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Topic # 150371 20-Jul-2014 13:26
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Currently, I'm on ADLS2+ in the Devonport area. (No UFB yet :( !) I get a quite good connection:



29.0dB seems to suggest about 2.0km away from the end-point, which is about the distance to the Devonport exchange, and so I'm assuming I'm connected directly to the exchange, no cabinet.
I'm on one of Slingshot's old plans: "The Big Thing 2", which I think at the time meant I was connected to some Slingshot equipment in the exchange.

There seems to be a green cabinet on the street 4 doors down from me called "DA/W" (the yellow stickers on the box) - is this really a cabinet? (Who would know?!)
Is it possible to connect via this cabinet and get better speeds, while I wait for UFB (July 2016 apparently)

Cheers,
Mike.

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  Reply # 1092458 20-Jul-2014 13:26
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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

 


 

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- Your ISP and plan

 


 

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- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

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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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  Reply # 1092464 20-Jul-2014 13:35
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Without knowing your exact address it's not possible to know.

There are plenty of photos of whisper cabinets online, you really need to either post a photo here on your cabinet or look at one of the photos. It could just be a cross connect cabinet if it's small.






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  Reply # 1092466 20-Jul-2014 13:42
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Le cabinet:



This is outside 41 Old Lake Road.


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  Reply # 1092470 20-Jul-2014 13:50
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That's a cross connect cabinet. It's purpose is for cross connecting larger feeder cables (often 200 or 400 pairs) to the local distribution cable that runs past your home.





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  Reply # 1092472 20-Jul-2014 13:52
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OK thanks. I guess I will just have to wait for UFB 
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  Reply # 1092565 20-Jul-2014 17:34
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there are a couple of signs on lake road taking about chorus and UFB coming to your area soon. One is heading north on the corner of lake road and allenby ave. not sure if this will affect you or not




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  Reply # 1092600 20-Jul-2014 18:48
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Yeah, I know! But I think I am just outside this area (the next phase is between where I am and Devonport).

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  Reply # 1092615 20-Jul-2014 19:24
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  Reply # 1092617 20-Jul-2014 19:28
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Yes. There's cat 5e from the connection where the line meets the house to the master splitter, and the phone jacks were rewired from there.

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