Agreed. When we were previously on ADSL, line quality was very poor at times. Telstra was out every few years to repair - usually after poor weather. Now that we are on NBN, I don't know of anyway to test line quality. Also, co-existence mode, will speeds improve once suburb is no longer supporting old network?
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After a pretty poor experience joining NBN network about a year ago. I've had a pretty rock solid connection since. Two issues are still spoiling the NBN experience. First one is latency. I'm an infrequent online gamer but last 6 months or so, I am unable to have a stable connection to play anything. Ping will jump from 100 to 10000 and eventually timeout. I am connected directly to router using lan cable and never had this problem with my previous ADSL2+. provider (iiNET). I can restart router and sometimes get 20 minutes or so before problem starts again. Streaming services like netflix don't appear to be impacted by this problem and dsl isn't dropping out. This is current errror rate after uptime of 1 hour: Upstream Downstream Current Rate (kbps) 10711 43574 Max Rate (kbps) 10802 45967 SNR Margin (dB) 5.7 6.9 Line Attenuation (dB) 41.1 20.9 Errors (pkts) 0 35457 After 18 hours of uptime: Upstream Downstream Current Rate (kbps) 10862 42672 Max Rate (kbps) 10862 43148 SNR Margin (dB) 6.1 6.1 Line Attenuation (dB) 41.7 21.1 Errors (pkts) 15 769620 Edit 28/4/19: TPG have contacted me and are monitoring connection. I think they have altered my connection settings as they are now a bit slower but errors have all but gone. Last 24 hours: Upstream Downstream Current Rate (kbps) 9056 39674 Max Rate (kbps) 9011 41469 SNR Margin (dB) 6.5 6.8 Line Attenuation (dB) 41.3 20.8 Errors (pkts) 61 26 I have successfully played a few online games and all the previous issues I was having appear to be resolved. Removing speed related comments as my major gripe was latency and appearantly I fall within the min 30 mps for speed issues on a 100/40 plan. I'll lower my plan once contract is up to 50/20 as 100/40 is not possible at my distance from node.
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