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Topic # 26910 7-Oct-2008 07:52
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Hey guys
If you've switched to one of the new telecom plans like me post your feedback here!
I was on go large and I'm now on the pro 40gb Fullspeed/fullspeed
and WOW the internets fast again
My connection rate used to be about 4.6mbit/168k
now its
4.4mbit/997k!!!!!!!
I haven't tested the upload but 997k WOW!
will post more feedback later but pages load really fast now

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  Reply # 169473 7-Oct-2008 08:20
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I notice at work here this morning at work that we were switched on a business plan from 30gig to 40 gig / month and the data count has been reset to zero so we have 6 days to use 40 gig before the end of the current billing cycle ends on the 12th.

 





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  Reply # 169552 7-Oct-2008 12:38
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Yup - blazing fast for me now here in St Albans, Chch:



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 169584 7-Oct-2008 14:23
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can anybody post some 'adsl 2' speeds? wanna know if you can actually get anywhere close to 24mbps and what the uploads do ... Laughing




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 169588 7-Oct-2008 14:27
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joker97: can anybody post some 'adsl 2' speeds? wanna know if you can actually get anywhere close to 24mbps and what the uploads do ... Laughing


The speeds I quoted above are off the St Albans exchange, which is ADSL2+ enabled. At the moment I'm using a D-Link G604T (the wireless Telecom-supplied one) which says in the router config its using a ADSL2+ profile, but according to the Telecom website these routers purchased before Oct 2007 (which mine was) don't support ADSL2+. So I'm a bit confused as to whether I could actually acheieve a higher speed or not.

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  Reply # 169718 7-Oct-2008 22:33
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I switched over to the advanced business broadband plan... I was already on a FS/FS plan with Telecom already, so performance was the same.

Planwise - 60gb is great!



The twowire modem is great. It offers quite a detailed view of your line and its performance.




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  Reply # 169721 7-Oct-2008 22:55
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yer i was moved to the 40 gig plan an extra 10 gig for cheaper rate hell better :D plus couldn't of come at a better time for the change over .. pitty i won't be using adsl2+ :(  . i am one of % missing out booo!



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  Reply # 169736 8-Oct-2008 00:09
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intial impressions were good.
But for some reason now Apple Trailers don't seem to load as fast as they used to anymore which is very suprising...
It's taking a good deal of time to load a trailer. Perhaps it's apple?But I read somewhere that Xnet actually mirrors the apple trailers so I'm not sure
Can someone please try it out and see if it's just me?
www.apple.com/trailers
Try loading a large trailer or a 480p HD one..

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  Reply # 169751 8-Oct-2008 06:32
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fatjoez: intial impressions were good.
But for some reason now Apple Trailers don't seem to load as fast as they used to anymore which is very suprising...
It's taking a good deal of time to load a trailer. Perhaps it's apple?But I read somewhere that Xnet actually mirrors the apple trailers so I'm not sure
Can someone please try it out and see if it's just me?
www.apple.com/trailers
Try loading a large trailer or a 480p HD one..


I tried the 480p trailer for Hank & Mike for you -- it downloaded at a faster rate than it played, so no buffering was required, it just started playing for me.

Steve



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  Reply # 169814 8-Oct-2008 10:47
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This doesn't look good...
I did a DSL speed test on nzdsl.co.nz
Download Speed: 267 kbps (33.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 49 kbps (6.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
But my modem reports
Downstream Rate:4319 KbpsUpstream Rate:985 Kbps
Guess it's time to call XTra

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  Reply # 169942 8-Oct-2008 18:07
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New Data cap is awesome,

However

I just logged into my modem to find

Attenuation 20.0dB 44.0dB Connection rate 4800 Down / Kbps 160 Kbps UP

Should i ring Telecom and ask WTF is going on



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  Reply # 169945 8-Oct-2008 18:26
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On a hunch by comments from another user.
I disconnecetd my LInksys wag160n and connected in my old SMC Adsl2+ router and check this out...

Linksys WAG160N


SMC Wireless ADSL2+ RouterSYNC: 4725kbp / 887kbps     Noise Down: 12db  Attenuation Down: 39db


Any ideas? Is my linksys wag160n modem configured incorrectly perhaps?
Because this issue has only been happening since we swittched from GO LARGE to the ADSL2+ pro plan

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  Reply # 169978 8-Oct-2008 20:52
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Overclocker01: New Data cap is awesome,

However

I just logged into my modem to find

Attenuation 20.0dB 44.0dB Connection rate 4800 Down / Kbps 160 Kbps UP

Should i ring Telecom and ask WTF is going on


If only I could get speeds as good as that





and my modem says

  Downstream Upstream

More Info

Attenuation 50dB 60dB Connection rate 1792 Kbps 672 Kbps

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  Reply # 170001 8-Oct-2008 21:43
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fatjoez:
Any ideas? Is my linksys wag160n modem configured incorrectly perhaps?
Because this issue has only been happening since we swittched from GO LARGE to the ADSL2+ pro plan

Do you by chance have any QOS settings turned on in the WAG160N?
Try turning them off and I think you will see your speed go right back up.



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  Reply # 170002 8-Oct-2008 21:47
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You know I did have QOS on and I had SKYPE on high priority
Dam.
Where were you 2 hours ago when i was boxing up my modem

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  Reply # 170059 9-Oct-2008 08:52
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Antone know how to check this QOS setting on a dlink 302g router

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