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  Reply # 588303 29-Feb-2012 13:29
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Thanks Fraser, I might well do that.


Spoke to a helpful chap at Vodafone who informed me that cabinetisation of my exchange is not actually complete - apparently at odds with the chorus SAT??  And so changing will not be possible. 

Anywho... seems they want to do more isolation and speed tests... so will keep you updated.



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  Reply # 588539 29-Feb-2012 20:29
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Well, after another call and another isolation test which didn't reveal much new, it seems there is actually a cabinet close to my house as per the chorus SAT; so in 5 -9 day I should hopefully be on the wholesale network. Thanks for all the help guys, and I'll post back here when the change is made.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 588618 29-Feb-2012 22:58
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Check out this thread on the Vodafone NZ forum after a issue was resolved with the house wiring, Speed went from 7Mbps to 12Mbps DL

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/9800-the-next-step/page__p__73566&#entry73566

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  Reply # 588623 29-Feb-2012 23:15
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Why doesn't Vodafone put their equipment in the cabinets?





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  Reply # 588624 29-Feb-2012 23:16
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hamish225: Why doesn't Vodafone put their equipment in the cabinets?


At a guess cost!

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  Reply # 588658 1-Mar-2012 06:34
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hamish225: Why doesn't Vodafone put their equipment in the cabinets?


It makes no financial cost to do so, unless you're willing to pay a ballpark figure of maybe 500% more for your broadband. The regulated costs of access that are set by the Commerce Commission simply don't make this cost effective.

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  Reply # 589069 1-Mar-2012 20:50
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Did a master filter install yesterday on a Red Network customer. Speed went from 2Mbps to 17Mbps! They were on Telecom with OK speed, but after switching to Vodafone their broadband performance really went to custard. This is likely because Vodafone Red Network have lower noise margin target, so if there is a wiring issue, it will have a more significant effect.
NB: this customer is not in a cabinet area - so was not a mid point injection issue.




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  Reply # 589216 2-Mar-2012 09:44
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Hi.

Sorry to barge in on another ISP furum, but sometimes the problem can be at the Exchange as I think might be my problem.

On speedtest, the results are slow, But I have had my internal wiring upgraded to cat3 with a master filter. I am with Telstraclear through the wholesale network(i think). I am only next door to the Exchange (Otatara, Invercargill) The only difference I noticed before and after upgrade was the Attenuation dropped from 2db dl to 0db and I haven't had any disconnections. Is there something the chorus technician check at the exchange?

https://www.speedtest.net/result/1807316184.png

After Master filter installed

     Mode:ADSL2+Traffic Type:ATMStatus:UpLink Power State:L0Copper Loop(kft):0.0  DownstreamUpstreamLine Coding(Trellis):OnOnSNR Margin (0.1 dB):114127Attenuation (0.1 dB):00Output Power (0.1 dBm):0126Attainable Rate (Kbps):234521032  Path 0 Path 1  DownstreamUpstreamDownstreamUpstreamRate (Kbps):2170296800

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  Reply # 589223 2-Mar-2012 10:04
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Hi, what error rates are you getting, does the modem report that.

Also what do you get by trying the Auckland speedtest servers, both WorldExchange and vodafone.

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  Reply # 589230 2-Mar-2012 10:10
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https://www.speedtest.net/result/1807371741.png

https://www.speedtest.net/result/1807374350.png

I will try another modem. the one I am using is a netcomm NB304N

MSGc (# of bytes in overhead channel message):61900B (# of bytes in Mux Data Frame):926000M (# of Mux Data Frames in FEC Data Frame):1200T (Mux Data Frames over sync bytes):7200R (# of check bytes in FEC Data Frame):141000S (ratio of FEC over PMD Data Frame length):0.13694.00.00.0L (# of bits in PMD Data Frame):625226400D (interleaver depth):2241600Delay (msec):7.6616.00.00.0INP (DMT symbol):2.02.420.00.0 Super Frames:14763115708200Super Frame Errors:0000RS Words:69239059236904700RS Correctable Errors:17297200RS Uncorrectable Errors:0000 HEC Errors:0000OCD Errors:0000LCD Errors:0000Total Cells:121308325000Data Cells:509230000Bit Errors:0000 Total ES:00Total SES:00Total UAS:00

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  Reply # 589250 2-Mar-2012 10:39
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Hi, pity that was not more readible, a bit hard to understand, but from what I can glean there is no major error issues, so talk to your ISP, or maybe change ISP for one that delivers decent backhaul to your part of the country.

My only other comment is from the details you have posted there is nothing wrong with your DSL connection.

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  Reply # 589267 2-Mar-2012 10:56
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Our exchange is only a wee tin pot one. Probably old wiring on their side? At least my connection is reliable.

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  Reply # 589337 2-Mar-2012 12:32
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I know how this feels, I live right on the edge of the massey exchange in West Auckland. There are no cabinets in my area, but my neighbours who live one street over from me are connected to a cabinet

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  Reply # 589346 2-Mar-2012 12:46
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At my old place connect rates went from around 11mbps to around 17mbps after some wiring was replaced due to static on the phone line. That's a pretty significant jump.







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  Reply # 589408 2-Mar-2012 14:16
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@John, Fraser and stevenz;  thanks for the info, very interesting stuff and exactly the sort of info I was hoping to get...  So anecdotally from this really small sample it looks like fixing house wiring can cause anything from a 1.5x to 8.5x improvement. They all sound fairly significant though :)

While I'm waiting to change to the wholesale network, is it possible to get an idea now for whether it's worth looking at putting in master filterc?  Or is it best to wait until after the change, then collect the numbers etc?

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