Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




940 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 111865 17-Nov-2012 14:14
Send private message

I'm currently on an Orcon LLU line and am thinking of switching to Telecom for my phone/ADSL. I'm a little foggy on the exact details but I think Orcon use some type of profile to allow a faster synch speed at the sacrifice of stability. I get around 9.5Mbits down and have no stability issues on my ADSL connection presently. I'm just wondering how much of a speed drop I can expect if I switch to Telecom. I know my street is not cabinetised and we connect directly to the exchange.

Create new topic
5653 posts

Uber Geek


  # 718771 17-Nov-2012 14:19
Send private message

Orcon generally use a 6dB noise margin, whereas Chorus use a more conservative 12dB. This will result in a slightly more stable line, at the expense of a little throughput.

If you are on LLU, you will be connected direct to the exchange, however, is your area covered by a cabinet, or fed from the exchange?

Stick your address in http://www.chorus.co.nz/service-availability-tool to see.

If you are in a cabinetised area, but being fed by LLU gear from the exchange, you will almost certainly see an increase in sync speed if moving to a Chorus wholesale connection.

Post your line stats from the modem if you like...

EDIT: The amount that the rate will drop depends on your line, as a really rough estimate, 10%.



940 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 718776 17-Nov-2012 14:53
Send private message

No we are not cabenitised, connect directly to the exchange on Orcons LLU. We seem to be on the outer limit of the uncabinetised region as the next street along is cabinetised. I don't really wanna drop to much below what we're at now, but may have to.

 
 
 
 


5604 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 718784 17-Nov-2012 15:38
Send private message

Vodafone Red network may be another option




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?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 718788 17-Nov-2012 15:51
Send private message

Must be a reason for changing if you are having no issues?



940 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 718834 17-Nov-2012 17:54
Send private message

johnr: Must be a reason for changing if you are having no issues?

No issues with the ADSL connection, ideally it would be a bit faster. I'm finding the current data cap has become too small though. The actual phone line has been having annoying faults on/off again for 6months plus and no fix has ever seemed to work long term. And we're off contract now so thought it time to look around at my options.



940 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 718835 17-Nov-2012 17:59
Send private message

coffeebaron: Vodafone Red network may be another option


Yeah worth a look, an first glance their plans look comparable to Telecoms offerings.

Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.