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# 42530 6-Oct-2009 12:40
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Firstly, I hope this is the right place to start this. I wasn't sure if it belonged here or in the telecom broadband thread.
According to the Telecom wholesale map, it appears that my street and a good sized area around my exchange are not planned to have any cabinets installed. Is this just because it's way too far off in the future? Surrounding streets all look like getting cabinets by mid-late 2011. Would this be because Telecom thinks that the are I'm in is cloase enough to the exchange and don't need to be on a cabinet?

 

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  # 261662 6-Oct-2009 13:15
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How close are you to the exchange (roughly)? I believe that Telecom were targeting a maximum residential copper line length of around 800m with their cabinetisation plan, so if you're within that distance from your exchange, you're unlikely to get a cabinet in your area. Having said that, I've looked at Auckland City addresses on the wholesale map that are clearly 2+ km from their exchange, but have no cabinet planned... so there may be some exceptions.

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  # 261669 6-Oct-2009 13:22
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What's sync rate do you currently get in your modem/router?

 
 
 
 




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  # 261707 6-Oct-2009 14:44
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 Hi, according to google, I'm 2km from my exchange, by road obviously.

The best I've manged is this

Which equated to about 6.5Mbps on Orcon.
I'm just curious as to whether I'll get the oprion of switching to Telecom and their cabinet in the future, doesn't look like it.

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  # 261825 6-Oct-2009 19:51
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If you did some work on your internal wiring and got a master splitter you could possibly get closer to the attainable line rate listed there which would be a 1-2Mbit increase.

Unfortunately they can't afford to put cabinets everywhere, the locations would have been planned extensively and you've probably just lucked out.



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  # 262686 9-Oct-2009 11:42
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Yup I'm pretty sure you're right about that. I plan to rewire the house (as much as I can) and setup a home network while I'm there when time and finance allow. Hopefully I can get that 1-2 Mbps increase.

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  # 264856 18-Oct-2009 16:46
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9.5mbits is adsl 2+ speed so you are too close to the exchange to require a cabinet - you are connected to equipment inside the exchange rather than similar equipment inside a cabinet.




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  # 264893 18-Oct-2009 20:25
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Right, I hope really hope I am able to get 9.5 Mbps once I've rewired but I'm not too hopeful of being able to achieve that.

 
 
 
 


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  # 264949 19-Oct-2009 00:16
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Sync speed rarely translates directly into real world performance, especially for international traffic and especially peak times after work/school. It's a best effort shared network service after all.



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  # 265024 19-Oct-2009 12:07
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Right, ok. So ADSL 2 isn't really ADSL 2 after all lol. Well I'll be reasonably happy if I can get my connection at above 6.5Mbps and stable I guess.

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  # 265041 19-Oct-2009 13:34
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The best analogy (not a great one) is a motorway or state highway, you have 100 cars wanting to go south at 9am you don't have a 100 lane road you have a 4 lane road and the traffic flows in an order with some queuing.  If it's busy you won't be going 100 km/h..

The bandwidth from your local exchange to your ISP is shared in a similar manner and the bandwidth from your ISP to where ever else is also shared between users.




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