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Topic # 56858 26-Jan-2010 18:45
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After waiting for 2 weeks and called in more than 10 times, today I finally managed to switch to Slingshot!

wow!! Cool


However, there is still one little issue:

It will still go straight into the xnet voice mail if I try to call my voip number from mobile. I think this is the phone number transfer problem between xnet and slingshot. Surely I will call them again to make it done tomorrow.


also

It was quite funny that at the first time I put in username and password on my ADSL modem.
I can only browsed google.co.nz or gmail, so I rebooted my modem, then after 15mins, I could go to local sites, ie, trademe.co.nz or nzherald.co.nz,local sites, but not international websites like ebay.com, amazon.com, etc.


Then I called Customer service, while I was waiting on the phones about 15 mins later, suddenly I could go to the international sites....looks like my modem was learning gradually from Slingshot. I think the modem is learning the new DNS for local and international gateway maybe.




Speed wise, it is no much different from before...or slightly slower than before?
It is lucky that I posted my broadband stats on geekzone before so now I can do comparision.


same modem same line but different ISP.


Before: Xnet - Fusion
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DSL Type:
G.992.3 annex A
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]:
938 / 4.814
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]:
12,0 / 19,5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]:
27,0 / 43,5
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]:
12,0 / 12,0
-------------------------

After: Slingshot - Just broadband
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DSL Type:   
G.992.5 annex A
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]:   
921 / 4.544
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]:   
12,0 / 18,5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]:   
27,5 / 47,0
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]:   
12,5 / 12,0
-------------------------


good news is I finally running on ADSL2+ rather than ADSL2
but bad news is there is no speed improvement and even slightly worse.



still dont understand why changing ISP altered my line attenuation?




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  Reply # 293235 26-Jan-2010 22:44
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I noticed an increase of ~2db in attenuation between ADSL1 (G.DMT) and ADSL2+ on my line.




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  Reply # 296359 5-Feb-2010 11:29
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THe ISP doesn't have an impact on your line attenuation.

Line attenuation and other line stats can vary from tiem to time, they don't always stay exactly the same.

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