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Topic # 203148 19-Sep-2016 19:01
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I am getting VDSL installed tomorrow.

 

 

 

What exactly should I expect from the chorus technician?

 

What do they actually do? 

 

 

 

Anything in particular that I should be weary of or look out for?

 

 

 

Thanks!


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  Reply # 1636039 19-Sep-2016 19:04
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They will install a master filter , the chorus guy who did my install tidied up the old phone line cabling , he did a great job 

 

On the plus side a increase in speed


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  Reply # 1636257 20-Sep-2016 01:19
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they should find the ETP (Where the cable from the street meets the house). They will either install a master splitter/filter there or they will find where all the phone jacks in the house tap off from.

 

They will install a dedicated jackpoint specifically for the VDSL modem, and this should be done with all new cat5e cable if they can run it (some times it not possible because its just too hard to do)

 

 

 

You shold take some screen shots of the ADSL connection before the do the upgrade so you know the before and after's




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  Reply # 1636409 20-Sep-2016 10:29
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Well that was a surprisingly painless experience! :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line standard

 

VDSL2

 

 

 

Downstream line rate (kbit/s)

 

57835

 

 

 

Upstream line rate (kbit/s)

 

8436

 

 

 

Downstream SNR (dB) 

 

9.3

 

 

 

Upstream SNR (dB) 

 

8.7

 

 

 

Downstream line attenuation (dB)

 

4.8

 

 

 

Upstream line attenuation (dB)

 

1.3

 

 

 

Downstream output power (dBmV)

 

15.1

 

 

 

Upstream output power (dBmV)

 

-19.7

 

 

 

Downstream CRC

 

54

 

 

 

Upstream CRC

 

1

 

 

 

Downstream FEC

 

772

 

 

 

Upstream FEC

 

0

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1636967 21-Sep-2016 01:13
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im surprised your upstream is so slow, hopefully it will pick up when DLM does its thing




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  Reply # 1638420 21-Sep-2016 22:05
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Jase2985:

 

im surprised your upstream is so slow, hopefully it will pick up when DLM does its thing

 

 

 

 

Is it bad? How much do you think it should be?

 

How will I know DLM is doing it's thing?

 

 

 

Also, should this be concerning, uptime is about to hit 36 hours:

 

 

 

 

Downstream CRC 3806
Upstream CRC 2


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  Reply # 1638424 21-Sep-2016 22:10
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Was a filter installed?

 

 

 

Likely you will jump to 17a at some point.





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  Reply # 1638456 22-Sep-2016 00:44
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hio77:

 

Was a filter installed?

 

 

 

Likely you will jump to 17a at some point.

 

 

yea

 

im just surprised the upstream isnt over 10mbps at the moment


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  Reply # 1638457 22-Sep-2016 00:46
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Davout:

 

 

 

Is it bad? How much do you think it should be?

 

How will I know DLM is doing it's thing?

 

 

 

Also, should this be concerning, uptime is about to hit 36 hours:

 

 

 

 

 

Downstream CRC 3806
Upstream CRC 2

 

 

is it bad, no, could it be better yes

 

DLM will likely reconnect your device in the small hours of the morning if it thinks it can increase your performance/stability of your connection

 

1.75crc errors per minute is not much at all so i would worry about it too much


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  Reply # 1638461 22-Sep-2016 01:16
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Jase2985:

 

hio77:

 

Was a filter installed?

 

 

 

Likely you will jump to 17a at some point.

 

 

yea

 

im just surprised the upstream isnt over 10mbps at the moment

 

 

 

 

Thats why i asked about the filter, common with the lessor bandwidth for upstream on 998 to tank harder without a clean line.





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  Reply # 1638463 22-Sep-2016 01:20
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im going to assume yes as they are with spark and you would normally get a filter with spark




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  Reply # 1638874 22-Sep-2016 16:56
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hio77:

 

Was a filter installed?

 

 

 

Likely you will jump to 17a at some point.

 

 

 

 

Eh, I was so fixated on the carpet that I completely forgot about that.

 

I am not sure if a filter was installed. I can't open the splitter box because it uses weird screws.

 

 

 

Upstream and downstream have dropped slightly today: 55794 & 7833

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1638877 22-Sep-2016 16:58
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Davout:

 

hio77:

 

Was a filter installed?

 

 

 

Likely you will jump to 17a at some point.

 

 

 

 

Eh, I was so fixated on the carpet that I completely forgot about that.

 

I am not sure if a filter was installed. I can't open the splitter box because it uses weird screws.

 

 

 

Upstream and downstream have dropped slightly today: 55794 & 7833

 

 

 

 

Give it time to settle in.

 

If you were too worried about any damage or dirt, the tech may have taken that as the choice not to install one.

 

 

 

He would have installed a dedicated jackpoint for your VDSL connection.

 

 

 

the 3 prong screws can be undone with a flat screw, i would be careful not to burr the screw though - they are a PITA if that happens!





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  Reply # 1638889 22-Sep-2016 17:19
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hio77:

 

Davout:

 

hio77:

 

Was a filter installed?

 

 

 

Likely you will jump to 17a at some point.

 

 

 

 

Eh, I was so fixated on the carpet that I completely forgot about that.

 

I am not sure if a filter was installed. I can't open the splitter box because it uses weird screws.

 

 

 

Upstream and downstream have dropped slightly today: 55794 & 7833

 

 

 

 

Give it time to settle in.

 

If you were too worried about any damage or dirt, the tech may have taken that as the choice not to install one.

 

 

 

He would have installed a dedicated jackpoint for your VDSL connection.

 

 

 

the 3 prong screws can be undone with a flat screw, i would be careful not to burr the screw though - they are a PITA if that happens!

 

 

 

 

Ha! You're quick man!

 

 

 

I do have a VDSL filter it seems: https://imgur.com/k8Vaq85

 

 

 

Is there any way to view what profile I am on with the HG630b?


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  Reply # 1638891 22-Sep-2016 17:22
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Don't think the HG630b shows enough information on the UI to tell you if it does or not.

 

 

 

Latency will tell you if its DLM-1 DLM-2/4 or DLM-3 etc

 

 

 

Reasonably tidy job the installer has done there, personally a little too longer leads for my liking but that's getting picky.





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  Reply # 1638893 22-Sep-2016 17:24
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Davout:

 

 

 

 

 

I do have a VDSL filter it seems: https://imgur.com/k8Vaq85

 

 

How the hell did the techie get the lid back on that box? surprised


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