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  #743208 11-Jan-2013 11:05
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Thanks guys.

I'm pretty sure the wiring of my house is crap without a master filter installed.... there are also about 5+ jackpoints in a number rooms. (Sounds like a nightmare to you comms fellas? :) Having said that, if the download speed could be lifted to about 10Mbps, I will be very very satisfied.

Will update the stats of modem this evening..I'm reading the 'check the wiring post' at the mean time..

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  #743212 11-Jan-2013 11:14
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Just for some perspective, I'm probably somewhere between 3.5 and 4 km from the exchange, and before the local cabinet went in I was getting about 3 Mb/s. After adding a master splitter this increased to closer to 5 Mb/s.

 
 
 
 


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  #743213 11-Jan-2013 11:15
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Someone else can confirm but I think you're unlikely to get higher than 6Mbps given your comment that vodafone/chorus told you that 'the maximum speed for the address is 6.xx Mbps due to the distance to the exchange.'

Chorus provide a tool that gives an indication of the max speed you can get given your distance from the exchange - and I'm guessing that's where they are getting that figure from.


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  #743214 11-Jan-2013 11:16
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I get 10-12Mbps about 1.5-2km away from my exchange. I have new Cat5e and a splitter wiring in the house. There is no reason you shouldn't get similar speeds. Of course it relies on the cable between you and the exchange too. Might be a bunch of multiples coming off your cable, bad joints etc. Sort out house wiring first though and then see how you get on.



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  #743225 11-Jan-2013 11:32
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Behodar: Just for some perspective, I'm probably somewhere between 3.5 and 4 km from the exchange, and before the local cabinet went in I was getting about 3 Mb/s. After adding a master splitter this increased to closer to 5 Mb/s.


What is the speed now with the local cabinet?



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  #743227 11-Jan-2013 11:32
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chevrolux: I get 10-12Mbps about 1.5-2km away from my exchange. I have new Cat5e and a splitter wiring in the house. There is no reason you shouldn't get similar speeds. Of course it relies on the cable between you and the exchange too. Might be a bunch of multiples coming off your cable, bad joints etc. Sort out house wiring first though and then see how you get on.


What was the speed without the splitter?

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  #743236 11-Jan-2013 11:46
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stonecolddy: What is the speed now with the local cabinet?

About 12 Mb/s. Unfortunately it's way down the other end of the street, but that's still a huge improvement over what I had before.

 
 
 
 


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  #743240 11-Jan-2013 12:01
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stonecolddy:
chevrolux: I get 10-12Mbps about 1.5-2km away from my exchange. I have new Cat5e and a splitter wiring in the house. There is no reason you shouldn't get similar speeds. Of course it relies on the cable between you and the exchange too. Might be a bunch of multiples coming off your cable, bad joints etc. Sort out house wiring first though and then see how you get on.


What was the speed without the splitter?


I have never not had a splitter. Every DSL connection should have one so it is one of the first things I did when i bought the place.



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  #743248 11-Jan-2013 12:49
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Behodar:
stonecolddy: What is the speed now with the local cabinet?

About 12 Mb/s. Unfortunately it's way down the other end of the street, but that's still a huge improvement over what I had before.


Seems to me the cabinisation would improve the speed most significantly, which leads to my initial question.  Is it possible for vodafone to connect me through a cabinet?  The house a couple numbers down the road has got a cabinet so I think there must be a cabinet nearby.

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  #743250 11-Jan-2013 13:00
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stonecolddy:
Behodar:
stonecolddy: What is the speed now with the local cabinet?

About 12 Mb/s. Unfortunately it's way down the other end of the street, but that's still a huge improvement over what I had before.


Seems to me the cabinisation would improve the speed most significantly, which leads to my initial question.  Is it possible for vodafone to connect me through a cabinet?  The house a couple numbers down the road has got a cabinet so I think there must be a cabinet nearby.


First thing to do is get the house wiring sorted

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  #743310 11-Jan-2013 14:43
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stonecolddy:
Behodar:
stonecolddy: What is the speed now with the local cabinet?

About 12 Mb/s. Unfortunately it's way down the other end of the street, but that's still a huge improvement over what I had before.


Seems to me the cabinisation would improve the speed most significantly, which leads to my initial question.  Is it possible for vodafone to connect me through a cabinet?  The house a couple numbers down the road has got a cabinet so I think there must be a cabinet nearby.


Reastically no.

Due to the way MPF's run in a street, or even a suburb it's not just a simple matter of moving cable from an exchange to a cabinet. If it was simply this would have been done when the cabinetisation project was underway.

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  #743317 11-Jan-2013 14:50
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Seems to me the cabinisation would improve the speed most significantly, which leads to my initial question. Is it possible for vodafone to connect me through a cabinet? The house a couple numbers down the road has got a cabinet so I think there must be a cabinet nearby.


From what I have seen Vodafone will always put you on to the closest Chorus port available. From what we have heard you aren't on the Red network either. If a cabinet was available for you to be put on to you would have it.

The cost to build a cabinet is around 20k, not including the trenching, backhaul upgrade etc that needs to be carried out. And if you are feed off and exchange and within the 10Mbps zone (which you are at 2km) of the exchange there is no way that the local cross-connect cabinet will get the upgrade.

I am in the same boat. Get great ADSL2+, wont be getting UFB for a while and can't get VDSL due to distance. I would love nothing more than the cross connect across the road from me to be upgraded but I know it just won't happen because I get satisfactory ADSL.

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  #743337 11-Jan-2013 15:14
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chevrolux:

Seems to me the cabinisation would improve the speed most significantly, which leads to my initial question. Is it possible for vodafone to connect me through a cabinet? The house a couple numbers down the road has got a cabinet so I think there must be a cabinet nearby.


From what I have seen Vodafone will always put you on to the closest Chorus port available. From what we have heard you aren't on the Red network either. If a cabinet was available for you to be put on to you would have it.

The cost to build a cabinet is around 20k, not including the trenching, backhaul upgrade etc that needs to be carried out. And if you are feed off and exchange and within the 10Mbps zone (which you are at 2km) of the exchange there is no way that the local cross-connect cabinet will get the upgrade.

I am in the same boat. Get great ADSL2+, wont be getting UFB for a while and can't get VDSL due to distance. I would love nothing more than the cross connect across the road from me to be upgraded but I know it just won't happen because I get satisfactory ADSL.


Just to add further clarification Vodafone don't actually build the cabinets so technically even if there were some reason it made sense for that kind of expenditure it still would not be a case of Vodafone putting in a cabinet as a solution.




Please note: I have a professional bias towards Vodafone.

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  #743381 11-Jan-2013 15:49
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chevrolux:
The cost to build a cabinet is around 20k, not including the trenching, backhaul upgrade etc that needs to be carried out. And if you are feed off and exchange and within the 10Mbps zone (which you are at 2km) of the exchange there is no way that the local cross-connect cabinet will get the upgrade. 



You forgot an extra 0 in the $20k figure

Cost was typically around $150000 to $200000 per cabinet.



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  #743435 11-Jan-2013 17:38
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Below is my modem stats, my modem model is Linksys WAG200G. Is the stats normal?

DSL Status: Connected
DSL Modulation Mode: ADSL2+
DSL Path Mode: Interleaved
Downstream Rate: 5437 kbps
Upstream Rate: 978 kbps
Downstream Margin: 6 db
Upstream Margin: 6 db
Downstream Line Attenuation: 35 db
Upstream Line Attenuation: 9 db
Downstream Transmit Power: 11 db
Upstream Transmit Power: 21 db


PVC Connection
Encapsulation: RFC 2364 PPPoA
Multiplexing: VC
Qos: UBR
Pcr Rate: 0
Scr Rate: 0
Autodetect: Enable
VPI: 0
VCI: 100
Enable: Yes
PVC Status: Up

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