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Topic # 151391 23-Aug-2014 22:39
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Hi,

I have an attenuation of 24.5dB, which is about 1.2km away from the exchange/cabinet. It is quite a lot shorter than this, so I was wondering if replacing the cable from the ETP into the house would possibly fix anything? Is there any way to do a isolation test from the Pillar?

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  Reply # 1114270 23-Aug-2014 22:43
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Connect your modem up at the ETP, with house wiring disconnected. this will give you an idea of the shortest route.


Likely your issue is the cable goes up the road and comes back down rather than direct.


TimA is a prime example of this, despite the cabinet being at his fence-line, he does not get the connection straight from the cabinet, but from a feeder up the road.

What this means, is instead of maybe 20M of cable, he sits on over 300M of cable.




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  Reply # 1114273 23-Aug-2014 22:46
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hio77: Connect your modem up at the ETP, with house wiring disconnected. this will give you an idea of the shortest route.


Likely your issue is the cable goes up the road and comes back down rather than direct.


TimA is a prime example of this, despite the cabinet being at his fence-line, he does not get the connection straight from the cabinet, but from a feeder up the road.

What this means, is instead of maybe 20M of cable, he sits on over 300M of cable.


K I will do that tomorrow. But TimA still gets a 70Mbps 17a connection, and he sends me snapchats of it :( 




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dcole13:
hio77: Connect your modem up at the ETP, with house wiring disconnected. this will give you an idea of the shortest route.


Likely your issue is the cable goes up the road and comes back down rather than direct.


TimA is a prime example of this, despite the cabinet being at his fence-line, he does not get the connection straight from the cabinet, but from a feeder up the road.

What this means, is instead of maybe 20M of cable, he sits on over 300M of cable.


K I will do that tomorrow. But TimA still gets a 70Mbps 17a connection, and he sends me snapchats of it :( 


Thats outside of the scope of this Question.




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  Reply # 1114281 23-Aug-2014 23:05
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hio77:
dcole13:
hio77: Connect your modem up at the ETP, with house wiring disconnected. this will give you an idea of the shortest route.


Likely your issue is the cable goes up the road and comes back down rather than direct.


TimA is a prime example of this, despite the cabinet being at his fence-line, he does not get the connection straight from the cabinet, but from a feeder up the road.

What this means, is instead of maybe 20M of cable, he sits on over 300M of cable.


K I will do that tomorrow. But TimA still gets a 70Mbps 17a connection, and he sends me snapchats of it :( 


Thats outside of the scope of this Question.


Do you know if Chorus allows ULL in cabinets?




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dcole13: 
Do you know if Chorus allows ULL in cabinets?


if im not mistaken, the whisper cabinets are installed with space for ULL, but its hardly economical to do so.


besides, arent you in the beginning of fibre being laid? doesnt that make vdsl moot? 




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hio77:
dcole13: 
Do you know if Chorus allows ULL in cabinets?


if im not mistaken, the whisper cabinets are installed with space for ULL, but its hardly economical to do so.


besides, arent you in the beginning of fibre being laid? doesnt that make vdsl moot? 


nope, fibre is being installed on the street that is  connected to ours, we don't get it until later :(




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dcole13:
hio77:
dcole13: 
Do you know if Chorus allows ULL in cabinets?


if im not mistaken, the whisper cabinets are installed with space for ULL, but its hardly economical to do so.


besides, arent you in the beginning of fibre being laid? doesnt that make vdsl moot? 


nope, fibre is being installed on the street that is  connected to ours, we don't get it until later :(


well then.

to quote your original post, your attenuation is 24.5dB.


doubtful you will be able to reduce that enough for a reasonable vdsl connection - or even for the point where it should be offered.





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hio77:
dcole13:
hio77:
dcole13: 
Do you know if Chorus allows ULL in cabinets?


if im not mistaken, the whisper cabinets are installed with space for ULL, but its hardly economical to do so.


besides, arent you in the beginning of fibre being laid? doesnt that make vdsl moot? 


nope, fibre is being installed on the street that is  connected to ours, we don't get it until later :(


well then.

to quote your original post, your attenuation is 24.5dB.


doubtful you will be able to reduce that enough for a reasonable vdsl connection - or even for the point where it should be offered.


I was offered it by both Spark and Orcon. If I am supposed to pass a test of 10.4dB (or something around there) the maps must be quite inaccurate. I would just like to get the speeds a bit higher.




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dcole13:
hio77:
dcole13:
hio77:
dcole13: 
Do you know if Chorus allows ULL in cabinets?


if im not mistaken, the whisper cabinets are installed with space for ULL, but its hardly economical to do so.


besides, arent you in the beginning of fibre being laid? doesnt that make vdsl moot? 


nope, fibre is being installed on the street that is  connected to ours, we don't get it until later :(


well then.

to quote your original post, your attenuation is 24.5dB.


doubtful you will be able to reduce that enough for a reasonable vdsl connection - or even for the point where it should be offered.


I was offered it by both Spark and Orcon. If I am supposed to pass a test of 10.4dB (or something around there) the maps must be quite inaccurate. I would just like to get the speeds a bit higher.



the maps are simply an estimation..


One place i lived at last year was in the less than 5mbit zone. infact i was 500M from the cabinet, with alot of crosstalk, happily getting 35/10 with a 9db attenuation line.


a Prequal saying you can get it, and real world are two different cases.


If prequals come back as less than 10.4, then ild do a bit of digging and testing to see if your house wiring is not to blame, but it is unlikely.




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hio77:
dcole13:
hio77:
dcole13:
hio77:
dcole13: 
Do you know if Chorus allows ULL in cabinets?


if im not mistaken, the whisper cabinets are installed with space for ULL, but its hardly economical to do so.


besides, arent you in the beginning of fibre being laid? doesnt that make vdsl moot? 


nope, fibre is being installed on the street that is  connected to ours, we don't get it until later :(


well then.

to quote your original post, your attenuation is 24.5dB.


doubtful you will be able to reduce that enough for a reasonable vdsl connection - or even for the point where it should be offered.


I was offered it by both Spark and Orcon. If I am supposed to pass a test of 10.4dB (or something around there) the maps must be quite inaccurate. I would just like to get the speeds a bit higher.



the maps are simply an estimation..


One place i lived at last year was in the less than 5mbit zone. infact i was 500M from the cabinet, with alot of crosstalk, happily getting 35/10 with a 9db attenuation line.


a Prequal saying you can get it, and real world are two different cases.


If prequals come back as less than 10.4, then ild do a bit of digging and testing to see if your house wiring is not to blame, but it is unlikely.


Chorus Tech guy came around to install it when I ordered VDSL from Orcon and he tested it and said nope, which is a prequal I guess.




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dcole13: 

Chorus Tech guy came around to install it when I ordered VDSL from Orcon and he tested it and said nope, which is a prequal I guess.


a prequal is what the isp does, basically running your address through a tool that spits out estimations.


OK so we are getting somewhere.

a chorus tech already came out and attempted an installation, and turned you down.


That likely means there is no way your getting vdsl. - if you were really eager, you should have asked him to try at the ETP.


did he actually conduct an installation? or turned it away on the spot?




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dcole13: 

Chorus Tech guy came around to install it when I ordered VDSL from Orcon and he tested it and said nope, which is a prequal I guess.


a prequal is what the isp does, basically running your address through a tool that spits out estimations.


OK so we are getting somewhere.

a chorus tech already came out and attempted an installation, and turned you down.


That likely means there is no way your getting vdsl. - if you were really eager, you should have asked him to try at the ETP.


did he actually conduct an installation? or turned it away on the spot?


no one was even home, so i have no idea. he just called and said that we were too far away.




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no one was even home, so i have no idea. he just called and said that we were too far away.


ok, so he remotely checked it out, and made the decision its likely you are too far.


sounds reasonable.


i must ask, how did you expect a vdsl installation to happen, without being home? where you not made aware that a vdsl installation involves a master filter installation?




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dcole13: 

no one was even home, so i have no idea. he just called and said that we were too far away.


ok, so he remotely checked it out, and made the decision its likely you are too far.


sounds reasonable.


i must ask, how did you expect a vdsl installation to happen, without being home? where you not made aware that a vdsl installation involves a master filter installation?


i expected a call or text that he would send to tell us that he is coming as that is what i was told, but the only call we got was that we were too far away.




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dcole13:
hio77:
dcole13: 

no one was even home, so i have no idea. he just called and said that we were too far away.


ok, so he remotely checked it out, and made the decision its likely you are too far.


sounds reasonable.


i must ask, how did you expect a vdsl installation to happen, without being home? where you not made aware that a vdsl installation involves a master filter installation?


i expected a call or text that he would send to tell us that he is coming as that is what i was told, but the only call we got was that we were too far away.



Often it depends on the tech, but not all call before coming, often they will just turn up, and if there is nobody home, they sometimes make a phonecall before leaving.


 

Regardless, this is getting to beating the dead horse stage..


Your unlikely to be able to get vdsl. (unless something is very wrong, which is highly unlikely.)




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