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Topic # 198735 20-Jul-2016 19:20
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Two things

 

 

 

1)Currently

 

 

 

ADSL something

 

-Homephone

 

-free national calling

 

-unlimited cap thingie

 

Someone mentioned VDSL was available in our area, so i got on orcons Vdsl broadband checker thingie, and yep it is

 

So I went to find the price

 

Selected the homeline option (Free national calling is included Yay) 

 

Selected unlimited

 

Price = $100 ( 5 cents more than i currently pay)

 

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So i decided to modify my existing plan, only thing is when i try to do this national calling is a $10 add-on

 

so it costs $110. 

 

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Any ideas why this would be so

 

 

 

I did read the terms and conditions, and it appears it should be free, as it is the only "other charge" without a cost

 

https://www.orcon.net.nz/myaccount-support/pdfs/VDSL.pdf

 

 

 

and yes i will eventually contact Orcon,

 

 

 

2) How the heck do you work out how far you are from a cabinet

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1595995 21-Jul-2016 08:43
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I think you are being hit by the same bug I was when upgrading to VDSL

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=82&topicid=197880

 

 

 

Solution is to call them and do it manually.




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  Reply # 1596975 22-Jul-2016 16:50
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That could be it





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  Reply # 1597652 24-Jul-2016 11:35
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Can anyone point me in the direction of a map showing cabinet locations for Putaruru, as the one map i have found list a single cabinet down reservoir street, yet when i view that same location in Google maps (Streetview) there is no sign of a cabinet and its just under 1.5 ks away from us, so VDSL wouldn't work would it?





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  Reply # 1597661 24-Jul-2016 11:48
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There are public mas showing cabinet/exchange locations.

 

These are largely irrelevant anyway when determining whether VDSL2 is available since none of us have any idea how MPF's route. All that matters is that the Chorus coverage map and/or your ISP prequel show.

 

 


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  Reply # 1597691 24-Jul-2016 13:02
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Morgenmuffel:

 

Can anyone point me in the direction of a map showing cabinet locations for Putaruru, as the one map i have found list a single cabinet down reservoir street, yet when i view that same location in Google maps (Streetview) there is no sign of a cabinet and its just under 1.5 ks away from us, so VDSL wouldn't work would it?

 

 

Exchange is by the BP station, and the only cabinet is on Reservoir street approx. 100m from Arapuni Street.

 

 





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  Reply # 1622293 4-Sep-2016 10:32
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Ok so i am finally starting to get the ball rolling and then checked this

 

 

 

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Attenuation and SNR are at not good levels?

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1622311 4-Sep-2016 10:45
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Note the units are 0.1 dB so 335*0.1dB = 33.5 dB



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  Reply # 1622323 4-Sep-2016 11:20
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yitz: Note the units are 0.1 dB so 335*0.1dB = 33.5 dB

 

 

 

Yep i had realised that, but 33 is still pretty high isn't it?

 

 

 

Just crawled about under the house, may have concussion, anyway the cable comes straight in from the street goes to the jackpoint the Genius Modem is plugged into and the rest of the phones in the house are connected through the phone output of the modem so they shouldn't have any effect on the line





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  Reply # 1622324 4-Sep-2016 11:30
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Morgenmuffel:

 

yitz: Note the units are 0.1 dB so 335*0.1dB = 33.5 dB

 

 Yep i had realised that, but 33 is still pretty high isn't it?

 

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Yes, unfortunately 33.5dB is high for VDSL.  undecided

 

I tried VDSL with 19dB and got poor results despite having good house wiring - went back to ADSL.





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