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Baboon

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#180146 25-Nov-2008 09:30
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New results this morning:

Local:    Local speedtest

Sydney: Sydney speedtest

Japan:   Japan speedtest

L.A.:      LA speedtest

*sigh* If only Xnet was always as good as it is at 9am. Sadly it will turn to custard again tonight as always.




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  #180151 25-Nov-2008 09:50
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Baboon: In a process of elimination (above problem a few months ago) I switched routers. BTW - after said problem was resolved for a brief shining moment I had decent speeds again. Then started experiencing severe network congestion issues that many, many people here have suffered from.

The congestion issues people are complaining about is international. From what I can gather you seem to have issues over and above this; especially indicated by your hugely differing peak Vs off peak local speedtest results. Your symptoms do tend to indicate peak time congestion at your exchange. If you haven't been down this track yet, it would be worth pursuing this issue. It won't fix the international, but it should make at least some of your internet experience better (assuming it can be resolved, rather than a "yes there is exchange congestion, but there is no immediate plans to upgrade capacity")




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#180285 25-Nov-2008 20:17
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coffeebaron:
Baboon: In a process of elimination (above problem a few months ago) I switched routers. BTW - after said problem was resolved for a brief shining moment I had decent speeds again. Then started experiencing severe network congestion issues that many, many people here have suffered from.

The congestion issues people are complaining about is international. From what I can gather you seem to have issues over and above this; especially indicated by your hugely differing peak Vs off peak local speedtest results. Your symptoms do tend to indicate peak time congestion at your exchange. If you haven't been down this track yet, it would be worth pursuing this issue. It won't fix the international, but it should make at least some of your internet experience better (assuming it can be resolved, rather than a "yes there is exchange congestion, but there is no immediate plans to upgrade capacity")


Update: you are right, there is more happening than just the usual Xnet poor performance. Xnet confirmed today Telecom have located a fault at my local exchange. There is no expected time to resolution. *sigh* Well at least the problem is known, so that's something...

Now if Xnet can just fix their International problem I'll be sitting pretty... *chokes and dies on expectations*




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  #180289 25-Nov-2008 20:28
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Out of interest do you know what exchange your are on?




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#180292 25-Nov-2008 20:32
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coffeebaron: Out of interest do you know what exchange your are on?


*shrug* I live at the beginning of Grange Road (nearest the golf course) in Bureta, Tauranga. Perhaps someone can advise?




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  #180296 25-Nov-2008 20:43
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Oct 2010 before an ADSL2 roadside cabinet :(

Is your router syncing on ADSL2 profile? I think you are only a few km's from the city, so if ADSL2 that's probably where you are connected. If ADSL1, then I guess a roadside cabinet that may not have a big feed, or an ISAM that may have issues dropping UDP packets during peak time.

You're pretty much stuck I guess til Telecom fix the issue. Even switching ISP's won't help here.





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

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#180299 25-Nov-2008 20:49
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Coffeebaron: You appear to be in the know about cabinetisation and ADSL2+ with Telecom.

I'm at Holly St Avondale. According to the Telecom website I can get ADSL2+ (and I've also checked and can get Red network Vodahug/Slingshot). Xnet told me that when ADSL2+ is available their customers automatically get migrated to it. However I'm still on an Alcatel ADSL1 DSLAM. The staff I have spoken to at Xnet were unable to explain to me why I haven't been put onto ADSL2+.

Any clues?

 
 
 
 


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  #180306 25-Nov-2008 21:11
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jesterpaul: Coffeebaron: You appear to be in the know about cabinetisation and ADSL2+ with Telecom.

I'm at Holly St Avondale. According to the Telecom website I can get ADSL2+ (and I've also checked and can get Red network Vodahug/Slingshot). Xnet told me that when ADSL2+ is available their customers automatically get migrated to it. However I'm still on an Alcatel ADSL1 DSLAM. The staff I have spoken to at Xnet were unable to explain to me why I haven't been put onto ADSL2+.

Any clues?

Can you post your line stats from your ADSL router - upstream/downstream, noise margin, line attenuation, modulation. Also what router model do you have, firmware version?

There are a few reasons why this may be. You may actually be connected to a roadside cabinet; very common in hi density or commercial/industrial areas. Over subscription at the exchange, so are using some ADSL1 gear to increase capacity. The DSLAM may be locked into ADSL1 profile.

I have seen a lot of activity down Rosebank Road lately with cabinet rollout, so hang tight as this is scheduled to be complete in January - like the whole of Avondale!!!




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

Cel-Fi supply and installer - boost your mobile phone coverage legally
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


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  #180327 25-Nov-2008 23:10
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I saw a Chorus van working on a cabinet on the corner of Victor and
Holly St just yesterday, but I have no idea if he was doing phone
maintenance or installing DSLAMs.

I use a Dynalinkn RTA770
Router. It's old but always been solid as a rock. I keep firmware up to
date. Current Firmware Version is 2.18.01.16_A2A015h.d15g

Here are the connection stats:






























Line ModeG.dmt  Line State Show Time 
Latency TypeInterleave  Line Up Time 00:00:15:54 
Line Coding Trellis On  Line Up Count





































Statistics Downstream Upstream
Line Rate7616 Kbps896 Kbps
Attainable Line Rate 9184 Kbps  1148 Kbps 
Noise Margin 15.4 dB  15.0 dB 
Line Attenuation 6.5 dB  4.0 dB 
Output Power 12.2 dBm  11.8 dBm 


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  #180369 26-Nov-2008 10:00
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jesterpaul: I use a Dynalinkn RTA770
Router. It's old but always been solid as a rock. I keep firmware up to
date. Current Firmware Version is 2.18.01.16_A2A015h.d15g

Ah, there's a clue; the RTA770 is an ADSL1 only router, so it looks like an upgrade is in order. Also, looking at your line stats, I'd say you are also connected via a roadside cabinet, so also after a router upgrade, you may not necessarily get ADSL2 just yet, but it will happen.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

Cel-Fi supply and installer - boost your mobile phone coverage legally
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


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  #180392 26-Nov-2008 10:52
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coffeebaron:
Ah, there's a clue; the RTA770 is an ADSL1 only router, so it looks like an upgrade is in order. Also, looking at your line stats, I'd say you are also connected via a roadside cabinet, so also after a router upgrade, you may not necessarily get ADSL2 just yet, but it will happen.


ADSL Settings





 Enable ADSL Port


Select the support of line modes: G.dmt G.lite T1.413
  ADSL2 READSL2 

Capability Enabled: Bitswap Seamless Rate Adaptation


I don't think you are correct there Coffebaron. I have all these ticked. Would my router have these options if they were just for show?

I have configured a Vodahug ADSL2+ connection with the RTA1320 for a friend and the firmware interface is identical to my RTA770. That one was getting 21Mbps (lucky sod was 200 m from exchange)

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  #180398 26-Nov-2008 11:16
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jesterpaul: 
 Enable ADSL Port


Select the support of line modes: G.dmt G.lite T1.413
  ADSL2 READSL2 

Capability Enabled: Bitswap Seamless Rate Adaptation


 
I don't think you are correct there Coffebaron. I have all these ticked. Would my router have these options if they were just for show?

I have configured a Vodahug ADSL2+ connection with the RTA1320 for a friend and the firmware interface is identical to my RTA770. That one was getting 21Mbps (lucky sod was 200 m from exchange)

Interesting; I checked the specs online, but no mention of ADSL2. However, looking at what is there, there is no ADSL2+, so even if it did connect on ADSL2, you would only get around 12Mbps max (I think).
It may be an early adoption of ADSL2, and so possibly not compatible here.

Talk nice to your friend and so some router swapping.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

Cel-Fi supply and installer - boost your mobile phone coverage legally
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


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  #180402 26-Nov-2008 11:22
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You got me there Coffeebaron. I didn't even pick up the missing Plus category.

I'll borrow a router and compare

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