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byte
19-10-2006, 08:27 PM
What is it & what does it do?
I saw it mentioned on http://nzdsl.co.nz/Article337.phtml and I was just wondering. :)

gibler
19-10-2006, 08:37 PM
Wikipedia article on interleaving (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interleaving). Basically it is supposed to make your ADSL connection more stable but the downside is that latency increases.

I've heard that being able to turn it off (which is controlled on the Telcom exchange side) will drop your ping times in games by about 40 ms. This excites gamers greatly and also for stuff such as VOIP.

Telecom used to have it turned off (if I remember correctly) and people are suspicious that they turned it on to degrade stuff such as VOIP.

Anyway the freedom to turn it off is all good.

byte
19-10-2006, 08:46 PM
Heh, thanks. I did look at that Wikipedia article before posting but I couldn't really get the jist of it, but thanks for explaining :)

PaulD
19-10-2006, 08:54 PM
You remember incorrectly. Interleaving adds around 32ms and has always been on. Any equipment in the data path probably adds some more delay.

Chrisn
19-10-2006, 08:57 PM
Wow that is awesome that telstraclear is giving the option to disable it :eek: , I will ring them up first thing tomorrow to ask them to do so. its also good to know i will have max upload/download on the 27th :p :stare: :cool: