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Topic # 123431 7-Jul-2013 14:47

I have just have Snap VDSL connected and was after a bit of advice.
I have 6 jackpoints in the house including a Master jackpoint which is directly wired from the demarcation point at the front of the house off a VDSL splitter.
I have a downstream attenuation figure of 8dB and downstream sync speed of 45Mbps with actual speeds around 42Mbps (Also 9-10Mbps upstream) I want to know if a disconnected all the jackpoints (except the master DSL point of course) from the point the copper enters the house will this improve my attenuation figures?
Also I am still within the 10 days of being connected on VDSL. I am on DLM2 i believe - hopefully it moves up to DLM1 and even 17a as there seems to be a very low error count.

Does the VDSL splitter do the same as disconnecting all the jackpots? (I have a naked connection)
Is it worth doing this for a attenuation figure lower than 8dB or am I just getting fussy?


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  Reply # 850433 7-Jul-2013 14:47
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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 # 850445 7-Jul-2013 15:20
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Simple answer is no. The VDSL master filter has already isolated your wiring for xDSL.

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  Reply # 850531 7-Jul-2013 20:47
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What you have is better than the vast majority of users will ever see. Enjoy it and be pleasantly surprised if you get DLM-1 or 17a.

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  Reply # 850552 7-Jul-2013 21:40
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+1 for what Steve says, a correctly installed filter will render as good result as can be achieved, in your case the filter has isolated all outlets bar the modem one, period.


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  Reply # 850556 7-Jul-2013 21:50
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Those are really good stats, very jealous :)

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