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Tahlrush

Adsl2 speeds Sinnamon park Qld?

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Hey boys and girls, I'm currently in the process of finding a new house to rent.

A place I really like is at Sinnamon Park, I've done a search and it is just within the boundaries of the Jamboree heights exchange, I'm guessing 4km of line between the exchange and the house. I'd imagine it would be a pretty average speed being that far out. Does anybody live in the area or are that far from an exchange and could give me a rough idea on what speeds I could expect?

Thanks in advance!

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There's graphs like this all over the place, probably gives a reasonable best-case expectation.

I'm about 1.4km line-of-sight which probably translates to a bit over 2km line length and get speeds a bit over 10.5 mb/s on Speedtest.net and reported connection of 12.6 mb/s in the modem control panel, so close to what's expected.

If it's a new area then probably an advantage of newer lines and equipment @ the exchange but possible penalty with stuff like pair-gaining. Generally any area under 20 years old seems to get well over it's share of complaints about crappy connections.

 

 

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Thanks for the reply mate. Yeah where I am now I'm only getting 3.7 down, so it is rough that's for sure.

Cool thanks again, helps a lot!

Another question, has anybody or have you had 2 people gaming fairly well off a connection about 6mbs down?

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1.5mbps down is enough to have 5 people FPS gaming (i know from experience) just dont try to surf or download while you game.

 

its all about pings, not download speed.

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Looking at ADSL2Exchanges if you are right on the edge of the JREE Exchange Service Area I assume the house is over near Seventeen Mile Rocks. This area seems to have quite a few RIMs/CMUXs which means if the house is connected to one of those RIMs/Cmuxs distance to the exchange is irrelevant. It is distance to the RIM that counts. So faster speeds theoretically.

The downsides are on a RIM/CMUX you can only go with Telstra or an ISP that resells Telstra (ISPs often call these Off-Net plans), the RIM/CMUX may be ADSL 1 only (so 8Mbit max), the RIM/CMUX may be out of ports (so no ADSL for you till you can snag a port when one becomes free) or godawful RIM/CMUX backhaul congestion.

ADSL2+ says around 12 ports free on the RIMs/CMUXs but that site is often woefully out of date.

 

You could try and decipher the info on the Telstra Available ADSL Capacity – CAN spreadsheet http://www.telstrawholesale.com.au/products/broadband/adsl/adsl-reports-plans/index.htm but even that can be iffy at times.

Best I can figure out 2 distribution areas have nearly 200 ADSL ports free and two DAs are 2 and 10 ADSL ports available as at 23/12/2015. These numbers can change rapidly so only an indication of port availability.

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