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  Reply # 572861 24-Jan-2012 17:21
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snowfly:  I'll see if Xnet can do anything about getting Chorus to look, I don't mind paying for Chorus.


My recommendation would be to also look at what WISPs you have in the area and services off those and get some prices for what it will cost to get a service that meets your needs installed v's the cost of the Chorus network based service.

Depending on where you are, you may find you can get better value from another provider.  You may also find it very helpful with negotiating what your existing providers feel is reasonable to charge you to upgrade your services with them.

Some of the threads here in recent months leave me with the impression that for many folk to get decent speeds there is going to have to be quite a bit of work done on the network edge.  They've pushed the cabinets into the streets, which is great news, but now they'll need to follow that up with good information systems so people can figure out if they can get a better service and what it's going to cost. 

I get the impression that we're still very much in the early days for those issues being worked out, but given that UFB is doing to be pushing in fast, the issues need to be sorted quickly.

 




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  Reply # 572866 24-Jan-2012 17:27
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The Chorus automated prequals are pretty accurate, and are typically the best connection available. If this isn't close to the VDSL targets (and it isn't) there isn't going to be a lot you can do other than move your house closer to the cabinet or exchange!

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  Reply # 572867 24-Jan-2012 17:31
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sbiddle: ... move your house closer to the cabinet or exchange!


Which you can do with a couple of these...

http://www.gowifi.co.nz/backhaul-point-to-point/ubiquiti-nanostation-loco-m5-802.11n/a-200mw-outdoor-ap/bridge.html

... if you know someone living closer to the cabinet/exchange who has line of site back to your place and would be willing to let you put a small box up.






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  Reply # 573314 25-Jan-2012 21:50
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I don't mean to hijack your thread or anything, but it is good to know what the requirements for VDSL2 are.
Going by my stats, I am good to go:


And just to give a bit more clarification on Master Filters, this is a basic diagram of my setup:


I no longer need plug in filters on any phone jacks, and it appears to have improved the DSL quality over all too!

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  Reply # 573320 25-Jan-2012 21:55
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jaymz: I don't mean to hijack your thread or anything, but it is good to know what the requirements for VDSL2 are.
Going by my stats, I am good to go:


And just to give a bit more clarification on Master Filters, this is a basic diagram of my setup:


I no longer need plug in filters on any phone jacks, and it appears to have improved the DSL quality over all too!


A master filter will always* deliver better performance that plug in filters, mainly because it eliminates reflections caused by multiple jackpoints wired in series which is pretty much your stock standard install in a typical NZ home.

*I've never seen a case where it doesn't but as usual T&C's apply.

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  Reply # 573997 27-Jan-2012 10:42
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We had a similar problem to this, turned out it was poor wiring in the house, the nice bloke from Telecom/Chorus replaced it for us and it improved. A few months later the line from the street to the house packed up and they replaced that as well - even more improvement.

I also found that just trying different jackpoints in the house could vary things a bit. Also some modems hold much better connection speeds than others, I tried 4 different units on the same connector and got about a 30% variance in speeds out of them. Currently using a Draytek in "dumb" bridge mode and an Asus RT-16N doing the heavy lifting and it's marvellous.




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  Reply # 574582 29-Jan-2012 12:45
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Very interested in VDSL2, if you can get up to 50mbps what kind of speeds can I expect with these stats?

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  Reply # 574623 29-Jan-2012 14:33
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I would say between 40mb/s - 50mb/s. That's if your line is healthy.

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  Reply # 574628 29-Jan-2012 14:58
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Is a master splitter required?

My modem and 2 phones are all connected to seperate phone type wall sockets, the thin rectangular type.





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  Reply # 574632 29-Jan-2012 15:07
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If your looking for the best possible connection then yes i would get a master splitter.

Because i am on naked VDSL all i did was run the line straight into the jackpoint by my modem. The black cable with 2 pairs filled with grease terminates at the jackpoint.

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  Reply # 574640 29-Jan-2012 15:33
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HowickDota: Is a master splitter required?

My modem and 2 phones are all connected to seperate phone type wall sockets, the thin rectangular type.


If you're running phone and DSL a master filter is mandatory for VDSL2.

If you have no phone you should wire the modem directly to the demarc and eliminate all other jackpoints.



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