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  # 1318893 7-Jun-2015 21:08
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RunningMan: What sort of port are you waiting for?


well i asked for UFB but was told it would require approval, the fibre is in the st.

so i agreed to stick with vdsl.

i presume its the mayoral drive exchange that feeds parnell?


If you're in Parnell you're certainly going to be getting VDSL2 from a cabinet. You will not be fed from Mayoral Drive.

Your situation sounds very much like a cabinet with no VDSL2 ports which will require a card swap which is normally up to 14 days.



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  # 1318894 7-Jun-2015 21:08
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TeaLeaf: i cant get Fibre, ADSL, or VDSL.

i have not internet and need it for work. im not in the wop wops.


So you're not in a fibre coverage area?


yes i am but my isp has said it will take chorus months to negotiate connection with body corporate etc. so they said connect vdsl, when previous tenant moved out chorus didnt swap the connection over as requested, they gave it to another waiter, which i guess is standard protocol.

ill be here 6-7 months, so waiting 4-12 months for internet is just nuts.


That does suck, but it in no way supports seriously suggesting further xDSL investment. On the plus side the port waiter list should at least turn over as presumably some people can now churn to fibre in your area. Stick yourself on the list.

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  # 1318897 7-Jun-2015 21:11
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Your situation sounds very much like a cabinet with no VDSL2 ports which will require a card swap which is normally up to 14 days.




THIS. It is almost certainly a wait for a VDSL card to be installed. You should be able to get ADSL already, and it would be a short wait for it to upgrade to VDSL. Check with your ISP to confirm. If this is short term while getting UFB, then just stick with ADSL.

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  # 1318898 7-Jun-2015 21:12
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TeaLeaf:
RunningMan: What sort of port are you waiting for?


well i asked for UFB but was told it would require approval, the fibre is in the st.

so i agreed to stick with vdsl.

i presume its the mayoral drive exchange that feeds parnell?


If you're in Parnell you're certainly going to be getting VDSL2 from a cabinet. You will not be fed from Mayoral Drive.

Your situation sounds very much like a cabinet with no VDSL2 ports which will require a card swap which is normally up to 14 days.




OP claims he can't get ADSL either. Sounds odd.

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  # 1318899 7-Jun-2015 21:12
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no way id rather the whole country was fibre. i was doing dark fibre GIS estimations about 18 years ago in oz and i cant understand why small companies can do it yet a government turns over on the idea.

i was sure parnell was fed by the city exchanges? no.

hmmmm, ill ring vodafone in the morning. i cant wait months for the net.

thanks everyone, just a REALLY unexpected, new and frustrating experience.

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TeaLeaf: no way id rather the whole country was fibre. i was doing dark fibre GIS estimations about 18 years ago in oz and i cant understand why small companies can do it yet a government turns over on the idea.

i was sure parnell was fed by the city exchanges? no.

hmmmm, ill ring vodafone in the morning. i cant wait months for the net.

thanks everyone, just a REALLY unexpected, new and frustrating experience.


Have you actually tried ordering an ADSL connection? Or have you assumed that a no on VDSL meant a no on ADSL as well?

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  # 1318903 7-Jun-2015 21:25
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no, but i am sure they said adsl was not available. ill recheck my messages. mind you that will be hella slow right? but more likely to have a port?

what would be the hold up with UFB, just body corporate?

doesnt vodafone have their own gear in the exchanges, they might be able to do vdsl?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1318915 7-Jun-2015 21:28
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i was sure parnell was fed by the city exchanges? no.



Parnell wouldn't have been exchange fed for probably 6 or 7 years. A quick look shows around 20 cabinets covering the Parnell area.




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  # 1318917 7-Jun-2015 21:29
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doesnt vodafone have their own gear in the exchanges, they might be able to do vdsl?


If you're fed from a cabinet, you won't get VDSL from an exchange - line length will be far too long to get satifactory perfomance.

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TeaLeaf: no, but i am sure they said adsl was not available. ill recheck my messages. mind you that will be hella slow right? but more likely to have a port?

what would be the hold up with UFB, just body corporate?

doesnt vodafone have their own gear in the exchanges, they might be able to do vdsl?


I don't know VFs network - you'd have to phone them and ask...

I also don't know the UFB holdup you are having but it could easily be to do with the consents required for a MDU - although there are other possibilities.

A good ADSL2+ connection isn't bad at all. Sure there's only up to a mbit upload, but You can watch HD LIghtbox, Netflix easily, web browsing won't be slow etc... If you regularly upload lots of videos it might seem a bit slow.

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  # 1318919 7-Jun-2015 21:29
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doesnt vodafone have their own gear in the exchanges, they might be able to do vdsl?


Yes Vodafone have their equipment in exchanges, but you're probably fed from a cabinet, not an exchange, so that's a moot point.

You also wouldn't get VDSL2+ at the 2+ km from MDR so that's also a moot point.





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  # 1318938 7-Jun-2015 21:36
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so where do you think the cabinet might be? 20 of them, surely thats a quick churn rate?

could i order adsl now and ask to be on waiter for vdsl and get the ball rolling for the MDU UFB request?

thanks everyone, as long as i can do work from home and watch netflix ill be happy.

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  # 1318958 7-Jun-2015 21:42
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Order ADSL for starters, then once it's up and running order either VDSL or UFB.

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  # 1318959 7-Jun-2015 21:43
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I would at least order ADSL to get something going.



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  # 1318961 7-Jun-2015 21:45
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Great.

So there are more ports for ADSL than VDSL?

think id just get the cheaper adsl and wait for the UFB. with apartments (single story), is it usually just body corporate approval for the mdu that takes time?

feel less stressed now, sorry for the cynicism.

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