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#272259 17-Jun-2020 00:48
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Address checks at several ISP state VDSL available. Currently on rock solid ADSL2+.
Considering distance to cabinet, rural location and 285 pages of VDSL problem discussions here is it worth my changing to VDSL?
Thanks for any advice.


Distance to cabinet 1.8km
Down 19.66 Mb/s
Up 0.84 Mb/s
Latency 32ms
Jitter 2ms

DSL Type: ITU-T G.992.5
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1.061 / 23.253
Data Transferred (Sent/Received)  1,99 / 1,21
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 10,1 / 18,4
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 10,7 / 23,5
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]:  12,8 / 6,2
Chipset Vendor ID (Local/Remote): BDCM / BDCM
Error Seconds (Local/Remote):  5.809 / 0
FEC Errors (Up/Down):  0 / 0
CRC Errors (Up/Down):  101.673 / 6.558
HEC Errors (Up/Down):  48.227 / 46.903

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  #2506161 17-Jun-2020 01:46
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What does the address checker at Chorus's website say? It may give you a guide to potential speed

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  #2506163 17-Jun-2020 06:42
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As above don't worry about checking ISP websites as they all pull the data from one source ' Chorus '


With the speed you are getting on ADSL2+ VDSL might be OK


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  #2506164 17-Jun-2020 07:15
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Hi, at 23dB downstream att and noted 1.8km, I would say no.



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  #2506167 17-Jun-2020 07:49
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I live rural with very similar stats - tried VDSL but ADSL2+ performed better. So I’d say stick with ADSL2+.

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  #2506257 17-Jun-2020 09:31
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It's on the long side, but your connect rate is also pretty damn good for that.




I'd be more concerned about the upstream though, you look to have a bit of an issue there.

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  #2506312 17-Jun-2020 09:59
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Distance to cabinet 1.8km





As a general rule, if its 1Km or further ADSL will be the only viable option.

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  #2507306 18-Jun-2020 12:54
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Thanks very much for all your advice, you confirmed my reservations so I'll stay with the devil I know, adsl2+.

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