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# 142545 16-Mar-2014 21:17
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Something is seriously wrong here, congestion is pretty bad here but today it's been worse than ever, we've gone from an average 500kB/s down to an average of 140kB/s during the evening peak since July last year to now... Today is been terrible, I've called my ISP and lodged a ticket but wondering if anyone else is having issues... 

Here's a typical Speedtest from today. 






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  # 1006889 16-Mar-2014 21:17
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  # 1006919 16-Mar-2014 21:31
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Please provide the information requested and a test via Ethernet as wireless isn't reliable.



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  # 1006957 16-Mar-2014 22:36
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Here you go... 2 meters from wifi adapter makes little difference...

- Your ISP and plan = Slignshot 250G
- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL) = ADSL1 BUBA
- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin) = draytek Vigor 120 and
ADSL Status Mode State Up Speed Down Speed SNR Margin Loop Att.
G.DMT SHOWTIME 800000 7616000 14 9
- Your general location (or street) = Outram
- If you are rural or urban = rural although school is 100mB/s UFB
- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin = 200m to the exchange
- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service = UCLL
- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above = yyes many times, have hard wired filter and other people in the township are having same issues


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  # 1006960 16-Mar-2014 22:41
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Pretty much ADSL1 anywhere is poked at peak time these days. If there are no scheduled upgrade for you exchange, you may need to look at RBI Wireless.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 1007003 17-Mar-2014 05:56
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wifi is still wifi no matter how close you are to the modem, you can still have interference

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  # 1007006 17-Mar-2014 06:22
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You're not on a ULL connection but are on an ADSL1 service probably connected to a Conklin or ASAM that has limited backhaul which will be saturated by neighbours using the service.

There is nothing anybody can do to resolve the issue, all you can do is hope you're getting an RBI upgrade (Chorus website will tell you this) or move to RBI wireless if that's the solution for your area.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1007257 17-Mar-2014 13:29
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Odd I've a document that was on the Chorus network update site, now moved somewhere else that has the following;

Locality ORA
Name Outram
Cabinet ORA
ASV UCLL Exchange
Cabinet Type UCLL Exchange
FTTN -
MDF Zone 4
Region Otago
Council Dunedin City
Classification Non Urban
Copper SLES available -
Reason Exchange, SLES not applicable

Of course the information from Chorus on the Chorus website could be wrong.

Our frustration is that the Chorus website does not show any information for Outram, the school has UFB fibre up to 100 Mbps, none of the documents available show either RBI or UFB on the Network Build Update pages. Our service has deteriorated from 500kBbps to 140kBps peak time average in less than a year.
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  # 1007448 17-Mar-2014 17:11
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Sounds like you're on a heavily congested ASAM.

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  # 1007495 17-Mar-2014 18:01
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Yep - Congested ASAM that is not getting updated under the RBI I'm afraid.

Your only solution is to go to a wireless supplier or move. There is nothing anyone can do to improve your ADSL connection without Chorus upgrading your exchange under the RBI rollout.






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  # 1007710 17-Mar-2014 21:40
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Now that's depressing...

Wireless RBI really isn't an option with the prices and amount of data where they are currently. Not moving either the community here is great..

On a brighter note I'm pretty sure no one in Outram will be signing up to Colosseum or Spark (Netflix) poor shareholders.

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Slingshot is always a bit slower on weekends anyway, so that probably doesn't help either. Ask Slingshot to lodge a congestion fault, at least Chorus can investigate whether there is any chance of increasing backhaul capacity.




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  # 1011420 23-Mar-2014 15:46
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NZtimbo: Now that's depressing...

Wireless RBI really isn't an option with the prices and amount of data where they are currently. Not moving either the community here is great..

On a brighter note I'm pretty sure no one in Outram will be signing up to Colosseum or Spark (Netflix) poor shareholders.

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It really depends on the value proposition. I haven't looked at RBI pricing lately but last time I did you get now get 100GB for around $200 with speeds that can be far higher than copper.

If I lived in an area and was stock on a Conklin or ASAM I'd be jumping at the chance to move to RBI. Yes the pricing may be a premium over xDSL, but at the end of the way wireless is a finite resource. RBI base pricing is also a regulated offering set by the Commerce Commission, so the more people that complain to them, the greater chance of them looking at it.

In many areas RBI wireless is the intended "upgrade" as upgrading existing copper infrastructure simply isn't cost effective.





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  # 1011465 23-Mar-2014 19:17
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http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/rbi-wireless.html

50GB plan = $159 / month
+ 50GB = $69

Beats having a satellite connection!





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 1011687 24-Mar-2014 11:19
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Hi @coffeebaron

I'd rather spend the extra money on getting DSL upgraded than wireless.  In the last week we consumed 38G of data so wireless really isn't an option.

What's really grinding my bones is the ORA exchange missed out when Telecom was upgrading everything left right and centre.  Now with UFB/RBI we are in a rural hole, cabinets around us being feed off the exchange are going to be upgraded.  With the new fibre that has been feed to our school Chorus will now (if you pay) provide access to the Rural Fibre duct they ran down the main road to the town, but looks like not available in the town.

Our service has deteriorated and will only get worse as more people move into town.  A new subdivision with 28 sections just got approved the other week... cry

Is there a way to find out how many DSL connections there are onto the ORA exchange and how many more it can handle?

Tim

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