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#156017 16-Nov-2014 17:02
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Hi guys,

I finally found a website for New Zealand about all sorts of stuff. Anyways right now I have Vodafone with Unlimited broadband plan $105 dollars plus I've added the PC Protection by F-Secure for on PC. Also I've subscribed to caller id and I use the 10 e-mails with the domain @vodafone.co.nz. I'm just curious if Spark have better services. I used to have Spark when it was known as Telecom and I changed to Vodafone in 2011 when a salesperson persuaded us to change. I've quite good things about Spark now and I think they give McAffe for free in the plan with yearly subscriptions. Also is the speed any different with both providers? In my area we still have the normal ADSL our UFB is planned for 2018-2019 which is a long time away. So is there any alternatives to make my internet faster in browsing, gaming and downloand?




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  #1176880 16-Nov-2014 17:02
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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

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

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.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

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

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  #1176895 16-Nov-2014 17:08
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Speed is going to be identical with both providers. I don't know whether you're on ADSL2+ or VDSL2 right now but if you're only on ADSL2+ and within a VDSL2 coverage area then either provider can upgrade you to VDSL2 for faster speeds.

 
 
 
 


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  #1176914 16-Nov-2014 17:49
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Have you got an on account mobile with Vodafone? This can make it cheaperl and if you would like faster xDSL see if you are in a VDSL coverage area on www.vodafone.co.nz/vdsl

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  #1176916 16-Nov-2014 17:51
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Vf also offer 5 NZbestmates on newer fixed line clothed plans

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  #1176922 16-Nov-2014 18:02
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Voda gives you free hd and ?? Mysky with sky

I'm on spark for the 0161 ... hmm ...




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  #1176958 16-Nov-2014 19:25
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johnr: Vf also offer 5 NZbestmates on newer fixed line clothed plans

I already use that

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  #1176961 16-Nov-2014 19:27
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sbiddle: Speed is going to be identical with both providers. I don't know whether you're on ADSL2+ or VDSL2 right now but if you're only on ADSL2+ and within a VDSL2 coverage area then either provider can upgrade you to VDSL2 for faster speeds.


I go to the chrous website this the coverage for my area

 

 

 

 

Network capability:

 

  • Broadband > 10 Mbps
Network upgrade scheduled:

 

  • UFB fibre up to 200 Mbps between Jul-2018 and Jun-2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But in some area of were i live there is 20Mbps

 
 
 
 


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  #1176962 16-Nov-2014 19:29
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joker97: Voda gives you free hd and ?? Mysky with sky

I'm on spark for the 0161 ... hmm ...


That required me to have a contract.

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  #1176972 16-Nov-2014 19:46
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On my address I can't have 20MBPS but around the area I live other addresses in my suburb can have 20MBPS???

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  #1176974 16-Nov-2014 19:49
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mineplay: On my address I can't have 20MBPS but around the area I live other addresses in my suburb can have 20MBPS???


VDSL works over a shorter distance compared to ADSL

The other places must be closer to the hardware delivering the VDSL

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  #1176975 16-Nov-2014 19:49
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johnr:
mineplay: On my address I can't have 20MBPS but around the area I live other addresses in my suburb can have 20MBPS???


VDSL works over a shorter distance compared to ADSL


Can you explain?

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  #1176977 16-Nov-2014 19:54
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VDSL works out to about 1km from the serving hardware and ADSL out to about 6km

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  #1176979 16-Nov-2014 19:56
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Will that change??
Our local Vodafone hardware I think is near East Tamaki not sure though.
Also can you please tell me what Naked Broadband is?

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  #1176980 16-Nov-2014 19:58
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Hopefully the VDSL disttance doesn't happen when UFB is planned for my area which is 2018

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  #1176982 16-Nov-2014 20:01
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IS this true?

 

IP Locator & IP Lookup Basic Tracking Info

 

 

 

IP Address:

 

210.246.9.53

 

 

Reverse DNS:

 

** server can't find 53.9.246.210.in-addr.arpa: SERVFAIL

 

 

Hostname:

 

210.246.9.53

 

 

IP Blacklist Check:

 

Not Blacklisted

 

 

IP Lookup Location For IP Address: 210.246.9.53

 

Continent:

 

Oceania (OC)

 

 

Country:

 

New Zealand    (NZ)

 

 

Capital:

 

Wellington

 

 

State:

 

Auckland

 

 

City Location:

 

Auckland

 

 

Postal:

 

1025

 

 

ISP:

 

Vodafone New Zealand

 

 

Organization:

 

TelstraClear Ltd

 

 

AS Number:

 

AS7657 Vodafone NZ Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IP Weather Station: Auckland
Sky: broken clouds
Temp: 16.0 ºC (max 16.0 ºC / min 16.0 ºC)
Wind Speed: 6.7 m/s
Wind Direction: 250.0°
Humidity: 72%
Cloudiness: 68%
Atmospheric pressure: 1006 kPa

 

 

 

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Pacific/Auckland

 

 

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20:00:09

 

 

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46800

 

 

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06:02 / 20:09

 

 

Extra IP Lookup Finder Info for IP Address: 210.246.9.53

 

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-42 / 174

 

 

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English, Maori, NZ Sign Language

 

 

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Mobile/Cellular Internet Speed

 

[ Check Internet Speed]

 

 

 

IP Currency:

 

New Zealand dollar (NZD)

 

 

IDD Code:

 

+64

 

 

 


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