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  # 1753157 2-Apr-2017 11:32
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@beaglenz At least say if you have a master filter installed or not. If you can plug the modem into different jackpoints and it still works then you don't have one installed. if you have a special jackpoint that the modem must be plugged into for it to work. it could be marked: DSL, ADSL, Jetstream, VDSL ect. Then you do have a master filter installed. But depending on age it could be an older ADSL one instead of a newer VDSL one.

 

Since you are on 8b profile with good speed. It is definitely worth investigating if any wiring improvements could be made to your line. As if you get moved up to 17a profile you will get a really good speed boost.

 

As an example in a friends house - ADSL - 12/1 Just outside VDSL area. Incoming line, branch to granny flat on front of property, second branch to front bedroom, line continues to junction box underneath kitchen floor, 3 cables out, 1 to kitchen jackpoint, 1 goes 5m then just stops, 1 to lounge jackpoint, lounge jackpoint then has cables to 2 more jackpoints splitting off from there. Modem/router plugged into lounge jackpoint.

 

Cut branches to granny flat and front bedroom, cut all cables in junction box and reroute incoming cable to lounge jackpoint, disconnect cables going out of lounge jackpoint. So lounge jackpoint is now the only working jackpoint in the house. And all unused line branches (stubs) have been disconnected. Speedtest is now 13/1.3 and friends also say that the internet is faster.

 

So a worthwhile speed gain for a house that is much further away from the exchange / cabinet than the OPs house. Total cost - about an hour of my time and a piece of electrical tape that was used to tape the relocated incoming line to one of the old lounge jackpoint cables to help pull it into the jackpoint. Although ironicly the same time I did that Chorus said that fibre is now available to that property.

 

 

 

 

Yes definitely have the master filter installed.

 

 

 

 

Scratch that, I have double checked and I don't think there is a VDSL filter in place (just moved in so assumed because the previous owner had VDSL that this would be installed). The outside terminates at a white box at ground level and inside there is a separate connection to a little white box with Cat5e stamped on see photo.

 

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  # 1753174 2-Apr-2017 13:11
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Scratch that, I have double checked and I don't think there is a VDSL filter in place (just moved in so assumed because the previous owner had VDSL that this would be installed). The outside terminates at a white box at ground level and inside there is a separate connection to a little white box with Cat5e stamped on see photo.

 

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That is normally the sort of connecting chorus use for installations.





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  # 1753193 2-Apr-2017 14:14
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Scratch that, I have double checked and I don't think there is a VDSL filter in place (just moved in so assumed because the previous owner had VDSL that this would be installed). The outside terminates at a white box at ground level and inside there is a separate connection to a little white box with Cat5e stamped on see photo.

 

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That is normally the sort of connecting chorus use for installations.

 

 

 

 

Any idea where the filter would be if it is installed?


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  # 1753199 2-Apr-2017 14:47
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In the ETP. Any other jack-points in the home? Does VDSL work in them too?




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 1753202 2-Apr-2017 14:53
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coffeebaron: In the ETP. Any other jack-points in the home? Does VDSL work in them too?

 

 

 

No other jack points in the house. Now, gotta find one of those funny drivers to open the ETP and check.


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  # 1753341 2-Apr-2017 18:54
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coffeebaron: In the ETP. Any other jack-points in the home? Does VDSL work in them too?

 

 

 

No other jack points in the house. Now, gotta find one of those funny drivers to open the ETP and check.

 

 

a decent sized flathead will do it, just be careful with the head..





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  # 1753579 3-Apr-2017 10:06
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@beaglenz At least say if you have a master filter installed or not. If you can plug the modem into different jackpoints and it still works then you don't have one installed. if you have a special jackpoint that the modem must be plugged into for it to work. it could be marked: DSL, ADSL, Jetstream, VDSL ect. Then you do have a master filter installed. But depending on age it could be an older ADSL one instead of a newer VDSL one.

 

Since you are on 8b profile with good speed. It is definitely worth investigating if any wiring improvements could be made to your line. As if you get moved up to 17a profile you will get a really good speed boost.

 

As an example in a friends house - ADSL - 12/1 Just outside VDSL area. Incoming line, branch to granny flat on front of property, second branch to front bedroom, line continues to junction box underneath kitchen floor, 3 cables out, 1 to kitchen jackpoint, 1 goes 5m then just stops, 1 to lounge jackpoint, lounge jackpoint then has cables to 2 more jackpoints splitting off from there. Modem/router plugged into lounge jackpoint.

 

Cut branches to granny flat and front bedroom, cut all cables in junction box and reroute incoming cable to lounge jackpoint, disconnect cables going out of lounge jackpoint. So lounge jackpoint is now the only working jackpoint in the house. And all unused line branches (stubs) have been disconnected. Speedtest is now 13/1.3 and friends also say that the internet is faster.

 

So a worthwhile speed gain for a house that is much further away from the exchange / cabinet than the OPs house. Total cost - about an hour of my time and a piece of electrical tape that was used to tape the relocated incoming line to one of the old lounge jackpoint cables to help pull it into the jackpoint. Although ironicly the same time I did that Chorus said that fibre is now available to that property.

 

 

 

 

Yes definitely have the master filter installed.

 

 

 

 

There is hope for increased speeds. It looks as though i am on one of the chorus run trials (different from the one described in this topic) and i effectively have a mirror image of your connection. Attenuation and SNR are the same as mine, line card the same, you are even using the same modem as me. I am achieving 75mbit/10mbit on the 8b profile. Would be nice to see increased upload so i will wait and see what happens with dlm2 :)


 
 
 
 


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@beaglenz

 

what did you end up doing?

 

looking at a potential move out that way but unlike you the place we are looking at only has about 5mbps adsl


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