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# 40142 25-Aug-2009 17:23
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Hi all,

We have just (as in today) been hooked up to the new Telecom cabinet. (I know it happened because the cableing for hooking it into the cabinet is happening outside my front fence.)
The cabinet in question is 4 houses away from my house (as opposed to around 2km to the exchange).
My ADSL downstream data rate went from 8000-9000 kbps to 10128 kbps.
I know Telecom don't do Annex M, but to be honest I was expecting it to get abit better than that considering the amount of copper being cut out of the mix before it turns into fibre.
Are my expectations with the cabinetisation too much?
What are your thoughts?

Cheers,
Tel

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  # 250440 25-Aug-2009 17:38
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Hi, it may still be that you are infact still connected to the originating exchange, initially connections are simply jumpered through the distribution frame in the cabinet, once all there and the ISAM is on line then the DSL part of each connection is swapped from the origination exchange to the cabinet, it may be days or even weeks before you are moved across.

The reason for the current small increase may simply result from the change in cabling during connection to the cabinet.

Its also possible that even if you are directly infront of the cabinet the line to your home may take some convoluted run around the block. This is not uncommon, however not normally the case. That said connections within 1km of cable from the cabinet should readily achieve 16Mb/s or more and from my experience always do.

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  # 250443 25-Aug-2009 17:55
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Hi Cyril,
You might be right there.
The hole outside my house is not filled in yet, (cables are wrapped in what seems to be a bit of tarpalin when before there was one cable to the cabinet not connected to anything and one cable heading off toward the exchange) so there is a possibility theres still work to do.

The Chorus guys I spoke to a month ago reckoned I'd definately see a speed increase.
Spose I just got abit excited seeing they had spliced it across for the cable going to the cabinet.
I should learn to them finish the job. LOL!

Thanks for your reply (and explaination)

Cheers,
Tel

 
 
 
 


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  # 250453 25-Aug-2009 18:29
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Might be a good idea to review your house wiring, get a proper master splitter installed.. tidy up noise and interference problems internally.

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  # 250478 25-Aug-2009 19:27
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Cyril hit the nail on the head there.

I went from standard 4700 kbps to cabinet pass through 5400 kbps and now 13500 kbps :)

But there was a 3-4 month gap before magically changing around Christmas.

And if anyone is interested, if you find a nearby box and note the number you can search it here to see the area it covers.
http://telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps

Clicking the Cabinets themselves will give coverage area, and projected install/live date.

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  # 250507 25-Aug-2009 21:10
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Why are they cabnitizing people who are getting 4700 and 8000, while I have to put up with 2700-3500 till 2011 --- Priorities telecom damnit!




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  # 250508 25-Aug-2009 21:11
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House wiring is not a problem. Reviewed by telecom 2 years back. (When I was on Go Large)



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  # 250511 25-Aug-2009 21:23
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@richms, I personally dont know why they are.
But thinking logically for where I live in CH, Christchurch City Council stopped the overhead phone and power lines quite a number of years ago.
It could be 70-80% of the undergroud work they need has already been done in some areas in the country.
(Mind you they still have managed to add 3 decent patches of new pavement in front of my place, But once again, I'm not really going to argue too much.)

 
 
 
 


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  # 250527 25-Aug-2009 22:10
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I had a small jump when our streets cabinet was installed. From 5 to around 6mbit. Then after a few weeks i reset my modem and it jumped to 20mbit! Our cabinet is about 200m from my house, so if yours is just outside I would be expecting 20mbits or more.

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  # 250559 26-Aug-2009 01:09
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I think they may also trying to get the cabinets done earlier that will have the most amount of lines in them - the goal of 80% of lines or something by 2011 is alot easier if you do the big cabinets first




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  # 250562 26-Aug-2009 01:21
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Tel69: We have just (as in today) been hooked up to the new Telecom cabinet. (I know it happened because the cableing for hooking it into the cabinet is happening outside my front fence.)


Would you be able to take a photo of it & post it up here? Laughing , We’re getting a cabinet installed in our area in 2011, and it be nice to know what to look for.



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  # 250577 26-Aug-2009 08:20
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stu, check out the Chorus site there is one on the front page in the middle and a link showing a couple, they come in military type colours, drab green or desert sand to suit the environment.

http://www.chorus.co.nz/

Cyril

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  # 250585 26-Aug-2009 08:46
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And have a yellow sticker on the side with the exchange code as per the site I posted

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  # 250876 27-Aug-2009 00:05
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richms: Why are they cabnitizing people who are getting 4700 and 8000, while I have to put up with 2700-3500 till 2011 --- Priorities telecom damnit!


I'm more interested in why they're cabenitising people who WERE getting 4500, and are now getting 1200 thanks to their changes.

Woosh would be faster than my connection thanks to that box, and the ISP says I cannot switch back to wholesale (without losing a ton of features, and doubling my bill).




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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  # 250879 27-Aug-2009 00:53
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Because 4500 is still pretty slow - do you think that all the people on wholesaled connections should suffer just because the LLU ISP that you are with is dragging their heels about negotiating for subloop access?




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# 251822 30-Aug-2009 22:40
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I live in Howick and we don't get cabinets til January 2011!! Pathetic really...

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