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Topic # 198397 7-Jul-2016 14:29
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Hi, Upgraded one of my connections to VDSL yesterday.

 

It was an "average" ADSL line, approx 17mbps down 1mbps up.

 

Now with VDSL the connection gets approx 25mbps down 1.25mbps up.

 

The main reason for this upgrade was hoping to increase upload bandwidth. However I'm a wee bit underwhelmed. Sure it is an improvement of about 25% upload, but i was expecting a little bit more (would have been happy with 2mbps upload).

 

I guess this is partially a result of the 'new' 998 bandplan.

 

Is there anything I can do to improve this? The chorus technician installed a master splitter. The line is only shared with a fax machine that does 2 faxes a month.

 

Is there any chance DLM will improve the upload speed any more? (So far it seems to be getting worse, it originally sync at 1.33mbps upload, and has shrunk a wee bit)

 

DSL Stats:

 


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  Reply # 1587651 7-Jul-2016 14:29
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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:

 





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  Reply # 1587680 7-Jul-2016 14:41
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Something seriosly wrong with your upstream noise.

 

Do you have a VDSL filter?

 

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  Reply # 1587682 7-Jul-2016 14:42
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for the distance of that line, not unsurprising. 

 

 

 

your snr is riding a tad high. see what DLM does.





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  Reply # 1587686 7-Jul-2016 14:47
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  • you have reset your modem and router - Huawei GH659b
  • 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 - Not relevant, looking at sync speeds
  • your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing - Not relevant, looking at sync speeds
  • 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 - Spark 500GB VDSL Plan
  • Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL) VDSL
  • Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin) Done in OP
  • Your general location (or street) Tauriko - Tauranga
  • If you are rural or urban - Rural, 100M from urban.
  • If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin -  Pretty sure there is an exchange nearby.
  • If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service - No idea
  • If you have done an isolation test as per the link above - Should I unplug the fax?

Hope this helps.

 

Chorus technician did a proper VDSL install, installed a master splitter at the ETP.




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  Reply # 1587692 7-Jul-2016 14:53
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hio77:

 

for the distance of that line, not unsurprising. 

 

your snr is riding a tad high. see what DLM does.

 

 

Thanks for the response.


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  Reply # 1587694 7-Jul-2016 14:57
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Considering your likely on a broadcom card, matching a broadcom based modem might net slightly more up.





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  Reply # 1592976 15-Jul-2016 10:42
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Getting quite frustrated with this.

 

Several times I've had what seem to be DNS issues...

 

New lookups cannot connect, but existing connections keep working fine. When I check the router GUI interface it shows DSL is 'down'. But existing connections keep working.

 

Sometimes I get a redirected to the router, showing the connection is 'connecting' then 'connected', rince repeat (quickly) over and over.

 

Any ideas about this behavior? It seems crazy to me. So i power cycle the router, but I know this will effect DLM. Just cant win.


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  Reply # 1593239 15-Jul-2016 16:56
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That doesnt seem healthy at all.

 

 

 

Obviously things are connected and the modem is wrong if your still getting data to the net flowing through...

 

Ild consider checking if its firmware is uptodate.

 

 

 

Generally the spark supplied modem is reasonably solid (especially compare to the vodafone counter part out there.)

 

obviously powercycling isnt going to help DLM much at all, nor is it a fix to a problem at all.

 

 

 

If the dropouts keep up, ild speak to Spark about possibly a 48 hour line test, to get a good idea on what is going on there.





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  Reply # 1593283 15-Jul-2016 18:17
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When I was in my old house, My vdsl was 17/3.5 on G.997 and it changed to about 24/2.5 on G.998 

 

I did my best by terminating the dmark direct into a master filter, and didn't use the house wiring anymore.








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  Reply # 1595982 21-Jul-2016 08:17
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Firmware is: V100R001C227B020

 

Which I believe is current. I'll talk to spark now, still haven't had more than a couple of days uptime on the connection.


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