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Topic # 128704 20-Aug-2013 19:35
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Hi all, 

First time poster but long time reader of the forums :)

Was just wondering if I could get some additional information about internet options in hoon hay - christchurch, as I am moving into a new house in a couple of months and want to have the best internet I can...... for the right price ofcourse ;)

So ill be using the internet mostly for gaming, torrenting, and streaming, so will most likely need quite a bit of data allowence, iv had telstra clear / Vodafone cable internet service since I can remember and have always loved it, but as iv only had this internet i wouldn't have a clue what other internet is like these days :).

So is the Vodafone warp speed plans still some of the best around, or should i explore some of these vdsl plans?

I have looked on the internet for speeds/prices but don't really trust what the providers say the speeds are, as that's best case scenario and quite often very untrue.

Also if i kept using the Vodafone warp speed plans, would i be better using my own wireless router ran through the standard modem it comes with, or are the Vodafone wireless modems good enough?

Any help on the topic would be great

Cheers :)

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  Reply # 881745 20-Aug-2013 19:35
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 881759 20-Aug-2013 19:56
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Chuck your soon-to-be address into here and here to find out whether your new place can get warpspeed or VDSL respectively. Let us know what you get, and we can help you from there

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  Reply # 881761 20-Aug-2013 19:57
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I would recommend you go to: www.chorus.co.nz/maps

Then you will know what service Chorus consider is possible at your new address.  Then you will know if you can get VDSL or if UFB is coming to your area. Since it's christchurch you would need to check Enable's site: http://www.enable.net.nz/when.html

Then you will know what options you have, and decide which ISP you want to use (hopefully Telecom :)



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  Reply # 881770 20-Aug-2013 20:10
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Oops sorry I should have noted, Vodafone warp speed is available, all I got for chorus was:

Network capability:
Broadband > 20 Mbps (with the right modem and plan)
Broadband > 10 Mbps

So no fibre for me, and to be honest, those speeds don't sound too appealing?

Cheers

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  Reply # 881771 20-Aug-2013 20:11
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I would definitely check out to see if UFB is available first by going to enable.net.nz 

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  Reply # 881772 20-Aug-2013 20:16
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chronig52: Oops sorry I should have noted, Vodafone warp speed is available, all I got for chorus was:

Network capability:
Broadband > 20 Mbps (with the right modem and plan)
Broadband > 10 Mbps

So no fibre for me, and to be honest, those speeds don't sound too appealing?

Cheers


If you are within the >20Mbps darker zone on the maps then you should be able to get VDSL, typically the speeds on there are 30mb up to a maximum of 60mb.

I do miss TCL Cable broadband, however I do like the Telecom 500GB plans. So it depends on if you need more data, or faster speeds but don't need as much data.
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  Reply # 881774 20-Aug-2013 20:16
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nah just checked enable, no go for UFB :(



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  Reply # 881790 20-Aug-2013 20:25
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I don't think I should need a hell of alot more data than iv got at the moment (60 gig), as ill be installing sky as-well so hopefully wont stream as much hah

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  Reply # 881791 20-Aug-2013 20:30
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chronig52: I don't think I should need a hell of alot more data than iv got at the moment (60 gig), as ill be installing sky as-well so hopefully wont stream as much hah


Vodafone cable is probably a good option if avaliable

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  Reply # 881792 20-Aug-2013 20:31
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Have you checked with Vodafone to see if their cable network is available? 



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  Reply # 881799 20-Aug-2013 20:36
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yep, Vodafone cable is available at the new address, think i might go with that, could anybody recommend a good wireless router to run with it?

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  Reply # 882319 21-Aug-2013 17:36
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chronig52: yep, Vodafone cable is available at the new address, think i might go with that, could anybody recommend a good wireless router to run with it?


apple airport products are always good





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