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Topic # 248008 6-Mar-2019 16:11
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Hi all,

 

So we are looking at buying a house in a Waikato town, I see on the Chorus map we are on the edge of the VDSL area. I looked at gis.geek website and see the cabinet is about 450m from the house (if you walked to the end of the street and around the corner)

 

When we looked at the house I asked to do a speedtest, and did only one quickly and the result was 15mbps (more than our existing house so happy anyway). They had a Spark Huawei HGxxx something modem from memory.

 

So I guess my question is  - would this house likely be already on VDSL, or can ADSL reach that speed? The owners were an older couple and didnt really use the internet so didnt know anymore.

 

They just had the modem plugged into a original wall jack, does VDSL require additional work to the house to get it, or is it just a matter of the telco flicking a switch and using the correct modem?

 

Thanks for any advice on what I can expect!


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  Reply # 2192395 6-Mar-2019 16:15
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Your best bet to ask a provider to run a prequal.

 

 

 

Chorus's website will also return very much the same result - If the customer still has a connection attached, it will show current connected rate and service type too.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.chorus.co.nz/tools-support/broadband-tools/broadband-checker

 

 





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  Reply # 2192396 6-Mar-2019 16:20
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So I guess my question is  - would this house likely be already on VDSL, or can ADSL reach that speed? The owners were an older couple and didnt really use the internet so didnt know anymore.

 

 

 

They just had the modem plugged into a original wall jack, does VDSL require additional work to the house to get it, or is it just a matter of the telco flicking a switch and using the correct modem?

 

 

ADSL2+ is perfectly capable of 15Mbps. Max speed on ADSL2+ is 24Mbps.

 

VDSL no longer require work at the house, it sometimes require work at the cabinet but most of the time can be enabled via a keystroke.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2192404 6-Mar-2019 16:24
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hio77:

 

Your best bet to ask a provider to run a prequal.

 

 

 

Chorus's website will also return very much the same result - If the customer still has a connection attached, it will show current connected rate and service type too.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.chorus.co.nz/tools-support/broadband-tools/broadband-checker

 

 

 

 

Thanks, that website say that both adsl and vdsl may be available. We currently only get 8mbps where we are on a good day, so anything more is going to be welcomed!




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  Reply # 2192405 6-Mar-2019 16:26
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DarkShadow:

 

 

So I guess my question is  - would this house likely be already on VDSL, or can ADSL reach that speed? The owners were an older couple and didnt really use the internet so didnt know anymore.

 

 

 

They just had the modem plugged into a original wall jack, does VDSL require additional work to the house to get it, or is it just a matter of the telco flicking a switch and using the correct modem?

 

 

ADSL2+ is perfectly capable of 15Mbps. Max speed on ADSL2+ is 24Mbps.

 

VDSL no longer require work at the house, it sometimes require work at the cabinet but most of the time can be enabled via a keystroke.

 

 

 

 

Great, thanks! Well fingers crossed then, good news that we shouldnt have to get any work done.


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  Reply # 2192425 6-Mar-2019 17:01
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ryadre:

 

hio77:

 

Your best bet to ask a provider to run a prequal.

 

 

 

Chorus's website will also return very much the same result - If the customer still has a connection attached, it will show current connected rate and service type too.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.chorus.co.nz/tools-support/broadband-tools/broadband-checker

 

 

 

 

Thanks, that website say that both adsl and vdsl may be available. We currently only get 8mbps where we are on a good day, so anything more is going to be welcomed!

 

 

Should also give you a speed or predicted speed, if it's not giving you that flick me a DM and i'll pull the numbers for you.





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  Reply # 2192441 6-Mar-2019 17:26
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DarkShadow:[snip]

 

VDSL no longer require work at the house, it sometimes require work at the cabinet but most of the time can be enabled via a keystroke.

 

 

Just to qualify that, work may not be required at the house, but more often than not it is beneficial, in terms of both reliability and throughput.




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  Reply # 2192916 7-Mar-2019 11:46
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RunningMan:

 

DarkShadow:[snip]

 

VDSL no longer require work at the house, it sometimes require work at the cabinet but most of the time can be enabled via a keystroke.

 

 

Just to qualify that, work may not be required at the house, but more often than not it is beneficial, in terms of both reliability and throughput.

 

 

Thanks, yes I understand that is possible. I installed a master filter in our current home on the adsl and got a bit more speed in doing so. Cheers


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  Reply # 2192940 7-Mar-2019 12:36
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If you did a speedtest that will return a lower speed than the modem is synchronized to the line.

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  Reply # 2193189 7-Mar-2019 18:46
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This one was a weird records thing on chorus's side, no estimated data.

 

Manual came back pretty decent, but what was physically synced on VDSL on both sides of the property is even more desirable.

 

Almost a perfect ADSL2+ line too currently, Lucky bugger!

 

 

 

Will certainly be a nice line until fibre is delivered.





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  Reply # 2193194 7-Mar-2019 19:09
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hio77:

This one was a weird records thing on chorus's side, no estimated data.


Manual came back pretty decent, but what was physically synced on VDSL on both sides of the property is even more desirable.


Almost a perfect ADSL2+ line too currently, Lucky bugger!


 


Will certainly be a nice line until fibre is delivered.



Thanks for your help, really happy with what you have found out for me!

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