I currently have two modems at my disposal, 1 x D-Link 502T and 1 x Dynalink 1320. I know for a fact the 1320 is a ADSL2 modem but not sure about the 502T. From what I've read the 502T can be upgrade via firmware to become ASDL2 compatiable. The 502T has been updated to run RouterTech custom firmware that greatly improve what is normally a terrible router/modem.
Both the 502T and the 1320 currently only connect to the exchange at 640/7616kbps, which seems suspiciously close to the 8mbit limit of ADSL1. The 502T is currently set to multi mode modulation which results in the modem connecting using ADSL_G.dmt (ADSL1?) and when I try to force it to connect using ADSL2 modulation it wont connect.
I've had the 1320 connected at a previous location using ADSL2 on Xnet's network, so when I moved into the new house I simply changed the username and password but as with the 502T only connected at ADSL1 speeds.
I've got both the phone and modems connected using filters and have tried using different jacks to see if that makes a difference. I've got relatively low pings and line attenuation, so I can't find anything that suggests the connection is crap.
I've also checked the Telecom Wholesale website and both the cabinet and exchange have been ADSL2 capable since May 2009**.
Is there anything I can do to try and connect at ADSL2 speeds? Do Xnet need to 'flick' a switch?
*Originally tried to connect up with Slingshot took them two weeks to tell me there supposively isn't a phoneline at my house, Telecom and Xnet got it all working in three days!
** Also notes that my cabinet is VDSL capable, any ideas when normal pleebs will get access to this?