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Postby HumphreyBBear » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:48 pm


phunkyfeelone wrote:
So tomorrow is supposed to be the big day...and can't come soon enough.


Good luck, I hope everything goes well. :thumright:


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Postby wolverine » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:42 am


phunkyfeelone wrote:
I'm jealous of you guys above, how the fk do you get 193Mbps wolverine?


Fixed wireless baby :grin:

Small dish on the roof but totally worth it. Price is comparable to NBN, been a very happy customer for over 2 years now. They also provide me with NBN as a backup at no extra cost. I haven't had to turn it on for more than a year.

Watching something download at > 20 megabytes a second is a joy to behold :giggle:


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Postby phunkyfeelone » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:44 pm


I knew something was going to be fked up...

Ask for the cable to be run to my study, cable length of about 30m.

Rather than run the cable in the existing cavity alongside the phone cable (internal walls), the dumb son of a bitch ran conduit on the outside of the wall, cut a hole in the eave, then pushed it through the ceiling cavity.

So now I have this ugly white pipe on the outside of my modern house, and if I get it re-run, I've got 12 fucking holes drilled into the outside of the house that I have to patch and paint...

You've made a very powerful enemy NBN, prepare to waste a lot of resources dealing with me... :mad:


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Postby wolverine » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:25 am


I'm surprised to hear NBN people ran new cable to your study. I would have thought that work would be performed by private contractors.

I understand your pain. Nothing worse than lazy pricks taking shortcuts. I suggest you get it redone and patch the wall. It sounds like the house is rendered, shouldn't be a problem patching the holes and touching up the paint.


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Postby phunkyfeelone » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:51 am


wolverine wrote:
I'm surprised to hear NBN people ran new cable to your study. I would have thought that work would be performed by private contractors.

I understand your pain. Nothing worse than lazy pricks taking shortcuts. I suggest you get it redone and patch the wall. It sounds like the house is rendered, shouldn't be a problem patching the holes and touching up the paint.


They're allowed to do max 40m, so it's within scope.

It got worse, rather than horizontally aligb the interior port with the power and phone Jack, he went above the port so it half way up the wall and an eyesore.

Might be no issue to most, but I have mild-mid diagnosed OCD and it really upsets me...


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Postby phunkyfeelone » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:30 pm


So aside from the install workmanship, everything eventually went OK...

Had originally signed up for 50Mbps on a 12 month contract with Belong, $0 install, $0 modem. Was getting circa 40Mbps peak speed (i'm close to the exchange).

A little trick though - I then requested to be put up to the 100Mbps plan, which:
A. Increased my average to around 80Mbps
B. They waived the break fee, now on month by month
C. Can change providers if I want


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Postby HumphreyBBear » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:31 pm


Interestingly, I've had to reboot my new router twice in the last 10 days.

It came back up straight away, but very rarely have I ever had to reboot when I was on cable.

I noticed also that I could not even ping the router from either wifi or ethernet, so if this was a "network" issue it took the router out completely as well.
It's not a major hassle at this point, but thankfully I was not doing anything important at the time.


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Postby modecko » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:17 pm


In Buenos Airport, the **free** WiFi is over 400 Mb/s! In Mongolia and Tibet it was 175Mb/s. How did we end up with 2-10 Mb/s in Australia?


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