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Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

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Leapy
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Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

I joined PN a few months ago. Smiley 

With my last ISP I was all copper from the exchange Sad and now I'm fibre to a green box and copper from there.

So, my questions are

1. Which Green Box am I connected to?

2. Can I find out?

3. Does it matter?

 

The pub is two minutes from my home, although my home is two hours from the pub,
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Re: Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

Go to the OR broadband checker, enter your phone number it will tell you which cabinet you are connected to.
it doesn't matter, as long as it works.
Browni
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Re: Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

Have a look here http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/cabinet-lookup.htm
I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
Now you lot are going to suffer because my current ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
Leapy
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Re: Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

Super (I think) Thank you both... I'm cabinet 67 Smiley

Can someone tell me, from the data is this good, bad, average or other? Roll eyes

Its all gobbledegook to me. Sad

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The pub is two minutes from my home, although my home is two hours from the pub,
PeeGee
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Re: Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

You will be on the same copper from the cabinet as before. Whether it is "any good" is more easily guestimated by providing your modem-router stats, as the sync rate and SNRM values are a more reliable indication.

Phil

Plusnet Fibre (Sep 2014), Essentials (Feb 2013); ADSL (Apr 2009); Customer since Jan 2004 (on 28kb dial-up)
Using a TP-Link TD-W9980 modem-router.
bmc
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Re: Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

FTTC is VDSL as opposed to your old service of ADSL.

 

With the latter it is the distance from your house to the Exchange which matters - with VDSL it is the distance from your house to the Cabinet.

 

Look at the VDSL results for details on your line. It shows a "good" line (A) and an "impacted" line (B) which gives an indication of what speeds you should expect.. You don't say what your actual speed is.

 

Brian

Leapy
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Re: Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

I just ran some speed test on my fibre broadband and the results are...

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The pub is two minutes from my home, although my home is two hours from the pub,
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Re: Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

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How are you running these tests, wired or wifi? And what are you using to test?

A copy of the sync speeds from the helpdesk tab of the troubleshooting area of the router would help with diagnosis.

Leapy
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Re: Which Green Box? Can I find out? Does it Matter?

@Mustrum wired to a Windows 10 desktop PC.

I just did the whole checking system and found a microfilter might be part of the problem as when replaced it went from 5mbps to 20mbps, which is what I normal get on my line (up to 35mbps).

I think I will replace all the microfilters tomorrow.

The pub is two minutes from my home, although my home is two hours from the pub,