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Topic # 17988 20-Dec-2007 22:00
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Without giving too much away in case it's a mistake, has anyone else noticed that their connection is now ADSL2+ enabled?

2MB/sec is yummy.


edit: wow I should really learn to look first - how's your ADSL2+ cokey? Tongue out

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  Reply # 101148 20-Dec-2007 23:14
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2mb / sec is not adsl 2
Must be something else




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  Reply # 101150 20-Dec-2007 23:17
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What area is that happening in?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 101151 20-Dec-2007 23:17
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willnz:
edit: wow I should really learn to look first - how's your ADSL2+ cokey? Tongue out


Extremely good. My international speeds on Xtra have been blown away and now its not uncommon for 10mbps+ international (previously they improved to 7mbps).

Though, one word of caution - look out for 'dsl2+' modems that are not really DSL2+ modems...




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  Reply # 101153 20-Dec-2007 23:24
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16mbps (equals 2MB/sec)! Compared to my rubbish-y 4mbps, I wish I got ADSL2+...




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  Reply # 101156 20-Dec-2007 23:28
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As a sidenote, I also have a slingshot connection that the flatmates use here, which syncs at the max DSL1 rates. The Xtra connection runs circles around it at times, with comparisions like ~7.2mbps on DSL1 vs 2mbps on DSL1 with slingshot.

Same exchange. Same cable (different pair obviously). Same exchange backhaul.




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  Reply # 101158 21-Dec-2007 00:16
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I'm on the Ponsonby exchange, sync'd at 18Mbps. I'm using a Linksys WAG54GP2, and I can say it's handling it reasonably well :)

edit: cokemaster, just to be completely OT, what made you dump Orcon? ;)

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  Reply # 101175 21-Dec-2007 07:10
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willnz: I'm on the Ponsonby exchange, sync'd at 18Mbps. I'm using a Linksys WAG54GP2, and I can say it's handling it reasonably well :)

edit: cokemaster, just to be completely OT, what made you dump Orcon? ;)


Performance issues while I was on the 256kbps connection (this was about 2 years ago), some data billing issues, after joining them within a month - they forced me off the plan that I had joined on.




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  Reply # 101176 21-Dec-2007 07:17
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My Belkin router has been reporting using ADSL 2+ for at least a month now but have not had any change in speeds up or down. I am in Browns Bay Auckland. Should I be expecting some difference? I have read that being enabled doesn't actually mean anything significant but should I be expecting better performance when Telecom 'flicks the switch' or will I just be on the same old plan?

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  Reply # 101181 21-Dec-2007 08:13
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tstone: My Belkin router has been reporting using ADSL 2+ for at least a month now but have not had any change in speeds up or down.


There is more to your connection speed than the physical port speed :)




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  Reply # 101200 21-Dec-2007 09:19
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If it's reporting faster connect speeds, once they "flick the switch" as you say you'll probably notice some difference. A friend of mine is also in Browns Bay and has the same thing.

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  Reply # 101461 22-Dec-2007 23:15
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XNet staff tells me that the ADSL2+ exchanges are still using ADSL1 profiles (i.e. around 10mbps sync).  Sounds like there are a few lucky people who are already connecting on ADSL2+ profiles (i.e. closer to 20mbps).

A few months back I've heared that everyone will be "switched on" sometime early 2008 (March?) when ADSL2+ is officially launched.  Anyone with accurate information?




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  Reply # 101484 23-Dec-2007 07:55
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cokemaster:
tstone: My Belkin router has been reporting using ADSL 2+ for at least a month now but have not had any change in speeds up or down.


There is more to your connection speed than the physical port speed :)


Yes I know, that's why I was asking the questions. We are not mind readers you know. I try to get information and I get sarcasm, not for the first time from you.

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  Reply # 101485 23-Dec-2007 07:56
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willnz: If it's reporting faster connect speeds, once they "flick the switch" as you say you'll probably notice some difference. A friend of mine is also in Browns Bay and has the same thing.


Thanks for your reply. I'm really looking forward to the ADSL2 profiles to be enabled!

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  Reply # 101495 23-Dec-2007 09:41

Here is the ADSL2+ Roll out schedule (Document last update October)

There should be another update shortly as a lot of exchanges are planned to be fully migrated to ADSL2+ in Nov and Dec

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  Reply # 101496 23-Dec-2007 09:49
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tstone:
cokemaster:
tstone: My Belkin router has been reporting using ADSL 2+ for at least a month now but have not had any change in speeds up or down.


There is more to your connection speed than the physical port speed :)


Yes I know, that's why I was asking the questions. We are not mind readers you know. I try to get information and I get sarcasm, not for the first time from you.


Would you also like to compare myself to a snake, historical figure like Stalin or Nixon while we are at it (other trolls have done that along with invoking Godwins law)? Once you are finished, you'll find that I'm not being sarcastic.

There are various parameters on the network (I'm not going into details) that can control your throughtput rather than just your physical speed. This is what I'm referring to.




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