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Topic # 185625 30-Nov-2015 08:44
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I've posted before about the delays / issues in getting fibre service to my house at the end of a shared access way. 

It's finally operational. Chorus did the site survey on Wednesday last week and the installers came around on Saturday morning (I was supposed to get an email, but that never happened) and did both the set up and the final install ("Makes sense to do them both at the same time, instead of come back on Tuesday" - yes, please). 

I now have the wee blinking fibre box on the wall and the new H659b modem / router.  

My main connection mode is wifi to one of the two routers (H659b and an ASUS N-66RT behind the H659b). My desktop connects to the ASUS router at 300mbps.

I've done some speedtests over the wifi. It's pretty good. Easily 5 times faster than it was with VDSL.

Here's a screenshot from just a moment ago (wifi to the ASUS at 300mbps - the ISP is Spark). 







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  Reply # 1437512 30-Nov-2015 08:44
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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.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 1437524 30-Nov-2015 08:46
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Looks like the fibre is working as designed.
Good to hear.
Im still on VDSL even tho i have an ONT next to my VDSL modem.
70/10 is fast enough for me.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1437566 30-Nov-2015 09:07
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what plan are you on?

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  Reply # 1437701 30-Nov-2015 10:38
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My fibre should be going in on Wednesday, can't wait. It's going to be a huge upgrade from my current 7mbps/1mbps ADSL.

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  Reply # 1437703 30-Nov-2015 10:43
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I've gone from 10/1 on asdl2 to gigatown 950/400 !!

 

 

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  Reply # 1437722 30-Nov-2015 11:15
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afe66: I've gone from 10/1 on asdl2 to gigatown 950/400 !! A.


Shhhhh, If you tell people that you will be exiled from the community.



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  Reply # 1437763 30-Nov-2015 12:29
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Jase2985: what plan are you on?


I'm on the 200mbps / unlimited plan. 




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  Reply # 1437787 30-Nov-2015 13:08
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Download dialogue box seeems to have disappeared though.

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  Reply # 1438017 30-Nov-2015 17:54
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TimA:
afe66: I've gone from 10/1 on asdl2 to gigatown 950/400 !! A.


Shhhhh, If you tell people that you will be exiled from the community.


Exiled from the community?

TimA: Looks like the fibre is working as designed.
Good to hear.
Im still on VDSL even tho i have an ONT next to my VDSL modem.
70/10 is fast enough for me.



Surely this is far worse!




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