Optus cable internet - yip yah!

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:11
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Nothing to do with 4WD, but.....
After persisting with dialup all year and having a (very) brief look at Telstra ADSL, I've now got Optus Cable and it's GREAT! Haven't timed it officially, but am getting download speeds of about 500 KB (Bytes, not bits!) per sec. About 100 times faster than 56 Kb dialup. Apologies if you can't get it........Russell S
Prado RV6
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Reply By: Brad - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:31

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:31
Yeah,
I can't get cable but recently got iprimus ADSL, a million times better than dial-up.
Also constructed a wireless LAN in the house (ridiculously easy with Mac) and so can wander around the house and back yard on-line !!
Regards,
Brad.
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 18:53

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 18:53
I wish wireless LAN was as cheap as it is now when i wired the house , would of saved me a stack of work.Regards Bob
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Reply By: SupaMav - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:31

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:31
I'm with you Russell! I've had cable for just over 12 months and it really rocks. I recently had a wireless router installed with it and can now read the ExplorOZ forums on my lappie from anywhere in the house without the need for any cables (much to my wifes annoyance). 8-)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:50

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:50
OPtus cable have been having numerous issues lately, specially with some local popular sites...

but having had it 12 mths, adn downloaded 20+ full length movies that are now SVCD's Im happy! Finding Nemo rules!
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Follow Up By: Bne Lad - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 07:46

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 07:46
G'day Truckster,
Where do you find the full length movies on the net?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 22:15

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 22:15
Certain FTP servers in chink land, Newsgroups, Kazaa, and others...
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Reply By: Willie - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 21:46

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 21:46
I live in the sticks and am stuck with dail-up...........patience is a virtue.....hahahaha
Cheers,Willie

Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 21:58

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 21:58
you do have an option Willem...satellite?
and one can get two way and if you live in the sticks you can also get a rebate ...I beleiveWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 21:59

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 21:59
Wish I could live in the sticks. I'd gladly give up my cable.My Best Mates
Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 22:00

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 22:00
I cant egt cable but I have adsl almost as good but there is faster stuff just around the corner....but its going to cost us!!!Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Willie - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 22:08

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 22:08
Ray,
Our town needs a mechanic. There is a whole servo going up for auction on November 7. You can still buy a house in Peterborough for under $50,000.

Richard,
Satelite? Do I look like Mr Moneybags?...what's this about two way?....and what can I get a rebate on?...so many questions but does the polar (e)mu have the answers???????????

Cheers,
Willie

Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 22:26

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 22:26
I understand that one can can get a rebate for sat if they live in the sticks ...check it out with Telstra...
dear er not cheap!!! but info is also on their web siteWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Reply By: Groove - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 14:38

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 14:38
I love broadband and work in IT. I have heard some horror stories about ridiculously high bills. Most people think they will never use the 500 meg download limit or whateverr the limit may be, however these cable conections are so fast you find yourself download things you wouldnt have even tried to do with dial up. Exess download are billed at very high rates.

This situation is mostly a problem if you have kids using the net who sart to download games and mp3 (music) etc.

Some ADSL connections have a fixed monthly bill and a download limit, when you exceed the limit the speed of your connection is slowed down until the next month. The slow speed is still fater than a dial up connection but you never end up paying more in a month.

Shop around when buying broadband but remeber you generally get what you pay for. Some service providors sell more bandwidth than they can reliably provide, the result is a slow service.
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 18:13

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 18:13
gday russell.
if cable allows you to look at 4wd sites quicker this post does have something to do with 4wd lol.
we just waiting for it to drop a little more then thats the way we be going to.back by popular demand
:-)
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 18:46

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 18:46
Diamond Optus is running a special at the moment quite a saving. I pay 62.00 a month for 30 gig sounds dear but if you consider reconections for dial up drop outs it is'nt that dear & fast as lightning Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 18:53

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 18:53
thats not bad ill look in to it thanksback by popular demand
:-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 21:25

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 21:25
bob, thtas cheap compared to ADSL and cable is faster to boot. But unfortunately I cant get cable in SA. The area I live they have done to roll out but wont connect it to the system....dont know why when some other suburbs have had it form day 1. ?? Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 01:37

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 01:37
Hi Diamond
Don't wait !!!! if you can get a deal with (Op***) go for it.
Been on OP*** cable about 3 years now best money I,ve spent,
sure it's not cheap ( just a bit more than a bottle of Glavaa)
but generally very reliable rarely have I been off line.

Some advantages -- running 24hrs, Email arrival notice's, ICQ,
no dial up charges, no noisey modems, do down loads in a flash.
I pay $72 for 3G a month in Melbourne not sure how "Bob" in Sydney gets 30G for $62 'I would like to be on that plan Bob'.

Just my 2 cents worth.
Cheers

PS No connections with the industry.

Prado TD Auto
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 10:30

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 10:30
2 phone lines + cable tv + 3 mobilesRegards Bob
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Reply By: GOB member vic - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 21:43

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 21:43
hi eskimo you think thats bad i can get adsl but no cable i am in a new estate se melb they didnt even bother with cable when" all " facilities were put in. b brains trust amongst our future planners i may be getting along in age but my grandkids all want high speed and all they will have is adsl because the brains didnt bother with cable yes you can get satellite cable but it is still a dial up and i believe high speed download but slow phone upload (my understanding anyway)

any way bedtime for a hard worker

steveoimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 01:05

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 01:05
Hi Gob: Friend has Satellite for both up & down, paids heaps & is now on 3months free because they (Tel****) cant get the upload to work any better than a dial up or if at all.Prado TD Auto
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