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# 189057 15-Dec-2015 20:02
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So have noticed over the last few weeks quite an increase in my vdsl connection. Always getting download speeds of 7.2 MB/s now and also noticed the upload speed has almost tripled (when did the upload speed limit change). Have gone from around 50 ish to the 60's as shown.

Just curious on what may have changed.

I have always had a good vdsl rate but this is just exceptional. YAY for me.





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  # 1451097 15-Dec-2015 20:02
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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

 



 

- 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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  # 1451109 15-Dec-2015 20:05
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You're seeing the effects of the Chorus 998 band plan change. I'm sure others will link to the thread on this topic. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!




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  # 1451111 15-Dec-2015 20:07
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  # 1451116 15-Dec-2015 20:11
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Bugger did not even see that thread. Yeah big increase that's for sure and makes a huge difference.




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