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# 79772 22-Mar-2011 07:28
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Telecom tell me my exchange is due to be upgraded in June 2011, does this means orcon can give me better speeds once this happens or do I have to change to Xtra to get the ADSL2 speeds when exchange upgrade is complete?


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  # 450595 22-Mar-2011 07:51
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Hi, all connections from all wholesale connected ISP's to the cabinet will be improved, however if you are on some legacy plan that limits to ADSL1 (there are a few still about) then your connection will top out at ADSL1 speeds. If you are on one of these older plans then I well advise you move.

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  # 450597 22-Mar-2011 07:54
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Thanks for the info... I have just about had enough of these slow speeds.... just spent 6 months in the UK and the USA.... they know how to do internet!

 
 
 
 


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  # 450598 22-Mar-2011 07:56
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What are your current speeds, maybe post your line stats including line attenuation, noise margin and sync speeds.

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  # 450616 22-Mar-2011 08:56
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Downstream Line Rate (Kbps):
6720


Upstream Line Rate (Kbps):
608


Mode:
G.DMT 


Type:
Fast 


Line Coding:
Trellis On


Status:


Link Up
 
Downstream
Upstream


SNR Margin (dB):
12.0 
0.0 


Attenuation (dB):
21.0 
11.5 


Output Power (dBm):
19.8 
12.1 


Attainable Rate (Kbps):
6752 
736 


Rate (Kbps):
6720 
608 


D (interleaver depth) :




Delay (msec) :



HEC Errors :




OCD Errors :




LCD Errors :



Total ES:




Does that give the info needed?

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Master Geek


  # 450672 22-Mar-2011 11:34
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You will be able to get better speeds once the cabinet goes live even though your with Orcon.
You just cant be on an Orcon + plan.

Im on a cabinet through Orcon and have a 20000kbps connecton with real world download speeds well exceeding 2Mbps. Have had great customer service from them also.

So the answer is yes, you can take advantage of the cabinet upgrade even though you are with Orcon. You may need to change to a newer plan if the one your signed up to is only an ADSL plan, not adsl2.
Or if your currently on an Orcon+ plan you will need to switch to a non orcon+ plan once the cabinet goes live.

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  # 450693 22-Mar-2011 12:04
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Honestly you guys need to get another ISP, I get these speeds below pretty much anytime of the day or night.



As for your line stats, well 21dB attenuation should see you getting nearly full ADSL1 speeds, and 12-14Mb/s on ADSL2+, however currently you are only getting around 6.7Mb/s, I would check you house wiring or do a basic isolation test.

As it is if your speed tests results to the Auckland Xnet server are not achieving around 70% of sync rate then talk to your ISP about it.

Cyril

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  # 450727 22-Mar-2011 13:52
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I get those speeds or better and am with Orcon

 
 
 
 




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  # 450839 22-Mar-2011 17:25
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thanks, will try the isolation tests and see what I can find... 6 months ago i was get 4-6mbps now at 6pm i get 1.4mbps!

So either something has happened to something in the house or there are some major bottlenecks of data!

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  # 450843 22-Mar-2011 17:39
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Outside of peak times Orcon is fine, but on peak its just rubbish.

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  # 450871 22-Mar-2011 19:22
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I would suggest that your DSL connection and house wiring does not significantly change through out the day, but the contention on Orcons delivery into the Telecom Wholesale network probably does.

Cyril

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