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Topic # 9891 21-Oct-2006 06:52
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Taken me 2 days to post this because of the timeouts.
I have been getting good speeds with Xtra, in the region of 1900-2100 and 128-130.
2 nights ago it turned to custard. Have been doing checks at 6am so not exactly peak time...


ping is 1210

Telecom says no problem their end, fill out a form after testing speeds for three days etc

This is pushing me closer the the Wimax service up here, Whangarei.

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Reply # 49211 21-Oct-2006 07:50
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There are plenty of factors which can affect ADSL (aka "Broadband) speeds - here are just some of them.
Double plugs/Extenstion cables
Number of devices connected (no more than 5 unless you've done a splitter install, in anycase try reducing/removing devices to see) 
State of filters (modems now days come with two devices, try the other of those) 
The state of the line (has there been any bad weather out there or construction)/external inteference (electric fences etc). 
Distance from the exchange (though you've had good speeds before) 
And many more....

Try some of those and see if it helps, otherwise they should be able to look into it further. There are quite a few factors outside of their control including things like external inteference, distance from exchange, weather, your wirifing at home etc....

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  Reply # 49217 21-Oct-2006 10:56
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What is your line attenuiation and noise margin?


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  Reply # 49222 21-Oct-2006 14:37
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Hi kwaan,
How do i check attenuation and noise?

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  Reply # 49228 21-Oct-2006 18:40
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peejayw: Hi kwaan,
How do i check attenuation and noise?

Your modem's management/configuration console (check the manual for how to access this) should tell you.

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  Reply # 49244 22-Oct-2006 07:59
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Well this is interesting................

With no input from me, my download speed is now back up to consistent 1800 but where before my upload was always 128-130, its now only 80. Ping is now down to 90!

I wonder if something was being done at hte exchange in preparation for the new speeds?

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