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# 253126 27-Jul-2019 13:46
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Just purchased a property in a rural area, but pretty close to the exchange (500m or so), and looking at internet options.

 

The Chorus address checker indicates VDSL download speeds of 28Mbps. We're on VDSL at our current address. Much further from the exchange (900m) and get better speeds than that (37Mbps down)

 

Our current address is due for fibre in 2021, but the area we're moving to isn't, so I'm hoping the small exchange there would have had vectoring enabled. I'd hoped we'd get better speeds there, not worse!

 

Does anyone know how reliable the indicative speeds on the chorus website are, and if there's a better way to find out the best possible speed via VDSL?


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  # 2284565 27-Jul-2019 13:54
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The copper may not run direct to the exchange / cabinet some times it can run up and down the street adding extra distance so lower speed


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  # 2284567 27-Jul-2019 14:08
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The chorus speeds are the actual sync speeds so pretty accurate, within the parameters of what is physically there.

You'll need to physically inspect the installation to see if you can do better - is there a master filter and/or a single piece of cat6 from the ETP to the modem location?

It's pretty irrelevant anyway. You can't do much to improve what is north of the ETP.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2284568 27-Jul-2019 14:10
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Thanks that’s very helpful. Wiring looked old and I doubt they currently have a master splitter. I’d fix that as Soon as we move.

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  # 2284576 27-Jul-2019 14:49
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The chorus checker is quite cool. Rather than being purely distance attenuation based it's got quite a few smsrts in there based on historical performance that allow it to be far more accurate.

One thing it does do though is it often sways to expectation of a line that is not perfect.

I think it does a pretty good job at not setting crazy expectations like sometimes used to happen with prequals.

If it's exchange fed, it is not vectored. Chorus also do not vector in chorus fibre areas.




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  # 2284577 27-Jul-2019 14:57
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That’s good to know. Im assuming it’s an exchange (property is in Mt Nessing Road just out of Albury village).

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  # 2284579 27-Jul-2019 15:01
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can try this one and see if you are in a ADSL or VDSL area

 

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


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  # 2284591 27-Jul-2019 15:32
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Unfortunately there is no way of knowing what you are going to get.

 

Those address checkers are usually a good indication of what may have been achieved at that property in the past. 

 

Best advice is a good quality modem. And let the profiling ramp it up over a couple weeks. I am about 400-500m from my cabinet with a good modem (Drayek DV130) and i get 70/down /20 up.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2284592 27-Jul-2019 15:35
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Thanks - good advice. I will have to suck it and see! I have a Draytek 130 that will be moving with me..!


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  # 2284636 27-Jul-2019 17:34
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Manual prequal might be worth a try too.


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  # 2284638 27-Jul-2019 17:41
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I would remove your physical address.

Doesn't look to be a loop around mdf.
55mbit across the road. Likely just bad wiring.

19mbit adsl just next door too.

13mbit adsl at the property currently
(these are real current speeds)




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  # 2284639 27-Jul-2019 17:43
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looking at your neighbors 28mbps seems to be inline with them. you might expect to see a bit more than that but number 82 only estimates at 52mbps and they are a wee way back up the road towards town

 

 

 

ps not a great idea posting your address :)


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  # 2286234 31-Jul-2019 09:24
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darylblake:

 

Unfortunately there is no way of knowing what you are going to get.

 

Those address checkers are usually a good indication of what may have been achieved at that property in the past. 

 

Best advice is a good quality modem. And let the profiling ramp it up over a couple weeks. I am about 400-500m from my cabinet with a good modem (Drayek DV130) and i get 70/down /20 up.

 

 

 

 

I have noticed what I assume to be fibre installation going on down the end of our road... (looks like about a 1 - 11/2" diameter orange cable?).. ooh getting excited it may be fiber time soon, instead of our a 0 - 5 MBPS (on a good day) ADSL

 

So when I enter my address in the broadband checker... the screen goes blank.....

 

Call up Chorus, they say there is nothing happening in my area... try Enable

 

Go to the enable website.. enter my address on their availability checking page... "Sorry you are not in our coverage area"... I guess is better than a blank screen... but I guee I live in a black hole?


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Orange duct is usually power, green for fiber/copper. Spark have been known to use purple duct and break the convention so maybe your local fiber co does also? 





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  # 2289835 4-Aug-2019 18:55
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UFF, dont they do Red @raytaylor 





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  # 2289843 4-Aug-2019 19:12
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UFF, dont they do Red @raytaylor 


Yes UFF are red




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