The Great Big NBN Sticky Thread

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Akh-Horus, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. StratosFear

    StratosFear Member

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    I feel like I've missed something here, but can we keep off the drugs and off topic convo?

    Not sure if you're having a dig at Caspian or the NBN. But honestly the guy has helped so many people in this thread it seems bizarre that his coping stick from you.
     
  2. Perko

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    Sounds like koopz works for an RSP when he's not smashing the acid.
     
  3. darknebula

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    I assumed he was dropping at work
     
  4. caspian

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    Gave Exetel until COB 5PM today to give me something meaningful as all I heard was excuses when I called this morning. Needless to say have now switched to Superloop. Got through and sorted in 18 mins vs the near on 35 mins before I even got through to some one at Exetel. Going to be interesting that's for sure.
     
  6. caspian

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    I do not blame you moving away from Exetel on general principles, but you do know the move won't change your speeds, yeah?

    also, one of the downsides is going with smaller reseller providers is that you only ever get to talk to the monkey. if your churn has been finalised and you're up and running with the new ISP... both monkeys are resellers of the same organ grinder.
     
  7. wraith666

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    Yeah I know but it's more the principal of the matter. The guy I spoke to told me numerous times switching to them would not instantly give me a better speed which is at least something. The fact it's an Australian company with an Australian call centre helped as well.
     
  8. Doc-of-FC

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    NBN finally installed, NBN50 and we're loving the speed boost, sure beats 3.5/1
     
  9. Beanz

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    I just signed up and used your referral code.

    You're welcome. :)
     
  10. supasaiyan

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    more of a heads up... but if you're in an NBN HFC area, and are currently on Telstra HFC Cable (NON NBN) and your area is RFS, you can get a free speed boost
     
  11. midonnay

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    transfered from internode on adsl2 to 100mbps HFC

    download speeds are good but turns out that internode HFC is TPG rebadged so I went from getting about 130ms latency to singapore to around 290ms. RIP.

    As I play alot of fighting games with friends in SEA this means I have no choice but to churn to aussiebroadband or maybe Superloop.
     
  12. caspian

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    I've commented on this many times before, but be very careful which provider you select. when you pick a provider that is just a reseller of someone else's service (or, in this case, a purchased brand name only), you aren't necessarily getting what you think. pre purchase research is the go.
     
  13. darknebula

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    Switched to Superloop FTTC last week and impressed so far. 100/40 has been at full speed every time I’ve checked. Latency in game playing Path of Exile has gone from mid 30’s to mid teens
     
  14. Beanz

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    Getting 63/28 via Aussie Broadband FTTN - That's with the 100/40 plan, not sure whether I should downgrade to the 50/20 which is $20 cheaper per month. Mainly use the connection for streaming Netflix/Stan/Kayo/Hayu and the kids do some light gaming..
     
  15. darknebula

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    Is the extra 13 worth $20 a month? If it was me I’d probably downgrade
     
  16. Beanz

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    Yeah, I've just scheduled a plan change. I hope it doesn't drop to 40 though. I know there some overheads and you never get the full speed of your plan
     
  17. darknebula

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    It won’t drop to 40, your line rate is above that already
     
  18. caspian

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    your line rate is set to allow for the layer 1 to layer 2 overheads, which is why (for example) a 25/5 line actually syncs at up to 28000/6400Kbps, 50/20 syncs at 55000/22600 etc.

    you won't get 25/5Mbps data throughput out of a 25/5 line because it's a layer 2 service, and your download test does not take into account overheads from layer 2 to above.
     
  19. im late

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    Any Perth Based recommendation on what ISP to go with? I don't want to go with an "on-seller".

    I know it comes across as a very broad question, but helpful suggestions are appreciated.

    Going to be a FTTN connection to my free standing dwelling in Canning Vale 6155.

    Looking at maybe 50 or 100?
     
  20. bryn

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    Aussie Broadband
     
    im late and BuD like this.

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