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  # 657239 17-Jul-2012 20:54
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trakman:
johnr: trakman what speeds are you expecting?


the highest possible speed VF can offer me on their gear, the sky's the limit really :)


Don't mean to be negative, but I'll be surprised if you see much difference, particularly on the international side. Pretty much this I'm afraid:

NonprayingMantis:
If you were getting 10-12Mbps to the USA or London I would VERY impressed and suspect that you were actually just not remembering it right. 



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  # 657248 17-Jul-2012 21:12
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trakman:
johnr: trakman what speeds are you expecting?


the highest possible speed VF can offer me on their gear, the sky's the limit really :)


How deep are your pockets?

 
 
 
 




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# 657399 18-Jul-2012 09:04
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How much does it cost to put me on LLU/VF gear/redzone? Cool

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  # 657407 18-Jul-2012 09:11
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In theory on sign up you should be put onto the Red network unless there is a cabinet between you and the exchange

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  # 659721 21-Jul-2012 21:58
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In theory isn't good enough any more guys...

Red Network should be syncing fine up to 16 Meg on LLU that close to the central exchange.

If you have a cabinet (NOT RED network) in your street ALWAYS use that instead AND check that Vodafone haven't decided to install YOU (the customer) conveniently onto the RED / LLU exchange when your street connection is several k's away. It is cheaper for ISPs eg Vodafone) to use their own RED/LLU equipment but YOUR performance WILL suffer if you are more than say 3-4 km's aways. Speed is always a function of distance from either the RED/LLUnbundled or local street cabinet exchanges. ie Don't use the RED network unless you're really close to the Unbundled central exchange itself.



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  # 664106 30-Jul-2012 17:16
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The dust has settled.
Had the chorus tech out in the weekend, they connected me to the wrong line lol
Sorted now. I am very happy with my new Vodafone connection!
Syncing at 14Mbps, actually real world sync: 11.8Mbps
My throughput/backhaul/contention is a noticeably better than Orcon Genius.

My connection is UBS.
I am super scared to try switching over to the Redzone (ULL) - in case my performance gets worse!
Because it's taken so long to get a decent connection.

What does changing to the redzone technically do?
Would it be a visit to the exchange? Would they change my port for that?
Whatever I'm connecting to now is the best so far. 
Could my line speed get worse? is that be a possibility? 

But of course Redzone is $10 a month cheaper - $120 a year!
What should I do guys?

If I changed to the Redzone and it happened to get worse, could I change back (easily and without cost?)

What gains or advantage do people usually get?
Also, any horror stories about the redzone? :3

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  # 664897 31-Jul-2012 20:10
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trakman:
Had the chorus tech out in the weekend, they connected me to the wrong line lol
Sorted now. I am very happy with my new Vodafone connection! 

This may have been a blessing; in connecting you up wrong, your cable pair may have been swapped with a better one.




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  # 664948 31-Jul-2012 21:03
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trakman: My connection is UBS.


Just FYI you'll be on a UBA connection (likely EUBA specifically). UBS is a legacy product.


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