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Topic # 102864 24-May-2012 13:06 Send private message

Hi a friend of mine in Whangamata is on the end of the run for adsl and is only getting about 30KB/s down.
I have yet to try another modem (his is a dynalink, mine is d-link). Apparently Telecom have put some sort of filter on the line, but I was wondering if there is anything else that could be tried to improve the situation. Filters etc have been replaced, but anyway, Telecom say its a very marginal location.
Thanks,
Al.

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  Reply # 629854 24-May-2012 13:29 Send private message

Unfortunately if you are in a marginal area there isn't much that can be done.  It's not like you can install a mini-DSLAM unless it's on your own property and you live on a farm with a long distance from the roadside to your house and you can sort out your own power to run a ADSL router & mini-dslam to terminate near your road side edge.

RBI may have Chorus installing a Cabinet closer to your address.  But if not there isn't much that can be done.

The alternatives are to find someone who lives closer and have ADSL terminate at their address and run a point to point Wifi connection if you can get line of sight.

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  Reply # 629862 24-May-2012 13:41 Send private message

Or you could inquire as to the status of the wireless RBI - I believe the Coromandel area is due to be done by the end of the year.


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  Reply # 630032 24-May-2012 19:59 Send private message

@ageorge you're welcome to flick me a PM with your friends exact address and I look into some options.




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  Reply # 630036 24-May-2012 20:08 Send private message

Installing a splitter will help eek out the best possible connect rate. As the speed is already low, you may well end up with a high percentage gain. At least you would maximise what you have, and increase stability.

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