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Ultimate Geek

#144251 12-May-2014 18:45
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Hi there, I was speaking to the Telecom live chat staff, about shipping out a VDSL modem, but they wanted $149.

We currently have the Technicolor modem, and I'm sick of it.


It always disconnects, at the worst possible time, speeds are slow, it's slow over wireless, and I have several 8.1 machines in the house, which I had to manually specify DNS settings for, but whenever I make a modification to the network settings, I always have to reenter the DNS settings, yes while it's a quick adjustment, it can be an annoyance if it has to be done repeatedly.


Since Telecom issued these modems, which that issue, surely they'd be able to send a modem which has the issue resolved free of charge?



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  #1042561 12-May-2014 18:45
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.



If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that



- you have reset your modem and router



- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing


- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap



- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing



- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.



Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:



- Your ISP and plan



- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)



- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)



- Your general location (or street)



- If you are rural or urban



- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin



- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service



- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above



Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.



A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.



I recommend you read these two blog posts:



- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)



- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?

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  #1042691 12-May-2014 21:59
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Do you have VDSL, or ADSL?

If you have ADSL then the TG582N works fine with Windows 8.1.. If you have VDSL, send me an email "pl at" and I will see what I can do.


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Ultimate Geek

  #1042723 13-May-2014 00:01
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Thanks for the reply.




Email sent, sorry should've been clearer.


Yes we do have VDSL, and our modem is a TG589vn. Man I hate that thing.

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Ultimate Geek

  #1043163 13-May-2014 18:25
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Yeah not keen on our technicolour one either, hoping no one else here gets 8.1 and comes crying to me it doesn't work :/

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  #1043173 13-May-2014 18:50
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I just rung up about our Technicolor vdsl modem and the problems I was having with it and the multiple 8.1 machines in our house and they sent out a courier bag for the Technicolor to send back to them and sent me the Huawei one , its much better and a lot more versatile with with being able to control it with port forwarding etc.
Good on Telecom for resolving the problem in one call.

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