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Ultimate Geek
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# 43995 23-Oct-2009 14:19
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They've just installed one of those whisper cabinets about 50 meters down the road from my house.

I have an ADSL2+ Modem (belkin F5D8635), but it does not have any specific settings to enable/disable adsl2+.  

Unfortunately, when they started work, my speed has dropped by nearly 1/2, (from 9000 kbps down to 5000kbps, but now has jumped back to 8100kbps).  (i'm on the telecom adventurer plan)

Does the modem automatically recognise when it is hooked up to adsl2+ equipment? How do you know when this happens? There are still guys working on the cabinet so hopefully it will get better sometime.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 266379 23-Oct-2009 14:57
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It took a few weeks after they installed the cabinet across the road before they switched me over to it. There's a spreadsheet on chorus' website that has the dates in it.

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  # 266380 23-Oct-2009 15:00
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The lowering will have been them jumpering you to pass-thru mode.

It goes something like this:

Cabinet installed
Cables tied from cabinet TO exchange via copper/ATMoF etc
Jumper of Residentials - cabinet (pass-thru) - exchange.. this often ends in less quality than before
ISAMS installed and configured
Residential ADSL Jumpers terminated to cabinet ISAMs direct.

In general, just because you see a cabinet, it doesn't automagically mean you will be on it or it active within a short period. The above from install-live took just under 3 months for me.

And a friend has one 6 doors away, but he is left on the main exchange. See for clarification of the houses covered.

As for train mode, there should be an advanced status mode that will list your syncrate and speeds/protocol

G.DMT = adslv1 (max sync of around 8900kbps)
G.992.5 = ADSL2+


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  # 266383 23-Oct-2009 15:09
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Generally I believe the modem will connect at the maximum possible speed that it can, and automatically detect the protocol being offered to it by the cabinet/exchange.

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  # 266387 23-Oct-2009 15:34
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Thanks for the info Oblivian. That map is brilliant, it does appear I am connected to that particular cabinet.

Hopefully it is a direct run, I suppose it is possible the cable run goes in a big circle and I could be at the end of the circle.

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