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Topic # 116076 17-Apr-2013 13:59
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Just binned our home phone and went to VF naked BB. Spot the difference!



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orry - this does not work so well now I have changed the signature!

It was 3.17 Mbps before.





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  Reply # 800991 17-Apr-2013 13:59
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

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- Your ISP and plan

 


 

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- If you are rural or urban

 


 

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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

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- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

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  Reply # 801021 17-Apr-2013 14:22
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I'm guessing you posted the same image twice by accident or this is some kind of joke! Tongue Out

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 801027 17-Apr-2013 14:31
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I did see before that he had an image with half the download speed, so wasn't a joke when he first posted this :)




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  Reply # 801035 17-Apr-2013 14:44
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One of the images has changed



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  Reply # 801041 17-Apr-2013 14:58
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I wrote this once already but Safari suddenly decided it needed upgrading and the post got lost.

Yes the error is mine - I changed my signature, forgetting it would alter the meaning of this post.

The speed before was 3.17 Mbps.





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  Reply # 801064 17-Apr-2013 15:44
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3-6 Mbps ... Surely it means nothing? Even the way the wind blows could affect speedtest?




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  Reply # 801088 17-Apr-2013 16:23
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joker97: 3-6 Mbps ... Surely it means nothing? Even the way the wind blows could affect speedtest?
uh no that's a good upgrade, when I went from 12mbps with telecom to 16mbps with Vodafone I noticed the speeds.

That was at my old house.





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  Reply # 801091 17-Apr-2013 16:27
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joker97: 3-6 Mbps ... Surely it means nothing? Even the way the wind blows could affect speedtest?


Going from 3 - 6 Mbps nothing?

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  Reply # 801116 17-Apr-2013 17:14
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Who were you with previously? And has your sync rate changed? A speedtest.net test isn't really a good indicator.

If your sync speed has increased significantly with POTS off it would tend to indicate a wiring issue within your home.

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  Reply # 801119 17-Apr-2013 17:20
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I'm in Shirley Christchurch and moved house last month but within the same suburb. Before I was with Telecom and was getting around 5 down and 0.5 up. Changed to Naked Broadband with VF and got a significant improvement:



Could of course be a bit closer to the cabinet or exchange...


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  Reply # 801122 17-Apr-2013 17:23
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joker97: 3-6 Mbps ... Surely it means nothing? Even the way the wind blows could affect speedtest?


Going from 3 - 6 Mbps nothing?

Lol, what I was thinking.
Just because it doesn't look like a big increase because of it only being 3 numbers higher doesn't mean it's not significant.





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  Reply # 801128 17-Apr-2013 17:37
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You moved houses at the same time that you moved your provider. This invalidates the "naked broadband gives massive speed increase" assertion. The old house could have a very bad wiring issue affecting speeds and moving houses caused the speed increase, not naked broadband.

Your speeds are still less than what average New Zealand homes should get anyway. Try testing to a speedtest server in Christchurch itself, and the Vodafone server in Auckland.

And please post your modem DSL stats.






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  Reply # 801129 17-Apr-2013 17:44
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I think it's a reasonable improvement.

Certainly software updates and things today were quicker than similar things last week!

Downside is that I now have to instal wireless monitoring for our house alarm, as the panel is 6 years old and won't support internet monitoring according to Chubb.





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  Reply # 801131 17-Apr-2013 17:49
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The OP was on a clothed Vodafone connection and then moved to Naked on the same line

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  Reply # 801152 17-Apr-2013 18:17
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So this change was AFTER he moved out of Telecom? So the reference to being on Telecom before is not really related at all to the topic at hand?

Still would be good to get the OP to post the modem DSL stats.




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