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  Reply # 753954 31-Jan-2013 15:22 Send private message

Kyanar, how on earth are you in VDSL area but get a 1.5Mbps sync? That don't make no sense.  I'd say you have a line fault.

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  Reply # 753955 31-Jan-2013 15:24 Send private message

ubergeeknz: Kyanar, how on earth are you in VDSL area but get a 1.5Mbps sync? That don't make no sense.  I'd say you have a line fault.


I know people who are in rural areas syncing higher than that. Line Fault or misread.


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  Reply # 753958 31-Jan-2013 15:27 Send private message

ubergeeknz: Kyanar, how on earth are you in VDSL area but get a 1.5Mbps sync? That don't make no sense.  I'd say you have a line fault.


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ubergeeknz: Kyanar, how on earth are you in VDSL area but get a 1.5Mbps sync? That don't make no sense.  I'd say you have a line fault.


I know people who are in rural areas syncing higher than that. Line Fault or misread.


Line fault.  Unfortunately my former ISP (Orcon) was worse than useless at chasing Chorus to do something about it.  Since switching to Compass I've had Chorus techs out close to daily trying to resolve the issue on the back of my ISP constantly nagging them.  They've resolved they need to dig up our driveway and completely replace about 50m of "ancient" (their words, not mine) cable.



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  Reply # 753959 31-Jan-2013 15:28 Send private message

Cue "Have you checked your home wiring?"

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  Reply # 753963 31-Jan-2013 15:30 Send private message

freitasm: Cue "Have you checked your home wiring?"

;)


Chorus has, actually, and I do have a master splitter.  They've confirmed it's definitely the line and the last tech out actually said that he had requested that the physical cabling from the pillars be replaced three times over the past year with no traction.  (ChorusVan, you listening?)

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  Reply # 753969 31-Jan-2013 15:59 Send private message

Kyanar:
freitasm: Cue "Have you checked your home wiring?"

;)


Chorus has, actually, and I do have a master splitter.  They've confirmed it's definitely the line and the last tech out actually said that he had requested that the physical cabling from the pillars be replaced three times over the past year with no traction.  (ChorusVan, you listening?)


Sadly yours is not a unique situation :( sorry to hear that.

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  Reply # 753984 31-Jan-2013 16:25 Send private message

freitasm: I wouldn't hate you. We use TelstraClear HFC here and have been using 100Mbps for a couple of years, even before UFB became available.

But I was offered the chance to get VDSL installed as a second connection, perhaps as a backup, to test it.


Thanks Mauricio. BTW, what method are you guys using to post that image from the Chorus site? Just a smiple copy and paste of your screen?



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  Reply # 753987 31-Jan-2013 16:26 Send private message

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  Reply # 753989 31-Jan-2013 16:34 Send private message

freitasm: I wouldn't hate you. We use TelstraClear HFC here and have been using 100Mbps for a couple of years, even before UFB became available.

But I was offered the chance to get VDSL installed as a second connection, perhaps as a backup, to test it.


you still may be able to get vdsl if prequal comes back ok, those green bits of the map are a general hint...

if you do get vdsl, i'd be curious how performance compares to cable, as i found 10 megabit adsl outperforming 15 megabit cable for web browsing with similar pings.

that said, i have also found different computers connected to ethernet with different web browsing performance.  (one i5 ssd, one core2quad no ssd)

generally speaking, i found for normal bandwidth traffic is very bursty, so could be overflowing buffers on cable but not dsl or such.





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  Reply # 753991 31-Jan-2013 16:35 Send private message

Hard to compare as I have 100 Mbps cable anyway.




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  Reply # 753992 31-Jan-2013 16:37 Send private message

freitasm: Hard to compare as I have 100 Mbps cable anyway.


is it faster for general browsing than 15 megabit was?  i imagine it's slightly better, but not by a lot.

i think a lot of the slow downs with telstraclear cable come from their caching systems.  and if 100 megabit cable is 20% faster than vdsl for web browsing, or 35 megabit vdsl is 20% faster than cable i think it's significant, and note worthy.  but i suspect the difference to be more like 10% average over a large variety of sites.



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  Reply # 753995 31-Jan-2013 16:39 Send private message

Fast enough to not be worth mentioning as a differentiator when it comes to browsing really. What's important is the speed I have to transfer files to work, be connected to multiple servers, perform online backups for multiple PCs in the house, all at the same time. Pretty much a 24/7 operation in this house.




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  Reply # 753996 31-Jan-2013 16:44 Send private message

freitasm: Fast enough to not be worth mentioning as a differentiator when it comes to browsing really. What's important is the speed I have to transfer files to work, be connected to multiple servers, perform online backups for multiple PCs in the house, all at the same time. Pretty much a 24/7 operation in this house.


with performing online backups the first thing that comes to my mind is buffer bloat, which i imagine they'll both suffer from to a noticable degree if uploading at line rate to nz.




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  Reply # 753997 31-Jan-2013 16:45 Send private message

Back on topic. This is not a discussion about "I prefer this technology or that".




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  Reply # 753999 31-Jan-2013 16:49 Send private message

I think I can top all you guys on "Just missing out"

The UFB Rollout plan, I'm not included in the 3 year plan Yet next door is -.-


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