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  Reply # 984109 11-Feb-2014 13:54 Send private message

as we suspected, cable runs back and forward. its not exact run.


good to see the line up to speed now, with that 10mbit upload, ild probably take it. but then, i hate upload saturation.

if you were really up to it, your only a few mbit dropped in down, you could possibly tweak that up a little.


give DLM its run, see how it goes.

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  Reply # 984153 11-Feb-2014 14:47 Send private message

oOo: Well first thanks to FlameBeard for helping move this along I must say I am very happy with the response...

Unfortunately the tech came back today and we tried a couple of things to see what yielded the best result, but didn't get the massive improvement I was hoping for (DOWN: 19081 UP: 10616), attenuation is still around 21Db :(

Basically the tech informed me the area is configured to something called MultipleCity which inadvertently doubles my distance to the exchange as the connection now runs away from the exchange before coming back towards it.... GRRRRRRRR so the attenuation numbers are probably right... so doesn't look like I'm going to win, and fibre dates haven't even been announced for our area.... 

So not sure what to do... continue to pay for better upload speeds and similar download speeds (as ADSL) or go back to ADSL.... Don't think I can convince Chorus or whoever to change the street wiring so I get better distance to the exchange...

Besides the above we did get some improvement trying the following (so if you do have issues they maybe worth a try):

1. Replace existing splitter which was older ADSL one, with proper spillter and test (was okay)
2. Removed all other jack connections and splitter e.g. naked vdsl type setup (as using Orcon Genius) and result was marginally better than with new splitter

P.S. In both cases we replaced wiring between the ETP and the Jack with proper CAT5/6 cabling as well....




Right, so that explains your attenuation we're seeing. Which gives us a reading that you're 1500m away from the exchange. Having to double back on itself. In either event, that's still great upload (by the way, you're getting the same speeds that I'm getting on my home VDSL connection) Personally I don't have a problem with that speed, I can download and play online, while my other family members stream/ download media. 

Now just comes the question, do you want the upload? In my humble opinion I wouldn't be without it, but that's just me. If I could have UFB I would no doubt, but 19mb down/ 10mb up, is plenty for myself and my family.

Im glad we have some clarity on what the issue is but if they're running multiplicity through your area, there isn't any amount of fuss we can kick up to fix that I don't believe (sorry to say that)

Also keep in mind that you're still in the DLM training period. So you may see some increase with that when it finishes.






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  Reply # 984171 11-Feb-2014 14:51 One person supports this post Send private message

And as suspected there was no master VDSL filter!!!!!




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  Reply # 984184 11-Feb-2014 15:18 One person supports this post Send private message

Yes its good to finally have all the answers.... and thanks FlameBeard your help has been fantastic...

I will wait and see what DLM does... and then make a decision... yes additional upload is awesome and was part of the reason I wanted to move over to VDSL but just need to work out if the extra cost is justified as I don't upload heaps of data all the time only every few months...

Maybe one day Chorus will change something and I will get better speed.... or they will rollout fiber... wont hold my breath....

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  Reply # 984187 11-Feb-2014 15:20 Send private message

i would expect fiber to that part of blockhouse bay road will be in the next lot of fiber rollout..

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  Reply # 984191 11-Feb-2014 15:24 One person supports this post Send private message

no worries, glad to help. I hope you enjoy your new connection. Try not to reboot the connection now to give yourself the best chance at a good DLM profile! :-)




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