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  Reply # 1024304 13-Apr-2014 11:20
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plambrechtsen: As I continually say, every house needs a Master Filter to get decent broadband.

Feel free to message me your phone number and I can run a line test and then tell if a Master Filter / Splitter would improve things even more.


does this apply to non telecom customers?



A master filter for everyone. Most definitely. Able to run a line test for non Telecom customers. Not so much.

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  Reply # 1024311 13-Apr-2014 11:50

plambrechtsen,
What do these tests involve and what sort of things can they find?

We occasionally get a single short ring from our phones, usually at night. Is this Telecom doing random line testing?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1027410 18-Apr-2014 16:02
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For those of us who are clueless, what is a master filter, where do we get one and where do we install it?

Since moving to NZ I've never got better than 700kbps up on my DSL (regardless of retail vendor). Which drives me bonkers, since things like Skype and FaceTime struggled with the low uprate.

A Chorus guy was here last month and tweaked a couple of things, so our downrate improved from 5-7MBps. But the up rate's the same.

Thanks!

plambrechtsen:
Predated:
plambrechtsen: As I continually say, every house needs a Master Filter to get decent broadband.

Feel free to message me your phone number and I can run a line test and then tell if a Master Filter / Splitter would improve things even more.


does this apply to non telecom customers?



A master filter for everyone. Most definitely. Able to run a line test for non Telecom customers. Not so much.

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  Reply # 1027492 18-Apr-2014 18:58
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jawnbc: For those of us who are clueless, what is a master filter, where do we get one and where do we install it?

Since moving to NZ I've never got better than 700kbps up on my DSL (regardless of retail vendor). Which drives me bonkers, since things like Skype and FaceTime struggled with the low uprate.

A Chorus guy was here last month and tweaked a couple of things, so our downrate improved from 5-7MBps. But the up rate's the same.

Thanks!

plambrechtsen:
Predated:
plambrechtsen: As I continually say, every house needs a Master Filter to get decent broadband.

Feel free to message me your phone number and I can run a line test and then tell if a Master Filter / Splitter would improve things even more.


does this apply to non telecom customers?



A master filter for everyone. Most definitely. Able to run a line test for non Telecom customers. Not so much.


If you just perform a search on Geekzone for "master splitter" you will find an absolute plethora of information about what they are and why they are a good idea. They split off the ADSL as it enters the premises and improve stability and performance.

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  Reply # 1027506 18-Apr-2014 19:31
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jawnbc: For those of us who are clueless, what is a master filter, where do we get one and where do we install it?

Since moving to NZ I've never got better than 700kbps up on my DSL (regardless of retail vendor). Which drives me bonkers, since things like Skype and FaceTime struggled with the low uprate.

A Chorus guy was here last month and tweaked a couple of things, so our downrate improved from 5-7MBps. But the up rate's the same.

Thanks!

plambrechtsen:
Predated:
plambrechtsen: As I continually say, every house needs a Master Filter to get decent broadband.

Feel free to message me your phone number and I can run a line test and then tell if a Master Filter / Splitter would improve things even more.


does this apply to non telecom customers?



A master filter for everyone. Most definitely. Able to run a line test for non Telecom customers. Not so much.


http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8357

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  Reply # 1027570 18-Apr-2014 20:56
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jawnbc: For those of us who are clueless, what is a master filter, where do we get one and where do we install it?

Since moving to NZ I've never got better than 700kbps up on my DSL (regardless of retail vendor). Which drives me bonkers, since things like Skype and FaceTime struggled with the low uprate.




What speed are you expecting? You'll only see roughly 800-900kbps maximum on ADSL or ADSL2+ because of the A in ADSL standing for asymmetrical.


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  Reply # 1027591 18-Apr-2014 22:06
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Ah OK, already have one of those.Thanks folks.

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  Reply # 1030132 23-Apr-2014 21:23
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I live in Mount Roskill, 3.1 km from the exchange as the copper flys, 1.5 km by road.

Chorus tell me that I should be getting download speeds of 10-20 Mbps but on a good day we get 5-6 Mbps and on a bad day 1-2 Mbps.
A Chorus man came today and replaced the connections at the pole and at the ETP and then tested the line and said that the absolute most that I could hope for is 7.5 Mbps.
Why the discrepancy between the Chorus Tech and the Chorus office?

When I look at the maps (from the Geekzone links) showing cabinets and exchanges there is a big black hole in the area that I live. It seems to me that the exchange is overloaded and there are too few cabinets. This seems peculiar to the Mt Roskill exchange as other exchanges have far more cabinets. When I research upgrade work in my area there is nothing slated, either cabinets or fibre. It seems that the people of Mt Roskill have been omitted for any previous cabinet plans and any future fibre plans.

Any ideas on who to contact to try to remedy this?

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  Reply # 1030209 23-Apr-2014 22:54
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CactusCat: I live in Mount Roskill, 3.1 km from the exchange as the copper flys, 1.5 km by road.

Chorus tell me that I should be getting download speeds of 10-20 Mbps but on a good day we get 5-6 Mbps and on a bad day 1-2 Mbps.
A Chorus man came today and replaced the connections at the pole and at the ETP and then tested the line and said that the absolute most that I could hope for is 7.5 Mbps.
Why the discrepancy between the Chorus Tech and the Chorus office?

When I look at the maps (from the Geekzone links) showing cabinets and exchanges there is a big black hole in the area that I live. It seems to me that the exchange is overloaded and there are too few cabinets. This seems peculiar to the Mt Roskill exchange as other exchanges have far more cabinets. When I research upgrade work in my area there is nothing slated, either cabinets or fibre. It seems that the people of Mt Roskill have been omitted for any previous cabinet plans and any future fibre plans.

Any ideas on who to contact to try to remedy this?


If you find out then let me know... as I am in a similar situation in Wellington where I am exchange connected and no sight of vdsl or ufb... yet I am a 15 min walk from the airport.

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  Reply # 1030251 24-Apr-2014 07:14
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There are a few pockets of Auckland that have poor connectivity, apparently from just very poor copper. Mt Eden is another.


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  Reply # 1030259 24-Apr-2014 07:45
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I have started a new thread called Chorus Drops the ball here  http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=143691

Thanks for your input.

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