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Member Title:
Resident Old Fart
Age:
71 years old
Birthday:
April 5, 1946
Gender:
Male Male
Location:
S.E. Australia
Interests:
Guitar, Fishing, Photography

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  1. Uploading Slow Again!

    14 November 2017 - 01:53 PM

    Yep same ole, same ole, slow uploads, surprise, surprise!
  2. How Do You Get Your Internet?

    14 November 2017 - 01:52 PM

    Living out in the bush weíve been behind the towns and suburbs in service delivery for years. Recently we connected to the much spoken about National Broadband Network, a government initiative that was meant to bring high speed internet to most of the population, a big call in such a vast empty country.

    Most of the connections have been "fibre to the nodeĒ leaving responsibility for the cable from the gate to the house to the householder. In my case we have fixed wireless towers broadcasting directly to a small antenna on our roof. We are approximately 400 metres from the tower and can see the antenna directly so our performance is expected to be as good as it gets.That is 50 Mbps down, 20 up and we have a the top plan as far as speed goes. Those connected by cable can have 100 Mbps down.

    We pay $70 a month for this plan but then have a hell of a lot of things that require wi-fi and bluetooth so need a capable plan.

    For us the NBN is disappointing to say the least! Often it runs so slow that it stops! Occasionally we get speeds that are within 60% of the maximum, other times we get a 20% or less. The interesting thing is that if I cycle the router, the speeds come right up again?? I suspect the router and have done tests with my ISP but guess what, you could wait all day to get through to service these days and their guaranteed 48 hour call back just doesnít happen. My ISP used to be fantastic and so I wonder if all the problems the NBN has brought them is overwhelming their systems?

    Iím going to have to write to them and suggest that I pay for what Iím getting, not some unrealistic figure my plan suggests...might get a reaction? Iím darn sure Iím not going to sit on the phone for hours waiting to talk to a tech!

    So how do you get your internet and how important is it to your household. Do you get what you pay for, and how are they when you have a problem?

    How would you go if it suddenly wasnít available for a couple of months?
  3. How Do You Get Your Internet?

    14 November 2017 - 01:49 PM

    Living out in the bush weíve been behind the towns and suburbs in service delivery for years. Recently we connected to the much spoken about National Broadband Network, a government initiative that was meant to bring high speed internet to most of the population, a big call in such a vast empty country.

    Most of the connections have been "fibre to the nodeĒ leaving responsibility for the cable from the gate to the house to the householder. In my case we have fixed wireless towers broadcasting directly to a small antenna on our roof. We are approximately 400 metres from the tower and can see the antenna directly so our performance is expected to be as good as it gets.That is 50 Mbps down, 20 up and we have a the top plan as far as speed goes. Those connected by cable can have 100 Mbps down.

    We pay $70 a month for this plan but then have a hell of a lot of things that require wi-fi and bluetooth so need a capable plan.

    For us the NBN is disappointing to say the least! Often it runs so slow that it stops! Occasionally we get speeds that are within 60% of the maximum, other times we get a 20% or less. The interesting thing is that if I cycle the router, the speeds come right up again?? I suspect the router and have done tests with my ISP but guess what, you could wait all day to get through to service these days and their guaranteed 48 hour call back just doesnít happen. My ISP used to be fantastic and so I wonder if all the problems the NBN has brought them is overwhelming their systems?

    Iím going to have to write to them and suggest that I pay for what Iím getting, not some unrealistic figure my plan suggests...might get a reaction? Iím darn sure Iím not going to sit on the phone for hours waiting to talk to a tech!

    So how do you get your internet and how important is it to your household. Do you get what you pay for, and how are they when you have a problem?

    How would you go if it suddenly wasnít available for a couple of months?
  4. My Mate Butch Has Been Veeeeery Bad!

    04 November 2017 - 06:36 PM

    Iíll let him explain.

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  5. My Mate Butch Has Been Veeeery Bad!

    04 November 2017 - 06:34 PM

    Iíll let him explain.

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    Digger 

    27 Jun 2013 - 15:46
    I'm about keeping this place nice and having fun!
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    Resigned 

    16 Jan 2013 - 14:06
    Happy New Year :)
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    Clanky44 

    31 Dec 2012 - 10:01
    Happy New Year Rob!! May the new year bring you health and happiness.
    Frank & Lori
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    D-poland 

    09 Jan 2012 - 21:29
    my favorite aussie has gotta be mick (crocodile) dundee!I think it would be the greatest to be in room full aussies and a bunch of cokney speaking english men and a few beers playin HUMBLE PIE! IT could'nt get any better than that!! good on ya mate!
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