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  Reply # 950838 12-Dec-2013 10:23 Send private message

This is going to be one of those frustrating days...
I'm at home - have some big jobs to do that I can't start or plan, because some other packages which should have been here days ago haven't arrived, trying to track them via freight company.
I hope Slingshot don't use Courierpost. Our street is blocked at one end, traffic in the area is bad. Several times recently courierpost has dropped a "while you were out" note in our letterbox, when I was not only definitely at home, but if he'd lifted his eyes he'd have seen that I was right there working on the front of my house - he'd have had to trip over me to get to the door.

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  Reply # 950874 12-Dec-2013 11:06 Send private message

Fred99: 
I hope Slingshot don't use Courierpost. .


Mine came through Fastway.

Seemed like a small outfit, but were responsive and flexible when I got in touch with them...




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  Reply # 950881 12-Dec-2013 11:19 Send private message

Item:
Fred99: 
I hope Slingshot don't use Courierpost. .


Mine came through Fastway.

Seemed like a small outfit, but were responsive and flexible when I got in touch with them...


same, my modem arrived at 7am ish, its signiture required.

chorus havent contacted me either but i dont plan on going anywhere tomorrow anyway, only concern is if they come in the morning i might still be asleep hahahaha













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  Reply # 950981 12-Dec-2013 14:42 Send private message

So, predictably enough, I get home and the Chorus engineer has been and gone, despite my week-long efforts to arrange this.

After being unable to get hold of the guy and throwing my toys out of the pram at the unfortunate Slingshot rep that picked up the phone to me I have since managed to get a reply from the engineer and he is coming back round later on...

Sheesh.






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  Reply # 950983 12-Dec-2013 14:46 Send private message

hamish225:
Item:
Fred99: 
I hope Slingshot don't use Courierpost. .


Mine came through Fastway.

Seemed like a small outfit, but were responsive and flexible when I got in touch with them...


same, my modem arrived at 7am ish, its signiture required.

chorus havent contacted me either but i dont plan on going anywhere tomorrow anyway, only concern is if they come in the morning i might still be asleep hahahaha


What model modem are they using? Was it really only $35?

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  Reply # 950988 12-Dec-2013 14:49 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
hamish225:
Item:
Fred99: 
I hope Slingshot don't use Courierpost. .


Mine came through Fastway.

Seemed like a small outfit, but were responsive and flexible when I got in touch with them...


same, my modem arrived at 7am ish, its signiture required.

chorus havent contacted me either but i dont plan on going anywhere tomorrow anyway, only concern is if they come in the morning i might still be asleep hahahaha


What model modem are they using? Was it really only $35?


Think it was less than that...

It is VB104W from Energy Imports.

Seems to work - powers up at least. :)

That said...I am intending to use it bridge mode as I have a high-end Asus DSL router I don't want to leave to waste!






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  Reply # 951031 12-Dec-2013 15:38 Send private message

...and done:





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  Reply # 951036 12-Dec-2013 15:47 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
hamish225:
Item:
Fred99: 
I hope Slingshot don't use Courierpost. .


Mine came through Fastway.

Seemed like a small outfit, but were responsive and flexible when I got in touch with them...


same, my modem arrived at 7am ish, its signiture required.

chorus havent contacted me either but i dont plan on going anywhere tomorrow anyway, only concern is if they come in the morning i might still be asleep hahahaha


What model modem are they using? Was it really only $35?


it was $20, $15 for the postage, so i guess if you lived in auckland you could go to the slingshot HQ and pick it up and save on that.

its pretty ugly looking IMO and made of cheap looking plastic. heres some photos

but thats okay because im going to get the chorus person to put the jack in my wardrobe so i can shut it away with my server.





















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  Reply # 951088 12-Dec-2013 16:38 Send private message

hamish225:
NonprayingMantis:
hamish225:
Item:
Fred99: 
I hope Slingshot don't use Courierpost. .


Mine came through Fastway.

Seemed like a small outfit, but were responsive and flexible when I got in touch with them...


same, my modem arrived at 7am ish, its signiture required.

chorus havent contacted me either but i dont plan on going anywhere tomorrow anyway, only concern is if they come in the morning i might still be asleep hahahaha


What model modem are they using? Was it really only $35?


it was $20, $15 for the postage, so i guess if you lived in auckland you could go to the slingshot HQ and pick it up and save on that.

its pretty ugly looking IMO and made of cheap looking plastic. heres some photos

but thats okay because im going to get the chorus person to put the jack in my wardrobe so i can shut it away with my server.












Oh god.

Are those D link routers I see in the background?     =O




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  Reply # 951108 12-Dec-2013 16:57 Send private message

Item: ...and done:



Did they run new cable? from what I have read with Chorus site it should be CAT5e or CAT6 STP (note of the shielded). STP is the recommended type due to susceptible from interference.

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  Reply # 951110 12-Dec-2013 17:00 Send private message

Chrizvi:
Item: ...and done:



Did they run new cable? from what I have read with Chorus site it should be CAT5e or CAT6 STP (note of the shielded). STP is the recommended type due to susceptible from interference.


No - they just replaced the existing master splitter with a new one...




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  Reply # 951127 12-Dec-2013 17:32 Send private message

My modem arrived - but at the wrong address! Mild panic that chorus would turn up at the wrong address.
(Long story - but all sorted) Should be up and running tomorrow arvo.

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  Reply # 951146 12-Dec-2013 18:04 Send private message

NZCrusader:
hamish225:
NonprayingMantis:
hamish225:
Item:
Fred99: 
I hope Slingshot don't use Courierpost. .


Mine came through Fastway.

Seemed like a small outfit, but were responsive and flexible when I got in touch with them...


same, my modem arrived at 7am ish, its signiture required.

chorus havent contacted me either but i dont plan on going anywhere tomorrow anyway, only concern is if they come in the morning i might still be asleep hahahaha


What model modem are they using? Was it really only $35?


it was $20, $15 for the postage, so i guess if you lived in auckland you could go to the slingshot HQ and pick it up and save on that.

its pretty ugly looking IMO and made of cheap looking plastic. heres some photos

but thats okay because im going to get the chorus person to put the jack in my wardrobe so i can shut it away with my server.


[pictures removed]






Oh god.

Are those D link routers I see in the background?     =O


haha yes, i had two adsl modems cause one would sometimes just stop working so id change to the other one.













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  Reply # 951679 13-Dec-2013 14:46 Send private message

Before and after - not too bad:
 


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  Reply # 951773 13-Dec-2013 17:09 Send private message

just got mine working - beware you have to go in and put your username in the VDSL settings, they dont do that for you.














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