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Standard User diputs36
(learned) Sun 06-May-18 18:13:29
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Items in GEA test


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I have tests for both ADSL and VDSL. In the former two estimated line lengths are given'to DP and to DN. I'm not certain what the DN refers to. Is it my house (street outside), or somewhere else?

The VDSL test gives an estimate, assumed from the PCP, but no indication where to. Is it to either DP or DN as mentioned above, or somewhere else? Please!
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-May-18 20:43:19
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Re: Items in GEA test


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DN isnít an abbreviation I have come across ? Distribution Node ? But that would be the same as the DP ....

The VDSL stats will be from the modem at the property end,

Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Sun 06-May-18 21:28:31
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DN typically means Directory Number = phone number


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-May-18 21:51:00
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Yep, but doesnít make sense in terms of a question about FTTC

Standard User Gadget
(committed) Mon 07-May-18 10:03:24
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Could the OP be talking about the various options for checking available speed, postcode, DN or premises identification? Of course these give speeds not line lengths unless they are accessing an non-ISP checker which estimates length by postcode centroid (I'm thinking of somewhere like codelook)
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 07-May-18 11:00:41
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I suspect the OP is an Openreach new boy sitting some form of exam.

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 07-May-18 11:08:42
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I find the OP's question almost impossible to understand.

In particular, the VDSL estimate. Assuming VDSL2 is meant, how can it be anything but the connections speeds between the FTTC cabinet (not the associated PCP) and the premises the user modem is in?

As for the ADSL estimate, there is no such thing in GEA.

So what is the test the OP is using? Could it even be the BT Wholesale one? But that doesn't mention DP or DN.

Or are they looking at something like the GEA test results that are occasionally passed to users by an ISP? But surely those don't have ADSLx figures.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 07-May-18 11:11:06
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In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
I suspect the OP is an Openreach new boy sitting some form of exam.
Ah! Now that looks like a possibility. In which case they certainly have a problem with basic nomenclature.

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Standard User diputs36
(regular) Sun 27-May-18 16:15:54
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Sorry for confusion, but I like bit about a new boy sitting a test. Countdown from 100 and you could be right.
The test was from ISP while thinking about fibre, and referred to copper line length.
I wanted to know what the difference of the two lengths represented in hope it'd guide in distance from PCP to premises.
Copper Line:
DP Line Length Estimate: 2725 Metres
DN Line Length Estimate: 2818 Metres


2818-2725 = 93 cannot be to anywhere near me, as later test on fibre indicates PCP to premises is ~1000m.
From what I am informed is my DP is according to Google Maps about 120m.

All is now likely irrelevant, so if you want to ignore, please do so! smile
Standard User Icaras
(experienced) Thu 31-May-18 08:42:37
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In reply to a post by diputs36:
Sorry for confusion, but I like bit about a new boy sitting a test. Countdown from 100 and you could be right.
The test was from ISP while thinking about fibre, and referred to copper line length.
I wanted to know what the difference of the two lengths represented in hope it'd guide in distance from PCP to premises.
Copper Line:
DP Line Length Estimate: 2725 Metres
DN Line Length Estimate: 2818 Metres


2818-2725 = 93 cannot be to anywhere near me, as later test on fibre indicates PCP to premises is ~1000m.
From what I am informed is my DP is according to Google Maps about 120m.

All is now likely irrelevant, so if you want to ignore, please do so! smile


DN isnít being used here in a way we would recognise, as Zarjaz has said. However based on your above post I wonder if itís the line length from PCP to NTE5? As itís a bit longer than the length estimate from the PCP to the DP.

Usually when Openreach give a speed estimate it is to the DP only. Fortunately for most people the DP is right in front of their house.

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