NBN

Computers, Gadgets, Software, Electronics, etc.

Re: NBN

Postby bennymacca » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:49 pm

Psyber wrote:
Psyber wrote:
Mr Beefy wrote: Perhaps some exponential growth in traffic volumes should be factored in. The current levels of data transfer would be a lot higher if the capacity of the network was higher.

Dunno about that...
Internode recently doubled my downloads to 10GB per month at no extra charge, but I don't use much over half most months.
My average consumption may be up about 10% because I'm prepared to download updates twice for two machines rather than transfer them on a USB stick now.

I can see that business use and the big private download users may escalate consumption once unleashed, but how much should we the majority be subsidising that group.
(It is like the SA public paying to upgrade the Adelaide Oval for the less than 2% of the population who ever go there.)


It does grow.
The advent of a new woman in my life who is a rather technically and socially connected one lead to my download use escalating to about 13 GB per month - that included hooking up her Smart TV to my system. Last month we hit a new record high of 30GB, but that did include having just come back from 3 months away (in an area of restricted Internet access) and having between us 4 computers and two smart phones in need of catch up updates...

I expect it will settle back to about 15GB now
However neither of us see any need for speeds faster than my present 25/5 NBN deal.


fair to say I use a ton more now. for instance, right now i am watching arsenal/chelsea, and also have the aus india ODI on foxtel go, and the davis cup streaming, and the mrs is watching netflix in the lounge (i also have the F1 on foxtel. ridiculous night for sport)
User avatar
bennymacca
Coach
 
 
Posts: 14407
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Has liked: 2100 times
Been liked: 1709 times
Grassroots Team: Freeling

Re: NBN

Postby amber_fluid » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:09 pm

I got home from work today and there is an NBN box connected to my Telstra phone line on the side of my house.

I remember vividly signing up for it circa 9 months ago when they mentioned it's coming to my area but I haven't heard a thing since.

I'm with iinet for my ADSL so do I need to contact them to see what's going on?
There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
User avatar
amber_fluid
Assistant Coach
 
 
Posts: 4542
Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 10:18 am
Has liked: 685 times
Been liked: 728 times

Re: NBN

Postby amber_fluid » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:25 pm

amber_fluid wrote:I got home from work today and there is an NBN box connected to my Telstra phone line on the side of my house.

I remember vividly signing up for it circa 9 months ago when they mentioned it's coming to my area but I haven't heard a thing since.

I'm with iinet for my ADSL so do I need to contact them to see what's going on?


I jumped onto the iinet website and put my address in and it said my area isn't available for NBN yet.
So I rang iinet coz I assumed the website was wrong and they said my area isn't compatible yet either?

WTF?

Someone is having a lend of me surely....................??
There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
User avatar
amber_fluid
Assistant Coach
 
 
Posts: 4542
Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 10:18 am
Has liked: 685 times
Been liked: 728 times

Re: NBN

Postby bennymacca » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:53 am

They still might be rolling it out.

Trust me, you’ll know when it’s about to go live given the amount of phone calls and junk mail you will get
User avatar
bennymacca
Coach
 
 
Posts: 14407
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Has liked: 2100 times
Been liked: 1709 times
Grassroots Team: Freeling

Re: NBN

Postby The Dark Knight » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:30 pm

My NBN box is beeping as the backup battery is going flat. Have been doing some reading about it and looking up battery prices but thought I'd ask on here for some advice first.

Do I really need the battery? If I'm going to replace it where do I get one from? Can I replace it myself or does a technician/electrician need to do it? How much are the batteries?
User avatar
The Dark Knight
Coach
 
Posts: 25825
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:32 pm
Location: Gotham City
Has liked: 4938 times
Been liked: 684 times
Grassroots Team: North Haven

Re: NBN

Postby Kahuna » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:17 pm

I had to replace mine a couple of months ago. Easy to do, NBN page has instructions, check out Youtube below. Cost about $55 from Battery World, bloke told me it will last 4-5 years. Battery keeps phone going in event of blackout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FY2EWRe8hw
Kahuna
League - Best 21
 
 
Posts: 2097
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:15 pm
Has liked: 134 times
Been liked: 75 times

Re: NBN

Postby gadj1976 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:32 pm

A mate of mine had 1200 dropouts after the NBN was connected, then got put onto the Satellite Internet mob called Uniti. It's more expensive but it's also more reliable and quicker.

He's stoked he went down that path now. No dropouts and FAST!

try these guys if you're interested. https://unitiwireless.com/
User avatar
gadj1976
Coach
 
 
Posts: 6579
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:57 pm
Location: Sleeping on a park bench outside Princes Park
Has liked: 140 times
Been liked: 318 times

Re: NBN

Postby The Dark Knight » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:37 pm

Thanks Kahuna!
User avatar
The Dark Knight
Coach
 
Posts: 25825
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:32 pm
Location: Gotham City
Has liked: 4938 times
Been liked: 684 times
Grassroots Team: North Haven

Re: NBN

Postby Dutchy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:13 am

Anyone with Uniti for their ISP?

Looking seriously changing over to them.
shoe boy wrote: to expose the soft underbelly of the Bushpig

morell wrote:Yes you are correct
User avatar
Dutchy
Site Admin
 
 
Posts: 35670
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:24 am
Location: Location, Location
Has liked: 636 times
Been liked: 1154 times
Grassroots Team: Flagstaff Hill

Re: NBN

Postby bennymacca » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:23 am

I’ve had fixed wireless before - and it’s nowhere near as good as a decent NBN connection but it’s better than ADSL
User avatar
bennymacca
Coach
 
 
Posts: 14407
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Has liked: 2100 times
Been liked: 1709 times
Grassroots Team: Freeling

Re: NBN

Postby Dutchy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:50 am

bennymacca wrote:I’ve had fixed wireless before - and it’s nowhere near as good as a decent NBN connection but it’s better than ADSL


NBN doesnt come to us until late this year, thinking a 12 month contract with uniti and suck and see from there. With a 11 & 15yo in the house now the wifi cops a hammering and ADSL isn't cutting it.
shoe boy wrote: to expose the soft underbelly of the Bushpig

morell wrote:Yes you are correct
User avatar
Dutchy
Site Admin
 
 
Posts: 35670
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:24 am
Location: Location, Location
Has liked: 636 times
Been liked: 1154 times
Grassroots Team: Flagstaff Hill

Re: NBN

Postby heater31 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:03 pm

Dutchy wrote:
bennymacca wrote:I’ve had fixed wireless before - and it’s nowhere near as good as a decent NBN connection but it’s better than ADSL


NBN doesnt come to us until late this year, thinking a 12 month contract with uniti and suck and see from there. With a 11 & 15yo in the house now the wifi cops a hammering and ADSL isn't cutting it.
Tell the 15 year old to stop looking at porn [emoji6]
User avatar
heater31
Moderator
 
 
Posts: 14484
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:42 am
Location: the back blocks
Has liked: 426 times
Been liked: 948 times

Re: NBN

Postby Wedgie » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:50 pm

I had NBN at Prospect, it was absolutely hopeless and I get faster speeds and a more reliable connection with my current ADSL connection (but it is the fastest ADSL Ive ever witnessed). Can stream HD while several other devices are connected no probs.
I put that down to the fact the NBN was with optus, I don't know what my housemate was thinking going with them.
My son reckons the ADSL here is better than the NBN he has at his home in Happy Valley too and he's a gamer.
User avatar
Wedgie
Site Admin
 
 
Posts: 42165
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:00 am
Has liked: 803 times
Been liked: 2122 times
Grassroots Team: Noarlunga

Re: NBN

Postby heater31 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:58 pm

Wedgie wrote:I had NBN at Prospect, it was absolutely hopeless and I get faster speeds and a more reliable connection with my current ADSL connection (but it is the fastest ADSL Ive ever witnessed). Can stream HD while several other devices are connected no probs.
I put that down to the fact the NBN was with optus, I don't know what my housemate was thinking going with them.
My son reckons the ADSL here is better than the NBN he has at his home in Happy Valley too and he's a gamer.


This is a big worry for me at my place......NBN will be here by the end of the year and my currrent internet has no issues what so ever. Stream Foxtel without issue 99% of the time.
User avatar
heater31
Moderator
 
 
Posts: 14484
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:42 am
Location: the back blocks
Has liked: 426 times
Been liked: 948 times

Re: NBN

Postby bennymacca » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:25 pm

Dutchy wrote:
bennymacca wrote:I’ve had fixed wireless before - and it’s nowhere near as good as a decent NBN connection but it’s better than ADSL


NBN doesnt come to us until late this year, thinking a 12 month contract with uniti and suck and see from there. With a 11 & 15yo in the house now the wifi cops a hammering and ADSL isn't cutting it.


fair enough. I dont know about uniti but i can recommend Nuskope if they service your area
User avatar
bennymacca
Coach
 
 
Posts: 14407
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Has liked: 2100 times
Been liked: 1709 times
Grassroots Team: Freeling

Re: NBN

Postby Dutchy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:21 pm

NBN has been scheduled for our place in late 2018, looked again on the weekend now 2020 :evil:
shoe boy wrote: to expose the soft underbelly of the Bushpig

morell wrote:Yes you are correct
User avatar
Dutchy
Site Admin
 
 
Posts: 35670
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:24 am
Location: Location, Location
Has liked: 636 times
Been liked: 1154 times
Grassroots Team: Flagstaff Hill

Re: NBN

Postby Alaska » Tue May 01, 2018 1:11 pm

Dutchy wrote:NBN has been scheduled for our place in late 2018, looked again on the weekend now 2020 :evil:



I rang my internet provider the other day to complain about my speeds for ADSL again. I have been checking when the NBN was due and the site just said it was being worked on and could not give a date. Internode did some digging and found that I was in fact not on the rollout list at all. They have contacted NBN to inform them of my location and they offered to put me on Fixed Wireless on Friday! :shock:
Internode have offered a trial of both to see what is best as it is Wireless and they have to leave the copper anyway. I am getting the quote now.
2017 NFL Fantasy Champion
User avatar
Alaska
League - Best 21
 
Posts: 1944
Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:24 pm
Has liked: 64 times
Been liked: 44 times

Re: NBN

Postby Psyber » Sun May 06, 2018 8:20 am

bennymacca wrote:
Psyber wrote: It does grow.
The advent of a new woman in my life who is a rather technically and socially connected one lead to my download use escalating to about 13 GB per month - that included hooking up her Smart TV to my system. Last month we hit a new record high of 30GB, but that did include having just come back from 3 months away (in an area of restricted Internet access) and having between us 4 computers and two smart phones in need of catch up updates...

I expect it will settle back to about 15GB now
However neither of us see any need for speeds faster than my present 25/5 NBN deal.


fair to say I use a ton more now. for instance, right now i am watching arsenal/chelsea, and also have the aus india ODI on foxtel go, and the davis cup streaming, and the mrs is watching netflix in the lounge (i also have the F1 on foxtel. ridiculous night for sport)


I got the free upgrade to a 50Mbps service (from my previous 25Mbps) from Internode early this year and testing says I am getting 47.7.
Data consumption is now up to about 28 GB per month as we get more into Netflix etc.
EPIGENETICS - Lamarck was right!
User avatar
Psyber
Coach
 
 
Posts: 11545
Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:43 pm
Location: Now back in the Adelaide Hills.
Has liked: 56 times
Been liked: 212 times
Grassroots Team: Hahndorf

Re: NBN

Postby Grenville » Sun May 20, 2018 8:54 pm

Our internet is ridiculously slower with the NBN than it was before, and it wasn't good by any stretch of the imagination.
User avatar
Grenville
League - Top 5
 
 
Posts: 2588
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:53 pm
Has liked: 129 times
Been liked: 470 times

Re: NBN

Postby bennymacca » Sun May 20, 2018 8:56 pm

Grenville wrote:Our internet is ridiculously slower with the NBN than it was before, and it wasn't good by any stretch of the imagination.


what sort of plan did you sign up for? it shouldn't be anywhere near the same speed
User avatar
bennymacca
Coach
 
 
Posts: 14407
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Has liked: 2100 times
Been liked: 1709 times
Grassroots Team: Freeling

PreviousNext

Board index   General Talk  Technology & Gadgets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest