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Topic # 42694 9-Oct-2009 00:15
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Ok just briefly my fiance and I live upstairs at her parents' address in Takapuna. We have our own phone line upstairs but it just has a Naked DSL connection with Orcon. Speeds have been getting worse over the last few months, but that's a whole other issue.


Downstairs is the main line, but phone only no broadband. The phone line from the street is connected to the house just outside our bedroom window. From here I can see the two lines coming out of the box: one for downstairs and one travelling a couple metres through the wall for us.


I've just had a brainwave hence the midnight post: a Telecom rep was door knocking on our street recently and said our exchange had recently been upgraded, so my question is if I were to look at signing up with them for broadband only could I pay the Connection & Wiring fee and have the technician come to the house and rewire our second line to join up with the first line, effectively turning it back into one phone line??? So there'd be no difference to the phone service downstairs yet we could get the broadband service upstairs?


We only need broadband don't need a phone upstairs, but I if I can get better and cheaper service from rewiring our line it would be perfect for us.


I'm assuming this would mean a filter would need to be placed on the phone downstairs?

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  Reply # 262588 9-Oct-2009 06:00
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Kind of cheeky by Telecom to install Cabernets that degrade an existing service and then go door to door in that area, selling cool new services.

Good idea there to combine your services.



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  Reply # 262746 9-Oct-2009 13:45
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hellonearthisman: Kind of cheeky by Telecom to install Cabernets that degrade an existing service and then go door to door in that area, selling cool new services.

Good idea there to combine your services.


So rewiring/merging the lines can be done?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 262751 9-Oct-2009 13:56
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Hi, I assume they are both on the same title, ie your upstairs is not a seperate address. That been the case (ie just one address) then yes you can give Orcon the shift, use your parents line and have ADSL added to it and the two lines going up and down can be joined in the demarc and all should be good, dont forget to put filters on.

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  Reply # 262759 9-Oct-2009 14:07
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Awesome thanks Cyril! Yes both on the same title - all it is is that we live upstairs they live downstairs.



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  Reply # 262896 9-Oct-2009 21:02
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***UPDATE***
Ok crap they are with TelstraClear and they do have broadband on the line, even though I was sure they cancelled it, but it is definitely still there.


So this changes things a bit now. Can our line still be merged with their line so that we can get PDQ broadband through our jack upstairs and they still get it downstairs?


Will doing it this way degrade the performance at all?


Could two computers be connected at the same time through two different jacks?

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  Reply # 262908 9-Oct-2009 22:06
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Hi, you can only have one DSL modem connected at a time. You would be better to run a ethernet cable from downstairs to upstairs (or vice versa).

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  Reply # 264855 18-Oct-2009 16:44
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Only one broadband modem per line.
Which means as cyril said, running ethernet to your computer.

The problem i would like to point out with this though, is that unless you put some bandwidth monitoring software on your computers, you will have a hard time working out who pay for what on the single bill.




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  Reply # 264890 18-Oct-2009 19:54
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raytaylor: Only one broadband modem per line.
Which means as cyril said, running ethernet to your computer.

The problem i would like to point out with this though, is that unless you put some bandwidth monitoring software on your computers, you will have a hard time working out who pay for what on the single bill.



We're paying the broadband part of the package, no big deal to us over who uses how much, but we'll be the main users anyway so it works out even.

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