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Master Geek


  #1046742 16-May-2014 22:52
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I moved from DSL to VDSL a few months back. Overall it was worth it although I find peak times in the evening the speed is not much different. However off-peak it's quite a bit faster.



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Master Geek


  #1046766 16-May-2014 23:48
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Snackos: ...I find peak times in the evening the speed is not much different. However off-peak it's quite a bit faster.
How much faster/slower? Would you mind running a speed test for me at both times?

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  #1046801 17-May-2014 07:26
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User123456: @lomenak - Did the technician come today?? What is the verdict?

Yeah the tech came in yesterday. It took him about an hour to install the new jack. He said that the connection will be 20/7 before it started working. He left and internet was up within 15 minutes. As he said 20 down 7 up which is not bad as we are quite far away from the cabinet.

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Master Geek


  #1046981 17-May-2014 14:10
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User123456:
Snackos: ...I find peak times in the evening the speed is not much different. However off-peak it's quite a bit faster.
How much faster/slower? Would you mind running a speed test for me at both times?


About half the speed by memory

I just did it now at 2pm on Saturday and got 36/10. If I remember i will run it again tonight.

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Master Geek


  #1047157 17-May-2014 19:18
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Snackos:
User123456:
Snackos: ...I find peak times in the evening the speed is not much different. However off-peak it's quite a bit faster.
How much faster/slower? Would you mind running a speed test for me at both times?


About half the speed by memory

I just did it now at 2pm on Saturday and got 36/10. If I remember i will run it again tonight.


At 7.20pm it's 26/9 so not too bad tonight. 



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Master Geek


  #1047218 17-May-2014 21:00
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lomenak:
User123456: @lomenak - Did the technician come today?? What is the verdict?

Yeah the tech came in yesterday. It took him about an hour to install the new jack. He said that the connection will be 20/7 before it started working. He left and internet was up within 15 minutes. As he said 20 down 7 up which is not bad as we are quite far away from the cabinet.

Ah ok, cool. Thank you for the information! I apologise if you have mentioned this already, but any idea how far away you are from the cabinet?? Im sure you have told us, just cant recall it :)

Snackos:
Snackos:
User123456:
Snackos: ...I find peak times in the evening the speed is not much different. However off-peak it's quite a bit faster.
How much faster/slower? Would you mind running a speed test for me at both times?


About half the speed by memory

I just did it now at 2pm on Saturday and got 36/10. If I remember i will run it again tonight.


At 7.20pm it's 26/9 so not too bad tonight. 
Thank you for the speeds. I really appreciate it. You must be fairly close the cabinet at well to get a 10 upload speed, thats the max rated by Orcon

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  #1047274 17-May-2014 21:42
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its only when your are nearing the edge of coverage that you start to loose upload speed, you can be 600 + meters away and still have near enough to 10mbps upload speed

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  #1047283 17-May-2014 22:17
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Jase2985: its only when your are nearing the edge of coverage that you start to loose upload speed, you can be 600 + meters away and still have near enough to 10mbps upload speed

And just my luck says that I am at the edge of the coverage available... hence my surprisement. But fair enough, I see your point :)

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Master Geek


  #1047741 19-May-2014 08:06
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User123456:
lomenak:
User123456: @lomenak - Did the technician come today?? What is the verdict?

Yeah the tech came in yesterday. It took him about an hour to install the new jack. He said that the connection will be 20/7 before it started working. He left and internet was up within 15 minutes. As he said 20 down 7 up which is not bad as we are quite far away from the cabinet.

Ah ok, cool. Thank you for the information! I apologise if you have mentioned this already, but any idea how far away you are from the cabinet?? Im sure you have told us, just cant recall it :)


I am some 7-800 meters away I was told.

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Ultimate Geek

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  #1047783 19-May-2014 09:16
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Jase2985: its only when your are nearing the edge of coverage that you start to loose upload speed, you can be 600 + meters away and still have near enough to 10mbps upload speed


I think I'm 900m away and I regularly get 10mb up




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Master Geek


  #1050117 20-May-2014 21:15
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lomenak: 
I am some 7-800 meters away I was told.


FlameBeard: 
I think I'm 900m away and I regularly get 10mb up


Wow alrighty sounds promising then, just got hope all the wiring is up to scratch

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  #1050539 21-May-2014 16:09
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User123456:
lomenak: 
I am some 7-800 meters away I was told.


FlameBeard: 
I think I'm 900m away and I regularly get 10mb up


Wow alrighty sounds promising then, just got hope all the wiring is up to scratch


Shouldn't be to bad if your ADSL is fairly decent. If you ask really nicely too, the Chorus tech might isolate away the other jack points which will help. wink




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Master Geek


  #1050771 21-May-2014 23:30
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FlameBeard:
Shouldn't be to bad if your ADSL is fairly decent. If you ask really nicely too, the Chorus tech might isolate away the other jack points which will help. wink

Adsl is currently running at the lines maximum speed (so I have been told on a few occasions from Orcon), but thank you for the heads up :), I will mention it, nicely ^^
Would something like sky still work?? (the remote recording more specifically)

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  #1050778 21-May-2014 23:44
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User123456: Would something like sky still work?? (the remote recording more specifically)


Remote record is delivered over the satellite signal, not the phone line so no worries there. The Sky phone line connection is needed for some On-Demand purchasing.




Regards FireEngine




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Master Geek


  #1050780 21-May-2014 23:49
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FireEngine: 
Remote record is delivered over the satellite signal, not the phone line so no worries there. The Sky phone line connection is needed for some On-Demand purchasing.

Oh right, sweet! Thanks for the info! I have never done On-Demand purchasing and probably never will, so no worries there if that becomes unavailable. 

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