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#27699 4-Nov-2008 13:07
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I am currently on River 128/FS and get approx 3Mbit down. My local exhange has been upgraded to 2+ and my model is 2+ capable [auto detect]

Do I need to upgrade to FS/FS to get a faster download speed ?

I ask this because I noticed that TCNZ's Go plan is not support adsl2+ and one needs to got o a FS/FS plan to get the benefit of dsl2+

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  #175687 4-Nov-2008 13:18
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Yes. But other factors could still inhibit your connections performance.

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  #175691 4-Nov-2008 13:22
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If your line is good, you should be able to get the max ADSL1 speed. You cannot get ADSL2+ speeds unless you go on Fusion.


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  #175736 4-Nov-2008 15:37
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xlinknz: Do I need to upgrade to FS/FS to get a faster download speed ?

Yes.  With TCP/IP your PC needs to acknowledge that it received data.  Currently your download speed is limited by how fast (or slow) your PC can say "I've got it".  If oyu currently sustain 3Mbps most of the time, then I'm sure you will easily double your speed by going to FS/FS.

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  #175785 4-Nov-2008 17:51
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What's the point? Aren't plans capped at ADSL 1 speeds anyway, even with ADSL2+ connetions? My modem (Hamilton) is connecting as Annex ADSL2M, but the downstream / upstream connection is still ADSL speed i.e. 7616500 downstream and 934800 upstream.

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  #175794 4-Nov-2008 18:29
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My suggestion would be to go with that plan to benifit as much as you can from ADSL2+ technlogy. Have you also factored in how far away from the exchange you live? That will have quite an impact on you speeds. They say being for than 4km from your exchange, you are not really benifiting from ADSL2+.

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  #175849 4-Nov-2008 20:04
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anthonybs: They say being for than 4km from your exchange, you are not really benifiting from ADSL2+.

Not speed, but there are technical improvements.

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  #175851 4-Nov-2008 20:13
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But does that warrant moving to a more expensive plan? If you are only getting slightly higher improvements it may not be worth the extra money per month.

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