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Bink
Villains... knock off all that evil

join:2006-05-14
Castle Rock, CO
kudos:4
Reviews:
·VOIPO

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My Qwest DSL Migration from 7Mb/896Kb to 20Mb/5Mb

Qwest recently rolled out VDSL to my area and I just thought I’d chime in to briefly let everyone know of my experience.

Simply, Qwest delivered the Actiontec Q1000 yesterday and moved my connection from ADSL to VDSL today. When I went to setup the modem, Qwest automatically redirects you to a friendly web page that walks you through the process. Near the end of the process, it failed and I was unable to complete the configuration automatically—so it offered manual configuration. The manual configuration process would normally be simple too, but the PPP username that was provided in the browser interface was obviously incorrect and no password was provided as well. So, I called Qwest and ~15 minutes later I had the correct PPP username and password—which was identical to the username and password I had with ADSL. Once I entered this into the modem, I was online.

Speed tests show I am getting 18.8Mb/4.6Mb and ping times have improved by 12ms due to my first hop being 20ms instead of the 32ms I was getting on ADSL. (Anyone know if I can get this first hope even lower?)

So far, I am pleased to see Qwest become more competitive with cable. For the geeks out here, some output from the telnet interface of the modem is below.

Cheers.

> adsl info --show
adsl: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Retrain Reason: 0
Max:    Upstream rate = 16843 Kbps, Downstream rate = 84476 Kbps
Path:   0, Upstream rate = 5119 Kbps, Downstream rate = 20128 Kbps
 
Link Power State:       L0
Mode:                   VDSL2 Annex A
VDSL2 Profile:          Profile 8a
TPS-TC:                 PTM Mode
Trellis:                U:ON /D:ON
Line Status:            No Defect
Training Status:        Showtime
                Down            Up
SNR (dB):       32.8            32.2
Attn(dB):       0.0             0.0
Pwr(dBm):       12.5            3.4
                        VDSL2 framing
                        Path 0
B:              223             133
M:              1               1
T:              33              1
R:              16              16
S:              0.3532          0.8281
L:              5436            1478
D:              91              35
I:              240             153
N:              240             153
                        Counters
                        Path 0
OHF:            437391          148978
OHFErr:         0               0
RS:             28867680                3774768
RSCorr:         0               0
RSUnCorr:       0               0
 
                        Path 0
HEC:            0               0
OCD:            0               0
LCD:            0               0
Total Cells:    98915402                0
Data Cells:     581934          0
Drop Cells:     0
Bit Errors:     0               0
 
ES:             0               11
SES:            0               11
UAS:            19              3657011
AS:             2560
 
                        Path 0
INP:            1.00            1.50
PER:            5.82            17.18
delay:          8.00            7.00
OR:             87.85           154.56
 
Bitswap:        0               0
 

kiknwing

join:2010-12-13
Ogden, UT

As far as the first hop latency, nothing can be done about. Glad to hear a good experience once in a while.


dynodb
Premium,VIP
join:2004-04-21
Minneapolis, MN
reply to Bink

said by Bink:

Qwest recently rolled out VDSL to my area and I just thought I’d chime in to briefly let everyone know of my experience.

In your area? With a 32dB SNR at 20M/5M, the DSLAM must be practically in your back yard

Bink
Villains... knock off all that evil

join:2006-05-14
Castle Rock, CO
kudos:4
reply to Bink

I live in a fairly large condominium—and I believe the DSLAM is on the first floor.



lordpuffer
RIP lil
Premium
join:2004-09-19
Rio Rancho, NM
kudos:1
Reviews:
·CableOne
reply to Bink

Glad to see it's working that well for you. I have the 40/5 plan and see about 37.5/4.7 with about 25ms. I'm lucky to get that, for Qwest/CenturyLink is the only game in town (well, in my complex anyway).
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