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# 19641 24-Feb-2008 21:56
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Hey,

Sorry to start another one of those topics of which provider is better, BUT I kind of need to.

We are thinking of moving house soon, and the house that we are probably hopefully moving into has a built in network system and PABX system. so its got all the gear. The thing is that We currently have Xnet, and its good, we also have a vfx line with the Pap2T on 10gbs. but if we were to go onto telstra, (which this house is wired for, with a telstra coax port whereever there is a network port)

or we could go to telstra, and have the extra speed, and upload, which would be really good, and also having the static IP. would be better for our email servers and things like that.

So at the moment we have our xnet on river with 10gbs with a vfx line

or we could go telstra with 10gbs with higher speeds, and either get rid of the vfx line, or keep it on, which mum and dad might not be too pleased with.

What would you guys go with?

Thanks in advanced.




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  # 112924 25-Feb-2008 13:27
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I can only comment 2nd hand here, as I'm not lucky to be serviced by Telstra Cable. But form general feedback, I'd say most people who have experienced Telstra Cable would use that any day over DSL.

So I'd suggest go with Telstra Cable, but keep VFX for your phone lines.

There are a few other Geekzoner's who use Testra Cable + VFX, so hopefully you'll get some comments and tips from them too.




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  # 113075 25-Feb-2008 22:39
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I think telstra is probably the best option, if not the perfect option when combined with vfx, but wether or not mum and dad want to pay the extra 11.95 a month when we are not on xnet, and if not, then thats the Pap2T wasted. hopefully they will though.

we currently have a Netgear DG834G, will this run fine if we just dont put in the dsl settings, and then plug the modem in, we would still use the router as secondary DNS and as default gateway, rather than the modem, would we not?




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  # 113103 26-Feb-2008 08:56
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AllNightNerding: I think telstra is probably the best option, if not the perfect option when combined with vfx, but wether or not mum and dad want to pay the extra 11.95 a month when we are not on xnet, and if not, then thats the Pap2T wasted. hopefully they will though.

So you mean you don't plan to have a landline?




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  # 113104 26-Feb-2008 09:06
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A Netgear 834G will not work with Telstra Cable service you need a router with a ethernet WAN port not an ADSL one, the ADSL modem cannot be bypassed. The 834G will however work as a layer2 switch and AP but not as a router in such a setup.

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  # 113179 26-Feb-2008 17:00
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coffeebaron:
AllNightNerding: I think telstra is probably the best option, if not the perfect option when combined with vfx, but wether or not mum and dad want to pay the extra 11.95 a month when we are not on xnet, and if not, then thats the Pap2T wasted. hopefully they will though.

So you mean you don't plan to have a landline?


We do plan to have a landline, but we use the phone alot, so it is great to have a second landline.


A Netgear 834G will not work with Telstra Cable service you need a router with a ethernet WAN port not an ADSL one, the ADSL modem cannot be bypassed. The 834G will however work as a layer2 switch and AP but not as a router in such a setup.

Cyril


so I could use the netgear DG 834G as a hub and wireless ap, but not as a router. to do that it wouild need a router that is singularly a router, without the built in modem.





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  # 113183 26-Feb-2008 17:19
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AllNightNerding:
coffeebaron:
AllNightNerding: I think telstra is probably the best option, if not the perfect option when combined with vfx, but wether or not mum and dad want to pay the extra 11.95 a month when we are not on xnet, and if not, then thats the Pap2T wasted. hopefully they will though.

So you mean you don't plan to have a landline?


We do plan to have a landline, but we use the phone alot, so it is great to have a second landline.

So what you want is:
-TesltraClear Cable - HighSpeed 10G (or greater) = $49.95 /mth
-NO LAND-LINE
-Two VFX lines, i.e. your current VFX line & port your current land-line number for 2nd VFX line = $20 /mth




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  # 113185 26-Feb-2008 17:31
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so I could use the netgear DG 834G as a hub and wireless ap, but not as a router. to do that it wouild need a router that is singularly a router, without the built in modem.


Correct, although the term hub is incorrect, switch is what you mean, quite different.

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  # 113237 26-Feb-2008 22:26
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coffeebaron:
AllNightNerding:
coffeebaron:
AllNightNerding: I think telstra is probably the best option, if not the perfect option when combined with vfx, but wether or not mum and dad want to pay the extra 11.95 a month when we are not on xnet, and if not, then thats the Pap2T wasted. hopefully they will though.

So you mean you don't plan to have a landline?


We do plan to have a landline, but we use the phone alot, so it is great to have a second landline.

So what you want is:
-TesltraClear Cable - HighSpeed 10G (or greater) = $49.95 /mth
-NO LAND-LINE
-Two VFX lines, i.e. your current VFX line & port your current land-line number for 2nd VFX line = $20 /mth


the two options are

TesltraClear Cable - HighSpeed 10G (or greater) = $49.95 /mth
Telstra Landline
1 VFX line.

XNET HSI 10gig river
telecom landline
1 VFX line

I dont think the family is yet to go to Naked DSL yet. considering im the only one in the family that likes technology, the rest of them have a general fear of new technology..... its good fun :D

Are there any big advantages over either of those set-ups?




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  # 113251 27-Feb-2008 00:10
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Telstra clear generally (nobody shoot me) means more reliable which is necessary for VFX and again i say generally you will get around the speed your eleigble for vs DSL

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