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Should we just wait?

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As I am in an area declared NBN "serviceable", but having had awful problems getting a decent service from Telsta ADSL, I carefully quizzed Telstra (sales I guess, overseas) about the possibility of NBN providing a reasonable service on Fixed line (copper) from the node.

 

After lots of talk I believe I was told that I could not expect a decent NBN performance due to the copper involved (~1km), but that I should put in an order for the NBN and the tech would establish if the performance was "OK", and cancel the order if it was not satisfactory. In vain, I sought some indication of what would constitute "satisfactory", without any luck.

 

I am only seeking UPLOAD of 1mbps+ (security system requirement), but that was too much for the sales person, who elected to transfer me to the NBN technical specialists. Fair enough, but after waiting another 30 minutes I gave up.

 

Are we just trying to get a good service out of a system in political and technical overload?

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Should we just wait?

At 1km you will be able to use an IP camera system.

 

Once you switch over to NBN, you can't go back to ADSL. Mind you, it will be better than the ADSL connection you currently have.

 

If you migrate from ADSL to NBN, you get to keep your existing number (just the mdoe of delivery is changed - it goes through the modem).

 

You can't get a speed check before you are connected as this is not possible to do. I am 1250m from the node and get 16.8Mbps Download and 3.4Mbps Upload.

 

You should get at least that.

 

I should also mention. Only go for the 25/5 plan to start with. You may be wasting your money with speed boosts.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Level 19: Deputy Director

Re: Should we just wait?

Yes nbn is overated low grade rubbish. Smiley Happy

Kudos and thanks welcomed

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Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Should we just wait?

I find the FTTN is far superior to ADSL. I am 800 M from node and the maximum link speed is 44 mbps down and 6.4 Mbps up. The modem syncs at 28 Mbps down and 6.4 Mbps up compared to ADSL 6 Mbps down and 0.7 Mbps up.

 

What security systems are you talking about. Do you mean IP cameras. You should have no trouble viewing these on a FTTN connection if you are about 1 KM from Node.

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Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Should we just wait?

Thanks

Yes, I want to install an IP camera based system and realise the benefits of increased speeds.

the problem is that Telstra talks sales, but only vague indicative speeds and getting any technical advice from NBN seems impossible.

 

Who can actually answer my question on the real choice I have if I place an order to "test" actual speeds and find the upload lacking? Have I lost the current copper line and numbering at that stage?

 

I am on the outskrts of a town which has now mapped as "available" but experience of 0.3mbps ADSL UPLOAD at the best, has me concerned as to the end result.

 

other than waiting for someone nearby taking the plunge and observing the result, what number can I ring to get real technical advice?

thanks

Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Should we just wait?

At 1km you will be able to use an IP camera system.

 

Once you switch over to NBN, you can't go back to ADSL. Mind you, it will be better than the ADSL connection you currently have.

 

If you migrate from ADSL to NBN, you get to keep your existing number (just the mdoe of delivery is changed - it goes through the modem).

 

You can't get a speed check before you are connected as this is not possible to do. I am 1250m from the node and get 16.8Mbps Download and 3.4Mbps Upload.

 

You should get at least that.

 

I should also mention. Only go for the 25/5 plan to start with. You may be wasting your money with speed boosts.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
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Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Should we just wait?

Thanks. I will push on

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