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Topic # 148584 24-Jun-2014 10:09
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Hello Everyone, 
Long time reader, first time register/post!

I had Vodafone VDSL installed and setup yesterday, a day earlier than was scheduled (wahoo!). Previously we had realy good adsl speeds 18/2 Mbps, and moved to VDSL primarily to up the ante on upload. Since the install I can get an almost constant 20/2 Mbps, whilst I have VDSL Max Sync of 45/12 Mbps and attainable of 41/10 Mbps.

Here is my speed test results:


And here is the DSL Information from the HG659 that I'm using:



When the Chorus tech left he said that it was all working but still required 'commissioning', I did't quite get to the bottom of what this meant, or if its related to my woes, any ideas?

I've spoken to Voda Support on this as well, and they continued to tell me that it was all apart of DLM and I should just wait, but from my reading here DLM seems more likely to affect the sync rates (which I'm perfectly happy with as they are)

Any insight would be much appreciated
Thanks
Dan

P.S. Currently showing VDSL2 Profile 8b, unsure if this is related
P.P.S. Speedtest results have been done with a mixture of 300Mbps Wifi and Gigabit Ethernet

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  Reply # 1073167 24-Jun-2014 10:09
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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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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 # 1073186 24-Jun-2014 10:22
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DM @TimA your account number and let him take a look and I take it you are not testing over WiFi but cable plugged direct into modem?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1073193 24-Jun-2014 10:23
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Hi.

Don't listen to the tech they blame birds falling out of the sky on DLM. This is due to a profile on our end. If the install happened early most likely is still to update it. Pm me account stuffs and I'll look later.

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  Reply # 1073194 24-Jun-2014 10:24
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Pretty simple fault there..

your connection is working fine, your syncing great - dont reboot your modem, it will not fix the issue, till the issue on vodafones side is fixed.


This isnt DLMs fault at all, DLM should not be blamed for every time something with VDSL doesnt seem right with speeds.



call back vodafone again, make sure you clearly explain you are syncing at 41/10 but still limited to ADSL speeds.



i suspect, because it was a day early, vodafones system may not have correctly flagged your move to VDSL on their side.


if its not sorted after that, when TimA gets up im sure he will see your thread and set you right :)




oh the surprise, while typing this... there he is!




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  Reply # 1073232 24-Jun-2014 10:51
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Thanks all for your quick responses, I've PM'd TimA the details.

Testing over Wifi and Ethernet with identical result currently, looking forward to seeing this start to fly, and most importantly bragging rights over some friends who opted for 30Mbps Fibre, tehehe.



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  Reply # 1073249 24-Jun-2014 10:56
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danielmac: Thanks all for your quick responses, I've PM'd TimA the details.

Testing over Wifi and Ethernet with identical result currently, looking forward to seeing this start to fly, and most importantly bragging rights over some friends who opted for 30Mbps Fibre, tehehe.




latency they might beat you in ;)


not to mention the chance to just upgrade well past you!




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  Reply # 1073431 24-Jun-2014 13:52
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Yeeha, now we are talking:


A bit frustrating that this drops too 25/9 Mbps when on Wifi, but i see on a seperate thread that this is a whole other can of worms, will leave the downloading to the NAS!

Thanks for all your help, look forward to seeing if DLM will improve this any further!

I've already had my Dad tell me he's going to upgrade his UFB offering to stay on top hehe

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  Reply # 1073436 24-Jun-2014 13:59
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danielmac: Yeeha, now we are talking:


A bit frustrating that this drops too 25/9 Mbps when on Wifi, but i see on a seperate thread that this is a whole other can of worms, will leave the downloading to the NAS!

Thanks for all your help, look forward to seeing if DLM will improve this any further!

I've already had my Dad tell me he's going to upgrade his UFB offering to stay on top hehe



wireless will never be assured. its a convenience feature.

if your talking torrents on a consumer nas, ild put that in the same category as wifi.


you upgraded to VDSL, when UFB was available? 




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  Reply # 1073447 24-Jun-2014 14:09
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UFB wasn't available at my address (Churton Park, Wellington) unfortunately (is at my Dads place). We do have a grey box with a TCL Cable in it, but I tried to get that setup when I moved in 12 months ago and after two weeks of trying with Vodafone Support I gave up, at one point someone literally told me 'Thats not cable internet, thats something called Coax', I politely explained that Coax was short for coaxial cable which is what the network ran on, and then submitted to getting ADSL as I needed a connection up to be able to work.

My NAS is a FreeNAS box I've built on a late model laptop, it was happily maxing out my ADSL connection with Torrents, so will be interesting to see what I can get that running now. Its pretty much just used to serve content to our TV as a Plex server. I've toyed with some other features (DNS/OwnCloud/VirtualBox) but not sure the value is really in it on a low performance device, gosh darn budgets getting in the way of building something impressive!

Thanks again for your help :-D



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  Reply # 1078196 1-Jul-2014 20:16
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So just wanted to come back with a quick update, I'm super impressed with what I'm getting from Voda VDSL now, this was just done (which I'm picking is a pretty domestic traffic heavy time of day) and whats more done OVER WIFI!
Need to move some furniture to connect via cable, may need to do that a bit later.
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Also showing Profile 17a and modem saying my max attainable is 59/41.

I'm so pleased I made the swap!

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  Reply # 1078197 1-Jul-2014 20:20
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Nice.... .. ...... .... .

Yes, Thats fast VDSL. make all of us jealous!

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  Reply # 1078200 1-Jul-2014 20:22
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Danielmac: I am pretty jealous of that Wifi speed. Have bragged about my line speed before (fastest I've had on the speedtest via Ethernet cable is 64 Mb/s down) but I've never managed anywhere near your Wifi speeds :(

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  Reply # 1078202 1-Jul-2014 20:28
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dejadeadnz: Danielmac: I am pretty jealous of that Wifi speed. Have bragged about my line speed before (fastest I've had on the speedtest via Ethernet cable is 64 Mb/s down) but I've never managed anywhere near your Wifi speeds :(


You need pretty high spec WiFi card to get anything better than 30-40Mbp/s
Macbook pro 2014 vs Samsung S4 WiFi speeds vary a lot. Max line sync vs >20Mbp/s

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  Reply # 1078218 1-Jul-2014 21:03
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over wifi, my line generally maxes out, over 20mhz at that!

be it, there is the occasional day that every other wireless AP in the area moves to my channel and speeds take a dive, but then thats time to just hop channels. 




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  Reply # 1078235 1-Jul-2014 21:08
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hio77: over wifi, my line generally maxes out, over 20mhz at that!

be it, there is the occasional day that every other wireless AP in the area moves to my channel and speeds take a dive, but then thats time to just hop channels. 


What we need is a router that can automatically change channel so that you get the best performance, it could be done only when no one is using the wifi. I imagine this product already exists.







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