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  Reply # 1487168 7-Feb-2016 19:56
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I'll wait and see what it entails. My install guy did say that someone would come and check out the work done here. If they do (or even if I just get a phone survey), I'll post again in this thread to inform you all.

 

I'm happy with what was done at our house. No problems so far.


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  Reply # 1487241 8-Feb-2016 00:14
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the various palmy installers are top notch :)


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  Reply # 1487304 8-Feb-2016 11:06
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DarthKermit:

 

This is what the full cabinet looks like (internal gadgets have changed a bit now):

 

This is the door. I can't put a ventilation grille in it, but I could vent it through to the cupboard behind it:

 

 

Nice setup, bro.
Gonna do something similar as the wife is always banging on about all the cables and PSU's laughing 


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  Reply # 1487314 8-Feb-2016 11:24
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freitasm:

 

Because of the 118 pages (and counting) of complaints, dating back to September 2014, slow Vodafone fixing things. Being a cable customer since 1999 I had always believed it to be a great platform, but Vodafone managed to screw it up after buying TelstraClear.

 

I mentioned before if fibre was available on the street before Vodafone fixed cable I would swap. Fibre came, swap in five days. Done.

 

Edit: more on my blog here.

 

 

Hey, I know it's slightly off-topic but I'm so over Vodafone as well (also been a cable client since 2009 - then as TelstraClear).

Supposedly on a 100Mbit line now but never get speeds higher that 65Mbit (speedtest.net)
Also, I code a lot at night (have international clients) and I regularly have no connection late at night for sometimes 30/40 minutes.
Pisses me off no end as I then have to use my mobile 4G hotspot.

Anyway, about to sign up for Orcon 100/20 UFB (maybe 200/20 ?) ... keen as laughing




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The Huawai HomeHub gets very warm. I know that excessive heat can shorten the lifespan of electronics, so I've installed a three inch fan in the back of the cabinet. This sucks air through the gap around the door and blows it into the linen cupboard directly behind:

 

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The Huawai is barely warm now.


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  Reply # 1489685 10-Feb-2016 12:29
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DarthKermit:

 

The Huawai HomeHub gets very warm. I know that excessive heat can shorten the lifespan of electronics, so I've installed a three inch fan in the back of the cabinet. This sucks air through the gap around the door and blows it into the linen cupboard directly behind:

 

Click to see full size

 

The Huawai is barely warm now.

 

 

The fan's a good idea, I've got an 18cm case fan hooked up to the fan connector on the comp motherboard... sucks cool air through holes in floor of 'broom cupboard' and out into ceiling cavity. Keeps it fairly cool, but I do have 2 comps, amp, router and other electrical thingies to keep it toastie. I also put a grate near the bottom of the door for good measure. 

 

I will be very pleased when we eventually reach the 'fibre connected' stage. 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1489699 10-Feb-2016 12:49
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Thanks. I hope your upcoming install goes smoothly.

 

Weird goings on today. I was expecting a Chorus subby this afternoon to disconnect the copper out at the DP on the street. The guy assigned to the task (from Downers) phoned and said that he'd be here at about 12:30.

 

At about 11:30 a different guy (from Contel) showed up and said he had a work order to install a copper phone line. I said WTF? We're actually getting the copper cut off as we've been on fibre for the last week now.

 

He said this kind of miscommunication happens quite a lot for some reason. He went away.

 

The first guy whom I'd spoken to earlier got here, disconnected the copper and checked everything was working correctly, as far as the land line phone goes. Now I can get in there and remove my master splitter and tidy up the messy phone wiring.

 

I haven't heard anything more to date about this install audit which we're supposed to be having.




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  Reply # 1490120 11-Feb-2016 08:44
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This morning the Missus got a phone call from Voda asking if our fibre install yesterday went ahead.

 

It WENT AHEAD last week. It would appear that communication from the subbie from Downer -> Downer -> Vodafone has failed.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1490821 11-Feb-2016 23:40

DarthKermit:

 

 

 

 

This morning the Missus got a phone call from Voda asking if our fibre install yesterday went ahead.

 

It WENT AHEAD last week. It would appear that communication from the subbie from Downer -> Downer -> Vodafone has failed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really loved Cool Hand Luke when i first saw it.  Wish I looked like Paul Newman.

 

I really can't seem to overload my 100/20 no matter what I do.  I stream, play games and download things to my hard drive and everything happens without a hitch.  Fibre really is like a hot knife through butter. 


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  Reply # 1490855 12-Feb-2016 07:25
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I found that too. Fibre is very good indeed!



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  Reply # 1490878 12-Feb-2016 08:45
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We're enjoying our fibre here, but we'd really need a faster computer to gain the full benefit.

 

However, even with the slowish laptop we can stream video on that, watch video on the TV and have a couple of cellphones using the WiFi with no lag. smile

 

It's well worth the bureaucratic hurdles and other hassles that many people have reported on here.


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  Reply # 1528306 8-Apr-2016 11:43
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i had fibre installed tuesday (5th april)not impressed at all my vdsl was better.

i have a desktop computer connected to the modem and get a speed test of 102.98 and 25.18
i also have a laptop connected to my TV also connected to the modem and get a speed of 52.18 and 19.94
i rang spark on Thursday and got told i had connection problems and it would take up to 48hours to sort out,is this right?as im 70yrs old and not very technical.

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happyone65: i had fibre installed tuesday (5th april)not impressed at all my vdsl was better.

i have a desktop computer connected to the modem and get a speed test of 102.98 and 25.18
i also have a laptop connected to my TV also connected to the modem and get a speed of 52.18 and 19.94
i rang spark on Thursday and got told i had connection problems and it would take up to 48hours to sort out,is this right?as im 70yrs old and not very technical.

 

What plan are you supposed to be on?
Are you suppose to be on a 200/X plan or a 100/20 plan

 

It is quote possible for the laptop speeds to be slower than the PC

 

If the laptop is older it *may* be slower than the PC

 

If you are connecting the laptop by wireless that*may* be slowing your laptop depending on how you are connecting (wireless N is slower than AC wireless - AC wireless is relatively new and if your are using your ISP modem it probably is not AC wireless). Some laptops also do wireless connections better than others.

 

 


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  Reply # 1528338 8-Apr-2016 12:22
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my plan is 100/20

the laptop is newer than my desk top which is one i got on trademe for $40

they are both connected to the modem by Ethernet cable.

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  Reply # 1528361 8-Apr-2016 12:25
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@happyone65 how are the TV and laptop connected? Wifi? your connection is fine if your PC is getting 103/25 and your on the 100/20 plan


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