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Topic # 193858 27-Mar-2016 11:23
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We are moving to Titahi Bay next month and the Chorus checker says we can get VDSL (no UFB until 2019).

Does anyone here live in the bay (Gloaming Hill area) with VDSL and what speeds are you getting?

Also, is there a way to find the cabinets without driving the streets?

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  Reply # 1520327 27-Mar-2016 12:08
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use the chorus map: https://www.chorus.co.nz/broadband-checker
and see what others nearby are getting on VDSL, just type in near by addresses and it shows the speed they are conected, someone near by should have VDSL. Not 100% accurate but it gives an idea, things like cable quality come into play

 

https://gis.geek.nz/celltowers#chorus_cabinets
see where the nearest cabinet is there, but you will need to use it inconjunction with this one too:
 https://www.chorus.co.nz/broadband-options/for-business/broadband-map

 

as it shows you the approximate boundaries for the cabinets/exchanges. find your area, then match it to where the cabinet is. its not 100% but its pretty close

 

also remember the cables doesnt always take the direct route




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  Reply # 1520371 27-Mar-2016 14:11
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Good ideas, thanks!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1520539 27-Mar-2016 20:10
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When looking to move into a place, its always a helpful idea to physically ask for an ISP to run a Prequal for you. Gives you a more reasonable expectation of what your likely to get.





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  Reply # 1520563 27-Mar-2016 21:10
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And remember to have a master filter installed




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  Reply # 1521950 28-Mar-2016 23:40
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Just checked the house next door to our new place and they get 33Mb/s on VDSL so that bodes well. smile




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  Reply # 1521951 28-Mar-2016 23:41
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AKLWestie:

 

And remember to have a master filter installed

 

 

Is that something I should specify or something that he tech should know?  We will be ditching the landline and going naked.


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  Reply # 1521954 29-Mar-2016 00:04
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04fuxake:

 

AKLWestie:

 

And remember to have a master filter installed

 

 

Is that something I should specify or something that he tech should know?  We will be ditching the landline and going naked.

 

 


Depends on your situation. You can always get away with running a single connection from the ETP.

 

 

 

Point of installing a master filter, is to isolate the POTS network from your DSL. Generally you also use CAT5E or better for your dsl jackpoint to help the signal along that bit more.

 

So if your line is purely a single run (IE no joins off it - this does count jackpoints which are connected but not in use) then your already likely getting the best case.

 

 

 

 

This picture essentially summarizes what i have said above.

 

 

 

Added advantage of having a master filter, is in the case of a fault it can often help with troubleshooting.

 

 

 

 

 

Do remember, if your flatting. Speak to your landlord, they should have no issue at all once explained clearly and in the end it is a bonus for their future clients but its best to be upfront in saying something like 'Hey, we are keen to move in, however we would like to get vdsl installed which involves a master filter installation done by a trained professional to ensure the best connectivity.'

 

 

 

 





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