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  Reply # 962041 6-Jan-2014 18:05 Send private message quote this post

Ah right :)



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  Reply # 962070 6-Jan-2014 19:14 Send private message quote this post

Thanks for all the info, it looks like uber is the way to go here and I will definitely be an interested party wanting a connection. I will find out about the nesrby farmers and getting access for a transmitter,I can also say you will need atleast two or porsibly three due to terrain. There is also Marine drive to contend with along the beach front and our neighbour next to us us perched on the side if the cliff and can see directly down the entire beach. I will talk to him, I often put my lpfm antenna there when running a hobby fm station over xmas and the signal goes for miles down the beach nearly to the kaipara entrance some 30km away. I also know quite a few locals here so will ask them if they are interested in uber. The are several hills which can be used for a main transmitter on different farms so a grumpy farmer shouldnt be a problem.

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  Reply # 962076 6-Jan-2014 19:37 Send private message quote this post

Does your friend on the hill get Vodafone 3G coverage?




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  Reply # 962090 6-Jan-2014 19:49 Send private message quote this post

No its still a complete dead spot with absolutely nothing, we have to drive to the top of glinks road and sometime further to get any reliable vodafone signal. One of the neighbouring houses down the road and next to the beach who is fortunate enough to have broadband is running a suresignal, but it gets overloaded at times especially with lots of people on the beach. If we can get uber to provide an internet service then ill get a suresugnal too and just proxy it back via a vf bb line elsewhere

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  Reply # 962101 6-Jan-2014 20:12 Send private message quote this post

Don't think sure signal works like that, JR will surely advise.

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 962116 6-Jan-2014 20:48 Send private message quote this post

Pretty sure sure signal will allow any 4 devices on it that are in range...so its possible.

Plus if the cabinet is getting hammered that wont help with call quality.

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  Reply # 962129 6-Jan-2014 21:01 Send private message quote this post

so that means the cell traffic must be metered, within the data plan the sure signal is connected on. I believed sure signal ran though a separate vlan, so that the traffic is unmetered. Then again stand to be corrected.

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  Reply # 962144 6-Jan-2014 21:23 Send private message quote this post

On Vodafones network they could unmeter it easily enough - theyd just run it iver is own vlan or ipsec tunnel and unmeter that traffic.

It would still be subject to end users connection congestion or backhaul congestion i should think.

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  Reply # 962147 6-Jan-2014 21:24 Send private message quote this post

Sure Signal traffic is zero rated on the fixed line Broadband side on VodafoneNZ, The mobile data traffic is not zero rated




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  Reply # 962166 6-Jan-2014 21:31 Send private message quote this post

Thanks JohnR :)



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  Reply # 1046422 16-May-2014 17:09 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Well some good news relating to this, I decided to try ordering again through Vodafone having now heard nothing back from telecom. Chorus called me and confirmed there is infact a spare pair available in the main 50 pair cable from the top of road. He got a complete circuit from the cabinet on Turkey flat road right down to top of driveway st the local piller, however theres a fault somewhere on the cable from the pillar to the etp on the house which is getting addressed next week. The chorus guy said we are guaranteed a connection now.



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  Reply # 1046425 16-May-2014 17:16 Send private message quote this post

Another beach house at Glinks was recently sold earlier this year and they had broadband, so im assuming this is why we got lucky and now have their line.

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  Reply # 1046438 16-May-2014 17:59 Send private message quote this post

But will you be lucky enough to get slowband too :)




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  Reply # 1046494 16-May-2014 18:59 Send private message quote this post

What happened to Uber?



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  Reply # 1061579 9-Jun-2014 01:08 Send private message quote this post

Didnt follow up anything more regarding uber, installed outdoor wifi gear there today to run a local wisp. I know its slow band aparently from a 48 port conklin, however an upgrade is scheduled so ive heard and slow band is better than nothing for the time being. The line speed im getting is 7.5mbits adsl1. I haven't managed to achieve anything faster than 1.6mbits on speedtest.net and during peak hours its down to 0.25mbits, I was expecting something like this anyway.

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