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#116258 23-Apr-2013 14:45
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Hello everyone,

I am about to move into a new rental, however it doesnt have cellphone (Vodafone) coverage, nor will the landlord get a phone line run to the house (says it will cost $1000).

However I desperately need Internet as I am in the closing stages of my PhD.  Ive rung Vodafone and Woosh with no success.

After doing some internet research ive found that Farmside and Wireless Nation can provide me with a satellite and therefore internet connection. Its quite pricey however ($200-300 to install, $75/month for 3gb).

Does anyone know of any alternatives?

Has anyone used either Farmside or Wireless Connection?

I enquired to Lightwire but they dont do coverage in raglan.

My new address will be 10a Calvert Rd, Raglan.


Thanks in advance for all the help and suggestions.

Cheers
Jordan

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  #804337 23-Apr-2013 14:55
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Another thing to consider too, will the landlord let you install a dish ?

Do any of the neighbours have internet, if so, share the costs with them and setup a wifi connection ?




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  #804338 23-Apr-2013 15:02
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Consider a different rental?  Farmside is horrendously expensive c/w ADSL, for example.  And long term contracts usually apply too.

 
 
 
 


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  #804343 23-Apr-2013 15:16
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Cheers guys, yea if all else fails, il approach my neighbour and see if he is keen to go halves. Hopefully the wifi will reach my place as well.

Yea Farmside seems rather expensive alright, and slow. Is that coz its ADSL? something like 2-3Mbps.

Seems like Farmside or neighbour are my only options.

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  #804344 23-Apr-2013 15:17
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Are you sure that there is no phone line to the property?
The sub division does not look that new, surely prevouse ocupiers had a phone. I gues it might have been a batch and never had the phone connected.






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  #804345 23-Apr-2013 15:17
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That is very rural but is in the Vodafone RBI in the future


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  #804346 23-Apr-2013 15:21
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also have you tried telecom sim to see if that have 3g?

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  #804347 23-Apr-2013 15:22
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waijo355:  Yea Farmside seems rather expensive alright, and slow. Is that coz its ADSL? something like 2-3Mbps.


No, it's because it's satellite.  Satellite bandwidth (and gear) is not cheap.

 
 
 
 


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  #804349 23-Apr-2013 15:23
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Seriously consider getting another place to rent?

If internet access is important then consider this as a requirement before you rent a place.




 

 

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  #804350 23-Apr-2013 15:24
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Hi, yea it was a summer bach so they never put a phone line in. Landlord saying theyll need to get a trench dug to the house etc etc.

No I havent tried the Telecom 3g. When I looked on their website, my address was out of the zone. Il try ring them tomo to confirm.

Thanks again for all the suggestions.

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  #804351 23-Apr-2013 15:28
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You're not too far off from picking up Telecom's mobile network - might be worth looking into a rooftop antenna to go through that?



Might be a bit quicker than going through Satellite (plus also cheaper too)




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  #804352 23-Apr-2013 15:31
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michaelmurfy: You're not too far off from picking up Telecom's mobile network - might be worth looking into a rooftop antenna to go through that?



Might be a bit quicker than going through Satellite (plus also cheaper too)



Ah yes, i tried looking on their website for something like that rooftop antenna, as Vodafone has a similar thing in the "Sure Signal". But couldnt find it on the telecom website. Therefore do you mean rooftop antenna that I could purchase from a retailer (i.e. Dick Smith)? or do Telecom have them?

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  #804356 23-Apr-2013 15:40
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waijo355: Hi, yea it was a summer bach so they never put a phone line in. Landlord saying theyll need to get a trench dug to the house etc etc.

No I havent tried the Telecom 3g. When I looked on their website, my address was out of the zone. Il try ring them tomo to confirm.

Thanks again for all the suggestions.


Looks like Telecom and Vodafone Cell sites are on the same hill, so you might not do any better, 

According to the bible of all things, ( the Chorus Map) there is ADSL in the area, so find a friendly neighbour who has the internet and see if you can go halves with them 

Then get someone to get you a point to point wifi set up, to get it to the bach you are in.
(there are plenty of peps here that can tell you what gear you will need, and where to get it)

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  #804357 23-Apr-2013 15:44
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how long you gonna stay there?
If for a while offer to go halves on the install of a phone line. Will work out cheaper in the long run than using farmside.

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  #804360 23-Apr-2013 15:45
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Thanks Wellygary,

Would the point to point wifi set up be required should I not get wifi reception from the neighbours house? (as our houses are too far away from each other?)

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  #804361 23-Apr-2013 15:46
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Hmm good idea farcus, will be there for at least a year. il look into the totals and savings.

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