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Topic # 95681 10-Jan-2012 17:38
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I am trying to document my variable broadband speed to my ISP.
I am currently using The Consumer Broadband test and log each test result in a spreadsheet.

Does anybody know a better, more automated way to do this?

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  Reply # 567009 10-Jan-2012 17:42
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Variable broadband speed is normal but what variable are you speaking off?

What is your location approx?

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  Reply # 567016 10-Jan-2012 17:52
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Depends what you want the information for, but TrueNet published data from our probes on this detail here

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  Reply # 567044 10-Jan-2012 19:12
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Thanks John. The TrueNet chart is just what I was looking for and would like to compare with. I was interested to see that telecom did not vary more than 5% during peak hours. I am on Jetstream (an old telecom max/max ADSL product). M my speed goes down to 25% of my best measured speed during peak hours.

It would tend to confirm that there is congestion in my (rural) cabinet which has a fiber connection to my local exchange. A Chorus techy told me the other day that this may be fixed with a simple re-allocation of bandwidth to my cabinet. So I am trying to gather data to make a case for this re-allocation.    

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  Reply # 567046 10-Jan-2012 19:23
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Thanks, speeds reducing to less than 25% of my best speed is probably not reasonably variable, 
even for a rural location in south auckland (Waiuku).   

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  Reply # 567052 10-Jan-2012 20:00
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Rather than being a fibre fed cabinet I'd pick that it's probably old gear such as the Nokia kit with E1's as backhaul. Much of this is already scheduled to be replaced as part of the RBI cabinetisation rollout so there potentially isn't a lot that can be done to speed this up.

What sort of speeds do you get and if this still ADSL or ADSL2+?

Have you looked to see when/if you will be upgraded?


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  Reply # 567072 10-Jan-2012 20:41
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Thanks sbiddle

my best speeds are 1.6BM/s down, 0.62 up.

I am not sure if its ADSL or ADSL2. They have added a completely new cabinet about 2 years ago, but the old one is still there beside it, at the last mile side. The old one looked "very traditional" when I had a look inside while the techy fixed my last fault.

How do I find out:

1. if I have ADSL or ADSL2. I have Netgear DG834 Wired Modem Router. Attached to it is my windows desktop and an Airport Express.    

2. what the upgrade schedule is for my area.    

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  Reply # 567101 10-Jan-2012 21:18
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To be completely honest I doubt you're going to get your issues fixed any time soon.

You're clearly on some very old gear (I'd even pick a Conklin) and while it's a harsh thing to say, you're actually lucky to have broadband. Telecom spend a huge amount of money installing gear in many rural areas and never got close to making a ROI on it. The performance isn't great, but it's vastly superior to your only other option which would be dialup.

The Chorus website contains the full RBI cabinetisation rollout for the next ~4 years. The cabinets are the same as those that have been install across NZ in the last ~3 years - Alcatel Lucent ISAM's that are all fibre fed.




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  Reply # 567139 10-Jan-2012 22:05
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Steve I just came across and read your excellent articleAre you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?from the 20th November. Things are a lot clearer now.

I do have a bit more hope than you because I was able to convince telecom to upgrade my cabinet a few years back. See my post "Something that worked". I am hoping that they would not have put in old gear only a few years ago. 

My local ISP The Packingshed (a Telecom re seller) is very easy to work with. So perhaps we can do something together to get a Telecom Wholesale connection.  

I will keep posting progress.

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  Reply # 567141 10-Jan-2012 22:10
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If your cabinet is scheduled for an upgrade as part of the RBI rollout (and I'd be 90% certain it will be) then reastically there is probably very little that can be done in the mean time. Unfortunately the entire country can't be upgraded overnight.

Technically speaking there is no such thing as a "Telecom Wholesale" connection any longer, but it's in effect what you are on now. Your ISP simply buys service from Chorus who provide the infrastructure.


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  Reply # 567154 10-Jan-2012 22:39
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I am sure you are right. I just had a good look at Chorus website. It is all a lot clearer now.

Well I did get broadband for us on my cabinet, maybe we can work something out.
I know my local school, only 500m away, was one of the first to get done under RBI.

Anyway there is always wireless or give up the good life and move into town.  

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