A couple of question on Chorus' termination.
Firstly is around the termination on those in premises locked boxes. These are around 15x15cm, have a lock on them with around 5 numbers/letters. The black cable comes in from the road and is punched into a punch down block on these. If we get a new connection, how do we know which punch down block it applies to? Or are we best to get one of these signal tester devices which light up when they detect current on the cable?
Reason I ask is that a VDSL connection only is $99 and a connection and wiring is $399 for basically a Chorus tech coming and telling us which pair it is.
Secondly my GF's place has terrible speeds. She's synced at like 2000kbps/800kbps in an inner city (non cabinetised) Auckland suburb. The ETP is quite far from the house so can I hook the modem (12v) up to a 12v car battery so I can test sync speed from there?