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NBN v ADSL

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by McLovin, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. DB008

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    Are you saying that the copper line is 10km and your getting 19megs?
     
  2. SirRumpole

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    Thanks again. I checked availability and I can't get it, so it looks like I'm stuck with Telstra.
     
  3. ROE

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    Funny iinet own fibre network is faster than NBN
    I am with iinet, I get faster connection than most of my nbn mates, cheaper monthly cost and unlimited data
     
  4. ROE

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    I highly doubt it, best ADSL technology is ADSL2+ and it has absolute max speed at 24mbit
    and that you pretty much sit next to the exchange with little interferences, as far as I know most can't get anywhere near 24mbit even next to the exchange.

    I used to be on ADSL2+ and 3 click from the exchange and get like 15mbit max ever
     
  5. DB008

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    Yeah, thats what l'm trying to figure out. l'm almost 5km from my exchange, thats pretty much as far as copper will go ADSL2 (so l've been told)
     
  6. bellenuit

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    I never had a need to complain about my network speed. I am on a Telstra/Foxtel cable connection. I just tested and got 36Mbps. I am very happy with that so I'm not looking forward to going on the NBN next year when our area is scheduled to upgrade.
     
  7. Bill M

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    Hi, my case is not for the HFC cable but if I were you I would investigate further before I make the decision.

    I have had 2 premises in NSW now connected to the NBN. The first was from ADSL 2+ to FTTN. It was a good move. It is faster, cheaper and I got the unlimited downloads option on a 25/5 Plan (better than any ADSL).

    Then I moved and now I have FTTP installed. Again on the 25/5 Plan and unlimited.

    There were a lot of rumors around about certain companies not buying enough bandwidth to offer a decent service and others saying that the NBN is slower than ADSL. In my case it was all false information and I am glad I proceeded with getting connected to the NBN. The other poster who said eventually you will be forced off the traditional phone line is correct. When that happens there could be a rush to get NBN services connected (delays, stuff ups) so if you take that route maybe do it before shut down day. Up to you how you handle it but for this NBN user I am very happy.
     
  8. Tisme

    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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    Yes obviously it's ADSL2+ and don't doubt it. I have a dedicated line to the nearest exchange, which most people do not.

    Come on guys get clued up on what is and what will be. It's you money being wasted.
     
  9. Logique

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    As has been said, after 18 months you are forced onto NBN anyway.

    I think NBN Co's expected saving within the FTTNode option - is that not all copper lines will need replacement, just the ancient run down ones.

    Btw can anyone suggest a good NBN Router, or should I just accept the one suggested by NBN Co
     
  10. Bill M

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    I take whatever the company I sign up with offers with their deal. That way they will support you if things stuff up. If you have a router of your choice they might not offer any support. Right now I have a Netcomm Wireless NF12 Router and it is excellent. Whatever they offer I take, as it is usually the best and latest gizmo, usually thrown in for a low fee or even for zero cost, cheers.
     
  11. greggles

    greggles I'll be back!

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    My NBN speed test:

    screenshot-www.ozspeedtest.com-2017-12-21-11-26-25.png
    Is this normal or am I deliberately being throttled? Where are the super fast NBN speeds? :unsure:
     
  12. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    FTTP with a 30 Mbps data speed service.

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  13. McLovin

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    Update...

    It's been almost a year. The NBN box has been installed out the front since July last year, but we're all still on ADSL because of the debacle with HFC. Now I see that they're going with FTTC where HFC was the planned build because the old Foxtel HFC doesn't work. Of course I'm still wondering why they didn't run fibre past my place instead of installing brand new HFC (my house was never on the Foxtel/Optus HFC network). Supposedly we should know something in April about the HFC. I did see a tech in the cable pit a few weeks ago doing something and he confirmed it was all still HFC around here.

    Pelicans.
     
  14. Bill M

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    Since writing that message TPG changed the plans on us for the better. They upgraded their plans to the 50 MBPS and I took the upgrade FREE. $69.99 per month with unlimited downloads. 1 year on and it flys. NBN is good, far better than ADSL2+. You little ripper.
     
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  15. McLovin

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    What sort of speeds are you getting in the evening, Bill? That seems to be when it chugs, from what I've read.
     
  16. Bill M

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    it's the evening now and I just did a speedtest, here are the results:
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  17. McLovin

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    That looks good. Thanks, Bill.
     
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