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Topic # 144192 10-May-2014 14:45
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Sorry for another question, but I live in Oratia Auckland and there is a fibre fed cabinet 2.9 KM away on Carter rd however I am connected to a cabinet 3.9KM away.

Why would that be?





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  Reply # 1041338 10-May-2014 14:47
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As that is the direction the copper was laid by P&T all those years ago. Not much that can be done about it.



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  Reply # 1041341 10-May-2014 14:54
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plambrechtsen: As that is the direction the copper was laid by P&T all those years ago. Not much that can be done about it.


Really? Why not? they'd have to dig land up?





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  Reply # 1041351 10-May-2014 15:23
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I've got a similar problem, only discovered it when we had VDSL installed. We have a cabinet literally 20-30m away just around the corner however we're on a cabinet about 250m away.
Just the way Telecom put cable down all those years ago, before DSL was even invented so never a consideration. 



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  Reply # 1041357 10-May-2014 15:35
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DjShadow: I've got a similar problem, only discovered it when we had VDSL installed. We have a cabinet literally 20-30m away just around the corner however we're on a cabinet about 250m away.
Just the way Telecom put cable down all those years ago, before DSL was even invented so never a consideration. 


So we can't get connected to it?





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  Reply # 1041359 10-May-2014 15:40
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You can't just change the cabinet you're connected to, it would essentially mean having to overbuilding the network from scratch with a new one.




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Reply # 1041360 10-May-2014 15:44
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sbiddle: You can't just change the cabinet you're connected to, it would essentially mean having to overbuilding the network from scratch with a new one.



Just a tad bit expensive then...

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  Reply # 1041363 10-May-2014 15:50
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I assume it's an RBI cabinet you're connected to? The vast majority of urban cabinets are a maximum of 1.5km or so radius.

You're presumably got no way of actually knowing the length of the MPF anyway since they don't always take the most direct route or follow roads?







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  Reply # 1041376 10-May-2014 16:15
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sbiddle: I assume it's an RBI cabinet you're connected to? The vast majority of urban cabinets are a maximum of 1.5km or so radius.

You're presumably got no way of actually knowing the length of the MPF anyway since they don't always take the most direct route or follow roads?






No RBI cabinets even in Chorus's plans. Or any plans for that matter.

I wish the Chorus SAT tool was up so I could tell you what exchange I am connected to, yes I know its not directly connected but just an approximate distance.





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  Reply # 1041380 10-May-2014 16:23
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Have you had anyone in to check your wiring yet?




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  Reply # 1041404 10-May-2014 17:14
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coffeebaron: Have you had anyone in to check your wiring yet?


Hey, we are getting someone over to install a master splitter(recommended in another thread) will they check the quality of the wiring as well?





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  Reply # 1041407 10-May-2014 17:27
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Firebreaker:
coffeebaron: Have you had anyone in to check your wiring yet?


Hey, we are getting someone over to install a master splitter(recommended in another thread) will they check the quality of the wiring as well?


A master splitter will eliminate any wiring issues.

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  Reply # 1041409 10-May-2014 17:31
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Firebreaker:
sbiddle: I assume it's an RBI cabinet you're connected to? The vast majority of urban cabinets are a maximum of 1.5km or so radius.

You're presumably got no way of actually knowing the length of the MPF anyway since they don't always take the most direct route or follow roads?






No RBI cabinets even in Chorus's plans. Or any plans for that matter.

I wish the Chorus SAT tool was up so I could tell you what exchange I am connected to, yes I know its not directly connected but just an approximate distance.


Send me an email to "pl at telecom.co.nz" and I can send a better pretty picture from the Chorus internal tool.



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  Reply # 1041435 10-May-2014 18:13
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Andib:
Firebreaker:
coffeebaron: Have you had anyone in to check your wiring yet?


Hey, we are getting someone over to install a master splitter(recommended in another thread) will they check the quality of the wiring as well?


A master splitter will eliminate any wiring issues.


Yeah I'm hoping it will boost speeds.





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