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  Reply # 1905750 22-Nov-2017 13:02
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To quantify the comments regarding congestion though for those following , Tedzart is on the edge of two sectors, one congested (with upgrades planned to resolve this) and one that is still in the acceptable range.

 



 

On my personal end, I'll be down in fielding over Christmas, May look to travel down to Foxton for a visit of the area.

 



From a much earlier post on ADSL I "think" l know roughly where tezart is. Is the congested sector the one pointing to the beach? What would the upgrade entail? A Spark outlet told me it would need another cell site. That interests me more from the point of phone coverage. It's a lot easier to compensate for coverage with a fixed modem.

 

Yes, that is the sector which is congested.

 

 

 

Thing to remember is the Modem isn't doing CA AFAIK.

 

where as mobile devices are, which would hide the "disconnect" (the tower's L700 and L1800 are slightly off angle)





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  Reply # 1905752 22-Nov-2017 13:03
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Linux: Upgrade would not be a complete new site but adding I suspect a new 4G band to it

So if the site only has band28 go and add band3 to take load off band28

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Tower has L700 and L1800.

 

 

 

in this case, given coverage for that area, It is planned to add another tower.





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  Reply # 1905754 22-Nov-2017 13:05
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What about adding L2100 and L2600?

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  Reply # 1905767 22-Nov-2017 13:30
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Linux: What about adding L2100 and L2600?

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Viable options, however in this case i'd certainly support another tower - It adds coverage on a beach, never a bad thing. Search and rescue and all...

 

 

 

L2300 or L2600 would be the option for us though ;)





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  Reply # 1905776 22-Nov-2017 13:43
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L2300 might be limited due to hardware support but new coverage and off loading the capacity to anoter site is even better

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  Reply # 1905777 22-Nov-2017 13:46
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Linux: L2300 might be limited due to shareware support but new coverage and off loading the capacity to anoter site is even better

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Fair point, More was mentioning we don't do L2100...





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Linux: Upgrade would not be a complete new site but adding I suspect a new 4G band to it

So if the site only has band28 go and add band3 to take load off band28

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Tower has L700 and L1800.


 


in this case, given coverage for that area, It is planned to add another tower.



In the last few days the new tower has gone from a hole in the ground in front of the exchange to a concrete foundation with a ring of mounting bolts for the mast and several cabinets.

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  Reply # 1920490 16-Dec-2017 10:01
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I have to chime in here because my experience seems very similar to the original post here, except my Netspeed RBI comes from a Vodafone tower. For a long time I was getting steady 30 Mbps down. When I added a second antenna it went up to 50 Mbps. Over time it gradually fell back to 25-30 Mbps on most tests, then became erratic, often dropping to around 2-3 Mbps, especially in the evenings. Now I can't get more than 20 Mbps, even at the best of times. Often it is around 12 Mbps or so. That is when it is not even slower. This does seem to be the new normal.

 

 





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  Reply # 1920494 16-Dec-2017 10:27
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Wow, just read this thread from start to finish and no solution for OP? He wrote out a pretty decent case for network investigation and this returned "too hard"? Does not bode well for those on RBI/wireless in the future.


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  Reply # 1920502 16-Dec-2017 10:36
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My situation is similar to the first posting. Started off with great Spark Wireless connected to the Foxton Water Tower.

 

 

 

I have had the service for over a year and started to experience constant disconnections, speed not the issue.

 




Thanks for the warning tedzart. I had been trying to get wireless at the beach but had problems with the address check changing its mind whether we could get service. At one stage neighbours on 3 of our boundaries could get it but not us. Now I note that none of the neighbouring houses qualify yet wireless is still available to houses closer to the tower. If the cell is congested why should any extra fixed connections take place?

 

According to info on GISGeek a new Spark cellsite has been erected at Linklater Avenue, Foxton Beach using 700 MHZ and 1800MHZ and 850MHZ.

 

 


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Wow, just read this thread from start to finish and no solution for OP? He wrote out a pretty decent case for network investigation and this returned "too hard"?



According to hio77's Nov 22nd post OP's case still being investigated. Maybe just no reporting back to thread.

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Wow, just read this thread from start to finish and no solution for OP? He wrote out a pretty decent case for network investigation and this returned "too hard"?



According to hio77's Nov 22nd post OP's case still being investigated. Maybe just no reporting back to thread.

Yes. Nothing has been reported back.

The op has moved onto fixed line vdsl with pretty nice speeds for distance.
The issue has since been identifed with remedial work underway todo with a third party issue as i understand it.


The op was really great about the whole thing, i really don't personally like the fact that it took this long to work things out; seperate looks into making sure it doesn't happen again are also underway.




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hio77:
Bung:
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Wow, just read this thread from start to finish and no solution for OP? He wrote out a pretty decent case for network investigation and this returned "too hard"?



According to hio77's Nov 22nd post OP's case still being investigated. Maybe just no reporting back to thread.

Yes. Nothing has been reported back.

The op has moved onto fixed line vdsl with pretty nice speeds for distance.
The issue has since been identifed with remedial work underway todo with a third party issue as i understand it.


The op was really great about the whole thing, i really don't personally like the fact that it took this long to work things out; seperate looks into making sure it doesn't happen again are also underway.

 

 

 

Update from OP
I switched to vdsl on 24 November. Out of interest I continued to monitor the tower by cellphone. 

 

hio77 sent me a courtesy PM three days to say that a temporary fix had been applied.    This fix increased the cellphone download from 2-3 Mb/s a week ago, to 124 Mb/s now.  More than the modem did when things were normal (90-100) but probably CA in action.

 

 


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