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cyril7
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  #450309 21-Mar-2011 11:09
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Hi, you say on a bronze plan, thats wholesale, bronze+ is on Orcons own DSLAMs.

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  #450310 21-Mar-2011 11:14
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Yes that's right, what is the negative or advantage ?

 
 
 
 


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  #450344 21-Mar-2011 12:26
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If you are on a wholesale connection then it would be because you are either on an exchange that Orcon have no gear in, or if they they do have gear in that exchange but your line is via a cabinet, in which case you must use a wholesale connection.

A ULL connection is typically cheaper, because Orcon dont have to pay Telecom to provide a DSLAM port or backhaul to provision it, and often slightly better performance because again Orcon can provision there own DSLAM with cheaper(therefore larger) backhaul than what they might want to pay Telecom on a wholesale connection.

Bottom line, is if you could be put on a ULL connection then Orcon would have done that (its naturally their preference), so that would imply you are either on a exchange that has no Orcon gear, or a cabinet on an exchange that does which means you must use a wholesale connection (this is for a technical not commercial reason).

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  #450353 21-Mar-2011 12:51
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Nice answer, thanks.

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  #450444 21-Mar-2011 18:18
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Orcon has been getting slower and slower, yesterday afternoon was getting around .89Mbps this evening getting 2.52Mbps.

Modem is connected at 18307 kbps

Getting a bit over it really 

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  #450445 21-Mar-2011 18:21
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Yup just about to give up and move my business elsewhere, why cant they just sort this stuff out!

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  #450454 21-Mar-2011 19:11
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Lummie I have to agree too. Been pretty disappointed with Orcon speeds overall for the last 4 years when I joined them. Considering leaving them for another provider. Contrary to popular belief or what was popular belief Telecom users report great speeds. I'm not walking out the door just yet but the no contract with Orcon does make it easy.

 
 
 
 


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  #450459 21-Mar-2011 19:22
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I have 72 transmitted wireless errors.
Not sure if that's a good or bad result but some of them could be caused by the odd Android phone or two.

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  #450460 21-Mar-2011 19:23
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Hi, but out of how many sent in total.

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  #450461 21-Mar-2011 19:23
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cyril7: Hi, while your there the other stats like line attenuation and noise margin would be good, just gives us an idea of link health.

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Results as follows:

Noise Margin
Downstream     Upstream
22.8 dB           22.7 dB


Line Attenuation
Downstream      Upstream
11.0 dB            6.3 dB








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  #450463 21-Mar-2011 19:27
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cyril7: Hi, but out of how many sent in total.

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Packets = 2593267

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  #450465 21-Mar-2011 19:36
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Hi, so the actual error rate is quite small, 2E-5 infact, which is irrelevant, 11dB attenuation and 15-16kb/s sync rate, while not flash is not too far out of order. Noise margin is excessive but thats good not bad, but indicates that house wiring (stub/taps) could be an issue, but nothing to worry about in this thread.

Sounds to me like its time to move ISPs, like others about I can vouch for Telecom providing very good service these days.

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  #450470 21-Mar-2011 19:40
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Definitely food for thought, thanks heaps for your advice Cyril7.

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  #450477 21-Mar-2011 19:57
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THought I would add that in the last week our Orcon speeds have dropped drastically. At one point after we were cabinetised (which was late last year) our speeds were actually pretty good (after being really bad for 2.5 years). Now they've slowly dropped back to being really bad.




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  #450508 21-Mar-2011 21:25
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Same here casewindow I used to be able to obtain consistant sppedtest.net results of 9 mbps or better to Auckland from Napier now I'm lucky to get a quarter of that

heads up to those thinking of going telecom I checked it out and for me atleast I'd end up paying $10 less a week for an extra 10 gig per month

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