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Topic # 25057 11-Aug-2008 10:02
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I recently had a central ADSL filter installed and my phone cabling upgraded and fixed (read here for more info), and as reported at the time, my modem was connecting at approx 3900Kbs, however for about the past week I have noticed the connection rate has jump UP to 4700, which is a reasonable increase, and just wondering if anyone knows why?

I am a Vodafone phone and broadband customer, on one of the old plans, but havn't changed anything lately.  I am on the Red Network according to Vodafone's site, but I havn't (yet) changed to one of the Red plans.  When I had my cabling fix we checked the connection rates at ADSL2+ and they where no quicker at the time, due to distance.

Any ideas?  I am not complaing ;-) just surprised!

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  Reply # 156002 11-Aug-2008 19:48
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Possibly some cable changes as a result of flooding. I had a marginal connection many years back, and after a good rain it virtually died - when they were fixing it, they fixed the problem that made it die, and 3 others on the line, and removed an unused spur and speeds went up heaps (this was in the day of 128k being the only affordable plan so no major change to the connection other then a nicer looking speed on the router)


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  Reply # 156018 11-Aug-2008 20:46
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Hi Tim,
Good to hear it's still going well, and you have a bonus of another speed boost. This could be due to:

1. if you have been physically switch to the Red-Net, I think they run their profiles with a little less margin to get a bit more speed gain. Also, different ADSL gear + different ADSL routers all have differing characteristics.

2. yes the storm as mentioned. I noticed this after the big power outage, my router re-synced about 500k higher. Guess it was due to effectively hitting a big reset button on every-one's routers. Thus they all got back in sync a little nicer.

Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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