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ekul

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#143024 1-Apr-2014 13:59
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Hi

Does anyone know if the chorus Fibre/VDSL map is accurate?

I live at number 21 on my street, number 17a IS able to get VDSL but it seems it stops there according to the map.

 

Is it worth getting my ISP to run further checks to see if my address is actually capable of VDSL?




Seems Chorus don't like me very much as here is the fibre map

 

 

 


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  #1016573 1-Apr-2014 14:01
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It's a guide, and you should probably ask your ISP of choice if they can request a manual prequal.  

But good chance given you are actually outside the area on the map, that it will be a "no", just due to distance from the exchange.  Don't get your hopes up too much :)

 
 
 

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  #1016594 1-Apr-2014 14:14
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If you are with Telecom I can run a line test and tell you the score.

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  #1016595 1-Apr-2014 14:16
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Thanks guys... I am with Snap, have sent an email off to them.. 

 

Sucks im pretty much on the border of VDSL AND Fibre, would consider changing ISPS to get VDSL as I'm just after faster upload speeds but seems its upto Chorus



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  #1016600 1-Apr-2014 14:28
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ekul: Thanks guys... I am with Snap, have sent an email off to them.. 
Sucks im pretty much on the border of VDSL AND Fibre, would consider changing ISPS to get VDSL as I'm just after faster upload speeds but seems its upto Chorus


They should be able to run a LQD line test in SPM and tell you pretty quickly if it is an option or not.

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  #1016604 1-Apr-2014 14:35
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mine isn't in the chorus map but i'm on VDSL :D

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  #1016606 1-Apr-2014 14:38
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Gave them a call, running a manual prequal, advised to call back in 24 Hrs.. Apparently came up as inconclusive so 'not looking good'

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  #1016612 1-Apr-2014 15:03
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Usually on the verge of the VDSL layer people cant get it unless you got really good copper.



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  #1016616 1-Apr-2014 15:10
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What are your current DSL stats?
Do you have a master filter already installed?

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  #1016636 1-Apr-2014 15:34
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Sometimes its just the way the copper runs, you may be at a crossover point where the copper runs an alternate route. I've got a customer who is on a 6km run from exchange, but their neighbour is 1.5km from a cabinet.
Where I live, I'm approx. 1km from exchange, but the cable feeding my street goes 300m down the road and back, adding 600m to my copper.

Sometimes you will be lucky though, and your are just 1 or 2 houses beyond the estimate and you may sneak in anyway.





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  #1016648 1-Apr-2014 15:53
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ekul: , would consider changing ISPS to get VDSL


If your existing RSP offers a retail VDSL product (almost all do), then there is no point in changing just to get VDSL as it's all delivered over Chorus gear.

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  #1016666 1-Apr-2014 16:37
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if snap say that vdsl isnt possible, no ISP will be able to offer it to you, unless they are trying to squeeze it by...


wait for the manual prequal to come back, you might just get in, regardless do be aware, you look to be borderline and probably wont have the greatest vdsl line.



what is your current ADSL2 downstream attenuation? and what is the current state of your internal wiring? 





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  #1016687 1-Apr-2014 17:43
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Not the fastest ADSL so assume that's not looking good for VDSL... Only really bothered by the upload

 

 

 

 

 

 

DownStream Connection Speed

 

12555 kbps

 

 

 

UpStream Connection Speed

 

1049 kbps

 

 

 


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  #1016693 1-Apr-2014 17:46
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ekul: Not the fastest ADSL so assume that's not looking good for VDSL... Only really bothered by the upload   DownStream Connection Speed 12555 kbps UpStream Connection Speed 1049 kbps



what is your downstream line attenuation. your upload and download speeds arent the important part here.




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  #1016696 1-Apr-2014 17:53
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Sorry, must've read that wrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADSL Link

 

Downstream

 

Upstream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line Attenuation

 

21.5 db

 

13.0 db

 

 

 

Noise Margin

 

12.2 db

 

12.9 db

 

 

 


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  #1016699 1-Apr-2014 17:56
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21db downstream, that isnt looking the best.

see how the manual prequal goes..




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