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  #1756166 4-Apr-2017 10:26
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chiefie:

 

The plague of an everyday reboot of the Technicolor cable modem has finally affected me... I'm on C160A node in Christchurch.

 

 

How do you determine which node you are connected to?

 

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  #1756180 4-Apr-2017 10:52
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Mutly:

 

chiefie:

 

The plague of an everyday reboot of the Technicolor cable modem has finally affected me... I'm on C160A node in Christchurch.

 

 

How do you determine which node you are connected to?

 

Cheers.

 

 

You need to call the Cable / HFC team on the 0508 number and ask

 

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  #1756849 5-Apr-2017 10:15
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In my view the Technicolor that supports FibreX is a big step backwards in stable reliability that we had with the Linksys Docsis 3.0 bridge on the 100/10MB/s cable service. My experience FibreX here in South Christchurch continues to be one of really mixed performance, good to really poor (e.g. so slow being unable to bid successfully on a trademe auction on a Sunday at 5pm). I have Level 1 and 2 VF support right across the problems with no concrete outcomes, other that the network is congested, and they had some teething problems that have largely been sorted.

 

I still regret doing the "upgrade" and should have paid more and stayed on Docsis 3.0 100/10 high speed cable. Of course VF want to standardise and move customers off while pitching the "illusion" of something like a "Fibre performance" level over HFC cable. I am assuming the more complex Docsis 3.1 Cable RF modulation schemes that the Technicolor uses to deliver 1GB service, is not as stable as VF would like, and is more sen sensitive to any issues in the cable and tap offs etc. I also suspect the network and neighbourhood nodes are more over-loaded than VF want to admit??

 

I lament not having Fibre in my street, as I would be gone from VF quick smart!      


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  #1756886 5-Apr-2017 11:12
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Mutly:

 

chiefie:

 

The plague of an everyday reboot of the Technicolor cable modem has finally affected me... I'm on C160A node in Christchurch.

 

 

How do you determine which node you are connected to?

 

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

I can read the label on the green box thing around my neighbourhood. :-)





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  #1757079 5-Apr-2017 14:59
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chiefie:

 

Mutly:

 

 

 

How do you determine which node you are connected to?

 

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

I can read the label on the green box thing around my neighbourhood. :-)

 

 

 

 

What a good idea! cool





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  #1757304 5-Apr-2017 22:56
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Hope Vodafone can look at something like this as an alternative to the technicolor cable modem:

 

http://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-CM3132/

 

 


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  #1757357 6-Apr-2017 08:07
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Yes we live in hope of a better modem/bridge, but I suggest the purchase the Technicolor at low price??!!


 
 
 
 


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  #1759517 8-Apr-2017 16:15
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The connection here seems to be suffering pretty badly from congestion. Outside of highly off-peak hours, it tends to hover a few hundred Mbps lower for downstream, and even upstream performance is compromised quite a bit.

 

 

It's not terrible, but it's certainly well below what we're paying for, and well below what my expectations were with the previous FibreX Max connection that I used. The congestion is the worst in the evening hours, though, and I've seen it drop below 500 Mbps at points. Fortunately this doesn't affect general usability, but it can make larger downloads take ~2-3x as long at certain hours.


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  #1759521 8-Apr-2017 16:27
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Ping of 0ms ??? odd

 

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  #1759523 8-Apr-2017 16:28
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Linux:

 

Ping of 0ms ??? odd

 

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Yeah, the latency's actually pretty impressive. The only other place that I've seen "0 ms ping" is at work.

 

I imagine that it's sub-1 ms latency and it just rounds down.


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  #1759536 8-Apr-2017 17:02
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"Actual user speeds will vary and are affected by various factors including how you’re connected to the internet (using a Gigabit Ethernet cable is better than WiFi, which could have a large impact on speed), the hardware and software used, number of devices connected, time of day, and where the data is downloaded from. In really good conditions, we expect you’ll get download speeds of up to 700-900 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 90-95 Mbps."


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  #1759537 8-Apr-2017 17:03
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The speedtest windows app briefly shows you a more accurate ping

 





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  #1759545 8-Apr-2017 17:38
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The 0 ms is "accurate" in that I get that result fairly consistently, but only to the Vodafone speed test server. Using another speed test server (e.g. ACSData) shows a few milliseconds of latency, and coincidentally also produced a stellar result.

 

 

Jase2985:

 

"Actual user speeds will vary and are affected by various factors including how you’re connected to the internet (using a Gigabit Ethernet cable is better than WiFi, which could have a large impact on speed), the hardware and software used, number of devices connected, time of day, and where the data is downloaded from. In really good conditions, we expect you’ll get download speeds of up to 700-900 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 90-95 Mbps."

 

 

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  #1763523 13-Apr-2017 07:14
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Well I had my upgrade done yesterday and colour me underwhelmed. I went for the Gig plan and my highest speed has been around 550 Mbps, after an hour or 2 on the phone, the Downers tech decided that my PC couldn't handle the speed (hmmm). I've tested on another brand new (and faster) system with the same results and with and without the supplied router....I think a call to Voda this morning is in order.


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  #1763525 13-Apr-2017 07:19
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Teza:

 

Well I had my upgrade done yesterday and colour me underwhelmed. I went for the Gig plan and my highest speed has been around 550 Mbps, after an hour or 2 on the phone, the Downers tech decided that my PC couldn't handle the speed (hmmm). I've tested on another brand new (and faster) system with the same results and with and without the supplied router....I think a call to Voda this morning is in order.

 

 

@Teza The tech could be correct but could be wrong! How are you testing over WiFi or Ethernet and where are you testing to?

 

Many threads on GZ customers getting 1Gb/s Fibre connections and new laptops that could not handle it

 

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