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  #1510360 10-Mar-2016 09:56
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Reporting back: seems to be working fine now I have the modem at a different IP to the router ;) and <doh>

 

Additionally: it seems time to replace the master splitter. It's been in for the last 10 years :D

 

Still getting momentary outs. But they are momentary, not minutes long, not requiring restarting modem.





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  #1511102 11-Mar-2016 09:51
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Out from Warkworth.

 

I'm going to pick up a replacement master splitter today. Once that's in we'll see how steady things are. 

 

It's due for replacing anyway (twice the life he considers ok) so might as well.

 

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  #1512587 13-Mar-2016 21:27
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jevvv:

 

Out from Warkworth.

 

I'm going to pick up a replacement master splitter today. Once that's in we'll see how steady things are. 

 

It's due for replacing anyway (twice the life he considers ok) so might as well.

 

Thanks

 

 

Could even be an ADSL1 spec if really old; else ADSL2 spec probably.

 

A fresh cable run would be a good idea too.

 

I do venture around Warkworth occasionally.

 

 





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  #1512606 13-Mar-2016 21:57
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jevvv:

 

Regarding ISP and VDSL: every conversation I've heard anyone have about getting a modem from shifting to an ISP has always said ISP supplied modems aren't worth the hassle ;) BUDGET BUDGET BUDGET ;)

 

At this stage we're still going to be on ADSL so being able to get a modem that can do either means I can make a better ISP decision rather than rushing. Which we all know doesn't give good results. 

 

Thank you for all the advice so far. 

 

Thank you also to Ragnor for adding very valuable recommendations - ALWAYS appreciated.

 

 

 

Will update when I've done the deed. 

 

 

 

 

Well, Spark uses the Huawei 659b. Vodafone the 659. ADSL/VDSL/Fibre. AC, 2.4/5 Ghz, Gbit LAN and WAN, thats not a bad featureset. And you can half bridge the supporting router like my Apple Airport Extreme due to Apple's finicky systems.




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  #1512743 14-Mar-2016 09:28
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Well, Spark uses the Huawei 659b. Vodafone the 659. ADSL/VDSL/Fibre. AC, 2.4/5 Ghz, Gbit LAN and WAN, thats not a bad featureset. And you can half bridge the supporting router like my Apple Airport Extreme due to Apple's finicky systems.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply Tony.

 

I've ended up putting in a DrayTek Vigor 130 which seems to be working ok. 

 

Additionally I've picked up a replacement master filter because the old one is about 10 years old and has served us well. Just have to fit it. I guess that means I need one of those push-in connector gadget thingies ;)





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  #1512744 14-Mar-2016 09:29
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jevvv:

 

Out from Warkworth.

 

I'm going to pick up a replacement master splitter today. Once that's in we'll see how steady things are. 

 

It's due for replacing anyway (twice the life he considers ok) so might as well.

 

Thanks

 

 

Could even be an ADSL1 spec if really old; else ADSL2 spec probably.

 

A fresh cable run would be a good idea too.

 

I do venture around Warkworth occasionally.

 

 

 

 

Quite possibly on the ADSL :)

 

Fresh cable run - which one??? ;)

 

You know I like to understand things and haven't a clue :D





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  #1512808 14-Mar-2016 10:35
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jevvv:

 

 

 

Fresh cable run - which one??? ;)

 

You know I like to understand things and haven't a clue :D

 

 

The cable that runs from demark (ETP) to your dedicated xDSL jack-point. If this is not CAT5/6, or has joins; best to run a new one if possible.

 

 





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  #1512823 14-Mar-2016 10:57
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I THINK it's Cat5 





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  #1519093 24-Mar-2016 15:09
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Have new Master Filter in. Thank you so much to @coffeebaron and @cisconz for talking me through it, and @coffeebaron for the little bits and pieces needed and sorting a non-special-push-tool-thingy solution :) 

 

The system is working except we still have teensy outages. I suppose it might be something in my router setup :( Or on my line from the exchange :( :( 

 

 





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  #1519096 24-Mar-2016 15:13
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Ask for a 24hr line test from your ISP - that will prove the fault





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  #1519692 25-Mar-2016 15:43
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Ask for a 24hr line test from your ISP - that will prove the fault

 

 

Thanks @cisconz I'll get on to them





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