell Ave and then into Callard place, it shows a 50pr along the northern side of Howell from Johnsview splitting into 2 x 25pr cables (and Groups) one up and around Callard and one carrying on, then across the Rd and back again. So if the cableing hasnt been replaced in the last two yrs (it may have been ) then the cables dont T-off asyou have told but your cable pr should go straight back to the cabinet and not be in multipule.  The other point though is the cabinet  still around in Johnsview or has it been moved ?



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987966 15-Feb-2014 19:52 Send private message

cheers for the info, I'll send you a PM with my house number. No I doubt anything has moved or been laid cabinet wise since 2012? The installer told me I was about 130 meters away. The official advice note he asked me to sign states, "Failed to install VDSL due to multiples on the line, advised customer that he is unable to get VDSL". I really would love to get VDSL so live in hope.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 987979 15-Feb-2014 20:23 Send private message

Who was the installler ? Got a name

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  Reply # 987981 15-Feb-2014 20:25 Send private message

The cabinet is around the corner from johnsview tce headin towards combham drive

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