[clug] ADSL2+ speeds

Ben shadroth at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 17:29:26 GMT 2009

2009/2/12 steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>:
> Do we believe the chart?

Yes. Your line and/or modem is not performing properly.
See http://tpg.com.au/maps/ for detailed sync speeds, (make sure you
change it to ACT at the bottom).
The fault you describe is something I experienced when the gel caps in
one of the pits had leaked and there was water affecting the line.
However, there are many factors at play.

Not sure what ISPs you've been with but I have Internode and iiNet to
be the best at dealing with this sort of thing. Their support is
better than others and they run off their own hardware (well iiNet run
their own, and Internode run some of their own). You can also tweak
the line profiles. Of course not everyone at either of these places is
wonderful and sometimes you get a dud, but generally they are very


2009/2/12 steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>:
> Alex Satrapa wrote on 12/2/09 4:33 PM:
>> Are you *sure* the fault is not in the cabling on your premises?
> Good question.
> The lead-in cable goes through the facia board, into the roof space
> above the eaves and then directly down the wall to a 3-point RJ-45 plate
> on the wall. Modem is then plugged directly into it.  The wall-plate
> would constitute the "first phone socket", ie. it's Telstra up unto it.
> The new line was installed by disconnecting cabling for Transact and
> reusing connections to the wall-plate. An old link to an out-building
> was disconnected by removing a weathered external connection box.
> Total distance to wall-plate from entry point: 2m
> Modem is connected by a std 1.2m phone patch lead.
> No splitter, no other devices on the line.
> I can't vouch for the Telstra cabling, and I can do nothing about it :-(
> Thanks for asking. I'm pretty happy that it's not the house cabling.
> s
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