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Topic # 223705 13-Oct-2017 16:51
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I've been asked to join a group of game streamers so I rang 2Degrees to see if anything could be done about my poor upload speeds. They tried some line refreshes as I was told on my VDSL plan I should be averaging about 3-5mbps. However nothing worked, and was advised that due to my very poor line attenuation (due to how far away from the exchange I am) I'm getting about 0.5. She told me that if I downgraded my connection to ADSL that my line attenuation would be better (?), and I may get a similar download speed while likely getting an improvement in upload. She couldn't explain exactly why any of that was the case, and I don't quite understand it, so was hoping one of you might be able to? 


I'm also wondering how exactly to find out how far away from the exchange I am. I live in Featherston but it seems to be quite difficult to track down that info. 


EDIT: Forgot to mention. It's a wired connection directly from the modem, no master filters or splitters used.




Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 1883093 13-Oct-2017 16:59
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Have you got a master filter installed? PM me your address and I can take a look.


Edit: Yep needs a master filter. Approx. 1.5km from the serving exchange and a couple of his neighbors are syncing at 30Mbit.

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  Reply # 1883102 13-Oct-2017 17:29
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Definitely go down the splitter route.




Low upstream is often a sign of internal wiring within the adsl bands.




At your distance, if you can clean up the line, may get about 1mbit in US0 and maybe pickup an extra mbit in US1.


Just remember it is all in theory, nobody can promise a splitter will improve speeds. We can always be sure it will ensure things are in the best way to your ETP though.

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