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# 140794 20-Feb-2014 14:06
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Hello, I am wanting to get broadband at my house in Big Bay but it does not appear to be covered by ground so am looking at wireless.

Having checked the forums and googled coverage it appears I can do this. Currently I get Freeview TV via the Waiatarua repeater out West Auckland, Im on a hill and clear line of site.

What are some options for me in Big Bay, RBI providers etc?

Not sure if I will go homeline and wireless broadband or just the wireless broadband

I get 3G where I am also.

Thanks in advance.

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  # 991292 20-Feb-2014 18:28
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Hi Anthony,

I'll reply to you PM tomorrow, but yes should be no problem. I'm actually doing another install out that way probably next week and did one there a few months ago too.

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  # 991493 20-Feb-2014 23:25
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Compass might have some wireless coverage around that general area, not sure but they should have coverage maps on their website.




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  # 991522 21-Feb-2014 07:13
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Compass look like they may cover you. Reasonably priced for wireless.
http://www.compass.net.nz/at-home/broadband/wireless-broadband/coverage.html




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  # 993577 24-Feb-2014 19:28
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Bit of an update/curve ball. 

Spoke to some people down the road from me who said they have fixed line broadband. So it must be available even though when I put my address into the online address checker the website I used said it wasn't (either Vodafone or Telecom, cant remember now). 

They did say it was only ADSL 1 however.

So the next Q would be is ADSK 1 faster than RBI wireless (presumably via 3G network)?

Cheers again.

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  # 993594 24-Feb-2014 19:54
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I think you will find the broadband is an over subscribed Conklin with no ports available. :(




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com




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  # 993597 24-Feb-2014 20:03
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I think you could be right. Certainly a wait to hook up to it. 

Even with my limited knowledge the fixed line in that part of the world sounds very average at best. 



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  # 994122 25-Feb-2014 13:41
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Does anyone know if 4G is coming to RBI? Just as a side Q.

 
 
 
 


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  # 994187 25-Feb-2014 15:25
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stonedog: Does anyone know if 4G is coming to RBI? Just as a side Q.

Nothing official, but there has been a few comments in the media etc that tends to indicate this will probably happen at some stage.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


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  # 997896 3-Mar-2014 01:07
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Pretty sure compass or another WISP will cover that area. I have posted to our network operators group and will see if someone responds - I forget who the operator is in the auckland area.

Anyhow, wait before you jump into RBI - a normal WISP is usually much cheaper with bigger data allowances. Also the monthly plans start off around $50 rather than $80




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  # 997949 3-Mar-2014 09:11
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raytaylor: Pretty sure compass or another WISP will cover that area. I have posted to our network operators group and will see if someone responds - I forget who the operator is in the auckland area.

Anyhow, wait before you jump into RBI - a normal WISP is usually much cheaper with bigger data allowances. Also the monthly plans start off around $50 rather than $80



Hi stonedog,

As per Ray's recommendation, feel free to check out StrataNet at www.stratanet.co.nz and also at www.facebook.com/stratanetnz. We have a transmitter right next to the TV transmission tower in the Waitakeres and would be happy to provide you with coverage.

If you're interested, drop and email to internet@stratanet.co.nz or call us on 0800 030 004.


Cheers,
Richard.

ps. Thanks to Ray for the referral!


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  # 997960 3-Mar-2014 09:38
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I was out that way on Thursday doing another successful RBI install. A good 5Mbps connection. Asked about fixed line, definitely no ports available, and those who do have it say it's not really broadband.





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com




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  # 1046243 16-May-2014 13:03
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Bit of an update.

Compass and other WISPs wouldnt work out here. Compass guy tested the system ,even installed the gear. Basically on paper "yes". In practice "no.

Ultimate Broadband RBI worked. Between 4-5Mpbs, last night was 8.9Mpbs

VOIP works well also.

Happy days. Thanks Fraser

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  # 1046393 16-May-2014 16:17
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stonedog: Bit of an update.

Compass and other WISPs wouldnt work out here. Compass guy tested the system ,even installed the gear. Basically on paper "yes". In practice "no.

Ultimate Broadband RBI worked. Between 4-5Mpbs, last night was 8.9Mpbs

VOIP works well also.

Happy days. Thanks Fraser


Wats this ultimate RBI?





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Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com




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  # 1046440 16-May-2014 18:08
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Firebreaker:
stonedog: Bit of an update.

Compass and other WISPs wouldnt work out here. Compass guy tested the system ,even installed the gear. Basically on paper "yes". In practice "no.

Ultimate Broadband RBI worked. Between 4-5Mpbs, last night was 8.9Mpbs

VOIP works well also.

Happy days. Thanks Fraser


Wats this ultimate RBI?


Yes. Their service and communications is 10/10. Very happy.

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