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Topic # 202104 17-Sep-2016 11:10
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Hey guys, any Mangawhai residents in here? I'm moving up there soon and I'm looking at internet options...The previous tenants had a wireless Uber Group connection, 10/6 Mbits, 220gb at $109. That's the highest advertised data cap. I'm getting 50/10 Mbits at my current Auckland home on VDSL, it's going to hurt downgrading from that and we use closer to 500gb here. Any Mangawhai local tips on the best deal up there? New house is on Devich rd on the hills behind Mangawhai, about 10 mins from Mangawhai Heads.

 

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  Reply # 1632102 17-Sep-2016 11:25
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The National Broadband map shows VDSL in some of the township. Wireless (as you already are aware of) seems to be available across the district.




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  Reply # 1632130 17-Sep-2016 11:45
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Thanks for that link. Hmm it says VDSL is available at the address but these maps aren't 100% accurate right? Can Chorus confirm if it's available without going onsite?


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  Reply # 1632132 17-Sep-2016 11:47
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https://www.chorus.co.nz/maps will give an indication, but it's impossible to be 100% sure without actually ordering it. The obvious problem is that you need to enter a full address though, which can be tricky if you don't know where you're going yet!


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  Reply # 1632136 17-Sep-2016 12:16
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Some of that road is good, some of it is Conklin

 

 





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  Reply # 1632139 17-Sep-2016 12:28
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Behodar:

 

https://www.chorus.co.nz/maps will give an indication, but it's impossible to be 100% sure without actually ordering it. The obvious problem is that you need to enter a full address though, which can be tricky if you don't know where you're going yet!

 

 

 

 

Haha I have an address, chorus map checker seems to indicate VDSL is available. I think, kinda confusing website. I guess I'll email them for starters to try and confirm it.


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  Reply # 1632157 17-Sep-2016 14:38
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The cabinet is located on Lawrence Rd, near Cames Rd W. So if you are on Devich Rd and close enough to Lawrence Rd you should be in VDSL zone. This is a RBI upgraded cabinet, so quite possibly more recent addition since previous tenants got their wireless link.

 

 





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 1632163 17-Sep-2016 15:14
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Feeling optimistic! Thanks coffee


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  Reply # 1632215 17-Sep-2016 17:17
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ask you ISP to run a prequal for you

 

should give you an indication


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  Reply # 1636388 20-Sep-2016 10:09
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If the VDSL doesn't work out, a Skinny Broadband modem (with added external antenna) may be an option. Most of Devich Road has clear line-of-sight to the tower North of Mangawhai Heads township. Devich Road addresses don't show as available in their checker, but addresses in Mangawhai Heads do, suggesting they have bandwidth available on that tower. Since you'd be coming off the same tower I don't see them having issue with it. You'd just need to use an address in Mangawhai Heads that works and then change delivery address for the modem.


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