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Topic # 13632 21-May-2007 10:36
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Does anyone here have any experience on having a Telecom DSL and TelstraClear cable modem coming into the same household?

I am thinking that relying on TelstraClear for repair time could be a liability - if my cable modem goes down and they book me in for a repair in three or four days as they usually do then I would be in for a bumpy ride, so having a DSL service as a backup which I could quick start using would be sensible.

I could use the Vodafone vodem for my own laptop, but the mail server still needs to be fed...

Any ideas, experience?





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  Reply # 71479 21-May-2007 11:22
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The only issue I would see would be the installation. A TCL or Telecom "standard" install these days simply involves joining their cable to the house wiring at the Telecom demarc point and doesn't cover any internal wiring changes. Would you be keeping your TCL phoneline or porting that to Telecom? If you're porting then they just need to rejoin their cable at the demarc point, if you're keeping TCL they can either just add a new jackpoint in the house or run it through the 2nd pair of existing cabling.




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Reply # 71482 21-May-2007 11:29
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To make things easier I could port the number to Telecom and have a single telephone wire coming into the house, keeping the cable for cable modem service and TV.





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  Reply # 71487 21-May-2007 11:58
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We have two phone lines, main line is telstra clear with phone, tv and internet running off it, and then our second line is connected to telecom with phone/broadband.

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