olivernz: That's what I wanted confirmed, that the actual overhead is around the 20% mark. So everyone seeing the same thing?
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I have removed the filter (naked so not needed) and cut all the wires to unused extensions (all but the Modem). All this seems to have made zero difference (the attainable rate went up but the Rate only marginally). I also tuned MTU and other minor things.
And what else can improve my speed? Go to a Draytek? Install a master filter? Or is Vodafone actually throttling ADSL?
Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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olivernz: @Johnr: The hg556a firmware already was V100R001C12B037 so I did nothing to change that. Thanks for the tip anyway.
I just discovered that the rail our cable car runs on is actually hollow so I can run cables for africa in there. I guess I can fit about 200 Cat 6 cables in there ;-) so I'll run coax, Cat6 Outdoor and fibre and install a cabinet as close as I can get to the street. So there is still hope for high speed internet!
olivernz: Of course not. Unlikely to use coax, would probably terminate coax & fibre at the curb and run Cat6 up the hill but who knows. I just want to make sure I got all I need down there I have coax lying around anyway. Also depends on total price I guess. I have fibre termination on my router now so I could run fibre directly in there.