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#153767 7-Oct-2014 12:10
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Hi, so im sick of the modem slingshot gave us dropping out all the time and i want to go and buy a better one, any ideas where i can find one in christchurch?

dragon pc dont have any, dick smith dont have any and neither do global pc.

any ideas?





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  #1149049 7-Oct-2014 12:10
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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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  #1149078 7-Oct-2014 12:32
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Order one from PBTech or Ascent. They'll both ship it to you.

 
 
 
 


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  #1149087 7-Oct-2014 12:46
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I've got some depending on your needs - a few Spark ones and a Draytek DV130 (pair with a better router).




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  #1149089 7-Oct-2014 12:46
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I ordered mine from computerlounge, Arrived to Timaru in 2 days. Even Ascent are good to deal with. You will also get a better price than Dicksmiths or PBtech 

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  #1149096 7-Oct-2014 12:52
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You could go down to Snap HQ and buy a Fritzbox.




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  #1149298 7-Oct-2014 17:08
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Go Wireless =D

www.gowifi.co.nz

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  #1149320 7-Oct-2014 17:40
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Computer Lounge or Ascent.
Both are excellent.




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  #1149321 7-Oct-2014 17:40
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PS  Dick Smith have dumbed down so much I wouldn't bother trying there.




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  #1149410 7-Oct-2014 19:03
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i should probibally mention, i use pfsense as the router, its running on my old netbook as the host os

http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/Eee_PC_1005HA_Seashell/

pfsense handles the ppp and the modem is in bridge mode.







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  #1149412 7-Oct-2014 19:04
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michaelmurfy: I've got some depending on your needs - a few Spark ones and a Draytek DV130 (pair with a better router).


how old is the Draytek DV130 and how much are you wanting for it?





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  #1150136 8-Oct-2014 17:47
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hamish225:
michaelmurfy: I've got some depending on your needs - a few Spark ones and a Draytek DV130 (pair with a better router).


how old is the Draytek DV130 and how much are you wanting for it?


Around a year old - make me an offer.




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