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# 120841 15-Jun-2013 16:08
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so me and my dad are going to have to move into a motel for a month from the 29th of july and i was wondering if any of you knew any that had good internet, none of this $30 for 500MB crap i've been hearing about.

or would it just be cheaper to go with 2degrees' $99 for 12GB option?

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  # 837320 15-Jun-2013 16:17
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i think i'd mainly be hosting a minecraft server for just me and my friend to play on and maybe some other online games.
facebook and twitter for me and i think dad looks up motorbikes on trade me all day :P

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  # 837327 15-Jun-2013 16:27
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2Degrees $99 12GB.


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  # 837369 15-Jun-2013 19:10
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how would one go about opening ports on 2degrees? if i plugged a usb modem into a router.

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  # 837376 15-Jun-2013 19:31
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2Degrees probably have an APN that connects you directly to the net. You could use a router that has a USB port to plug the stick in to. Or find a 3G router that supports their 3G frequency and put a SIM straight in there. I have found routers with built in 3G to be generally rubbish but have never used decent high end gear.

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  # 837380 15-Jun-2013 19:50
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2degrees seem to change ip's regularly even while actively using a connection. it's really annoying if you're trying to play an online game or such, but would be even more annoying for a server i imagine.,

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  # 837397 15-Jun-2013 21:23
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If it is just for a month perhaps just put your Mincraft on a cheap VPS?
I really wouldn't bother trying to get a 'proper' internet connection for a month. It will cost at least $200 for a connection. I have only used the 2Degress 12GB pack in a backup situation where we don't need to rely on a fixed IP. VoIP works good as gold through it. I am using it with quite a few clients with a mix of Draytek 2130's and Cisco SRP527W's. We had to source a different USB modem for the Cisco but the 2Degrees '21Mbps' stick works fine with the 2130.

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  # 838018 17-Jun-2013 11:52
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eg: Minecraft hosting 

Edit: Looks like their servers might be in AU, probably still fine.


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  # 838057 17-Jun-2013 13:20
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hmm nah ive looked into that before, costs too much. i found a motel that has 'unlimited' internet, aside from their 200GB cap that is.

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