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Topic # 128839 25-Aug-2013 18:36
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I have not seen one around but we should have a speed test thread.

Format:

ISP: The provider of the connection.
Location: Current location of test, Mobile, Home connection, Work..
Plan: ISP plan
Connection Type: FS/FS (Full speed ADSL) NGA (Chorus Fibre) HFC (Vodafone Fibre) LTE (4G) 3G or 3G DC (Dual Carrier and 3G)

Lets have a look and see what everyone gets. 






 


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  Reply # 884265 25-Aug-2013 18:36
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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 # 884277 25-Aug-2013 18:50
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ISP: Snap!
Location: Home, In Masterton
Plan: Lightwave Home Ultra
Connection Type: NGA (Chorus Fibre)


#11 Install of UFB in Masterton, first one that had STAR wiring.




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  Reply # 884279 25-Aug-2013 18:59
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ISP: Telecom
Location: Home, Auckland
Plan: Ultra VDSL
Connection Type: VDSL







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  Reply # 884287 25-Aug-2013 19:28
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ISP: Vodafone, used to be telstraclear
Location: Home, Bethells
Plan: Sucks
Connection Type: Sucks Worse

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  Reply # 884289 25-Aug-2013 19:40
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ISP: Telecom 
Location: Home, Nelson
Plan: Ultra VDSL 
Connection Type: VDSL







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  Reply # 884298 25-Aug-2013 20:00
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ISP: Vodafone
Location: Home, Auckland, Takapuna
Plan: Chocka Naked
Connection Type: ADSL FS/FS




 


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  Reply # 884328 25-Aug-2013 20:58
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I don't understand why VDSL is being speed limited, especially the upload.

I also like to understand how one person here's vdsl is 60mbit download.  I thought that was caped at 50mbit.

In a UFB world, I don't get why Chorus is capping the VDSL and not just making it best effort like ADSL2+ and ADSL1






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  Reply # 884332 25-Aug-2013 21:12
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DonGould:

I don't understand why VDSL is being speed limited, especially the upload.

I also like to understand how one person here's vdsl is 60mbit download.  I thought that was caped at 50mbit.

In a UFB world, I don't get why Chorus is capping the VDSL and not just making it best effort like ADSL2+ and ADSL1




VDSL isnt being speed limited (Unless specified by the provider) , It is very flaky. Max for VDSL over here would be 75-10.
It all depends on your attenuation, My attenuation is 3.3 so id get around 40+ down and 8-10 up.





 


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  Reply # 884340 25-Aug-2013 21:25
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DonGould:

I don't understand why VDSL is being speed limited, especially the upload.

I also like to understand how one person here's vdsl is 60mbit download.  I thought that was caped at 50mbit.

In a UFB world, I don't get why Chorus is capping the VDSL and not just making it best effort like ADSL2+ and ADSL1




VDSL2 17a profile is 70Mbps.

There are a couple of reasons why upload is capped at 10Mbps, with spectrum management playing a part.


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  Reply # 884341 25-Aug-2013 21:25
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ISP: Snap!
Location: Home, Palmerston North
Plan: VDSL Naked Broadband @ Home
Connection Type: VDSL (DLM-4)


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  Reply # 884351 25-Aug-2013 22:09
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ISP: Telecom
Location: Home, Nelson
Plan: Ultra Fibre 30/10
Connection Type: NGA ( Chorus Fibre )






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  Reply # 885116 27-Aug-2013 08:47
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ISP: Snap
Location: Home, Dunedin
Plan: Lightwave Home Ultra
Connection Type: NGA (Chorus Fibre)


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  Reply # 885156 27-Aug-2013 10:16
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  Reply # 885172 27-Aug-2013 10:43
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sbiddle:[snip]
There are a couple of reasons why upload is capped at 10Mbps, with spectrum management playing a part.



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  Reply # 885174 27-Aug-2013 10:53
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Talkiet: 
I Honestly* don't know why you keep saying this on here - there's only 5 readers who understand what it is and why it's important and no-one else seems interested.

Cheers - N

* - no, not honestly, something else, maybe exasperatedly, maybe sarcastically... not really sure.
 


It's a better response than "so it gosh darn tootin don't break nuttin'" though, surely? ;) I would've thought the general understanding level on here would've been reasonable, but I may well be wrong :/




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