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  #875785 12-Aug-2013 12:09
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tgzerozone:
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chevrolux: To get the cable swept for multiples you need to look at ordering a high quality business data circuit like HSNS. Chorus wont do this sort of work for a standard DSL connection as there is no guarantee on them but eith HSNS there is. Be prepared to pay for it though...


They will on a DSL fault. Makes their life easier. Someone needs to right up a diagram of how an old house is wired. And then another one as to how it should be wired.

This is got to be the most painful thread I have read.


Painful, yea.

Conclusion to wrap it up:

House wiring was not the issue, crap cabling and chorus copper infrastructure is to blame here. Nothing that can be done unless patched to wholesale cabinet with less cable.

International bandwidth seems a little better though lately as I now manage 1080 HD from netflix. That is all I wanted, to just have decent video streaming. Got it, so happy for now.



And you have confirmed no cabinet between you and exchange?




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  #875793 12-Aug-2013 12:21
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And you have confirmed no cabinet between you and exchange?


There is one very close yes, but according to chorus, they have no cable running to it from our area of the street. Not sure how that works and all and what the purpose is of the cabinet then. I would imagine being a few 100 meters from it that cabling should be in place, but apparently not.


 
 
 
 


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  #875823 12-Aug-2013 13:26
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tgzerozone:
And you have confirmed no cabinet between you and exchange?

There is one very close yes, but according to chorus, they have no cable running to it from our area of the street. Not sure how that works and all and what the purpose is of the cabinet then. I would imagine being a few 100 meters from it that cabling should be in place, but apparently not.


Cabinets are not always in the middle of their area (Usually on the edge)
For example this is the cabinet area and location of the cabinet closest to my house - right on the edge.

Cabinet





Hmmmm


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  #878801 15-Aug-2013 13:43
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I went through a similar process as the OP - My DSL was ~7-12Mb and about as flakey as it could get. I'd talked to the ISP a few times about it and they even came and tested it at the street.

As part of renovations in our 1970's house I ripped out all the old telephone wiring, a mixture of 2 and 3 wire and replaced it all with CAT6 and RJ45's. I ran new copper from the telco demark to a patch panel in a cupboard through a master filter. More info here:

http://www.telepermit.co.nz/PTC200X12.html

Now I get 17572kbps and it's never gone down on it's own, last time I power cycled the router it had ~120 days uptime.

Just sucks I have to come to work where the infrastructure is so old and crappy and 100Mbit....

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