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# 177170 24-Jul-2015 20:36
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The National Broadband Map is talking about VDSL2 upload speeds to 18Mbps. I recall a few months ago there was something about increased speeds being planned. Can someone fill me in please?




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  # 1351339 24-Jul-2015 20:36
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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.

 



 

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  # 1351362 24-Jul-2015 20:39
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It's 30Mbps if you live right next to the cabinet.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=176892

 
 
 
 


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  # 1351366 24-Jul-2015 20:53
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998 bandplan changes upper limits to be 70/30 to hit that you would need to be on 17a though.

with 8b on 998 US0 is enabled, however US1 is smaller than 997 Overall this equates to a drop in upload on 8b while 17a shoots right up.




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  # 1351367 24-Jul-2015 20:54
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DarkShadow: It's 30Mbps if you live right next to the cabinet.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=176892


Thanks for that.

Just checked. No extra speed for me at this stage.




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  # 1351379 24-Jul-2015 21:30
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should see something by the end of november

and the National Broadband Map is very very poor tool to use at the moment, and is fill of incorrect/out of date information. i would steer clear till they sort out the issues with it.

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  # 1351452 25-Jul-2015 07:55
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Can I ask, what is 8b and 17a, also how do you tell what you have?

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  # 1351462 25-Jul-2015 08:48
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google search is an amazing thing

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?topicid=105744

read the first post, pretty much everything you need to know about VDSL

you can tell by either your sync speed, generally under 50 down is 8b, though you could be under 50 but quiet close to it and still have 17a, i have had 47 down before while still being on 17a. Some modems do show this info, otherwise you would need something like dslstats or similar and look at the spectrum graphs and see where the tones are are.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1351648 25-Jul-2015 17:06
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Jase2985: google search is an amazing thing

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?topicid=105744

read the first post, pretty much everything you need to know about VDSL

you can tell by either your sync speed, generally under 50 down is 8b, though you could be under 50 but quiet close to it and still have 17a, i have had 47 down before while still being on 17a. Some modems do show this info, otherwise you would need something like dslstats or similar and look at the spectrum graphs and see where the tones are are.


Very few modems actually dont show what profile they are on, however many are hidden behind telnet to get to it. 

with 998 8b can hit 55mbit pretty solidly.


Essentially the difference is, 17a uses up to 17.664mhz where as 8b only does up to 8.832mhz.

For lines over about 500M the benefit of the extra bandwidth is lost over the distance and so it makes more sense to make use of that profile with a lower power level for shorter lines. Keeping 8b for the shorter lines and using a slight bit more power.

With 998, chorus seem to be taking this a step further, defaulting to 9dB snr on 8b while sticking to the standard normal 12dB on 17a.


Likely the drop in snr on 8b and enabling of US0 is also partially to make up for the fact than 998 has far less upstream bandwidth.


I suspect on unstable 8b lines, we could see 12dB profiles pop up as DLM trys to "stabilize" the line. 





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i reckon the easisest way to know if you're on 17a is to look at your attainable upload speed.  if its' like 30 something megabit then you're on 17a.  if you're on 12 megabit or something then you're on 8b.



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  # 1353111 28-Jul-2015 09:07
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mercutio: i reckon the easisest way to know if you're on 17a is to look at your attainable upload speed.  if its' like 30 something megabit then you're on 17a.  if you're on 12 megabit or something then you're on 8b.




 

That certainly is an effective method i hadnt considered.




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  # 1359881 6-Aug-2015 11:01
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We have suddenly had a speed boost in the past week. Before it was consistently 24.5/9.6 and it's now 31.4/9.6 Anyone know what's happened?

Output of "show controllers vdsl 0"

Controller VDSL 0 is UP

Daemon Status: Up

XTU-R (DS) XTU-C (US)
Chip Vendor ID: 'BDCM' 'IKNS'
Chip Vendor Specific: 0x0000 0x0001
Chip Vendor Country: 0xB500 0xB500
Modem Vendor ID: 'CSCO' ' '
Modem Vendor Specific: 0x4602 0x0000
Modem Vendor Country: 0xB500 0x0000
Serial Number Near: FGL151521DE 887VA-K9 15.3(3)
Serial Number Far: ^A
Modem Version Near: 15.3(3)
Modem Version Far: 0x0001

Modem Status: TC Sync (Showtime!)
DSL Config Mode: AUTO
Trained Mode: G.993.2 (VDSL2) Profile 8b
TC Mode: PTM
Selftest Result: 0x00
DELT configuration: disabled
DELT state: not running
Trellis: ON ON
SRA: disabled disabled
SRA count: 0 0
Bit swap: enabled enabled
Bit swap count: 0 0
Line Attenuation: 0.0 dB 0.0 dB
Signal Attenuation: 0.0 dB 0.0 dB
Noise Margin: 12.8 dB 12.2 dB
Attainable Rate: 35180 kbits/s 10456 kbits/s
Actual Power: 13.5 dBm - 3.2 dBm
Per Band Status: D1 D2 D3 U0 U1 U2 U3
Line Attenuation(dB): 15.0 35.2 N/A N/A 25.1 N/A N/A
Signal Attenuation(dB): 15.0 35.2 N/A N/A 24.7 N/A N/A
Noise Margin(dB): 12.8 12.7 N/A N/A 12.2 N/A N/A
Total FECC: 0 98
Total ES: 293 6
Total SES: 0 0
Total LOSS: 0 0
Total UAS: 90 90
Total LPRS: 0 0
Total LOFS: 0 0
Total LOLS: 0 0

Full inits: 1
Failed full inits: 0
Short inits: 0
Failed short inits: 0

Firmware Source File Name (version)
-------- ------ -------------------
VDSL embedded VDSL_LINUX_DEV_01212008 (1)

Modem FW Version: 130205_1433-4.02L.03.A2pv6C035j.d23j
Modem PHY Version: A2pv6C035j.d23j
Vendor Version: Ap6v35j.23j 68


DS Channel1 DS Channel0 US Channel1 US Channel0
Speed (kbps): 0 34212 0 10342
SRA Previous Speed: 0 0 0 0
Previous Speed: 0 0 0 0
Reed-Solomon EC: 0 0 0 98
CRC Errors: 0 415 0 9
Header Errors: 0 1926 0 0
Interleave (ms): 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Actual INP: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Training Log : Stopped
Training Log Filename : flash:vdsllog.bin




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  # 1359886 6-Aug-2015 11:09
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unless you look at the bands there is no real way to tell if this is related to the 998 upgrade or not. I dont think it is through as you upload is still the same

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  # 1359892 6-Aug-2015 11:12
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MichaelNZ: We have suddenly had a speed boost in the past week. Before it was consistently 24.5/9.6 and it's now 31.4/9.6 Anyone know what's happened?


Got the same here, usually around 42/10, now sitting at 49/10.  Not that Im complaining... ;)




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  # 1359894 6-Aug-2015 11:16
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Jase2985: unless you look at the bands there is no real way to tell if this is related to the 998 upgrade or not. I dont think it is through as you upload is still the same


Does this affect 8b as well?




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  # 1359930 6-Aug-2015 11:48
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yes affects everyone on VDSL

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