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#1410660 - 04/03/2017 06:56 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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I have FTTP and when I first got it it was brilliant (95 Mbps down load and 35 up) then came months of crap and fights with Westnet/iiNet with speeds of ..05 Mbps at peak times due to congestion. Back to great speeds now. The problem is that the the nbn is not national. The isps still have to get the signal to a POI ( point of intersection) before the signal is actually on the nbn and that relies on the same old infrastructure. The politicians had a hand in this as well originally there were going to be about 50 pois but it was cheaper to put in about 200 and make the isps get the signal to them.
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#1410670 - 04/03/2017 09:29 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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My test on ADSL cam up with 8.98 down, 0.61 up, 39ms latency. My problem is the home phone has been blinking 'in use' since December. Told telstra in Dec and still haven't had a reply. Which reminds me, off to notify ombudsman. Again.
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#1410678 - 04/03/2017 09:58 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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Something i noticed out here we would get noise on the phone line ,copper then later the internet would go maybe a month later .So now if we get noise on the line we call them and say its bad can not hear anyone [lie] lol ,Then they come and fix line before it does quit . Interesting to see the scope they use you can see the noise of other connections and he said the fault noise was 250 mts away went up the street came back 10 mins later all fixed .


Edited by ozone doug (04/03/2017 10:03)
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#1410932 - 05/03/2017 14:50 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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I was connected FTTN last November. With Telescum and paying for a boost to 50mbps, get 49 if I test a 2am on a Monday night. Actually 80% of the time its good. When its poor it is back to slower than ADSL2.
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#1411016 - 05/03/2017 21:07 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: ozthunder]
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Originally Posted By: ozthunder
I was connected FTTN last November. With Telescum and paying for a boost to 50mbps, get 49 if I test a 2am on a Monday night. Actually 80% of the time its good. When its poor it is back to slower than ADSL2.

http://www.telescum.co.nz/

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#1411106 - 06/03/2017 19:09 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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Scares me how people vote for her. I have to accept that perhaps this is not one of the reasons

Health groups demand Pauline Hanson retract 'fringe' vaccination comments

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-06/health-groups-appalled-by-hanson-vaccination-remarks/8328714

I only have one word as I am old enough to remember "Polio"
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#1411112 - 06/03/2017 19:34 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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What I find scary is not that Hanson has (possibly) questioned vaccinations, it is that people are trying to make her 'retract' her statements. Right or wrong(in this case wrong), people should be free to have and express their views. Call her wrong if you wish but suggesting she shouldn't be allowed to say it seriously messed up.

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#1411173 - 07/03/2017 10:11 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: ozthunder]
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Originally Posted By: ozthunder
I only have one word as I am old enough to remember "Polio"


It is probably the wrong thread for this......

Polio wasn't exactly eradicated via Vaccination alone, it may have "helped" but not the sole reason.

Increased sanitation was one reason..

If you are old enough to remember Polio, then you would also be old enough to remember the old Thunder box (no pun intended smile ) and the dunny man.

They call Polio the "summer disease"

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polio was predominantly a summer disease as people were out and about and also vulnerable to faecal contamination carried to food by flies.


People having picnics,food left out in the open, open Dunny cans containing last weeks Sunday dinner, mix the two together with flies...

Introduce vaccinations,Increase sanitation, remove the Dunny cans and install internal flushing toilets, the problem gradually disappears. Which one gets the credit?
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#1411180 - 07/03/2017 10:52 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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Polio and TB gone mainly though vax .I also remember my dad nearly dying from the Hong Kong flu ,So i agree 100 % with vax .Of cause there is always a small chance of problems as with any drug .With out vaccines we are a stones throw from a pandemic.I read a Australian government plan a few years ago that in a pandemic all shops would be closed and only few people at a time separated to enter and shop , fast food outlets taken over to hand out food and meds .very scary to read a full blown plan .I will try to find it and post was a few years ago. I think Pauline got it wrong on this one ,should stick to fixing the country as all of them.
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#1411327 - 08/03/2017 13:12 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Originally Posted By: ozthunder
I only have one word as I am old enough to remember "Polio"


It is probably the wrong thread for this......

Polio wasn't exactly eradicated via Vaccination alone, it may have "helped" but not the sole reason.

Increased sanitation was one reason..

If you are old enough to remember Polio, then you would also be old enough to remember the old Thunder box (no pun intended smile ) and the dunny man.

They call Polio the "summer disease"

Quote:
polio was predominantly a summer disease as people were out and about and also vulnerable to faecal contamination carried to food by flies.


People having picnics,food left out in the open, open Dunny cans containing last weeks Sunday dinner, mix the two together with flies...

Introduce vaccinations,Increase sanitation, remove the Dunny cans and install internal flushing toilets, the problem gradually disappears. Which one gets the credit?

The diseases we can vaccinate against will return if we stop vaccination programmes. While better hygiene, hand washing and clean water help protect people from infectious diseases, many infections can spread regardless of how clean we are. If people are not vaccinated, diseases that have become uncommon, such as polio and measles, will quickly reappear.
http://www.who.int/features/qa/84/en/

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#1411353 - 08/03/2017 16:27 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: Red Watch]
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Originally Posted By: Red Watch




The diseases we can vaccinate against will return if we stop vaccination programmes. While better hygiene, hand washing and clean water help protect people from infectious diseases, many infections can spread regardless of how clean we are. If people are not vaccinated, diseases that have become uncommon, such as polio and measles, will quickly reappear.
http://www.who.int/features/qa/84/en/



I believe in vaccination but am not sure about the program. 10 needles for 9 different diseases in a child by the time it is six months. How is a 2 month old supposed to get tetanus?

Do we really know that it is safe for all of them to be given at the same time? Could it be one of the reasons we have so many children allergic to things these days? Over stimulation of the immune system at such a young age?

Currently there is a big issue with a vaccine for horses. All govt approved and pushed by self interest parties. Unfortunately there does seem to be an awful lot of horses dying shortly after being given it, becoming so sore they need to be retired, developing neurological issues. But we are still told it is safe.

Many cases of disease in young children/babies are the result of the parents themselves not being immunised. Would it not be better to ensure they are up to date first? Doing the sensible thing and not exposing babies to places where there are a lot of possibly sick people like shopping centres/restaurants/movie theatres? Perhaps accepting that having a child means sacrifice on the parents part and it that means restricting your social life for a bit then so be it.

Now back to the subject on the NBN. I have bought a mobile booster antennae which is working well. At least if they cut off my adsl I will have another option to satellite.

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#1411660 - 10/03/2017 22:39 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: bundybear]
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I have a 3g/4g Multi Wan Router which you plug in a usb adapter for it to work, the trick is to use a usb extension lead with the adapter on the end near the window to get a better signal. It is my backup in case of NBN going down and has been used once already when they shut down my service for 2 weeks to move the phone from VOIP to the NBN dedicated phone socket which Telstra let you use but not Optus, they still have to use VOIP if they want a land line. By the way I have fiber to the premises with 25/5 speed.


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#1411686 - 11/03/2017 10:37 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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FFS people this is a thread for NBN issues, bring your pro/anti vaxx chat to another thread. It isn't hard.

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#1413324 - 19/03/2017 09:51 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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First major FTTN NBN test over last week as we have had a deluge of rain. Verdict - fail. Speeds at times back to slow ADSL. On Friday night was constantly buffering a 0.7GB Poxtel stream.

Outside peak and in ideal weather it works well, but this area is prone to the occasional flash flood.
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#1419266 - Yesterday at 01:33 Re: NBN Woes, losses and wins [Re: SBT]
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Registered: 02/12/2010
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Loc: Clare, SA
Interesting development where I live.

NBN recently became available to my area. Before this I could get download speeds on ADSL2 of up to 1.7mb/s, which was easily enough to stream full HD. It NEVER cut out and was highly reliable, no issues at all.

Now since the NBN became available this same adsl2 service has become in all honesty completely useless. I've had better service in remote areas of third world countries and it was free.

I reckon the internet cuts out over 20 times a day now, this isn't even an exaggeration. It has gotten to the point where it cuts in and out every 10-30 minutes it seems. During the time it does work I can't even stream 480p anymore. Sometimes it is slower than dialup I reckon, not even kidding. Maybe 5-10% out of a day can I stream HD anymore. We've already had one router crap itself, I'd hedge my bets as a direct result.

I thought maybe it was just us, a dodgy connection somewhere...nope I know of 5 other people already just asking a few people who have the exact same issues.

Why are they even bothering to allow ADSL2 to continue for 18 months or whetever it is (can someone correct me here if necessary), I'm wondering whether they're just trying to force people to switch. We will obviously eventually switch, but FFS I'm not hearing many positives about the NBN in this area either which is hardly encouraging. It's all one big joke.

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