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Can you have 2 fixed wireless nbn receivers?

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My mate has a farm, they have fixed wireless nbn in the house but they also have a shearing shed about 500m from the house where they would like to have internet. Is it possible to have a second fixed wireless nbn receiver installed on the same account?

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BMac
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Re: Can you have 2 fixed wireless nbn receivers?

Hi Red and welcome Smiley Happy

Long story short, there's 2 ways of looking at this.

 

You can have 2 fixed wireless services with 2 antennas at a cost of whatever it costs to run 2 services a month.  ie 2x $70 a month to run one service at home and one in the shed.  You have one 'account' but you have to pay for both services, there's no way to 'share' data between the 2 plans and 2 sites.

 

Alternatively they could set up their own Wi-Fi connection (or even Ethernet but that requires repeaters every 100m) between the Fixed Wireless service in the house and the shearing shed but the setup would be at their own cost here too but I would suspect over a lifetime it would be cheaper to buy a $100 router and maybe a few $100 antennas to broadcast that far so I'd personally be looking down that route.  Obviously though if both sites are using the service at the same time then it will share the speed available between the 2 sites (or if one computer is particularly hungry for data it might slow down everything else!) so I guess it comes down to how much speed is needed and how much they're willing to pay for it!

 

Hope this helps!

Please note that I am an Telstra employee posting in my own time and on my own volition, my opinions and advice are my own and do not constitute the views, values or policies of Telstra.

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BMac
Level 13: Super Sleuth
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Re: Can you have 2 fixed wireless nbn receivers?

Hi Red and welcome Smiley Happy

Long story short, there's 2 ways of looking at this.

 

You can have 2 fixed wireless services with 2 antennas at a cost of whatever it costs to run 2 services a month.  ie 2x $70 a month to run one service at home and one in the shed.  You have one 'account' but you have to pay for both services, there's no way to 'share' data between the 2 plans and 2 sites.

 

Alternatively they could set up their own Wi-Fi connection (or even Ethernet but that requires repeaters every 100m) between the Fixed Wireless service in the house and the shearing shed but the setup would be at their own cost here too but I would suspect over a lifetime it would be cheaper to buy a $100 router and maybe a few $100 antennas to broadcast that far so I'd personally be looking down that route.  Obviously though if both sites are using the service at the same time then it will share the speed available between the 2 sites (or if one computer is particularly hungry for data it might slow down everything else!) so I guess it comes down to how much speed is needed and how much they're willing to pay for it!

 

Hope this helps!

Please note that I am an Telstra employee posting in my own time and on my own volition, my opinions and advice are my own and do not constitute the views, values or policies of Telstra.

If you like my answer please Kudos my post Smiley Happy

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Re: Can you have 2 fixed wireless nbn receivers?

If they have the service under a business account they may be able to get the data to share if that is something that would help. But it would need to be under a business name and have an appropriate ABN - https://www.telstra.com.au/small-business/bundles

It really depends on what suits the needs best as BMac has said.
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