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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 946752 6-Dec-2013 20:00 Send private message

NZCrusader:
hamish225: woohoo, called up and ordered my install for the 10th! :P

wonder how long the modem will take to get to christchurch


Wonder if I will get it on the same day? (Also CHCH)


Will post speedtests when VDSL is hooked up.


I ordered this morning.  Txt and email back, confirming it's booked in for hookup next Friday (the thirteenth).
This is not an omen - as I am not superstitious.

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Geek


  Reply # 946778 6-Dec-2013 21:13 Send private message

Getting VDSL next week cant wait.

I could get UFB if went with another provider since slingshot only working with Chorus atm, It's a shame tho since most areas in Christchurch have been installed by Enable.

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  Reply # 947358 8-Dec-2013 02:46 Send private message

quick question, if when the corus man or woman turns up on the 10th to put the splitter in and make sure it all goes, my modem hasnt arrived, will the ADSL still work till i get the VDSL modem?

im sure slingshot have heaps and heaps of orders set for the 10th so im not going to hold my breath on the modem arriving then.













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  Reply # 947360 8-Dec-2013 03:11 Send private message

Another question for Slingshot:

Will Chorus install the VDSL jack point in any room in the house or only in the room closest to the road?

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  Reply # 947369 8-Dec-2013 08:28 One person supports this post Send private message

Wherever you tell them to install it.




NZ / AU Battlefield 4 Gaming Community
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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 947788 9-Dec-2013 09:09 Send private message

VDSL modem arrived.

Just waiting on technician to come around.   :)



I think its booked for the 13th.




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http://www.sonsofvalour.net/forums/forum.php

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Reply # 947793 9-Dec-2013 09:12 Send private message

NZCrusader: VDSL modem arrived.

Just waiting on technician to come around.   :)



I think its booked for the 13th.






Good luck! Do report here how the installation process went.

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  Reply # 947830 9-Dec-2013 09:57 Send private message

Yea, I will.

Will also take a look around the CLI and report back on any commands to tweak SNRM, show detailed line stats etc.


Its ADSL2+ compatible so will hook it up this avo and report back with a "Before" and "After" transition from ADSL2+ to VDSL2.



Currently syncing at 20.7 Mbps with Vigor120.
(Dam infineon chipset, cant tweak SNRM....... it only matches the SNRM as set on the DSLAM line cards port.  :(  )






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  Reply # 948388 10-Dec-2013 01:01 Send private message

Modem didn't turn up today, tweeted about it and slingshot DM'd me and said my install was actually booked for the 13th and not the 10th :( aaand gave me the tracking number for the modem and it had only just been sent out today.

le siiigh













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  Reply # 949257 11-Dec-2013 12:07 Send private message

Well I have the modem and a text/email from Slingshot advising the VDSL upgrade will take place tomorrow...

Of course I haven't actually heard anything from Chorus yet, which makes trying to arrange a convenient time to be in the house pretty difficult.

If I already have a master splitter installed, is there actually any additional cabling work to be done on the last mile or is it just a changover at the Slingshot end?

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  Reply # 949357 11-Dec-2013 13:24 Send private message

Item: If I already have a master splitter installed, is there actually any additional cabling work to be done on the last mile or is it just a changover at the Slingshot end?



There may not be any extra work they need to do but they're still supposed to come in and check to make sure it's working properly before they leave.




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  Reply # 949382 11-Dec-2013 14:00 Send private message

Slingshot:
Item: If I already have a master splitter installed, is there actually any additional cabling work to be done on the last mile or is it just a changover at the Slingshot end?



There may not be any extra work they need to do but they're still supposed to come in and check to make sure it's working properly before they leave.


Thanks for the response - let's hope I hear something from them soon - we can't all take half a day of work at the drop of a hat!



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  Reply # 950814 12-Dec-2013 09:46 Send private message

My install is booked for tomorrow (13th).
The modem hasn't arrived - cutting things a bit fine IMO.

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  Reply # 950815 12-Dec-2013 09:48 Send private message

Fred99: My install is booked for tomorrow (13th).
The modem hasn't arrived - cutting things a bit fine IMO.


I'm still fighting to get confirmation from Chorus...

They still haven't contacted me yet and the only reason I know they had planned the install for afternoon today is that I phoned Slingshot every day and chased...

Apparently they may or may not have the message that I can only be home from 2:00pm...we will see how it goes I guess.



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  Reply # 950816 12-Dec-2013 09:50 Send private message

Fred99: My install is booked for tomorrow (13th).
The modem hasn't arrived - cutting things a bit fine IMO.


Oh - to add:

My courier didn't leave the modem - they needed someone to take receipt, which is fair enough I suppose...

They tried on Monday and left a calling card, I was then able to call them back and authorize them to leave the thing around the back of the house, which they did the following day.

Depending on whether you have the same courier, you might have the same issue if you are not at home. Perhaps see if you can get a contact for them from Slingshot and pre-authorize if needed.

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