Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




12 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


# 175549 3-Jul-2015 13:31
Send private message

Hey,
does anyone know if chorus are able to connect a house to a different, closer cabinet?
in the image shown it appears we were excluded from a new cabinet for no apparent reason and since fibre is roughly 3 years away for my area I want to know if there is any chance at being connected to that closer cabinet area.

cheers

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 1336426 3-Jul-2015 13:34
Send private message

Nope think of the cost of pulling up the copper that runs from your house to the cabinet it's connected to now and moving it to another?

The cost would be insane with digging up the streets and running it another route

cisconz
1211 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 96

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1336437 3-Jul-2015 13:53
Send private message

You could move your connection to 2 Vardon Cres and get friendly with the neighbors with a Wifi link.

That is what I did.

Click to see full size




Hmmmm


 
 
 
 


8566 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2940

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1336455 3-Jul-2015 14:26
Send private message

a cabinet can only serve x number of customers with a % for infill housing. they have to draw a line somewhere and unfortunately the line excluded your house. it is what it is and there is not much you can do about it sadly.

you would have to look into other options

4023 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1739

Subscriber

  # 1336811 4-Jul-2015 09:49
Send private message

Jase2985: a cabinet can only serve x number of customers with a % for infill housing. they have to draw a line somewhere and unfortunately the line excluded your house. it is what it is and there is not much you can do about it sadly.

you would have to look into other options


I would suggest it is more a point of how the original RLG was laid before the cabinets were upgraded. Most of the time it is just a straight swap (cross connect to a Whisper). Very seldom do they change the RLG.
There are many may cases where there may be a cabinet right next door but your copper comes from somewhere else down the road. It's unfortunate but can't be helped.

16571 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3269

Trusted

  # 1336822 4-Jul-2015 10:14
Send private message

chevrolux:
Jase2985: a cabinet can only serve x number of customers with a % for infill housing. they have to draw a line somewhere and unfortunately the line excluded your house. it is what it is and there is not much you can do about it sadly.

you would have to look into other options


I would suggest it is more a point of how the original RLG was laid before the cabinets were upgraded. Most of the time it is just a straight swap (cross connect to a Whisper). Very seldom do they change the RLG.
There are many may cases where there may be a cabinet right next door but your copper comes from somewhere else down the road. It's unfortunate but can't be helped.


I am 900m to the exchange, there is a cabinet closer, but I am connected to the exchange. In my case, I can be connected to both but as the exchange connection is suitable, they can avoid infill on the cabinet by excluding me. Sounds fair enough.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 1336857 4-Jul-2015 10:57
Send private message

tdgeek:
chevrolux:
Jase2985: a cabinet can only serve x number of customers with a % for infill housing. they have to draw a line somewhere and unfortunately the line excluded your house. it is what it is and there is not much you can do about it sadly.

you would have to look into other options


I would suggest it is more a point of how the original RLG was laid before the cabinets were upgraded. Most of the time it is just a straight swap (cross connect to a Whisper). Very seldom do they change the RLG.
There are many may cases where there may be a cabinet right next door but your copper comes from somewhere else down the road. It's unfortunate but can't be helped.


I am 900m to the exchange, there is a cabinet closer, but I am connected to the exchange. In my case, I can be connected to both but as the exchange connection is suitable, they can avoid infill on the cabinet by excluding me. Sounds fair enough.


That only means the copper pair is running thru the cabinet from the exchange, Do you have issues with midpoint injection?

16571 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3269

Trusted

  # 1336859 4-Jul-2015 11:00
Send private message

No. Was just passing on why some may connect to one or the other and why it may be the case. 

 
 
 
 




12 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 1336936 4-Jul-2015 15:26
Send private message

Thanks for the replys guys.
I would like to point out that the area I live in is all overhead wiring so there wouldn't be exorbitant costs due to digging up a street
Heres my thought train, please correct me if im wrong as I want to understand the processes.

The current cabinet area has wiring going from a pole right over the road connected to the new cabinet. In my mind all that is required is a simple wiring connecting my house to the pre-existing pole and into the cabinet area - I have attached an image to help visualise what im trying to get across

Here is the pole across the road


clearly some cost will be involved but i cant imagine it would be anything more than the cost of the copper + labour (correct me if im wrong)


Another annoying thing is the cable network for christchurch comes down Joy St - and stops at 98 joy st for some reason



im assuming the thick black cable on the right is the cable network which turns into a nice thin ADSL network cable on the left

To top it all off my area is last on Enable's list even though they put fibre down golf links road (which turns into Joy st further up) Pretty frustrating.

Cheers guys


4460 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1053


  # 1336982 4-Jul-2015 17:26
Send private message

No, they won't move you to another cabinet - overheard or underground cabling, it doesn't make a difference. Bear in mind the cable may not take the most direct path to your house.

5447 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2518

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1336987 4-Jul-2015 17:38
Send private message

Overhead cable still comes in from underground somewhere. So still a major job.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


27896 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7383

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1337019 4-Jul-2015 18:50
Send private message

It's simply not going to happen, no matter how simple you think the job may be.




12 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 1337055 4-Jul-2015 19:23
Send private message

alright,
thanks guys
might look into moving house that'd solve it

829 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 219


  # 1337058 4-Jul-2015 19:33
Send private message

Uzoha: Snip

Another annoying thing is the cable network for christchurch comes down Joy St - and stops at 98 joy st for some reason



im assuming the thick black cable on the right is the cable network which turns into a nice thin ADSL network cable on the left

To top it all off my area is last on Enable's list even though they put fibre down golf links road (which turns into Joy st further up) Pretty frustrating.

Cheers guys



That thick Black cable is actualy part of the Vodafone cable network and nothing to do with Chorus at all.

The chorus network on that side of the street is in those little grey pillars (and is buried down the street) - that white pipe up the pole is for the service lead going up the pole and then via an aerial cable to the house.

If your connected to the area around the pole in your first pic then you will be connected via the SR/AQ cabinet at the Lake Tce end of Joy

8566 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2940

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1337067 4-Jul-2015 20:20
Send private message

my house is connected via an aerial cable, it comes underground from the cabinet to the pole where it splits, a few go to the pole the rest keep going up the street for everyone else. It goes up the pole then splits 5 ways, our house and 4 neighbors.

sucks but nothing you can do about it.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.