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ADSL2/2+ in Dunlop area?

By hunter222a - 22 April 2008 25

Hi, has anyone in the Dunlop area been able to get an ADSL2/2+ connection?

I’ve been told that it runs off a RIM from the Melba Exchange.

What’s Your opinion?


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drewbytes 11:53 am 18 Apr 10

MangaGal said :

This post may be a bit late but here goes nothing.

I’m in Dunlop as well. I’ve been on ADSL1 since we were told it’s possible for Dunlopians to have ADSL connection. I’ve signed up for a 1.5Mbps connection. It’s really the best I can get on a pair gain system.

I’ve been in Dunlop since ADSL became available here too. I had ADSL 1.5 (theoretical 8Mbps) through Velocity and I got between 3-6Mbps speeds depending on time etc, so you should be able to do much better than 1.5.

Currently I’ve got 2 x 512/512 lines as I run a business from home. I’ve researched all options including running fibre from home to bypass the RIM. I was prepared to pay $10k to have it done but was told it would cost a lot more than that!

I’d happily pay good money to get a fast line if it was possible.

Aurelius 2:52 pm 17 Mar 10

Think it sucks now? Just wait till all your data has to be dynamically filtered as it goes out to you.
Truth is Canberra lacks the density to have decent infrastructure – telco services, public transport, everything. It’s the price for living in the bush capital.

Holden Caulfield 11:06 am 17 Mar 10

Fyshwick anyone?

Gungahlin Al 9:44 am 17 Mar 10

You ain’t alone. Gungahlin has big patches of hopeless web.
And yes it all seems to slow to a crawl at night – much worse lately than I’ve ever seen it.
My 1.5Mb service never exceeded 0.7Mb, day or night.
I upgraded to 8Mb (which Telstra so kindly offered me at the same price as the 20Mb service, because they can’t/won’t deliver that in Gungahlin).
So now my 8Mb service delivers me an absolute maximum of the 1.5Mb that I used to opay less for, but with normal throughput of around 0.7Mb.
Telstra you are a joke. A pox on you.

MangaGal 8:14 am 17 Mar 10

This post may be a bit late but here goes nothing.

I’m in Dunlop as well. I’ve been on ADSL1 since we were told it’s possible for Dunlopians to have ADSL connection. I’ve signed up for a 1.5Mbps connection. It’s really the best I can get on a pair gain system.

Lately, I’ve been really frustrated over the speed at night. Every night, my connection is down to 0.1Mbps. During the day, I get the full speed I pay for.

Now, here is my bitching… how many people in Dunlop don’t work during the day?! So, basically when my internet speed is at the peak I’m at work in civic; when I get home at night to catch up with some YouTube clips, oh, I’m down to 0.1Mbps because everyone else who is human is back at their homes probably doing the same thing!!!! Unless my boss would pay me to surf the net for hours, I have no complaint! But, who’s insane here? Me who’s trying to do the right thing (by not surfing the net at work) or someone who sanely created this idiotic issue?!

Please, someone please just shoot whoever has decided to use this stoopid pair gain system for so many households in a developing surburb in a “NON-THIRD-WAR” COUNTRY – AUSTRALIA!!!! We probably have the worst technology infrastructure compared to, er, you name it…

My search for a solution still continues after all these years. FYI, We’ve been in Dunlop for over 9 years now. So don’t be surprised if your ADSL1 isn’t so ADSL speed at night.

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