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Topic # 135132 15-Nov-2013 12:16
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"Orcon is making 2014 faster, and we wanted you to be the first to know.We’re pleased to tell you that we will be launching VDSL plans in January next year.

 

VDSL uses the same copper lines as standard ADSL broadband, but with the added bonus of faster speeds. Although it’s not quite as up there in the speed stakes as UFB, it is available to more houses across the country (about 65% nation-wide), so it may be a great option if your house is unable to get fibre yet. To check if you can get UFB with Orcon, click here.

 

Although we can’t give you all the juicy details about our VDSL launch, just know that we will definitely keep you updated."

Cant wait :) 





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  Reply # 934341 15-Nov-2013 12:16
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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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  Reply # 934378 15-Nov-2013 12:57
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For those of us who are in an area where the UFB rollout is still to be scheduled this is an interesting announcement.  Equally interesting is whether the Genius is 'VDSL-capable'.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 934381 15-Nov-2013 13:00
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OldGeek: For those of us who are in an area where the UFB rollout is still to be scheduled this is an interesting announcement.  Equally interesting is whether the Genius is 'VDSL-capable'.


It isnt

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  Reply # 934383 15-Nov-2013 13:02
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OldGeek: For those of us who are in an area where the UFB rollout is still to be scheduled this is an interesting announcement.  Equally interesting is whether the Genius is 'VDSL-capable'.


No it is not.  Hence we are trialling a different router for VDSL connections.

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  Reply # 934428 15-Nov-2013 13:48
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ubergeeknz:
OldGeek: For those of us who are in an area where the UFB rollout is still to be scheduled this is an interesting announcement.  Equally interesting is whether the Genius is 'VDSL-capable'.


No it is not.  Hence we are trialling a different router for VDSL connections.


Hopefully this will equivalent functionality....

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  Reply # 934711 15-Nov-2013 23:55
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OldGeek:
ubergeeknz:
OldGeek: For those of us who are in an area where the UFB rollout is still to be scheduled this is an interesting announcement.  Equally interesting is whether the Genius is 'VDSL-capable'.


No it is not.  Hence we are trialling a different router for VDSL connections.


Hopefully this will equivalent functionality....


Hopefully it will have OpenWRT or similar.

The current Genius is pretty poor from a prosumer router perspective and is one of the reasons I won't take Genius.

Give me decent control over
 - DHCP
 - DNS
 - Routes
 - OpenVPN termination

Then I'll be interested.




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  Reply # 936367 18-Nov-2013 05:58
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I hope i can get VDSL. No date set for UBF in my street.

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  Reply # 936670 18-Nov-2013 14:48
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go here to see availability http://www.chorus.co.nz/network-upgrade-map

broadband greater than 20mbps is what you are looking for for vdsl

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  Reply # 936966 18-Nov-2013 20:58
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Trial gunnipig here (wink wink)

Anything has to better than the modem/ata that I currently have attached to my router atm.

yes I am within VDSL coverage

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  Reply # 937092 19-Nov-2013 05:52
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Dam. I appear to be in the black hole. Says ADSL only.

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  Reply # 937181 19-Nov-2013 10:00
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Ramjet007: Dam. I appear to be in the black hole. Says ADSL only.


Tell me about it.  2 houses down, or across the road, I could get VDSL.  The house behind me (I can spit from my house to the boundary) gets UFB.

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  Reply # 937249 19-Nov-2013 12:28
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I'm sold.
100% fully committing into this. I'll happily be your hamster for trialing this for Semi rural Whangarei and paying for it too. ;)

As long as it's unlimited.





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  Reply # 937429 19-Nov-2013 17:07
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Wonder how Orcon's VDSL offering will compare to Slingshots new VDSL range..... which should have been released already  =P




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  Reply # 937448 19-Nov-2013 17:33
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Years behind..... but good that there will be more VDSL ISP options.

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  Reply # 937466 19-Nov-2013 18:34
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Ragnor: Years behind..... but good that there will be more VDSL ISP options.


You can blame Chorus's unrealistic initial pricing for that.

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