We can only get ADSL broadband where we live (rural Papakura) so I'm trying to make the best of it. Thanks.
If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that
- you have reset your modem and router
- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing
- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap
- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing
- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.
Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:
- Your ISP and plan
- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)
- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)
- Your general location (or street)
- If you are rural or urban
- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin
- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service
- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above
Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.
A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.
I recommend you read these two blog posts:
- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)
- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?
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YvonneW: UFB not available in our area
hio77: the TG585 is actually a very solid and well preforming modem for long lines, especially if your on a broadcom linecard.
kiwikiwi:hio77: the TG585 is actually a very solid and well preforming modem for long lines, especially if your on a broadcom linecard.
That's the only good thing about it though.
The wireless was pretty bad from it. Have more then 4 clients on it the thing would restart. We had 5 replacements. They all did the exact thing.
Do post stats and if you don't have a master filter I'd look into getting one installed they're $20 if you can do it yourself or $150-200 (or if you ask nicely to coffeebaron he'll do it for cheaper just supply him with coffee) from a Chorus callout. Some modems can give better stats but generally most of them won't do any better. Modems just sync differently.
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