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Topic # 88990 24-Aug-2011 12:14
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Hi There!

I live in Mt Roskill. I have had ADSL 2+ @ 19Mbit with Orcon for about 6 months and very recently VDSL became available in my area. After many questions and much investigation about the pro's and con's of a naked connection and because I couldn't tolerate an extended downtime, often associated with a move of services, I opted to get a Naked Connection with my preferred supplier Unleash on a separate line, ensuring no matter what I would be online.

I placed the request with Unleash on the 11th of August, and Chorus called me on Monday the 15th to install.

He came to my house on time, and installed a new line. I connected my Zyxel VDSL Modem and after a little messing around, got a connection. Speeds 7Mbit down and 8Mbit up! I was obviously a little concerned given my 19/1 connection on ADSL. Unleashed logged a call, and the following day my connection jumped to 23/7. I was still not happy and on the Thursday a tech came onsite and did further testing. Initially he got 23/7 at the exchange and 23/7 directly outside my house, before realizing his fancy gear was switched to ADSL Mode. After that he got 74Mbit/9Mbit at the exchange and 69/9 outside my house. After some messing around he determined the new cable installed had a broken pair and connected to the other pair.

Final Speeds with my modem connected are ....

71Mbps down and 9Mbit up. I am kinda blown away.

Some of the delays I experienced were due to the weather and outage that affected all the providers that week, but I have to say that Unleash really went above and beyond in making sure they communicated with me, and gave me results as they got them, I am quite happy to pay the small premium over the other providers.

I am not in the process of evaluating the connection and inital tests shows ping times upward of 40ms compared to the
I am really happy now, it was the right way to go, and I have to say the Zyxel modem showed an increase over the connection speed with the reference testing gear of over 4Mbps.

Model of the Zyxel
P870H-51a V2



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  Reply # 511149 24-Aug-2011 12:22
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Do Unleash offer home user VDSL? Couldn't find any information on their site.

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  Reply # 511161 24-Aug-2011 12:37
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Lurch: Do Unleash offer home user VDSL? Couldn't find any information on their site.


Don't see why not. Their charges seem to be $96+GST for a VDSL conenction and you can put your national/international data on top. The nice thing is you can share the traffic between multiple VDSL connections. 

We have 2 lines with them. Had a few problems getting an IPv4 routed subnet on both connections but otherwise Unleash are pretty good. 







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  Reply # 511162 24-Aug-2011 12:37
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Lurch: I am a home user (As in this is installed at my house rather than my office), so yes, but there is only 1 price.

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  Reply # 511163 24-Aug-2011 12:40
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Do Leash offer IPv6?

Just asking, because there's not much point moving ISPs at the moment unless it's to UFB (hah) or VDSL and xnet currently over ipv6, so any ISP I'd move to would also have to do v6.. although there's the problem of finding a VDSL CPE that does v6 properly too -.-



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  Reply # 511164 24-Aug-2011 12:41
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Yes I believe they offer ipv6

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  Reply # 511166 24-Aug-2011 12:42
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but there is only 1 price.


and yes......


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  Reply # 511377 24-Aug-2011 17:11
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Anyone know of a NZ FTP Site, or website with at least 100Mbps capacity so I can do some real world testing of my 70Mbps connection? Speed tests I can't seem to break 50Mbps, and real world usage can't seem to break 45Mbps.

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  Reply # 511397 24-Aug-2011 18:00
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networkn: Anyone know of a NZ FTP Site, or website with at least 100Mbps capacity so I can do some real world testing of my 70Mbps connection? Speed tests I can't seem to break 50Mbps, and real world usage can't seem to break 45Mbps.


try ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz or ftp.citylink.co.nz ?




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  Reply # 511407 24-Aug-2011 18:24
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Hmm this is really strange, something is wrong. I can't break 4MB/s from citylink and nothing more than 1.5MB/s from ucmirror.

My connection seems to be under performing, I am just not sure where the bottleneck is.

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  Reply # 511411 24-Aug-2011 18:36

The speed depends on the end to end path with factors like the interconnect unleashed have with Telecom Wholesale.

You can try
http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/customer-zone/speedtest/

http://www.telecom.co.nz/broadband/speedtest



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  Reply # 511415 24-Aug-2011 18:39
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Hmm. Do traceroute to those? What about doing multi-segmented downloads from those places or overseas?

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  Reply # 511432 24-Aug-2011 19:07
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networkn: Hmm this is really strange, something is wrong. I can't break 4MB/s from citylink and nothing more than 1.5MB/s from ucmirror.

My connection seems to be under performing, I am just not sure where the bottleneck is.


I hope you're expections aren't such that you magically expecting to see 70Mbps from every site on the internet.



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  Reply # 511441 24-Aug-2011 19:31
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No of course not, however if I can't break 50Mbps to ANY site, including those I use (Like usenet) with a 1000Mbps link, that I have never had issues saturating my connection with in the past (or even test sites that have had 100/100Mbps links at, it does make me suspicious, that I am being throttled somewhere, or that there is a link which a bottle neck I am hoping can be fixed.

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  Reply # 511463 24-Aug-2011 20:31
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Would you mind sharing the login settings from your Zyxel Router?

I am trying to get VDSL working with another provider, tried a couple of routers, Thomsen and Cellpipe

Getting good sync but cant get the logon to work 

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