As many others out there. I have had ENDLESS tickets logged with ORCON for poor ADSL2+ performance. 7mbs or so and since 22 July, 5 mbs. It is at the point of infuriating me as the only explanation you always get is: " Sorry, too far from exchange" or " sorry, lines in your house is farked" and on and on and on.
I decided last night to find my termination box and to see what the issue is there....
Holy S$#@. Is this the quality of work to be expected from chorus? It looks like someone ate a crapload of cables and shat it out. The cables aren't even in the termination box, there is nothing in there. Everything is just hanging loose like these homeboys with their pants hanging below their asses.
I started isolating cables, identified the main telecom cable, grabbed a pair of scissors (Don't have much tools) and started clipping off telephone jacks that I don't want. I clipped of about 4 telephone jacks and nothing.... NADDA.... No connection improvement. Still on 5 mbs.
I then noticed an alien cable, a black alien cable that I could not identify in one of my telephone jacks. (Opened all of them, about 2 left that are still connected). This black alien cable seems to be running towards my neighbours house, piggybacking of my white non-alien telecom cable. I cannot be sure, but I sure as hell have no black alien cables in any of my jacks. Is this the norm? I though everyone had their own cable from the road? How does this operate. Makes perfect sense that I have half a connection seeing that my neighbour has the other half.
Just back on distance from exchange etc. I am 1.7 km's from the exchange, now although this sounds far, it is not that far. At this distance line noise should be 24 dB (Taken on the worst gauge of cable that can install as far as I know) which should give you about 14-19mbs sync on that distance.
So, I SHOULD be getting way more than the current 5mbs. Even in this situation, would I be liable for costs to fix this in-house mess up? If so, I'm afraid bugger my neighbour, I'm going to sever the black alien's head.