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Topic # 145310 14-May-2014 16:45
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I put my address into and got this result

Why does it show the VDSL speeds to only be a little bit faster?

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  Reply # 1044918 14-May-2014 16:45
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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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  Reply # 1044943 14-May-2014 17:01
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yes that could be correct it all depends on how far away from the cabinet/exchange you are, if you are right on the limit of VDSL then you may see that speed

from my experience they are rather conservative.

do you know what cabinet you are connected to or how far away it is?


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  Reply # 1044949 14-May-2014 17:09
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I'm about 900 m away, DSL is 15 Mbit, VDSL ADDRES checker shows a tickle more as about 600m is the reach,so it drops after that

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  Reply # 1044951 14-May-2014 17:15
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i get 25mbit on VDSL and the address checker shows


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  Reply # 1044952 14-May-2014 17:15
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The upstream will be 4 or 5mb.. which is not to sniff at.

I can run a line test to see.

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  Reply # 1044953 14-May-2014 17:22
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plambrechtsen: The upstream will be 4 or 5mb.. which is not to sniff at.

I can run a line test to see.

Even if we're not Telecom customers and our chorus line isnt connected to our house? (we are on vodafone cable atm)

I know where a near cabinet is, Not sure if its the one we wouldve been connected to

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  Reply # 1045002 14-May-2014 17:57
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It's just standard butt covering stuff. If the address checker displayed 50Mbps next to VDSL everyone will start complaining when they don't get 50Mbps. 

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  Reply # 1045162 14-May-2014 22:16
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The address checker is an estimate only - the information it provides should not be taken as gospel.
I'm on VDSL with 60MB/s down, and the address checker reports 26-27MB/s for me.

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