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Topic # 141234 5-Mar-2014 14:44 Send private message

Hi all,

A guy from Chorus ran a new connection for VDSL yesterday morning but after looking at the Fritz box, the speed is actually much slower.





Rang Snap last night and after on hold for almost an hour was told that the issue may lay with the line that Chorus installed so he created work order for Chorus to check it.

Have any experienced this? Not sure whether it has anything to do with the Fritzbox firmware. Currently using a beta 6.01 that provided by Snap 



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  Reply # 999514 5-Mar-2014 14:44 Send private message

Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

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- Your ISP and plan
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  Reply # 999528 5-Mar-2014 14:48 Send private message

screen shots of the DSL and specturm tabs please.


the 6.0 firmwares arent the greatest for VDSL, but it would seem snaps devices they are sending out no longer support the 5.22/5.21 firmwares which at current state are the best, so gotta work with what we have at hand.


given your rates, i suspect the firmware wont contribute tooo much (on shorter lines the differences are far more apparent)


if you know what your downstream attenuation figures were before (on adsl), that would also help.



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  Reply # 999640 5-Mar-2014 17:45 Send private message

Here are the DSL & Spectrum tabs





Unfortunately I have no idea the downstream attenuation used to be.
Just to clarify, the cabinet is about 100 meters from my home.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 999642 5-Mar-2014 17:50 Send private message

Assuming that your top screen shot was ADSL and the bottom VDSL, you should be able to get a much better connection. 17Mbps on ADSL is a pretty good connection!

After grabbing the screen shots that hio77 recommended, could you try unplugging the DSL cable for a minute, then plugging it back in? It's quite possible that you just got a flaky sync and that forcing a resync might clear it up.

If the resync does make a change (good or bad), it'd probably be worth posting screen shots of the new stats too as a comparison.

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  Reply # 999643 5-Mar-2014 17:50 2 people support this post Send private message

wow. thats bad.


what exactly did the chorus tech do? i suspect something wasnt followed through correctly.


given the 17mbit sync originally, that would line up with being reasonably close to the cabinet (driven distance and cable distance can be different.)

how a tech could leave your line like that.. i dont get.

you have a long road ahead of you to get chorus to put it right..

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  Reply # 999644 5-Mar-2014 17:53 Send private message

Looks like you posted the screen shots as I was drafting my reply...

That downstream attenuation figure (41dB) it's very, very wrong. Chorus would never connect you with that sort of attenuation, and it's way out of line with what you were getting on ADSL.

If a resync doesn't fix things, I'd be getting Chorus back out to check their work.



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  Reply # 999669 5-Mar-2014 18:31 Send private message

Thanks guys.

I unplugged the power and plugged it again but that did not change anything.

Unfortunately I was at work when the Chorus guy came so only my wife watched him worked. He did rang me after the job was finished and I only took his word when he said all is good.

Do I need to contact Chorus directly or get Snap to contact them on my behalf?

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  Reply # 999672 5-Mar-2014 18:46 Send private message

wallarro: Thanks guys.

I unplugged the power and plugged it again but that did not change anything.

Unfortunately I was at work when the Chorus guy came so only my wife watched him worked. He did rang me after the job was finished and I only took his word when he said all is good.

Do I need to contact Chorus directly or get Snap to contact them on my behalf?


explain what the chorus tech did, as far as you can tell?

regardless of you being there or the wife, their job is still the same, they should install a RJ45 jackpoint of which cat5 cable was ran to, from the ETP where a master filter should be installed.


im sure some sort of resemblance of that would be there, if it is not, he has not done his job. make that clear to snap (although one of your posts infers snap are already on that tail too.) 

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  Reply # 999699 5-Mar-2014 19:24 One person supports this post Send private message

Can you confirm the modem is connect to the DSL jack? It almost looks as through the modem is connected through the filter, on the POTS side, and the signal has been severely attenuated.



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  Reply # 999703 5-Mar-2014 19:25 Send private message

Here is what he did.



So yeah, he installed a new jackpoint. How can I check whether he installed a master filter? All I can see is he got a cable from the ground outside and drill a wall to put the cable through and install the jackpoint

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  Reply # 999706 5-Mar-2014 19:29 Send private message

RunningMan: Can you confirm the modem is connect to the DSL jack? It almost looks as through the modem is connected through the filter, on the POTS side, and the signal has been severely attenuated.


i always understood the filter simply only let the voice portion of the spectrum through? 



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  Reply # 999707 5-Mar-2014 19:29 Send private message

Oh wait. I checked the Fritzbox again right after the above post and....



I am guessing that is correct right? If so then WOOT!

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  Reply # 999708 5-Mar-2014 19:30 Send private message

wallarro: Oh wait. I checked the Fritzbox again right after the above post and....

I am guessing that is correct right? If so then WOOT!


thats a massive change.. did you do something?



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  Reply # 999717 5-Mar-2014 19:32 Send private message

New DSL & Spectrum tab








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  Reply # 999719 5-Mar-2014 19:34 Send private message

hio77:
wallarro: Oh wait. I checked the Fritzbox again right after the above post and....

I am guessing that is correct right? If so then WOOT!


thats a massive change.. did you do something?


No, I did not do anything other than opening the jackpoint to take the photo

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