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  Reply # 1015732 30-Mar-2014 23:11
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Thanks Item, that's encouraging. I'll get onto tweaking that setting.

As far as DLM reset goes, I made the request, mentioning a new more stable modem. Here is the reply from Slingshot customer service:

"I understand you would like us to re-run the DLM. We do not have control over the DLM and can't reset it, however, every 10 days, the profile will change (if required) to adjust to your connection taking your modem into account".

Thanks again Slingshot.

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  Reply # 1015756 31-Mar-2014 00:00
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Anodyne: Thanks Item, that's encouraging. I'll get onto tweaking that setting.

As far as DLM reset goes, I made the request, mentioning a new more stable modem. Here is the reply from Slingshot customer service:

"I understand you would like us to re-run the DLM. We do not have control over the DLM and can't reset it, however, every 10 days, the profile will change (if required) to adjust to your connection taking your modem into account".

Thanks again Slingshot.


that is completely wrong. DLM doesnt run every day 10 days, and slingshot are capable of resetting DLM.

i suspect you will find the CSR that responded to you is not trained on VDSL.



try again, call them. talk to a manager if required.


reminds me of a case with orcon (trying to find the thread now.. was a few months back now.) where the people that hang around on GZ didnt quite understand how DLM and VDSL work, after much explaining they tried it, and low and behold from that point on they are more than happy to do resets.




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  Reply # 1015764 31-Mar-2014 01:42
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Item:
Anodyne: Does anyone know if it is possible to get Slingshot (or Chorus?) to increase the frequency of DLM polling as if it was the first few days of the connection? I've now got a DSL-N66U to replace the slowly improving but essentially tedious VB104W. I imagine that the results of DLM polling will be quite different now but I don't want to have to wait 6 months to find out if I can avoid it!

I got the same router/modem to replace my VB104W recently
With the latest firmware (1.0.7.0), it has a stability adjustment section for VDSL as well as ADSL2, similar to the 55u I had previously...I set mine to the max (5db) and saw my downstream go from 30ish on a good day to just a hair over 40 most the time now. Haven't seen any issues with reliability or errors as a result of the adjustment either.
The wireless is tons better too, so pretty happy.



Where did you get your DSL-N66U? I live in Dunedin and would prefer to get in from a local shop.
Thanks.

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  Reply # 1015782 31-Mar-2014 07:04
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BreaKer: Where did you get your DSL-N66U? I live in Dunedin and would prefer to get in from a local shop.
Thanks.


I actually got mine from Amazon.co.uk as I had some vouchers to use and then got family to bring it over with them from the UK - not much use to you I am afraid!

It is an expensive box for a non AC router, but I had the 55u before that and it served me well, so I didn't begrudge the spend too much.





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  Reply # 1016087 31-Mar-2014 16:19
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Finally had an issue where I was connected to the internet and yet we weren't getting any website to load, like it was hanging or something. Weird.

We restarted the VDSL modem, only to find we got the DSL light to work, but was unable to connect to the internet.

Slingshot had to get Chorus to reset my VCI profile on the line.
It took hours to complete on Sunday.

I was able to connect to the internet again, but same issue as before, connected but won't transmit the down data via WiFi.

I ended up hard resetting the whole device and resetting up to get everything working again.

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  Reply # 1016165 31-Mar-2014 19:13
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Hi Breaker. 

I got my DSL-N66U in NZ. Amazon is great and it supports Geekzone I think if you order you Amazon stuff through here but for things like modems which plug into the wall, an NZ plug (rather than an adapter) is handy. Apart from that, I found this modem to be quite a bit cheaper to buy locally from a bricks and mortar store here in Hamilton (which also has a web presence) than to get it from Amazon. I suspect that naming a particular shop might breach the Geekzone advertising rules but if you check out one of those web sites that suggest good places to buy, they'll hook you up. Hmm, did I dodge that bullet?

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  Reply # 1016168 31-Mar-2014 19:16
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Anodyne: Hi Breaker. 

an NZ plug (rather than an adapter) is handy.

I had a spare lead in my stash - the power "puck" has a detachable kettle lead - so no worries with adaptors etc.




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  Reply # 1016169 31-Mar-2014 19:21
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Anodyne: Hi Breaker. 

I got my DSL-N66U in NZ. Amazon is great and it supports Geekzone I think if you order you Amazon stuff through here but for things like modems which plug into the wall, an NZ plug (rather than an adapter) is handy. Apart from that, I found this modem to be quite a bit cheaper to buy locally from a bricks and mortar store here in Hamilton (which also has a web presence) than to get it from Amazon. I suspect that naming a particular shop might breach the Geekzone advertising rules but if you check out one of those web sites that suggest good places to buy, they'll hook you up. Hmm, did I dodge that bullet?



nothing wrong with naming a shop you bought a product from AFAIK. anyway, take your pick..

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2172130


or the geekzone version..


https://price.geekzone.co.nz/product.aspx?pid=889071065

https://price.geekzone.co.nz/product.aspx?pid=889394267   <- why this one isnt included in the listing above is odd, probably just a bug in the scraper.

https://price.geekzone.co.nz/search.aspx?q=DSL-N66U




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  Reply # 1016223 31-Mar-2014 20:51
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Ok, I ordered mine from PB Tech on Saturday (22/3) and it was here by Wednesday (26/3). I was happy. Have always found them good.



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  Reply # 1016278 31-Mar-2014 22:58
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hio77:
Anodyne: Thanks Item, that's encouraging. I'll get onto tweaking that setting.

As far as DLM reset goes, I made the request, mentioning a new more stable modem. Here is the reply from Slingshot customer service:

"I understand you would like us to re-run the DLM. We do not have control over the DLM and can't reset it, however, every 10 days, the profile will change (if required) to adjust to your connection taking your modem into account".

Thanks again Slingshot.


that is completely wrong. DLM doesnt run every day 10 days, and slingshot are capable of resetting DLM.

i suspect you will find the CSR that responded to you is not trained on VDSL.



try again, call them. talk to a manager if required.


reminds me of a case with orcon (trying to find the thread now.. was a few months back now.) where the people that hang around on GZ didnt quite understand how DLM and VDSL work, after much explaining they tried it, and low and behold from that point on they are more than happy to do resets.



Actually they cant do resets, but they can ask Chorus to do it as they have the controls.
Only thing then is that there is added delay with the ISP then waiting on Chorus.


What the ISP can do is reset your port at the cabinet / exchange.
This will also rerun DLM on the line anew.




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  Reply # 1016282 31-Mar-2014 23:01
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NZCrusader:
hio77:
Anodyne: Thanks Item, that's encouraging. I'll get onto tweaking that setting.

As far as DLM reset goes, I made the request, mentioning a new more stable modem. Here is the reply from Slingshot customer service:

"I understand you would like us to re-run the DLM. We do not have control over the DLM and can't reset it, however, every 10 days, the profile will change (if required) to adjust to your connection taking your modem into account".

Thanks again Slingshot.


that is completely wrong. DLM doesnt run every day 10 days, and slingshot are capable of resetting DLM.

i suspect you will find the CSR that responded to you is not trained on VDSL.



try again, call them. talk to a manager if required.


reminds me of a case with orcon (trying to find the thread now.. was a few months back now.) where the people that hang around on GZ didnt quite understand how DLM and VDSL work, after much explaining they tried it, and low and behold from that point on they are more than happy to do resets.



Actually they cant do resets, but they can ask Chorus to do it as they have the controls.
Only thing then is that there is added delay with the ISP then waiting on Chorus.


What the ISP can do is reset your port at the cabinet / exchange.
This will also rerun DLM on the line anew.


as i said previously, there are two ways about it.

requesting chorus to do it, or doing a reset themselves.


if you want to get technical about it, yes they cant physically do a reset, they request it.


but a port reboot will come with the same outcome.




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  Reply # 1019568 6-Apr-2014 19:41
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Hi everyone,

Has anyone has any success using the samba sharing on this router with accessing it with Windows 7 Home Premium?

I've tried a bunch of stuff, but I'm having no luck.

Thanks!

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  Reply # 1019580 6-Apr-2014 20:01
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Hi Hio77. I tried Slingshot CS again (describing the options you mentioned) and this time their reply was "A port refresh has been carried out".

Thanks for your help!

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  Reply # 1019581 6-Apr-2014 20:02
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Anodyne: Hi Hio77. I tried Slingshot CS again (describing the options you mentioned) and this time their reply was "A port refresh has been carried out".

Thanks for your help!


im glad it helped :)




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  Reply # 1024118 12-Apr-2014 19:42
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With the new router and port reset my stability is perfect and speeds flying - over 40Mb/s down. Speeds were good with the VB104W (about 30Mb/s) but stability poor.




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