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  # 1466087 8-Jan-2016 17:31
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SamF:
hio77: Quite an interesting development there..

in an area with alot of old people who would have the mentality of turning modem off at night? by chance? 


I don't live in a retirement village if that's what you're asking... :P

No, not that I'm aware of...


now now, that totally depends on your view of alot :P




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  # 1466111 8-Jan-2016 17:42
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hio77:now now, that totally depends on your view of alot :P


It also depends on your view of old...

AND 40 IS NOT OLD OK!!??

:D

 
 
 
 


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  # 1466118 8-Jan-2016 17:55
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SamF:
hio77:now now, that totally depends on your view of alot :P


It also depends on your view of old...

AND 40 IS NOT OLD OK!!??

:D


are you sure about that? ;)

jokes aside, i know plenty about that figure who still do turn modems off at night!




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  # 1466126 8-Jan-2016 18:07
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:P

But... how will they leech all the warez overnight!?

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  # 1466134 8-Jan-2016 18:08
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SamF: :P

But... how will they leech all the warez overnight!?


because leaching takes less time than giving back!




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  # 1466140 8-Jan-2016 18:43
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I guess turning off the router keeps the hackers out...?

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  # 1474178 18-Jan-2016 21:36
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Had my line switched over to VDSL today. I'm right on the borderline of viability for VDSL, so I wasn't expecting it to suddenly jump up to 100Mbps. But I was pleasantly surprised to find it went from 13Mbps/830kbps to 17Mbps/1.1Mbps, roughly a 25% improvement.

That is with no attempt to tweak the house wiring, but the house wiring is pretty new and there are no POTS lines on it.

I don't expect DLM to make any dramatic improvement to that. My signal falls off a cliff at the end of the lower downstream band so I expect that 8b's higher maximum power is more important than 17a's higher bandwidth, in my situation.




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  # 1474180 18-Jan-2016 21:39
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would be nice to see the line stats for your line

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  # 1474225 18-Jan-2016 22:10
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Here you go --







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  # 1474232 18-Jan-2016 22:26
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by chance do you have your stats from before the move to vdsl?

 

 

 

Was your line allowed to move to VDSL now that 998 is pushed out? - Increased distance bit chorus have pointed to.




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No, not from before. I was actually using an Asus modem, but it isn't VDSL-capable. We were only cabinetised in October so there was no question of VDSL before that anyway.




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Ah, thats a little before VDSL hit 998 still. but not bad at all! Personally i would have liked to see your upper frequencys slightly stronger. Considering your linecard, i would be tempted despite my love for the firtz, to get a hold of a broadcom based modem and see how it preforms.

 

Im looking to try to push vdsl onto my rural borderline connection here, being on VDSL is an reasonable reason for shortening the 250~300M of cable in the driveway but on adsl its a netgain in downstream of maybe a mbit or so - far cheaper to manage with snr tweaking so a null point. 




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Waaaaaaaaaw, that is one borderline connection man! :D. I'm seriously surprised it works at all tbh! Glad you got a bit more speed tho!



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Well... just came back from an ~1hr power outage to this!

 

 

https://www.speedtest.net/result/5006926404.png

 


It's only been 30min, but my line has never connected faster & my error rate is 0.2! :D

 

We'll see what happens tomorrow when the rest of the suburb switch on their devices again lol

 

 

 

 

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hio77: Ah, thats a little before VDSL hit 998 still. but not bad at all! Personally i would have liked to see your upper frequencys slightly stronger. Considering your linecard, i would be tempted despite my love for the firtz, to get a hold of a broadcom based modem and see how it preforms. Im looking to try to push vdsl onto my rural borderline connection here, being on VDSL is an reasonable reason for shortening the 250~300M of cable in the driveway but on adsl its a netgain in downstream of maybe a mbit or so - far cheaper to manage with snr tweaking so a null point. 

 

Yeah, we are rural too. And when I say we are borderline, I mean borderline:

 

 

And not much scope for shortening the line from street for us. It's already a straight line.

 

I'm going to give it a couple of weeks to let DLM do it's thing, and then probably switch to a Draytek. My Fritzbox has an annoying issue of losing most of it's config when it reboots or power cycles. It's odd - the flash isn't damaged as I could update the firmware, and some config appears to remain, but it always goes back to the first-time-setup wizard after a reboot and will have factory default WAN settings. Also, I cannot for the life of me get the damn thing to allow me internet-side access to my internal machines. UPnP on, statics rules, no matter what, it still doesn't work. I've never had this much trouble with another modem.

 

The Asus (DSL-N55U) on the other hand has much better Wifi, 4 gig ports, and no problems with port forwarding. Unfortunately it is not a VDSL version so I can't use it without forgoing the speed improvements I just got. There are some versions of this device that have a dedicated WAN ethernet port. I'm pretty sure mine isn't one of them but I believe that those ones can simply use a normal ethernet port for access to an external modem via bridging.

 

So either I get the Vigor 130 (if I can do pass-through on the Asus) or one of the more expensive ones (for Wifi).

 

Ultimately my aspirational goal is to convince Chorus that since there's already a fibre trench under the road -- the main cable north is under SH1 right there, following the road -- they should give us UFB to the kerb, with an outdoor ONT feeding an outdoor 802.11n or better access point on the power pole right next to the driveway with a point-to-point link back to my house (it's only 50m) for the final leg. It'll never happen, but a man can dream.

 

Contrast this with the way the Australian government has f^Hhandled NBN. I was back in Penrith visiting my family over Christmas. If my parents lived in the equivalent setting here, they would have at least 50Mb+ VDSL, if not UFB on the future schedule. Over there, they get about 4Mb DSL which slows to sub-Mb speeds during peak usage periods. It's appalling.




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