||[Jun. 13th, 2007|04:53 pm]
From my ISP (TPG) today...
We are pleased to inform you that the migration process of your ADSL service to ADSL2+ has now been completed successfully.
If your router/modem is ADSL2+ compatible, you should now notice download speeds of up to 24Mbps. There are no other changes required.
My Internet connection was lost completely yesterday at 11.30 am. On ringing TPG I was told that I shouldn't install the ADSL2+ modem as there were no plans to start moving to ADSL2+ until Thursday (at the earliest). I ignored the advice and removed the old modem/router and replaced it with the ADSL2+ compatible modem/router purchased in 2005. I had a few problems getting back up with the tech "gurus" reading through their notes and prompting me to do the same thing over and over again until it worked. They didn't say what was wrong but as soon as the green light indicated a connection I was back in business. I have a feeling that I may be getting ADSL2+ speeds but until I attempt a download of some kind I can't test the waters and I'm in no great hurry to download anything.
(Downloading provides an indication of the speed being achieved - previously it clocked in at 150 KBytes per second or 1200 Kbits per second. With ADSL2+ it should clock in at 3000 KBytes per second or 24000 Kbits per second which would be an speed increase of 20 )
ADSL2+ is mandatory. It's also cheaper. After 30 gig per month the speed is shaped until the following month.