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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #450 on: September 18, 2019, 12:59:03 PM »
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« Reply #451 on: September 25, 2019, 09:26:28 AM »
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #452 on: July 02, 2020, 09:52:59 PM »
New Universal Service Obligation coming through from the other day - Just did a quick Speedtest on ours, and we're now hitting 25 instead of about 15 on fixed wireless; should make it a bit easier as Zoom etc goes to sh!t if too much is going on - I suspect that the router is now the bottleneck.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-02/high-speed-internet-universal-service-obligation-legislation/12415512

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #453 on: July 03, 2020, 07:33:37 AM »
After having regular daily dropouts on my Optus HFC connection, while both of us are working from home, I've finally cracked the s^%#ts and today  I make the switch to OntheNet, a Gold Coast based ISP who we use extensively at work. Their help desk is always only a phone call away and based in Varsity Lakes.
At least I figure if we find the dropouts continue then I'll be able to easily contact someone to get something done about it, unlike the Optus merrygoround.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #454 on: July 03, 2020, 07:36:44 AM »
Interesting, thanks Ed.

So I've just run a couple of tests on our 25/5 HFC.

Usually we sit ~21-23 down & high 4s up, but these two tests were "only" 18.1 & 20.6 down, but both 4.8 up.

So who do we have a whinge to, & how much refund do we get ??? >:D ;D
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« Reply #455 on: July 03, 2020, 08:16:33 AM »
unlike the Optus merrygoround.
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« Reply #456 on: July 03, 2020, 03:48:41 PM »
I have FTTP to my house & just changed ISP to Aussie Broadband after they launched their new 1000/50 plan for $149 per month.

With this speed will make offsite backups nice and quick.

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #457 on: July 03, 2020, 04:39:47 PM »
New Universal Service Obligation coming through from the other day - Just did a quick Speedtest on ours, and we're now hitting 25 instead of about 15 on fixed wireless; should make it a bit easier as Zoom etc goes to sh!t if too much is going on - I suspect that the router is now the bottleneck.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-02/high-speed-internet-universal-service-obligation-legislation/12415512
Wonder how that goes with - didnt NBN Corp release more bandwidth to help with everyone working from home in AU - or something like that - what happens when they remove that 'extra' available bandwidth... will the excuses start rolling out?
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #458 on: July 03, 2020, 08:59:16 PM »
Interesting, thanks Ed.

So I've just run a couple of tests on our 25/5 HFC.

Usually we sit ~21-23 down & high 4s up, but these two tests were "only" 18.1 & 20.6 down, but both 4.8 up.

So who do we have a whinge to, & how much refund do we get ??? >:D ;D

I'd say you could whinge as much as you like....download speeds "somewhere" near advertised is OK. When you get down to approx 12, then you might have a case !!
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #459 on: September 01, 2020, 04:49:03 PM »
Internet in the country sucks. My brother has been having no end of trouble with his internet constantly dropping out and when it does connect its just plain slow. He tried to run a speed test and that took 3 minutes to load. He is currently receiving signal from a ymax tower which he was informed was targeted for removal this year sometime. So....he gets a techie out to sus out the nbn. No signal. His tv antenna is on a pole about 6m above his roof so we thought about maybe wacking the receiver up next to that but, the techie is only allowed to go 3m over the roof line. I have no issue with that as I am all for safety. Would it help to go higher? I could build a mast that hinges at the bottom so we could drop it for installation and maintenance but would the tech people be ok with that?
I ran a test on my internet a wow! Double figures (if you disregard that dot thing in the middle).

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #460 on: September 02, 2020, 10:41:59 AM »
Hi,
    In NT I have seen two public hot spots set up in areas of zero bars on the phone.
They are just a 1m^2  plate steel mounted up a pole, reflecting a signal from a remote tower. This is collected by a satellite dish closer to the ground.
To use it, turn on phone, dial, put it on speaker phone, place the phone on the small ledge at the focus point of the dish and stand back a meter or so.
Bingo, 3 bars from nothing.
An old dish should be easy enough to locate and mount in a fixed location.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #461 on: September 02, 2020, 11:00:00 AM »
Thanks mate, I'll give that a go.

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