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  # 1730497 5-Mar-2017 18:25
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@stix issue sounds like it would be a faulty connector somewhere or bad contact



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  # 1730530 5-Mar-2017 20:11
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Update on my prev post re FibreX here in Chch....some weeks in since moving from my rock solid 100/10 service, so far continuing with a frustrating experience with 200/20 FibreX. Have Tried a static IP with no improvement and purchased a new router to change out the Huawei HG659 gateway.


I have invested in a new Netgear Router as my TP link will not readily run VLAN10 configuration either native or with DD WRT firmware.  The new Netgear R7000 router fixes the 2.4Ghz flakey wifi issues, evident with the Huawei HG659 Voda unit, but did not fix the overall web page load performance. Also slower during peak traffic periods than the old 100/10 was.


Generally news (stuff and NZ Herald) and other websites take quite a number of seconds (5 or so secs) to fully load/render, I have tried configs with both Google DNS and VF DNS settings, having similiar outcome. I suspect the core issue is the VLAN deployment and maybe the Technicolour modem, with IP traffic being mixed with the other VF “DSL” network traffic/servers (ex IHUG).  Previously we had the Cisco Docsis 3 modem/bridge with static IPs on my TP Link router…this delivered solid 100/10 with good web page loads. This was the ex TCL config with a speed upgrade, basically it just worked better.


I am close to reverting back to 100/10 and paying the $20 a month more in rental…this will keep my wife happy even if FTP traffic is a bit slower. 


Fibre cannot come fast enough, but Enable are slow rolling this out in my area.





Consider Spark or Skinny 4G broadband if you can handle a limit of say 120gb


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# 1730655 6-Mar-2017 08:52
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Yes - have looked at Skinny 4G's not a bad idea but some issues with Spark/Skinny coverage in my part of town (I connect to the a spark 3G cell site on edge of CBD/Moorhouse/Montreal area) so not prime. Have run the tests with Spark engineers a while back. 700Mhz 4G service and signal will be better yes!  I also like fixed networks (for ping times, speed and contention etc) and unlimited plans. If i moved off cable it wold have to be Big Pipe VDSL I think, pending fibre later. Thanks for the input though.  


It's also a bit interesting that VF tech staff are not commenting on this (as they do on Wellie Cable broadband issues). I suspect they know of the FibreX performance issues and are keeping their heads down!! Most users don't have a old HFC TCL network reference point I guess or are not that savy??

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