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  Reply # 1240325 16-Feb-2015 19:44
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Yeah, all along between the cabinets where they should have good VDSL gets fiber, but the part out from the exchange is left out. Bizzare way to do things. But the cabinets were put in to push a minimum of 10 megabit out to people, and they are doing that well enough.




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  Reply # 1240346 16-Feb-2015 20:02
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I am in the same boat (ADSL2+ only, no VDSL) in Birkdale...and I work for an ISP :(


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1240402 16-Feb-2015 20:57
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I'm in the same situation. 14mb ADSL. Exchange connected and no UFB until 2017/18.

It's pretty each to see the areas that luck out if you look on the Chorus maps. If you put on the Broadband Layer. Dark Red = VDSL area, lighter Red = ADSL2+





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  Reply # 1240410 16-Feb-2015 21:04
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My heart bleeds for you all with your 14Mb ADSL while I'm sitting with 5 Mb ADSL in central Auckland and no fibre till 2019. You have got it pretty good really.

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  Reply # 1240414 16-Feb-2015 21:11
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A Conklin in the CBD? Surely not?

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  Reply # 1240415 16-Feb-2015 21:13
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quickymart: A Conklin in the CBD? Surely not?


No, just everything going back to mayoral drive and nowhere to stick cabinets. Whole bottom of town is full of places with really bad internet.




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  Reply # 1240427 16-Feb-2015 21:26
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Not the CBD, in the burbs, but right on the edge of an exchange boundary. It's just how it is, can't change is so its not worth worrying about too much.

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  Reply # 1240432 16-Feb-2015 21:36
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I'm in Birkdale and had MLPPP setup for a while to test. Worked fine for months before I decided I didn't really need it. Apart from that, due to the geography, I doubt, apart from waiting for UFB there will be much that can be done....





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  Reply # 1240471 16-Feb-2015 22:18
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Yeh i am in Beach Haven I am on 16mbit VDSL and my mate that lives down the bottom of birkdale road just has fibre installed. I can run a PTPL to him as I tried some nanostation M5's from his roof to my house and got a connection, but work gave me free internet so i cant really be bothered TBH. 

Anyone WTB some barely used M5's? LoL.





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Yes, in the same boat, 100M away from the Fiber running down Rangitera and have to wait years for anything faster than ADSL2+. Of note here though, if you use one of the CallPlus ISP's (Flip, Slingshot, Orcon) you can connect to the MSAN in the Birkdale exchange and then you can use Annex-M and this will give you 2meg up instead of the Annex-A restricted 1meg. You would be surprised how much better your service will run with a master splitter and decent router running Annex-M. I managed to get my 9/1 connection to 14/2 with this tuning and it really does make a big difference.



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  Reply # 1240503 17-Feb-2015 06:32
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Thanks noroad I might just give that a go

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Its important to note that an expensive router does not necessarily mean a faster link speed (although better wireless seems to go with price). Working for an ISP has given me access to a whole bunch of different routers to try and funnily enough I have ended up using one of the "cheapish" VDSL routers we supply (in adsl mode) as this gave me the best ADSL performance (its wireless is average though, so a dedicated AP is used for that). I actually found that in general Realtek based routers were performing much better than the broadcom based routers. The mid price TP-Link routers seemed to provide a really good ADSL link performance, so if I was buying my own this is likely what I would use.

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  Reply # 1240508 17-Feb-2015 07:13
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One other note, if you are close to one of the CallPlus unbundled exchanges, on net VSDL is being worked on (VDSL to the MSAN over UCLL). So some people who have have had no VDSL option my be able to use this once its rolled out. No promises on time frame or availability, but its not far away.



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  Reply # 1240510 17-Feb-2015 07:41
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#noroad, how would i find out if my exchange, Birkdale is an unbundled exchange?

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  Reply # 1240521 17-Feb-2015 07:58
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It is, I'm connected off it.

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