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Topic # 105397 3-Jul-2012 18:07 Send private message

Hii

So this will be my first post here on GZ.
It is ofcourse because I am having issues with maxnet.

So, im into FPS like MW3 and currently am on the DashMX/128k maxnet plan.
First off, I dont know what speed the connection "should" be, it just says maximum speed on the maxnet website, (no indication in Mb/s)
What I do know is im getting around 1.6Mbits downstream, and only 0.08Mbits upstream
My ping is around 80ms within NZ using speedtest to the nearest exchange. Internationally it is 360ms MINIMUM. (Sometimes even over 1000ms)

Needless to say, every game I play I have the absolute worst ping and sometimes cant even move, or it jogs me about..

Just wondering, is this actually maximum speed? Since Maxnet explains absolutely no where on the site what speeds I should be getting, I have no way of knowing, All I know is other competitors are advertising 10Mbit connections for similar prices.
And we have contacted maxnet, they have suggested buying a new modem, which helped a bit. (Speeds used to be even worse!)

What speeds should I be getting with DashMX?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 650184 3-Jul-2012 18:16 Send private message

MX/128k simply means "whatever your line is capable of downstream, with a limited upload speed of 128k".

Depending on what operating system you are using on your PC you could be limited to around 4.5mbps with that 128k upload.

Post up your modem status page line states, you may have a line issue



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  Reply # 650372 4-Jul-2012 02:03 Send private message

All 128k up plans should be grand fathered by now, I'd recommend you change to one of their newer plans with full speed (FS) upload for modern gaming.. so a FS/FS plan rather than FS/128k.

ADSL2+ line rates (up/down) are primarily determined by your distance from the local exchange or cabinet and quality of internal house phone wiring.





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  Reply # 650453 4-Jul-2012 09:18 Send private message

1. Change to FS/FS plan
2. Get a master splitter installed: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=96226  




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  Reply # 650468 4-Jul-2012 09:31 Send private message

Change to VDSL..?



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  Reply # 650508 4-Jul-2012 10:33 Send private message

So it could be the wiring in my house?
How would one know whether that is where the problem lies? Does attenuation rate displayed on my modem status page have anything to do with it?


Also, i just checked the members centre, It appears our plan was changed in february to just "Maxnet Broadband 40Gb"
 So, its not actually listed as DashMX/128k anymore, although im sure it does have 128k upstream from the speedtests ive done

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  Reply # 650514 4-Jul-2012 10:40 Send private message

Doobious: So it could be the wiring in my house?

Yes, number 1 cause of slow broadband. If you are in Auckland or Waikato, I can install master splitter.

Doobious:  Does attenuation rate displayed on my modem status page have anything to do with it? 

Yes, post your downstream + upstream, line attenuation and noise margins. These will be in the router under ADSL line stats or something like that.

Doobious: 
So, its not actually listed as DashMX/128k anymore, although im sure it does have 128k upstream from the speedtests ive done

They sometimes forget to update your line profile, so could be so.

PM/Email me your exact address if you like and I can give you an idea of your potential speed you should be getting.

Thanks
Fraser




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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