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  Reply # 1099891 1-Aug-2014 10:18
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my source on 17a is publicly posted here however, http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=35&topicid=136643&page_no=3#967458


I enjoyed how you all hijacked that thread and Chorus still hasn't posted






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  Reply # 1100082 1-Aug-2014 15:10
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my source on 17a is publicly posted here however, http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=35&topicid=136643&page_no=3#967458


I enjoyed how you all hijacked that thread and Chorus still hasn't posted





Ha yeah ... Was a tad frustrating, however BMarquis did reply, who does work at chorus (i forget where exactly ) so that's still a definite answer which is great to know.

With that, it's still an estimation, but often pretty accurate.




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  Reply # 1100142 1-Aug-2014 16:35
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FireEngine: 

This will likely be my last post on this thread as I am running out of useful comment.

There is a reason rollback can be offered, it is because not every VDSL connection will be as good as ADSL down the same line - you have one of those lines.

Testing over WiFi adds additional speed variation possibilities as I and almost every other poster here has warned.

Your tests to an on-net speed test server are fast and stable

Your tests to off-net servers show some variation.

That is my current understanding of where we are. Let us know if you wish to roll back. Technically we cannot offer you VDSL upload on ADSL but I am sure you know that.


Just my luck unfortunately. At least I know what else to keep in mind when buying a house in the future (referring to the distance to the cabinet). Thank you for the conclusion FireEngine. I would like to stay on the VDSL for the remainder of the contract period. Im looking at possible running a cable from the modem to my room to eliminate the wifi factor... just need all the parts.

Haha and sadly I knew what the answer would be to that question, was worth a shot! Thanks for all the help/advice/opinions that you have provided throughout this thread. 


hio77: alright, that zeus test looks perfect.

what i see here, is single threaded vs multi-threaded performance.

orcons speedtest app (which is basically speedtest.net) opens up multiple threads to hammer your connection, squeeze as much as it can out, because of this if wireless packets drop, lattency jiters etc your far less likely to notice jitters in the actual "download rate".

toss that dreaded ethernet cable you hate so much in, and give it a try on the zeus link again, it should go a bit more solid.

also to be fair, thats pretty rock solid.. clearly a bit of tcp scaling at the start.


Alright thanks for the insight hio77. I gave it a go using the "dreaded ethernet cable" as you suggested. Unfortunately the network usage monitor I was using is wrongly calibrated for LAN connections, as it reported the download speed was 5.2MB/s... but in Chrome it reported it as the expected 1.8-2.7MB/s download. The ethernet provided virtually the same download speeds as the wifi did but not to sure of the exact consistency as I didn't run the network usage monitor. 


Jase2985: all i have to say is, stop doing any performance testing over wifi, you are adding another variable to the list. and its most likely hindering the performance you are seeing

but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with your connection

i would still keep it over a roll back to adsl


Thank you, yup most definitely will be keeping it. Dont want to get the Chorus guy back in fear that he break my house more when he does the switch back. 

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  Reply # 1100149 1-Aug-2014 16:42
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Alright thanks for the insight hio77. I gave it a go using the "dreaded ethernet cable" as you suggested. Unfortunately the network usage monitor I was using is wrongly calibrated for LAN connections, as it reported the download speed was 5.2MB/s... but in Chrome it reported it as the expected 1.8-2.7MB/s download. The ethernet provided virtually the same download speeds as the wifi did but not to sure of the exact consistency as I didn't run the network usage monitor. 


ild do it again, with everything metering correctly, more for your own curiosity. 

the chrome download counter is very bad at updating, as it goes with an average.

my connection will peg out at 6MB/s pretty instantly, and yet chrome will take a good 10~20 seconds to ramp up its counter to that.

on a graph however, its pretty obvious. ild watch in resource manager, or task manger at your connection stats and the graph, see how it goes.




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  Reply # 1100176 1-Aug-2014 17:03
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User123456: 

Alright thanks for the insight hio77. I gave it a go using the "dreaded ethernet cable" as you suggested. Unfortunately the network usage monitor I was using is wrongly calibrated for LAN connections, as it reported the download speed was 5.2MB/s... but in Chrome it reported it as the expected 1.8-2.7MB/s download. The ethernet provided virtually the same download speeds as the wifi did but not to sure of the exact consistency as I didn't run the network usage monitor. 


ild do it again, with everything metering correctly, more for your own curiosity. 

the chrome download counter is very bad at updating, as it goes with an average.

my connection will peg out at 6MB/s pretty instantly, and yet chrome will take a good 10~20 seconds to ramp up its counter to that.

on a graph however, its pretty obvious. ild watch in resource manager, or task manger at your connection stats and the graph, see how it goes.


Ah ok fair enough. I forgot about those tools... Thanks, I will give it a try later on this evening and report back how it went. 

Im jealous of your 6MB/s :)... enjoy it!!!

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  Reply # 1100181 1-Aug-2014 17:06
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User123456: 

Alright thanks for the insight hio77. I gave it a go using the "dreaded ethernet cable" as you suggested. Unfortunately the network usage monitor I was using is wrongly calibrated for LAN connections, as it reported the download speed was 5.2MB/s... but in Chrome it reported it as the expected 1.8-2.7MB/s download. The ethernet provided virtually the same download speeds as the wifi did but not to sure of the exact consistency as I didn't run the network usage monitor. 


ild do it again, with everything metering correctly, more for your own curiosity. 

the chrome download counter is very bad at updating, as it goes with an average.

my connection will peg out at 6MB/s pretty instantly, and yet chrome will take a good 10~20 seconds to ramp up its counter to that.

on a graph however, its pretty obvious. ild watch in resource manager, or task manger at your connection stats and the graph, see how it goes.


Ah ok fair enough. I forgot about those tools... Thanks, I will give it a try later on this evening and report back how it went. 

Im jealous of your 6MB/s :)... enjoy it!!!


the joys of stepping out into the driveway and being able to see my cabinet ;)




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  Reply # 1100183 1-Aug-2014 17:08
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the joys of stepping out into the driveway and being able to see my cabinet ;)


hahahaha that is priceless!! Lol. Very lucky/clever move :)

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hio77: 

the joys of stepping out into the driveway and being able to see my cabinet ;)


hahahaha that is priceless!! Lol. Very lucky/clever move :)


the other half enjoys moving alot...

the fun of checking every potential address to insure im very likely to have a decent vdsl connection atlest!



this place just so happens to be covered so very well for vdsl, cabinet at each end of the road! each covering about equal halfs.

just the disappointment that there is all this useless ex-tesltra cable underground here, rather than ufb!




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hio77: 

the other half enjoys moving alot...

the fun of checking every potential address to insure im very likely to have a decent vdsl connection atlest!



this place just so happens to be covered so very well for vdsl, cabinet at each end of the road! each covering about equal halfs.

just the disappointment that there is all this useless ex-tesltra cable underground here, rather than ufb!


To true! You have the perfect setup there, I would love to find the location of my cabinet... all I know is that its about 900m away but in which direction, I don't know :/

Would that all be upgraded to ufb by 2016?? 

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User123456: 
To true! You have the perfect setup there, I would love to find the location of my cabinet... all I know is that its about 900m away but in which direction, I don't know :/

Would that all be upgraded to ufb by 2016?? 


ufb here is planned for sometime after 2016 but before 2020. (assuming that doesnt change)


somewhat in a deadzone, driving all of 2 mins down to road to see fiber installations happening!

the friendly orcon staff have clearly looked into it, so they would know, otherwise, pm me your address, and ill check what cabinet your on :)




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  Reply # 1100218 1-Aug-2014 17:42
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hio77:

ufb here is planned for sometime after 2016 but before 2020. (assuming that doesnt change)


somewhat in a deadzone, driving all of 2 mins down to road to see fiber installations happening!

the friendly orcon staff have clearly looked into it, so they would know, otherwise, pm me your address, and ill check what cabinet your on :)


Probably the most frustrating thing to see. 

And yes, Im sure they have!! At the beginning of this thread, that was about the first thing they looked into for me :). But of course now specific details were given. And thank you for the offer, that would be awesome. I shall do as such! 

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