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  Reply # 1610796 12-Aug-2016 15:58
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RunningMan:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Sorry noob question how do I do this? to get line stats from modem?


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  Reply # 1610802 12-Aug-2016 16:08
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Newman:

 

Sorry noob question how do I do this? to get line stats from modem?

 

 

No need to apologise! At the address, log on to the modem from a web browser - depending on the exact make/model there will be a status page that lists line attenuation, sync rates etc.

 

Drop a few of the neighbour's addresses into here https://www.chorus.co.nz/broadband-checker It will give you an idea of the rates they are getting. It should also say whether VDSL is available. Generally a sync rate that low in an urban environment means there's a wiring fault somewhere - the most frequent cause is inside the dwelling - the master filter instal referred to earlier basically bypasses any internal wiring issues, and gives you a dedicated outlet to plug the modem into.

 

Don't ignore the RBI or Skinny offerings, but it's probably worth a little effort to see if you can get a quick enough fixed line connection for your needs as you will have a wider choice of ISP and/or plans.


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  Reply # 1610875 12-Aug-2016 18:22
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Newman:

 

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?

 

 

 

 

 

I'm assuming they mean Wireless Broadband - you can check if its available at www.spark.co.nz/wirelessbroadband/


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