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Topic # 87576 1-Aug-2011 18:51 Send private message

Hi.

The Telecom Wholesale Broadband availability tool indicates that the Spotswood area, (in purple below), now has ADSL2+

If you live inside this area has your Synch speed or download/upload speed increased dramatically in the last day or two?

My router is still synching at ADSL1.

Regards Allen.


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  Reply # 500518 1-Aug-2011 18:58 Send private message

What kind of router do you have?



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  Reply # 500523 1-Aug-2011 19:03 Send private message

DjShadow: What kind of router do you have?

Linksys WAG54GP2V2 ADSL2+ on Xnet Fusion plan with VOIP.

Most recent firmware V2.01.06 Nov 13 2007
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  Reply # 500527 1-Aug-2011 19:19 Send private message

Hi, so tell us whats your line stats (or have we seen these before) and whats you house wiring like and filters and thing.

Cyril



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  Reply # 500534 1-Aug-2011 19:31 Send private message

cyril7: Hi, so tell us whats your line stats (or have we seen these before) and whats you house wiring like and filters and thing.

Cyril


You've probably seen them before. I have had a couple of threads going recently and have been waiting from ADSL2 to be enabled at the recently upgraded Spotswood exchange. The purpose of this thread is to ascertain if anyone has noticed an increased synch speed in the last day or two.

Full ADSL1 synch speed, within 1km of exchange. Router directly connected to incoming line which is wired from demarc point in Cat5E . Internal wiring is all patched to the VOIP port on the router. No internal wiring on DSL side.

DSL Status:          UP                        

                                             DSL Modulation Mode:   GDMT                  

                                             DSL Path Mode: INTERLEAVED                   

                                             Downstream Rate:           7616 Kbps                          

                                             Upstream Rate: 896 Kbps                            

                                             Downstream Margin:      11 db                   

                                             Upstream Margin:            14 db                   

                                             Downstream Line Attenuation:    31                         

                                             Upstream Line Attenuation:          15                         

                                             Downstream Transmit Power:      0                           

                                             Upstream Transmit Power:           0





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  Reply # 500540 1-Aug-2011 19:51 Send private message

Probably not what you want to hear, but i couldnt get my wag54gp2v2 to sync at ADSL2+ at all. Has the same firmware, and I spent hours on the phone with both slingshot support and linksys support but it just wouldnt do it. We have a stable line that supports ADSL2+ with 18meg sync on a Dynalink modem.

So you might like to try a different modem if you can, it could potentially isolate the problem for you.



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  Reply # 500544 1-Aug-2011 20:04 Send private message

nickb800: Probably not what you want to hear, but i couldnt get my wag54gp2v2 to sync at ADSL2+ at all.


Bugger. I'll see what Xnet have to say. Got a PM to Cameronn. It might be time for a new SRP 527.

Anyone got a WAG54G synching at ADSL2+?

Regards Allen 



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  Reply # 500553 1-Aug-2011 20:27 Send private message

Now that I think about it my sister has the same router (earlier firmware - never used voip) and I'm sure she has ADSL2 on TelstraClear.

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  Reply # 500632 2-Aug-2011 05:47 Send private message

Have you tried reset to defaults? Should not make much difference, but it is essentially just a computer and over time if you play with settings it can get confused.




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  Reply # 500649 2-Aug-2011 08:13 Send private message

Would definitely try a different modem, and possibly if that does not work ask having the port to be reset.

Cyril



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  Reply # 500954 2-Aug-2011 18:18 Send private message

Hi all.

Looks like the Broadband availability has jumped the gun or is in error after a recent update. Xnet have reported...
"You are connected to ADSL2+ equipment but Telecom Wholesale still have the profile set to ADSL1 speeds (confirmed this via our testing tools this morning)."

Oh well. I'll keep waiting & waiting & waiting..... 

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  Reply # 505184 11-Aug-2011 20:23 Send private message

I'm on the Spotswood exchange (SWO), and my modem just started syncing as ADSL2+ today (11 August).

The rates have increased, but not as much as I expected?

Current model stats: Linksys AG241
ISP: Xnet

DSL Modulation Mode:      ADSL2+           
DSL Path Mode:      INTERLEAVED           
Downstream Rate:      9078 Kbps           
Upstream Rate:      847 Kbps           
Downstream Margin:      12 db           
Upstream Margin:      12 db           
Downstream Line Attenuation:      24           
Upstream Line Attenuation:      13

Previously the modem stats were:
DSL Modulation Mode:      G.DMT   
DSL Path Mode:      INTERLEAVED           
Downstream Rate:      6080 Kbps           
Upstream Rate:      672 Kbps           
Downstream Margin:      12 db           
Upstream Margin:      12 db           
Downstream Line Attenuation:      24           
Upstream Line Attenuation:      14


So my downstream rate has only increased 50%, from 6080 to 9078 Kbps.
And upstraem rate only increased 26%, from 672 to 847 Kbps.

Is this the usual performance gain going from ADSL1 to ADSL2+?

Our house is 500m from the spotswood exchange (following the street).
So I thought the speed would be much better as we are quite close???

Unless the copper lines go in another direction, around another street, would could make distance to exchange 700m.

After a bit of searching, my 24 dB downstream Line Attenuation suggests I am approx 1.7 Km from the exchange? So no idea where the copper line goes? Obviously not direct.
Using this as reference: http://www.internode.on.net/residential/adsl_broadband/easy_broadband/performance/

And using this calculator: http://fremnet.net/article/216/adsl-theoretical-speed-calculator
Plugging in 24 dB suggests I should be getting up to approx 18M down with adsl2.

Any tips on what I can do to improve things?



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  Reply # 505237 11-Aug-2011 21:47 Send private message

snowfly: I'm on the Spotswood exchange (SWO), and my modem just started syncing as ADSL2+ today (11 August).


I'm still on ADSL1. What time did yours change?Mine
DSL Modulation Mode:   GDMT                  

DSL Path Mode: INTERLEAVED                   
Downstream Rate:           7616 Kbps                          
Upstream Rate: 896 Kbps                            
Downstream Margin:      13 db                   
Upstream Margin:            14 db
Downstream Line Attenuation:    31                         
Upstream Line Attenuation:          15

I'll post what I get when it changes.
 
Any tips on what I can do to improve things?


Try unplugging all your phones and extension phone leads and reboot the modem. If the synch speed improves, you may want to consider a central adsl splitter at the Telecom termination point and a cat5E or Cat6 cable from the telecom termination point directly to your router.

Regards Allen.

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  Reply # 505254 11-Aug-2011 22:17 Send private message

AllenG: I'm still on ADSL1. What time did yours change?

My internet dropped off around 2.30pm today, checked my modem webpage, and model synced a few minutes later with ADSL2+.

AllenG: Mine
DSL Modulation Mode:   GDMT                  

DSL Path Mode: INTERLEAVED                   
Downstream Rate:           7616 Kbps                          
Upstream Rate: 896 Kbps                            
Downstream Margin:      13 db                   
Upstream Margin:            14 db
Downstream Line Attenuation:    31                         
Upstream Line Attenuation:          15

I'll post what I get when it changes


So my downstream line attenuation is better than yours, but my ADSL2+ speed is not much better than your ADSL1 speed??
Something really screwy with my line then.

 
AllenG: Try unplugging all your phones and extension phone leads and reboot the modem. If the synch speed improves, you may want to consider a central adsl splitter at the Telecom termination point and a cat5E or Cat6 cable from the telecom termination point directly to your router.


I'm using XNET Fustion, naked DSL, with VFX.
So the only device plugged into the phone line is my modem.
House was renovated 6 years ago, with new cat5 cabling to jack points.

Maybe tomorrow I'll try plugging the modem into the test jackpoint, where the line 1st enters the property by the garage, check for any difference on ADSL2+.
I have tried this jackpoint before on ADSL1, but no difference between this primary test jackpoint, and any jackpoint in the house.





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  Reply # 505272 11-Aug-2011 22:50 Send private message

snowfly: 
I'm using XNET Fustion, naked DSL, with VFX.
So the only device plugged into the phone line is my modem.
House was renovated 6 years ago, with new cat5 cabling to jack points


I'm fusion as well. Cat5e cable direct to router. Internal phones patched to phone port on router. Very similar setup. I'm on Fantome Place, Whalers Gate. supposedly within the 10Mbps zone. Have you checked your address on the Telecom Wholesale broadband availability checker?

Regards Allen. 

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  Reply # 505276 11-Aug-2011 22:58 Send private message

AllenG: I'm fusion as well. Cat5e cable direct to router. Internal phones patched to phone port on router. Very similar setup. I'm on Fantome Place, Whalers Gate. supposedly within the 10Mbps zone. Have you checked your address on the Telecom Wholesale broadband availability checker?


I'm on Crownhill.
telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps suggests for my address that ADSL2+ on SWO/Exchange is scheduled for Sep 2011. And VDSL2 on SWO/Exchange scheduled for Sep 2011.

So chorus must be switching over houses early to the new adsl2+ gear in the exchange.



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