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Topic # 204481 3-Oct-2016 19:02
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I've got fibre in my house on a Huawei HG659 router and get 200MB/s over ethernet and 160MB/s over WiFi.

 

I've renovated our garage into an office and got my sparky to lay an ethernet cable from the garage underneath the house to the room where the Huawei router is located. 

 

Problem is I only get 30MB/s out in my garage over ethernet.

 

Its actually faster to use WiFi from my house out in the garage as I get 40MB/s over WiFi 

 

I suspect the reason is because I've got the ethernet cable from the garage coming through into the house via the old VDSL master filter that is attached to the wall in the house.

 

I suspect that the VDSL filter does something to limit speeds to ADSL levels.

 

If this is the case then the simple solution would be to bypass the VDSL filter and to create another hole in the wall for the ethernet cable from the garage to come through.

 

Would be great to talk to a Chorus technician. I imagine they could diagnose this in a second. Anyone know how to get in touch with one?

 

Or if you know the answer please let me know!

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1644879 3-Oct-2016 19:04
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Your Ethernet cable shouldn't be touching a filter of any sort (ADSL or VDSL); the filter is exclusively for a copper phone line. It is almost certainly causing the problem.


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  Reply # 1644882 3-Oct-2016 19:08
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"I suspect that the VDSL filter does something to limit speeds to ADSL levels."

 

As posted above.

 

You have answered your own question.





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  Reply # 1644883 3-Oct-2016 19:09
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Thanks Behodar, I suspected as much. I've got the sparky coming back tomorrow to do just that. 


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  Reply # 1644884 3-Oct-2016 19:09
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Mbps. Why would someone include a filter in an Ethernet run, makes no logical sense.

 

P.S. If punching the cat5/6 cable into a jack make sure that you are using solid core.





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  Reply # 1644886 3-Oct-2016 19:19
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Basically one end of the  Ethernet cable should be plugged into the Huawei router, the other into whatever the device is in your garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1644887 3-Oct-2016 19:31
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How is it even possible to put a filter in?! And the sparky doing that.... classic NZ building industry stupidity....








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  Reply # 1644916 3-Oct-2016 20:31
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The filter was already attached to the wall with a cable going down under the house. The sparky thought it'd be a simple way to get the cable from under the house to the modem without cutting another hole into the wall. Sounds stupid in hindsight.


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  Reply # 1644917 3-Oct-2016 20:36
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Baller:

 

The filter was already attached to the wall with a cable going down under the house. The sparky thought it'd be a simple way to get the cable from under the house to the modem without cutting another hole into the wall. Sounds stupid in hindsight.

 

 

So he used the existing cable ?!?!, which sounds like it either was a phone cable in or out to the garage,

 

In any case its not likely to be  Cat 5/6 8 wire cable, most likely 6?, so you might get 100mbs at best,

 

If possible get him to put a proper Cat5/6 cable in for you. ...


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  Reply # 1644919 3-Oct-2016 20:37
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Baller:

 

The filter was already attached to the wall with a cable going down under the house. The sparky thought it'd be a simple way to get the cable from under the house to the modem without cutting another hole into the wall. Sounds stupid in hindsight.

 

 

No that is totally fine logic and is a great way to extend a network. Just the execution was poor in this example.


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  Reply # 1644933 3-Oct-2016 20:55
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Baller:

 

The filter was already attached to the wall with a cable going down under the house. The sparky thought it'd be a simple way to get the cable from under the house to the modem without cutting another hole into the wall. Sounds stupid in hindsight.

 

 

I've always had a rule never to let a general electrician do data cabling in the same way as I would never let a data cable guy wire my electrical points.




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  Reply # 1645155 4-Oct-2016 11:43
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Sparky got rid of the filter and associated cable and I'm now getting 48MB/s over ethernet out in the garage. I'm upgrading to Gigabit speeds this week so hopefully I'll be able to get 150-200MB/s out in the garage.


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  Reply # 1645156 4-Oct-2016 11:45
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How are you testing the speed? Do you mean MB/s (megabytes) or Mb/s (megabits)? The symbols are not letters (they just look like them) and are not interchangeable.




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  Reply # 1645157 4-Oct-2016 11:47
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Using speedtest.net. Sorry, I mean Mbps.


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  Reply # 1645160 4-Oct-2016 11:50
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You should be getting the same speeds in the garage as if you were connected to the main router directly.  Sounds like the electrician hasn't punched down the cable correctly, or something not right still. 


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  Reply # 1645162 4-Oct-2016 11:55
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Did the sparky run a new cable between house and garage?

 

It does not sound like they did, it sounds like he has used the existing phone cable that was there before?

 

You need a continuous, non-broken run of Cat5E or Cat6 between your Huawei and the Garage (what do you have in the garage - a Switch? or does the cable from the house connect directly to a PC?). You could have the unbroken run between a wall plat and the garage, but it still needs to be over Cat-5 or Cat-6 cable. You should get the exact same speeds in the Garage as you do in the house over the cable (unless it is going more than 100m).


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