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  #2406643 25-Jan-2020 14:35
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I got the tool to open up the box where the wiring comes into the house. It is twisted pairs. It comes 200m from our gate to our shed (where the builder lived when building the house in 2020). It is then joined straight (the shed wiring is no longer connected) to another 2 x twisted pair carrying on another 50m to the house where the Master splitter takes one pair for VDSL which is then split to go directly to the two filtered jacks in the house by the look of it


Is there a better way for it to be connected up?


Also, in recent days the speed via our DSL-AC68U has got terribly slow (down to 14 s, 0.5 up) and the latency figures have gone through the roof in tests (5-700ms unloaded, 800ms-1s loaded). Is there a normal culprit when latency shoots up like that?







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  #2406651 25-Jan-2020 14:50
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Totally normal for upstream utilisation to cause latency increases.

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  #2412101 3-Feb-2020 21:09
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Last Christmas I rewired and relocated the modem so the wire copper wires from the street goes directly to the repositioned modem, new wires to the office and lounge (TV) and seperate wiring reconnected so the telephone wires connect directly to the modem and this makes all the phone jacks in the house work again like they ware designed to when the house was built.


Anyway that is enough of the back story, I now have what I think is good internet signal for VDSL copper system.








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  #2425961 23-Feb-2020 16:59
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Just an update.


With plenty of time in the roof space, opening up all the phone/data/VDSL jacks, and testing each of the three VDSL jacks, i have got a clearer picture of things - gains can be made from wiring!


My modem is located at the third phone jack, and the second of three VDSL jacks. At jack's one and three i can get 70% better upload speed than the one i use (1 Mbps to 1.7 - i know, still pathetic but i'll take it). Jack one has lousy download speed (14-15), and jack three at the end of the line has 21 Mbps and 1.7 upload, so it is the winner. Why they are all different i do not know!


I am considering changing the wiring to cut out the two jacks before the VDSL gets to the modem, and do some extra runs of Ethernet why i am at it. Is there a rule of thumb that a line should go directly from the master splitter to the router and is Cat5e satisfactory if we will never get fibre here?


Should i put a home distribution box in the roof space and so all three Ethernet runs come from that to save feeding multiple cables down the wall, or is there a better option?  


I will check other postings to see if i can find my own answers, but i thought i would post this to close the VDSL speed portion off











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