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In Topic: how crap is this government ?

Yesterday, 05:27 PM

We lost another Senator, this one is from Xenaphoneys party



Yes, another English-person!

Jeez it's getting convoluted isn't it? The way it's going no-one will be able to stand for election.

In Topic: NBN - Is it too expensive?

Yesterday, 10:50 AM


I do, and unfortunately it's a managed service provided by the ISP, we get no oversight of it.

Though we have enough evidence to be pretty bloody confident.

Does that mean you actually have no direct access to the modem? If so that sucks, but not had to deal with managed services myself.

In Topic: NBN - Is it too expensive?

21 November 2017 - 05:40 PM


Nothing is changing locally (that particular site has 4 PC's in the same room, so it's pretty easy to check), so it has to be backhaul.

Easiest check for that is of course modem sync rate. If speed is significantly less than sync then it's congestion, but I am sure you know that already.

In Topic: NBN - Is it too expensive?

21 November 2017 - 10:18 AM


But when we're talking a business with 30+ phone points running over 'oldschool' PABX it's not going to happen.


Actually..... I don't see why it wouldn't be happening already....

Because the lines themselves are now 'Virtual' so all the PABX system goes into the NBN router, not connected to the initial copper run....

Most of our buildings have needed new copper from the street; since all lines are ISDN.

That sounds ok then. What I was referring to is the phone line comes in and splits off to multiple sockets that are all still connected to the outside world, so to speak, so you could set your VDSL modem up on any socket you wanted.

If all the phone ports connect back to a PABX on the customer side of the modem then this is not going to affect FTTN speeds at all.



It's been nearly 6 months since our first site converted with less than 1 down 1 up, and NBNCo keep telling us "They'll get to it", but as I said, no customer focused SLA, so we're expecting within the next 3 years to see someone (and for once I'm not joking).


OK, the town has no roads, and a weekly offroad bus only.

That said, this never stopped Telstra from flying in, within their 3 day SLA;

NBNCo? Well.... still waiting.


Ye NBN seems to have forgotten all about maintenance and customer support. Seems they are totally geared as an installation company with no thought to fault repair/maintenance. Suppose that would cost money and adversely affect their bottom line and rollout stats.

Doesn't matter if those connected have a barely usable or totally unusable connection, you are connected so a tick for their checklist.

In Topic: NBN - Is it too expensive?

20 November 2017 - 04:06 PM

Damn you are having a sucky run M_S.

As far as the FTTN/VDSL speeds go a lot of people on the whirlpool forum are getting significant speed improvements if the phone wiring is tidied up.

That is all phone points except one are disconnected and the remaining point goes straight to the outside world with no joints except at the exterior joint box/NBP (if present).

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