Finally!! - a Decent Broadband Connection
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    Finally!! - a Decent Broadband Connection

    by Bob G » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:28 pm

    Up 'til about 3 weeks ago my adsl bigpond was getting speeds around 120kb/sec. and lots of dropouts whereas the plan showed up to 1,500 capability.

    When I bought the imac I also updated modem and Router and ugraded to ADSL2. This brought my speed up to around 500/600 and the best I got was 820kb/sec. against a plan optimum capability of 20,000 and I continued to experience major dropouts.

    After 7 calls to bigpond technical help and being treated like an idiot and being fed B/S for 3 weeks, I finally convinced them to get a techie out to check the line.
    He arrived here yesterday morning less than 24 hrs. after my threat to move all my business lines, 2 x adsl plans and 2 x mobiles to another carrier.

    He found some wet joints down the street and a bit of corrosion where Telstra's gear meets my gear in the basement and after a half hours work I am finally getting what I paid for.

    I did a speed test before he left and it was 10,620 kb/sec.

    Wooh Hoooh !!!!! Who's a happy boy now.
    Last edited by Bob G on Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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    by Guest » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:51 pm

    Celebrate by posting some 1mb pics, lol
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    by bindiblue » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:12 pm

    I no longer fight and listen to BS from overseas W*******s I now ring the ombusman after 1 call overseas, this gets you a phone number for an aussie IT guy and they fix things pronto,,
    This is the # is anyone wants to keep it for future record 1800 062 058
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    by Bob G » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:12 pm

    kiwi wrote:Celebrate by posting some 1mb pics, lol




    LOL. Good one Kiwi - pleased to see a sense of humour in working order.
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    by Oneputt » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:21 pm

    That is fantastic Bob, wish the Caloundra Exchange was ADSL2 enabled. :cry:
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    by CraigVTR » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:51 pm

    I have been thinking about adsl2 for awhile now as Montville is enabled. Need to pull the finger out and do it.

    Just did a test 1.16mbps on a 1500 plan.
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    by Bob G » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:05 pm

    CraigVTR wrote:I have been thinking about adsl2 for awhile now as Montville is enabled. Need to pull the finger out and do it.

    Just did a test 1.16mbps on a 1500 plan.


    That is pretty good Craig

    I'm finding I can watch YouTube videos and training videos online no worries at all now.

    My adsl2 cost the same as I was paying on adsl and had neglected to notice the cost had gone down a serious amount. They conveniently forget to tell you that there are better deals than what you are on and we lead such busy lives we often miss such things
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    by boggy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:23 pm

    Welcome to the "REAL WORLD"

    You will now be able to spend many hours on my website ......http://www.boggy.com.au

    Hope all is well Mr G...

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    by Oxley » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:38 am

    Broadband around here is just a word on the side of the Telstra van, hell I have to pay a $50 per annum community levy just to have a TV repeater on top of the mountain so we can only get the ABC clearl,y forget digital TV, or good reliable digital TV, but one of the blokes across the road in “Mount George Heightsâ€

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