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#143430 14-Apr-2014 21:34
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I live at Rapaura, about 8k out from Blenheim.  I am only 400 metres from the Telecom box which happens to be directly across the road from a school, and Chorus laid the big green fiber cables to the box nearly two years ago.  However, the box has not been upgraded to ADSL2 yet, and there are no plans to let us access the fiber with UFB, and for the most part we are lucky to get 1.5Mbs during the day and evenings, and 3.5Mbs over night.

But here's a funny thing.  I recently started using Free YouTube Downloader, and for some reason, it absolutely flies!  It can sometimes show 9 or 10mbs, and download a ten minute video in 720 in just a few minutes. Si am wondering if Telecom somehow throttle web traffic, or I can access that obviously available fast speed for normal use?

I have an uncapped 120Gb/month plan using the Dlink  D604T modem with f-secure and Windows 7 Pro, plus a second computer also with Windows 7 and f-secure, both hard wired to the modem.  There are no other properties near enough to see our wireless signal.




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  #1025183 14-Apr-2014 21:34
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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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  #1025198 14-Apr-2014 21:39
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Please answer what Peter Reader has asked and post xDSL modem line stats,

No Telecom do not throttle web traffic,

John

 
 
 
 


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  #1025236 14-Apr-2014 22:29
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sounds like a conklin, although getting up to 10mbit on one doesnt sound right.


looking at the area, most of it is Planned RBI.

need to know more details to look up anything in detail about the rollout for you though.




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  #1025251 14-Apr-2014 23:32
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It seems like your on ADSL2+ otherwise you would never get over 7616.
I would suggest this ADSL2+ node isnt congested otherwise you would be on ADSL1. 


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  #1025270 15-Apr-2014 05:59
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Is this the info?





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  #1025271 15-Apr-2014 06:00
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TLD: Is this the info?



try the "adsl" tab.




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  #1025282 15-Apr-2014 07:16
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Worth getting a new router.... plus it does sound like a conklin to me... message me your home line and I can check it out.

 
 
 
 


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  #1025378 15-Apr-2014 08:57
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Sorry to be a bit slow at this.   Thanks for the offer to check the line.  I'll get the number PM'd to you





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  #1025380 15-Apr-2014 09:00
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You're only connected to an ADSL1 connection which will either be a Conklin or an ASAM and syncs at 7616kbps.

Getting speeds of greater than ~7Mbps is physically impossible.



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  #1025387 15-Apr-2014 09:07
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You are connected to a Conklin.. But on the upside the cabinet SCK/P is due to be upgraded under RBI in June 2015.

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  #1025392 15-Apr-2014 09:16
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I spoke to some Chorus guys who were working on the box last year after a lightning strike knocked out some phone lines.  They said that the box was still using a Conklin, and that there were was plans to upgrade to ADSL2 some time this year.  AFAIK that has not happened yet.

I'll see if there is anyone local who will fit a Master Splitter, and definitely look at a new modem router.  Do you guys have any favourites?




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  #1025393 15-Apr-2014 09:19
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TLD: I spoke to some Chorus guys who were working on the box last year after a lightning strike knocked out some phone lines.  They said that the box was still using a Conklin, and that there were was plans to upgrade to ADSL2 some time this year.  AFAIK that has not happened yet.

I'll see if there is anyone local who will fit a Master Splitter, and definitely look at a new modem router.  Do you guys have any favourites?


A master splitter will not make any difference at this stage and neither will a new modem (even though those modems are pretty poor). You're synced at 7616 which is the maximum sync speed of the Conklin.

The upgrade will happen as part of the RBI rollout, the dates of the rollout were all set around 2 years ago when the rollout started, so the Chorus tech was probably being a little optimistic when he said this year.


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  #1025423 15-Apr-2014 10:10
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You are connected to a Conklin these have very limited capacity / back haul are only ADSL1 save your time wait for it to be upgraded before really doing anything

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  #1025435 15-Apr-2014 10:26
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Thanks for your help guys.  I guess this is the price of living out of town.




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  #1025439 15-Apr-2014 10:31
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TLD: Thanks for your help guys.  I guess this is the price of living out of town.


You are being upgraded next year though, and if you're close enough to the cabinet will be able to get VDSL2 once it's done.


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