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Topic # 91668 18-Oct-2011 18:27
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So Telecom is now telling me: "Great! This address is near a roadside cabinet which has already been upgraded with ADSL2+ technology." The map shows that out of our town that we have 2 cabinets ADSL2+ enabled now but ("Service Area: WK/Exchange, Status: Scheduled Dec 2011") the exchange has not been. Do we need the exchange to recieve the ADSL2+ speed or will it be automatic? Also will any new cabling be required to upgrade or just a plan with ADSL2+ speed?



I mean although I already have lightning fast speeds, would new cabling be required?

Also this in our router:
Downstream Line Rate (Kbps):6688Upstream Line Rate (Kbps):160
I presume thats our current max cable rates we would get if our plan wasn't speed capped?
We are approx 1.2-1.5KM from the cabinet with a rough guess. Will this give us good speeds?

Thanks

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  Reply # 534900 18-Oct-2011 19:04
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the through put on your speed test is really really low.

but your sync rate is ok. (thats the stats from the router)

ADSL2+ effects your sync rate, once you get put on it you should get something like 10-15mb (guess) with your current rate being 6-7mb.

if you are on a cabinet and that gets put on / upgraded to ADSL2+ then u get the speed boost
or if you are on the exchange it will happen when the exchange gets upgraded. 




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  Reply # 534906 18-Oct-2011 19:20
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matt45: the through put on your speed test is really really low. 


I think the OP is on a 256/128 plan.

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  Reply # 534908 18-Oct-2011 19:26
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You'll need to change off your old 128kbps plan if you want faster speeds. You also haven't said if you're actually being served by one of these cabinets or the exchange - if you are off the exchange you won't get ADSL2+ until that is upgraded.

Depending on your exact distance from the cabinet or exchange you'll probably want to look at the instalaltion of a master filter. Plug in filters always limit your maximum performance.




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  Reply # 534917 18-Oct-2011 19:48
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Yes on a 256/128 plan for the last 8 years i think. I'm guessing we are being served by a cabinet based solely on the Telecom map, as we fall within that cabinets range. If that sync rate is attainable does that mean it possible to get that speed based on what infastructure we currently have? I find it quite funny when people complain about gaming with 100ms of lag, when I'm used to playing with a minimum of about 400ms, and it would be nice to stream youtube at 240p for once Wink

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  Reply # 534921 18-Oct-2011 19:55
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Xeon: Yes on a 256/128 plan for the last 8 years i think. I'm guessing we are being served by a cabinet based solely on the Telecom map, as we fall within that cabinets range. If that sync rate is attainable does that mean it possible to get that speed based on what infastructure we currently have? I find it quite funny when people complain about gaming with 100ms of lag, when I'm used to playing with a minimum of about 400ms, and it would be nice to stream youtube at 240p for once Wink


as it currently stands you have a attainable download rate of about 6.6Mbit down but your old plan is limiting you to 0.256Mbit down. if you change to a full speed plan your speed will be hugely faster even on adsl1

if you stay on that plan adsl2 means nothing .... if you had changed plan 8 years ago you would have had good speed for the last 8 years. 




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  Reply # 534924 18-Oct-2011 20:00
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Xeon: Yes on a 256/128 plan for the last 8 years i think. I'm guessing we are being served by a cabinet based solely on the Telecom map, as we fall within that cabinets range. If that sync rate is attainable does that mean it possible to get that speed based on what infastructure we currently have? I find it quite funny when people complain about gaming with 100ms of lag, when I'm used to playing with a minimum of about 400ms, and it would be nice to stream youtube at 240p for once Wink


If you changed plans now you should get around 6Mbps down, regardless of whether you're on a new cabinet.

Once you are on a new cabinet you should easily get 10Mbps+, average sync speeds are around 14Mbps with a properly instralled master filter.





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  Reply # 534933 18-Oct-2011 20:20
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Mode: ADSL_G.dmt
Traffic Type: ATM
Status: Up
Link Power State: L0

Downstream Upstream
Line Coding(Trellis): On On
SNR Margin (0.1 dB): 126 80
Attenuation (0.1 dB): 225 110
Output Power (0.1 dBm): 177 -22
Attainable Rate (Kbps): 8352 1248

Path 0 Path 1
Downstream Upstream Downstream Upstream
Rate (Kbps): 7616 160 0 0

K (number of bytes in DMT frame): 239 6 0 0
R (number of check bytes in RS code word): 16 16 0 0
S (RS code word size in DMT frame): 1.00 8.00 0.0 0.0
D (interleaver depth): 64 8 0 0
Delay (msec): 16.00 16.00 0.0 0.0
INP (DMT symbol): 2.01 0.36 0.0 0.0

Super Frames: 18524 18465 0 0
Super Frame Errors: 0 0 0 0
RS Words: 1259698 156952 0 0
RS Correctable Errors: 73 0 0 0
RS Uncorrectable Errors: 0 0 0 0

HEC Errors: 0 0 0 0
OCD Errors: 0 0 0 0
LCD Errors: 0 0 0 0
Total Cells: 5657378 0 0 0
Data Cells: 13660 0 0 0
Bit Errors: 0 0 0 0

Total ES: 0 0
Total SES: 0 0
Total UAS: 15 15

More router statistics...
Okay things are becoming clearer to me. Im guessing that 'ADSL_G.dmt' means the router will only sync ADSL speeds currently?
"Attenuation (0.1 dB): 225 110" Is that bad?

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  Reply # 534935 18-Oct-2011 20:23
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NONE of this matters not your router not the cabinet not the exchange not your wiring.

UNTILL you change from the prehistoric 256k/128k plan you are on. 




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  Reply # 534939 18-Oct-2011 20:24
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Your connection stats are actually pretty good, it's your plan which is restricting your speeds. You would have actually had faster speeds for years if you had changed earlier!




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  Reply # 534943 18-Oct-2011 20:28
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Haha well thanks for the help. I will most likely get an upgrade I guess. Considering we our currently paying about $80 I think we could probably do better.

Once again thanks for clearing things up :)

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