Well this is my second attempt at the NBN.First with Iprimus what a circus that was, bad phone line outages,even my neighbours could not believe the quality of the phone calls.Internet was spasmodic reaching top speed of 24mbs.
Got out my contract as the service be came almost unworkable even with a voip box called lingo.
This time NBN plus Telstra.The cable guys removed previous NBN router and back up power supply giving me a new one.
They were unable to test the full network as Telstra was to activate the system the next day. 2-3hrs wasted trying to conect my E3000 cisco router.Next day Telstra guys arrive with there wireless modem and activate it no speed test relayed to me.
As I have previously set up wireless networks declined there helpful offer to reconfig my devices.
I thought I would do a speed test via there modem using my sons high quality ethernet cord for lans and gaming.
Well I thought lets see what speeds I can get as I was told 100mbs but I thought real 85-95.Shock horror just made 40mbs download up load 30mbs.After a number of tests rang Telstra they told 40 would be about my max if lucky might go near 100mbs.As most of my conections are wireless speeds have ranged from 2mbs-22 thats only high quality ADSL2 if you can call it that.My son has friends with Telstra plans in Sorell NBN over their wireless getting 75 mbs+
So what do I think after my previous work with the Online Access Centres also Online Access Centre Association of Tasmania.One of the founding board members trying to get high speed internet and computer access for all.
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Are you connected wirelessly? Sounds like you've only got a b/g capable device connected to the router.
The NBN fibre router has to have a specific Telstra Router connected to it a Netgear EVG2000 gateway.For which I was given a Telstra Wireless setup Wifi Key for which I cannot change.No admin or password to change wifi key.
The cable used to test the ethernet was a utp 4pr 24AWG Cat 6 Patch cable.I see in the Tasmanian Mercury Telstra Advert Saturday December 1 2012 page25 "Turbo charge your home with Telstra' I think its a standard Holden six at best.
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The Netgear router came with no instructions etc.The carpet layer who was in my house told me that underneath the router in small letters there is adjustment settings.The Telstra salesman telling me I would get 100mb in Midway Point did he get it wrong?.My sons friends are getting speeds of 75mbs in Sorell on lower priced plans.If Telstra were unable to deliver the speeds why not tell me.With all the money spent on this project and promises of what it can or could do.As an end user of these services and advocate for high speed broad band the sevice is sadly lacking.And this is my second bite.
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Well some results, for a while on Monday, blistering speeds of 75 mbs over the wireless network . And some tech support telling me to complain about my low speeds they can take it up with the NBN.
The carpet layer had previous knowledge of netgear routers including pointing me to slow firewall reports of netgear routers.
As for tech support there seems to variable ideas of what speeds I should get and advice .I will persist and not except second best when promised better.
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Well I'm a newbie to NBN and lucky to get 1m2mb/s download speed which I can eyeball from file I'm downloading. Xbox running live play at same time, and don't know how to test what that gets. Is there someone who could tell me where to check download speed on the software at 10.0.0.138, as I couldn't find anything there. I'm thinking perhaps ethernet cables we are using are not good enough to be any improvement on previous ADSL speeds. Supposed to have paid for 25mb/s or above 10 would be lovely! Worst thing is a lot of lagging on the Xbox live and also when watching catch-up TV - its not buffering but frame movements are jerky. Certainly not good to try and do both at the same time.