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Topic # 110474 9-Oct-2012 21:39 Send private message

hey,

due to the increasing internet usage in the family, looking into ways of improving the bandwidth available to us (being a ruralish.. customer its very well, limited by distance.. RBI not due for a few years still)

so i thought ild look into load balancing using pfsense running on a old box, that bit im pretty clear on and dont have an issue sorting.

however, from reading many posts around here.. it would seem there are some houses with only 1 pair laid, so a second line involves having a whole new line put in.. this wouldn't be possible really considering the length, shape and trees on the driveway. dont think the pipes are big enough that a cable could be blown down the current pipe iver.. 

would my isp be able to tell how many pairs are actually ran to the house? or am i better off finding a screw drive that will get the ETP open to count them manually? (i figured a big enough flat-head screw driver should do them..)

lastly, it would seem not many isps website will even allow the consideration of naked dsl to our address, is there any way around this? - ild prefer not to be paying for a phone line which will never be used.



for currently connected directly to the WAK exchange..

ADSL Information: ADSL Firmware Version:310801_A
Mode:ADSL2+(G.992.5) State:SHOWTIME TX Block:34268310 RX Block:619823167
Corrected Blocks:0 Uncorrected Blocks:759
UP Speed:824000 Down Speed:2063395 SNR Margin:10 Loop Att.:62


would seem the loop attention is slowly creeping up (recently had the lines cut at the end of the road.. adding more repairs to the already dodgy cable) .. 

just trying to squeeze what we can out of the line :)

-hio77

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  Reply # 698755 9-Oct-2012 21:51 Send private message

Have you looked at the internal wiring in your house? Possibly a master filter? Your line stats are very bad and that's your limiting factor. Perhaps if you ran a new line (if damage to your old line) and new house wiring could drastically improve those speeds. Your connection in theory is capable of 10x that speed with less attenuation.







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  Reply # 698765 9-Oct-2012 22:14 Send private message

Zeon: Have you looked at the internal wiring in your house? Possibly a master filter? Your line stats are very bad and that's your limiting factor. Perhaps if you ran a new line (if damage to your old line) and new house wiring could drastically improve those speeds. Your connection in theory is capable of 10x that speed with less attenuation.


we have a mastersplitter already installed, house wiring is horrid.. theres one link with about 10 solder joins in it in the space of 2M where an renovations were done.. i wasn't too impressed with how that was done to say the least :S 

also there was somewhat of an attempt at a star wiring for the phone lines (3 lines joined to line coming in  inside the ETP, and then a daisy chained jackpoint from there - i think this one may have been the one sky tv installed.) the chorus tech was most discussed at the way that was done, however he was there to do his 5 min install of a splitter (of which we supplied even..) and he didn't want to run a cable from the ETP to the point at which our modem was installed in (all of 1M of cable max..) in terms of installation of the splitter, i regret not just doing it myself.. however it was prearranged by our isp to try to help with things.


ironically, when the splitter was installed there was no change in stats..


we used to sit at 3.5mbit, there was an issue where we ended up with a dsl sync to telecom, their system would then forcefully disconnect us presumably due to the fact that we shouldn't even be connected to them in the first place.

that took about 4-5 days to sort out .. a technion crossed the wrong pairs and screwed something up i assume?

anyway, after that we were moved from the cabinet to the exchange to fix the issue, and profiles were messed with.

we recently got a new router (vigor 2710ne) which was recommended here for having good records with longer lines, this sync at about 0.8mbit slower than our dlink G604T however, in terms of stability that was a pretty good trade off (dlink was dieing to the point that its webui was almost non existent) 

originally, syncing with a adsl mode of T1.413 was giving the best syncs we could get out of the line with the draytek, however after downloading many firmwares for it, the current one was the best of all the tries, and were able to return back to a ADSL2 profile for the slight increase in upload.



could have another try at getting the profiles toyed with, however our isp has quiet a record of issues, so CSRs often arent too keen to go and do this for us..

as for running a new cable, it would be 200-250M of driveway, of which is pretty dense with bush, so ild expect costs for that would be reasonably high compared to what benefit it can provide?

as for physical distance its about 3.5KM between here and the exchange.

there is 1 coklin on the way up the road, however that is pretty loaded, so moving to that in some respects could be worse not better..

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