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Topic # 201298 12-Aug-2016 11:56
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Hi Everyone!

 

 

 

Hope every one is having a good day.

 

This is my first post so I brand new and really would appreciate some help/advise.

 

 

 

 

 

Next month September 2016 I am moving to Manly Whangaparaoa.

 

We can only get ADSL at the house but download speed is 1-3 mbps.

 

 

 

I am looking at a RBI solution, The questions I need help with is

 

 

 

What is the best provider for speed/data amount in my location?

 

Do I get 1 or 2 antennas to increase speeds?

 

 

 

Is this the only solution or is there something better?

 

 

 

Thanks for your time,

 

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

 

David

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1610651 12-Aug-2016 12:30
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Fairly sure that area is well covered with FTTN cabinets. How have you confirmed that expected throughput?


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  Reply # 1610689 12-Aug-2016 13:24
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I'm in Manly, an area not covered by a cabinet, and too far away for VDSL. When we moved in, the connection maxed out at about 2- 3 Mbps down. I replaced all the old phone cabling with Cat5e, added a small patch panel ran cable out to where I could and added some network jacks. I moved the phone line where it comes in from the road, the ETP I think it's called, into the linen cupboard, added a xdsl filter to it, and can get around 9 - 9.5 Mbps down, pretty much maxed out my connection. I'm pretty sure the spark website gives you an indication of max line speed you should be able to achieve, probably worth a look. 


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  Reply # 1610692 12-Aug-2016 13:36
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That was my thoughts - generally, you can get a minimum of about 10Mb/s in FTTN areas, and up to 10 times that if VDSL is good, so 1-3Mb/s seems very low.




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  Reply # 1610694 12-Aug-2016 13:36
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Some FTTN cabinets upgrade but not all, unfortunately, address is running off a cabinet which is yet to be updated. . Chorus logs show your upgrade is planned for Year 8 or the government funded fibre plan (Jul-18 - Jun-19).

 

 

 

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I think RBI is the way to go?


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  Reply # 1610708 12-Aug-2016 14:10
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Newman:

 

Some FTTN cabinets upgrade but not all, unfortunately, address is running off a cabinet which is yet to be updated.

 

 

I wouldn't think there would be any work planned putting in new FTTN cabinets in the area when fibre is planned.

 

Newman: Chorus logs show your upgrade is planned for Year 8 or the government funded fibre plan (Jul-18 - Jun-19).

 

 

 

Do you mean fibre is scheduled for then?

 

 

 

Newman: I think RBI is the way to go?

 

 

Depends. Looking at Vodafone's site, only some parts of Manly are likely to get a signal, and this is 3G not 4G. You would also have a data cap rather than unlimited, if you got a fixed line connection.

 

Where has the 1-3Mb/s throughput estimate come from?


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  Reply # 1610711 12-Aug-2016 14:13
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I do RBI installs for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour 

 

You can pay extra for optional second antenna that typically will give better performance. Ultimate also have a 3G only, high data usage plan, which could be an option if 3G speeds are good.

 

 





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  Reply # 1610716 12-Aug-2016 14:22
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RunningMan:

 

Newman:

 

Some FTTN cabinets upgrade but not all, unfortunately, address is running off a cabinet which is yet to be updated.

 

 

I wouldn't think there would be any work planned putting in new FTTN cabinets in the area when fibre is planned.

 

maybe they are getting FTTN and FTTH confused?

 

 




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  Reply # 1610726 12-Aug-2016 14:45
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RunningMan:

 

Newman:

 

Some FTTN cabinets upgrade but not all, unfortunately, address is running off a cabinet which is yet to be updated.

 

 

I wouldn't think there would be any work planned putting in new FTTN cabinets in the area when fibre is planned.

 

Newman: Chorus logs show your upgrade is planned for Year 8 or the government funded fibre plan (Jul-18 - Jun-19).

 

 

 

Do you mean fibre is scheduled for then?

 

 

 

Newman: I think RBI is the way to go?

 

 

Depends. Looking at Vodafone's site, only some parts of Manly are likely to get a signal, and this is 3G not 4G. You would also have a data cap rather than unlimited, if you got a fixed line connection.

 

Where has the 1-3Mb/s throughput estimate come from?

 

 

 

 

Thanks for resposes guys1

 

Yeah its Fibre for Jul-18 - Jun-19

 

I had a look and the house fall into 4g area by the looks of it.

 

I know its 1-3mb down speed as my Grandmother live at house at the moment


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  Reply # 1610742 12-Aug-2016 14:51
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Even if you get a filter installed you might get a noticeable improvement.




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  Reply # 1610750 12-Aug-2016 15:00
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What filter would you recommend and could I install myself?

 

 


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  Reply # 1610768 12-Aug-2016 15:29
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a VDSL filter and if you have a little bit of electrical experience you probably could DIY it.


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  Reply # 1610769 12-Aug-2016 15:29
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Newman:

 

I know its 1-3mb down speed as my Grandmother live at house at the moment

 

 

If you can post the line stats from the modem, it should be fairly easy to see if that could be improved with a master filter - I suspect you should be able to get around the 10Mb/s at least.

 

You could also try putting a few of the neighbour's addresses into the Chorus broadband checker  - that is basically showing the current xDSL sync rate, and see what they are getting.


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  Reply # 1610771 12-Aug-2016 15:30
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looks like this

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1610775 12-Aug-2016 15:34
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Spark seem to have good 4G coverage for 700mhz 4G.

 

You could do one of the BOLTE connections if you need a phone over the same connection.

 

 

Or a skinny broadband should work really well too. Much cheaper, but no phone.

 

 

Neither one requires a professional install, and works well with the built in antenna, but it has connections on the modem for external antenna if you're that way inclined.



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  Reply # 1610782 12-Aug-2016 15:42
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Dairyxox: Spark seem to have good 4G coverage for 700mhz 4G. You could do one of the BOLTE connections if you need a phone over the same connection. Or a skinny broadband should work really well too. Much cheaper, but no phone. Neither one requires a professional install, and works well with the built in antenna, but it has connections on the modem for external antenna if you're that way inclined.

 

 

 

Thanks mate, sorry whats BOLTE?

 

 

 

I think Spark has the best coverage for area for 4g, thought?

 

 

 

 


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