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  Reply # 854141 11-Jul-2013 23:19
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lchiu7: Firstly they are sending a new modem, presumably a Thompson.  I use Unblock US and to change DNS servers on the Technicolor modem currently I have to CLI into the modem to make that change. That's pretty annoying.

Does the Thompson have a better GUI?


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  Reply # 854153 12-Jul-2013 00:18
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lchiu7: Firstly they are sending a new modem, presumably a Thompson.  I use Unblock US and to change DNS servers on the Technicolor modem currently I have to CLI into the modem to make that change. That's pretty annoying.

Does the Thompson have a better GUI?


Thomson = Technicolor


Why not run a DHCP / DNS server on a Raspberry Pi so you can use the Telecom DNS normally, but use UnblockUS for only the sites that require it? Would save a bit of work. Here's a tutorial basically turn off the DHCP / DNS servers on the Technicolor via CLI and run dnsmasq / bind on a Raspberry Pi.

That way, YouTube performance is not limited, and you still get all the benefits of UnblockUS, best of all even if the Pi is doing this you can still use it as either a server, or as a media centre (with RaspBMC) and even power the Raspberry Pi itself off the routers USB port.




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  Reply # 854162 12-Jul-2013 06:23
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AppleJackXD: I just ordered vdsl2 today :D my technician comes on 21/7/2013 im so excited i can download faster and upload my youtube vids really fast and have a better experience playing my bf3 online :D i can feel the power all ready and they haven't even installed it yet :D Im really excited because my adsl2 only goes at 2.50 mb and my upload speed is an awful 0.8 kb


If you're only getting 2.5Mbps now there are two scenarios

a) You're not in a VDSL2 zone and won't get VDSL2 (even though a prequal has presumably shown you can)

b) You are in a  VDSL2 zone but your internal premises wiring is completely and utterly borked - in which case you've only got yourself to blame for your current slow speeds as you could have been getting 5x faster speeds simply by fixing your wiring.




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Reply # 854166 12-Jul-2013 07:40
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My installation was completed yesterday afternoon.

The Chorus guy was really great (anyone from Chorus reading this?) but before the install started he was saying that the distance from the cabinet was probably too great for this to work. Anyway, before he left we tested it on Telecom's speed test and it was 20 down and 1 up (better than the ADSL2 performance of 12 down 0.7 up). He noted that until he signed off the job later that afternoon that was probably the best I would get.

Later in the evening I thought I would give it a workout. Watched multiple programs on Hulu Plus on the PS3 with my daughter watching YouTube on the other PS3 and the wife doing her thing on Facebook. There was no buffering/stuttering of any note for anyone at home!

After this testing I did the Speed Test again and it was 20 down and 10 up. This morning I am getting very similar results.

Even though I am not getting the best speeds I am very happy with the performance. It solved the family issues i.e. can you please stop watching a video/playing a game/skyping so that I can use the internet?

It's great as an interim step to fibre, at a slight cost premium, given that there are no dates for fibre at my place.

Thanks Telecom and Chorus.Tongue Out

BTW I am having problems/questions about the modem which I will start another thread about after RTFM.

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  Reply # 854168 12-Jul-2013 07:47
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tstone: The Chorus guy was really great (anyone from Chorus reading this?) but before the install started he was saying that the distance from the cabinet was probably too great for this to work.

What's your downstream attenuation?

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  Reply # 854170 12-Jul-2013 07:59
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I saw a chorus van on the way to work today... i said to myself "he is off to install VDSL at some ones house"

stupid apartment living! Pfft LOL




The little things make the biggest difference.



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  Reply # 854172 12-Jul-2013 08:09
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Behodar:
tstone: The Chorus guy was really great (anyone from Chorus reading this?) but before the install started he was saying that the distance from the cabinet was probably too great for this to work.

What's your downstream attenuation?


Sorry I can't tell you at the moment because a) I am not at home and b) one of the problems I have is that I can't access the GUI on the modem. I will reply tonight when I get home.

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  Reply # 854199 12-Jul-2013 09:06
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Modem sitting at CourierPost depot (I'll grab it tonight), and install booked for Monday morning!

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  Reply # 854209 12-Jul-2013 09:16
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AppleJackXD: I just ordered vdsl2 today :D my technician comes on 21/7/2013 im so excited i can download faster and upload my youtube vids really fast and have a better experience playing my bf3 online :D i can feel the power all ready and they haven't even installed it yet :D Im really excited because my adsl2 only goes at 2.50 mb and my upload speed is an awful 0.8 kb


If you're only getting 2.5Mbps now there are two scenarios

a) You're not in a VDSL2 zone and won't get VDSL2 (even though a prequal has presumably shown you can)

b) You are in a  VDSL2 zone but your internal premises wiring is completely and utterly borked - in which case you've only got yourself to blame for your current slow speeds as you could have been getting 5x faster speeds simply by fixing your wiring.



Or option C:

He meant 2.5MB/sec (~20mbps) and 0.8mbps.

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 854213 12-Jul-2013 09:20
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GregV: Modem sitting at CourierPost depot (I'll grab it tonight), and install booked for Monday morning!


Remember our modems are backwards compatible so will work with ADSL. I recommend plugging the modem in and testing it on ADSL before the technician arrives. In the unlikely event that the tech has issues with the VDSL connection he can then rule out the modem straight away.

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The views expressed by me are not necessarily those of my employer Chorus NZ Ltd


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  Reply # 854241 12-Jul-2013 10:11
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tstone: My installation was completed yesterday afternoon.

The Chorus guy was really great (anyone from Chorus reading this?) but before the install started he was saying that the distance from the cabinet was probably too great for this to work. Anyway, before he left we tested it on Telecom's speed test and it was 20 down and 1 up (better than the ADSL2 performance of 12 down 0.7 up). He noted that until he signed off the job later that afternoon that was probably the best I would get.

Later in the evening I thought I would give it a workout. Watched multiple programs on Hulu Plus on the PS3 with my daughter watching YouTube on the other PS3 and the wife doing her thing on Facebook. There was no buffering/stuttering of any note for anyone at home!

After this testing I did the Speed Test again and it was 20 down and 10 up. This morning I am getting very similar results.

Even though I am not getting the best speeds I am very happy with the performance. It solved the family issues i.e. can you please stop watching a video/playing a game/skyping so that I can use the internet?

It's great as an interim step to fibre, at a slight cost premium, given that there are no dates for fibre at my place.

Thanks Telecom and Chorus.Tongue Out

BTW I am having problems/questions about the modem which I will start another thread about after RTFM.


That's fantastic to hear - just FYI the reason it'll be 1mbit up at the start was our system won't switch over to the VDSL profile until Chorus marks the job as complete. DLM will take over so it's important you don't reboot your modem if possible, your speeds always start off slow and increase from there so let us know what kind of speeds you get in 2 weeks :)




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  Reply # 854244 12-Jul-2013 10:21
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Wheelbarrow01:
GregV: Modem sitting at CourierPost depot (I'll grab it tonight), and install booked for Monday morning!


Remember our modems are backwards compatible so will work with ADSL. I recommend plugging the modem in and testing it on ADSL before the technician arrives. In the unlikely event that the tech has issues with the VDSL connection he can then rule out the modem straight away.

That's Simon's Handy Tip O' The Day (Brought to you by GeekZone)


Yah! My modem arrived by courier this morning!  And I did notice it says ADSL compatible so I will plug it in and have a play with the interface.  I need to disable the Wifi anyway as I have a seperate access point for that.

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  Reply # 854246 12-Jul-2013 10:23
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Shindig: I saw a chorus van on the way to work today... i said to myself "he is off to install VDSL at some ones house"

stupid apartment living! Pfft LOL


I live in an apartment too, and I have passed the pre-qual check, signed up for VDSL through Telecom, received my modem, and I am scheduled for install next Thursday.

Where abouts in Kiwi-land are you?

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  Reply # 854264 12-Jul-2013 11:12
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Guys, can you please post your speedtest to US prior VDSL and after you got VDSL.
just checking if it is worth converting to VDSL as I got ADSL atm am satisfied with connection to US (can view Hulu, Netflix in HD). while kids are viewing youtube, and another streaming of Netflix and HULU.

Currently I got 16Mbps (d) and 1Mbps (u). with Attenuation of 20db (waahhhh) but currently 250m away from cabinet. I suspect this must be my cabling within house as I got bad wirings...

Thanks for the feedback guys

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  Reply # 854266 12-Jul-2013 11:13
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Yyrael:
wasabi2k: well it is 5:23PM - no call or sign of chorus tech.

The text indicated by 7PM but I suspect they must have got stuck at another job.

oh well, guess I will call them tomorrow.


We're open till 9...

I'm literally sitting here waiting.

JUST FOR YOU O_O


Well I checked the email again and it says the 16th, but the text said the 11th.

I just emailed - it's not the end of the world...

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