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Topic # 14363 29-Jun-2007 16:46
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Yesterday morning, ADSL2+ was enabled for everyone on the Pakuranga exchange.  I'm interested in what people are getting as the new sync rate with the exchange.  Mine is about the same at 6.5Mbps, but I've got a faulty old modem (to be replaced next week).  Thanks.




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  Reply # 76326 29-Jun-2007 17:28
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I wonder if thats why my download speed jumped up yesterday....



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  Reply # 76327 29-Jun-2007 17:40
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It was scheduled for between 9:30 and 14:00, my connection was dropped at 9:32.  I'm in Edgewater.  If you have a D-Link 502 or 504 and a line with interleave turned on (the default), then it needs to be generation II and version 2 or else you will simply connect at speed limited ADSL2+ (around 7.5Mbps max).  See the thread regarding modem compatibility.




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  Reply # 77259 7-Jul-2007 16:34
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I live less than 1km from the exchange and have not noticed any change. Does it make any difference who your ISP is (Im with IHug), and have a Dynalink ADSL2+ modem??





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  Reply # 77278 7-Jul-2007 20:17
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It does not matter which ISP you are with.  But you will not have any speed increase unless you are on a full speed plan, or if you have reached your data cap.  It will also not help anything if your modem is configured not to use ADSL2+ (the default is enabled, but you could have forced it to one standard to reduce the time it takes to connect).

During the switchover, all ADSL services were interruped for a few minutes.  If ADSL2+ is enabled on your modem, then it should now be connected as such.  Log into your modem config page and check the status screen.  Also check the connection speed.




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  Reply # 77326 8-Jul-2007 14:10
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Thanks for the reply,
Sorry I should have been clearer..  Have ADSL2+ connect speed is just above 13M (up from 3M), but have noticed that the ADSL speed test seems slower than before upgrade?  Was getting an average of 1.5 - 2M and occasionally higher now lucky to see 500k - 1M any time of day or night.  And Im not on any data cap or speed cap??

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  Reply # 77361 8-Jul-2007 19:58
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Welcome to reality, we have a race track with no obstructions between your place and the exchange, and a cobbled track littered with horse and carts between your local exchange and the rest of the world.

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  Reply # 77428 9-Jul-2007 12:57
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cyril7: Welcome to reality, we have a race track with no obstructions between your place and the exchange, and a cobbled track littered with horse and carts between your local exchange and the rest of the world.

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Heh, great analogy.

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  Reply # 77507 9-Jul-2007 20:01
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Hey, have a DG834G v2 and living in Pakuranga, no idea how far from the exchange, but getting 7.5mb at the moment, should I be getting better speeds?

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  Reply # 77674 10-Jul-2007 21:54
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edaw: Hey, have a DG834G v2 and living in Pakuranga, no idea how far from the exchange, but getting 7.5mb at the moment, should I be getting better speeds?


The exchange is somewhere in Pakuranga road.  I am in Edgewater and my new modem will sync at about 9.5Mbps.  If the cable length to the exchange (not streight line length) is over 2km, then there is basically no sync speed increase over ADSL1.  But a major difference is that the exchange and your modem will transmit at the minimum required power instead of (only) full power, so there is less crosstalk between lines, so the more people connecting with ADSL2+ the better it is for everyone.




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  Reply # 77676 10-Jul-2007 22:05
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shredder: Sorry I should have been clearer..  Have ADSL2+ connect speed is just above 13M (up from 3M), but have noticed that the ADSL speed test seems slower than before upgrade?  Was getting an average of 1.5 - 2M and occasionally higher now lucky to see 500k - 1M any time of day or night.  And Im not on any data cap or speed cap??

Who is your ISP?  All ISPs are not the same.  Here is a map of internet interconnections:
http://www.ispmap.co.nz/topmap.html
Then there is also the issue of proxy servers, e.g. Slingshot has one.




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