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Topic # 24134 15-Jul-2008 22:51
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Hi there,

I read in someones post they are syncing at 12Mbit on a naked DSL connection, which would indicate thy have more than ADSL1 speeds. Is anyone else doing that or is that person just confused?

I am looking to ditch ICONZ due to their DHCP bandwidth pooling reducing speeds to a crawl (they have admitted in the past they had a problem, gave me a static IP for a month and FS/FS maxing my link speed out. Switched back to DHCP and crapola again Yell). So its time for a change and was hoping to get something faster than ADSL1 speeds.


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Reply # 148362 15-Jul-2008 23:16
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I'm on fusion and synced at 15641kb/s according to my ADSL2+ router tonight.   I calculate we're about 1.1km from our exchange.

13305kb/s on a speedtest tonight:

I understand the quality of your router, and distance from the exchange helps.  I tried several routers before I found one stable, and that performs.   Settled on a Dlink DSL-G640T.

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  Reply # 148365 15-Jul-2008 23:25
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Thanks for the response Kerrin,

Will put my order to switch to fusion now :) I should be fairly close to an exchange, but I have had troubles to find out where it actually is, have asked around and nobody could tell me. Looked up the un-official register website and it wasnt listed.

What is your up-speed syncing at? Would you mind doing a few speed test to International servers? Say one to Sydney and one to USA?

This is my results as of now: (my Sync is 7616/704)

International to Sydney:

International to LA:

This result below is NOT a comparison but an idea on how fast you can get (my crappy VMware server in the USofA)



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  Reply # 148381 16-Jul-2008 01:11
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Hi Kerrin,

Would you mind also posting your connection details i.e SNR / Output Power / Line attenation . I am wondering if I am guranteed an ADSL2+ port too ? I wonder if they will update me automatically


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  Reply # 148385 16-Jul-2008 06:08
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If your on Fusion and the exchange has been upgraded to ADSL2 then the answer is yes, if the exchange hasn't been upgraded then obviously no Wink

Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink


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  Reply # 148408 16-Jul-2008 08:42
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From what I understand naked DSL is exactly the same as normal ADSL just without the attached phone line, so if the exchange supports adsl2+, your naked DSL will also be naked 2+

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  Reply # 148600 16-Jul-2008 19:08
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phez: Hi Kerrin,

Would you mind also posting your connection details i.e SNR / Output Power / Line attenation . I am wondering if I am guranteed an ADSL2+ port too ? I wonder if they will update me automatically


I've found different modems give different results.   I asked WxC to check that I was on the ADSL profile, and they came back with this:
parameter.actual.bitrate.ds  	kb/s  	7659.0  	944.0
parameter.attainable.bitrate.ds kb/s 14820.0 944.0

Since replacing the Linksys with my DLink, I'm actually getting better than the attainable...
Here's my current connection details:


Annex Mode    
Annex A

Max Tx Power    
-38 dBm/Hz

SNR Margin   
12 dB Downstream
15 dB Upstream

Line Attenuation
21 dB  Downstream
11 dB  Upstream   

Data Rate
15641 kbps Downstream
944 kbps Upstream

Local speedtest tonight:



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  Reply # 148655 16-Jul-2008 21:27
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