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#26683 30-Sep-2008 15:59
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This link provides information for people wondering how and if they would benefit from the improved theoretical speeds offered by ADSL2+ technology.

From today you will be able to see for yourself if you are in an ADSL2+ area, online at http://chorus.co.nz/service-availability-tool

If you're not in an ADSL2+ area, this tool will give you an estimated date when a cabinet will be installed in your area.

For example certain Pakuranga address show as:
This address is scheduled to be connected to a roadside cabinet with ADSL2+ technology in approximately Oct 2011.




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  #168031 30-Sep-2008 16:06
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Nice link, Thanks for that - ADSL 2+ to my cabinet in Jan 10 *sigh*




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  #168049 30-Sep-2008 16:51
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They've also talked about new plans where the uplink speed is no longer capped (YAAI) but they haven't updated them yet.

 
 
 
 


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  #168062 30-Sep-2008 17:16
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Apr 2011 for me




Hmmmm


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  #168068 30-Sep-2008 17:28
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cisconz: Apr 2011 for me


April 2010 for me....Surprised




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  #168079 30-Sep-2008 18:23
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Already done here... Laughing




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  #168085 30-Sep-2008 18:39
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already near adsl2+ exchange which I belive is next to my apartment building :)

probably I would switch to high speeds one day, when unlimited plan would be available :)





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#168087 30-Sep-2008 18:44
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Hrm I was on the understanding from the chorus website I was getting upgraded in April 2009, that site says July 2009

 
 
 
 


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  #168088 30-Sep-2008 18:44
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Apr 2011.
wtf??? I thought all exchanges were going to be upgraded to adsl2+ by like this years end??

Can someone please explain the difference between Exchanges and Roadside cabinets???
Which is more important??

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  #168093 30-Sep-2008 18:58
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fatjoez: Apr 2011.
wtf??? I thought all exchanges were going to be upgraded to adsl2+ by like this years end??

Can someone please explain the difference between Exchanges and Roadside cabinets???
Which is more important??


All exchanges have been upgraded to ADSL2+......but a lot of roadside cabinets still have got ADSL1 gear inside them.....people who are directly connected to the exchange can get ADSL2+ speeds but people like me who are connected to a roadside cabinet with ADSL1 gear have to wait till April 2010 for Chorus to upgrade the cabinet to ADSL2+. My exchange already has ADSL2+ gear inside it. Exchange is more important than a cabinet. Chorus is mainly adding more cabinets so that majority of the broadband users fall within 2km from the cabinet to achieve ADSL2+ speeds....




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  #168098 30-Sep-2008 19:11
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so is that why i'm getting 4.7mbit only even thought my exchange is reportedly on adsl2+

so once april 2011 arrives my cabinet will be upgraded to adsl2+ i'll get better speeds

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  #168103 30-Sep-2008 19:26
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fatjoez: so is that why i'm getting 4.7mbit only even thought my exchange is reportedly on adsl2+

so once april 2011 arrives my cabinet will be upgraded to adsl2+ i'll get better speeds


If your upload speed is 128kbps then that's the primary reason why you are getting less than 5mbps. Upgrading to a FS/FS plan will unleash the full potential of your line.....or you are connected to a cabinet with ADSL1 gear that needs to be upgraded....




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  #168110 30-Sep-2008 19:34
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This is what my Linksys wag160n modem says

Downstream Rate: 4737 Kbps
Upstream Rate: 166 Kbps

Speaking of which are there any modem setting tweaks available to enhance/improve adsl performance?

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  #168122 30-Sep-2008 19:53
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Anybody later than mine? July 2011!

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  #168127 30-Sep-2008 20:05
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mch_nz: Anybody later than mine? July 2011!


I got July 2011 as well (New Lynn, Waitakere City). Just across the road in Blockhouse bay they already have ADSL2+.







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  #168148 30-Sep-2008 21:02
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So tell me

who do i have to vote in these elections to get mine faster than April 2011

or alternatively

who at Chorus do I need to blackmail?

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