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Ironhide
Brisbane, Queensland
390 posts
Hi all,
Just moved back to Brisbane and need to set up some Internet.

Landline phones seem obsolete, so I'm guessing naked ADSL is the way to go.

What's the best deal? TGP maybe? I'm thinking I should get a fairly large download amount, 60GB or more. Good download speeds are also fairly important.

Thanks in advance
08:51am 12/12/12 Permalink
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Shroud
Sydney, New South Wales
297 posts
60GB is a large amount?
09:33am 12/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34725 posts
tpg has unlimited, iinet is a better service, cable s**** on all adsls
09:38am 12/12/12 Permalink
Red
Sydney, New South Wales
1027 posts
+1 TPG, no complaints in 10 years of service
10:07am 12/12/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3502 posts
if you can get cable, get it, also, NBN has started it's roll out, might be worth checking on if it is there for you or how far away it is
10:10am 12/12/12 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
782 posts
I have TPG unlimited + unlimit local calls. $65 per month. I think 2-3 dc's in 2 years. Only downside is it took like a month before it finally got hooked up. 15mbps down and just under 1mbps up <50ping
10:16am 12/12/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3679 posts
search these 2 sites with your address

http://www.adsl2exchanges.com.au/index.php

http://www.yourbroadband.com.au/

if you know what the actual previous phone number was even better
11:36am 12/12/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3504 posts
60GB is a large amount?



if 60gb is a large amount, then why in hell have i've got 500gb, and can hit my cap?
11:38am 12/12/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10573 posts
why do people keep mentioning cable? is that back again?
11:43am 12/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34731 posts
coz cable is awesome? (if you can get it)
11:56am 12/12/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3506 posts
cause cable is quicker,

adsl 2 = 20mps
cable = 100mps

and distance from exchange doesn't effect the speed anywhere near as much
12:01pm 12/12/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10574 posts
news to me
everyone used to have cable, including me. now everyone has adsl including me.

I can't remember why.
12:04pm 12/12/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5270 posts
cause cable use to be expensive and speeds were the same as adsl. Also the bad part was can only be with optus or telstra... now prices are alot better and the speeds have increased dramtically
12:08pm 12/12/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13180 posts
What about latency. Cable should be a little faster yes?

I want to know what the latency will be like with NBN, because as gamers that is most important.
12:17pm 12/12/12 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3551 posts
What about latency. Cable should be a little faster yes?

I want to know what the latency will be like with NBN, because as gamers that is most important.


this is my traceroute to one of GA's game servers.

root@sofo:~# traceroute 203.46.105.11
traceroute to 203.46.105.11 (203.46.105.11), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 furball (172.16.0.1) 0.508 ms 0.623 ms 0.702 ms
2 nexthop.bigpond (10.204.96.1) 19.260 ms 19.404 ms 19.525 ms
3 2rdhop.bigpond (58.160.15.8) 20.260 ms 20.387 ms 20.503 ms
4 3rdhop.bigpond (58.160.15.238) 20.621 ms 21.738 ms 21.861 ms
5 172.18.117.38 (172.18.117.38) 19.426 ms 23.469 ms 23.583 ms
6 172.18.117.45 (172.18.117.45) 23.704 ms 23.003 ms 23.116 ms
7 4thhop.bigpond (172.18.239.105) 28.294 ms 10.465 ms 22.089 ms
8 bundle-ether13.chw53.sydney.telstra.net (110.142.193.145) 14.137 ms 16.133 ms 15.514 ms
9 bundle-ether2.ken43.sydney.telstra.net (203.50.11.29) 25.586 ms 25.686 ms 25.634 ms
10 bundle-ether9.ken-core4.sydney.telstra.net (203.50.11.30) 20.799 ms 20.710 ms 16.058 ms
11 tengigabitethernet7-1.ult2.sydney.telstra.net (203.50.20.51) 10.141 ms 10.272 ms 10.389 ms
12 telstr518.lnk.telstra.net (165.228.157.38) 9.680 ms 9.813 ms 13.520 ms
13 ga0101.gamearena.com.au (203.46.105.11) 15.503 ms 14.664 ms 14.315 ms
01:20pm 12/12/12 Permalink
Olx
Sydney, New South Wales
100 posts
I have bigpond cable and I download from usenet at around 9 MB/Sec. A lot of sydney based game servers give me pings of 15-40.
02:42pm 12/12/12 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5670 posts
Internode here, its been f*****g awesome
05:28pm 12/12/12 Permalink
bLaZe
New South Wales
103 posts
If you are stuck on a telstra only exchange like me I recommend NuSkope unlimited for $60.
05:39pm 12/12/12 Permalink
BlueWolf
Brisbane, Queensland
53 posts
Telstra cable here, was Elite getting 3.4mbs downloads and 1mb uploads. Now ultimate and getting 108mb down and 2.1mb up.

No optus in my area, though they keep coming to the door to tell me their ADSL can match my cable o_0

Outages happen sometimes, and slow downs but are generally fixed and the best place for updates is the whirlpool.net.au forums =)
05:49pm 12/12/12 Permalink
Ironhide
Brisbane, Queensland
391 posts
Thanks for the advice guys. Who else does cable other than Telstra??
09:29pm 12/12/12 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3553 posts
Thanks for the advice guys. Who else does cable other than Telstra??


optus, iinet maybe in certain areas (they bought TransACT )
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