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Topic # 205932 3-Dec-2016 09:22
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For the past 6 years I have been on ADSL2 here in Auckland with a max download sped of about 13 Mbits .  I have noticed over the past few weeks that downloads  have been running at about 18 ~ 20 Mbits.  A Spark speed test shows the same ..    Have I been upgraded to VDSL  or has ADSL2 had a speed jump.  As  fiber has just gone past the door and   If I was staying here in Auckland  I would upgrade to that.. 





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  Reply # 1681644 3-Dec-2016 11:37
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What is your upstream speed and what does the modem say?

 

It would be unlikely that Spark would have "just" upgraded you to VDSL as you would have needed a modem that supports VDSL and within range.

 

It's odd the speed has increased, but if you have fibre running past your door do the smart thing and upgrade to UFB :)






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  Reply # 1681648 3-Dec-2016 11:42
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unless you have requested an upgrade then most likely no

 

check your modem stats, it will tell you what you are connected at an weather its ADSL or VDSL


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1681776 3-Dec-2016 16:12
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This is my modem stats  .  It's a TPLink W8960N I'm not going fiber as I'm only going to be here in Auckland for another 3 weeks then moving to Morrinsville where fiber is not an option .  ADSL2 or VDSL..

 

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  Reply # 1681779 3-Dec-2016 16:20
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You're still on ADSL. Most likely explanation is a number of your neighbours have moved from xDSL to fibre, lowering the background noise in your feeder, meaning your modem syncs at a higher rate. 9dB downstream attenuation is pretty good, so you get a good ADSL sync rate.




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  Reply # 1681781 3-Dec-2016 16:23
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You're still on ADSL. Most likely explanation is a number of your neighbours have moved from xDSL to fibre, lowering the background noise in your feeder, meaning your modem syncs at a higher rate. 9dB downstream attenuation is pretty good, so you get a good ADSL sync rate.

 

 

Thanx for that .  Most likely the reason as there has been a push by both Spark and Mr Republic  in the era over the past few months..  laughing





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  Reply # 1681783 3-Dec-2016 16:39
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With a 2.9 dB noise margin that is not a typical target margin, maybe there was a power outage recently and your modem synced while everything was quiet.

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  Reply # 1681788 3-Dec-2016 16:43
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I was wondering if that 2.9dB was an error - most modems would have resynced by that stage...


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As others have said, Definitely ADSL - Although with a line like that you should be able to get a pretty nice VDSL connection, Worth Considering...

 

 

 

Looks asthough you have resynced at a rather low SNR, Do you happen to SNR tweak at all by chance? i could expect you to land that low if your tweaking down to 6dB target (which is about the cut off where the DSLAM will start dropping your power level anyway) and a power outage has forced you to resync while the noise floor is low.

 

 

 

Your error rates are relatively low, so overall running at 3dB is not too bad for your line - I expect you have a master filter installed? Or a very clean line.





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  Reply # 1682034 4-Dec-2016 14:27
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Looks like the classic resync on/after power cut. Have you tried rebooting modem to see if it holds?




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  Reply # 1682049 4-Dec-2016 15:06
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wow you should really go VDSL! imagine 70,000/25,000!





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  Reply # 1682056 4-Dec-2016 15:47
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wow you should really go VDSL! imagine 70,000/25,000!

 

 

 

 

hard to say actually... line is slightly on the longer side.

 

 

 

Might not get 17a so more like 60/12 if its as clean as it appears?





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  Reply # 1682250 5-Dec-2016 08:55
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coffeebaron: Looks like the classic resync on/after power cut. Have you tried rebooting modem to see if it holds?

 

Just did that and now it's back to the old 14Mbits again and upload back to about 800 Kbits.  As I said I'm moving out of Auckland in a couple of weeks  to so no point in changing. 





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old3eyes:

 

coffeebaron: Looks like the classic resync on/after power cut. Have you tried rebooting modem to see if it holds?

 

Just did that and now it's back to the old 14Mbits again and upload back to about 800 Kbits.  As I said I'm moving out of Auckland in a couple of weeks  to so no point in changing. 

 

 

 

 

Get le fritz box and force like 1DB SNR and obtain le 24Mb/s sync.
I could pull 24/1.2 over my adsl line before VDSL a few years ago with a 30M copper run. Oh ya and then at the next house i got 70/10 from 38/10 by forcing 16A and a really high line current. Was cross talk king. It would drop my other VDSL line every time you syncd it last or got a big DL going.. Feel sorry for the neighbors. 

 

Definitely the first person to re sync after a power cut or network event. 





 




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  Reply # 1682388 5-Dec-2016 11:33
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old3eyes:

 

coffeebaron: Looks like the classic resync on/after power cut. Have you tried rebooting modem to see if it holds?

 

Just did that and now it's back to the old 14Mbits again and upload back to about 800 Kbits.  As I said I'm moving out of Auckland in a couple of weeks  to so no point in changing. 

 

 

 

 

Get le fritz box and force like 1DB SNR and obtain le 24Mb/s sync.
I could pull 24/1.2 over my adsl line before VDSL a few years ago with a 30M copper run. Oh ya and then at the next house i got 70/10 from 38/10 by forcing 16A and a really high line current. Was cross talk king. It would drop my other VDSL line every time you syncd it last or got a big DL going.. Feel sorry for the neighbors. 

 

Definitely the first person to re sync after a power cut or network event. 

 

 

Thanx Tim.  I'll bare this in mind after my move  ..





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