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Does the internet still suck in Gungahlin?

By arescarti42 4 April 2012 30

Some friends and I are looking to move in to a house together. We all study/work in either Belconnen or the City, so rentals on the north side are looking good.

One area that really appeals are the Gungahlin suburbs south of the town centre (big new houses, not far from the City/Belco, good public transport, relatively inexpensive etc). The only problem is that as a household, we’re likely to be an extremely heavy consumer of internet services, and posts from a few years back suggest that Gungahlin is a total clusterfrak of RIMs, network congestion and other forms of Telstra bullshittery.

My question to Rioters is has anything changed in the last few years, or is Gungahlin still a no go zone until the NBN comes online.

If the latter, we might have to try and cluster ourselves around the Belconnen, Scullin or Melba telephone exchanges.

I’d also be interested to hear the experiences of people in the Giralang/Kaleen area, which TPG seems to think is connected to the Crace exchange, and as such would probably suffer similar problems to those in Gungahlin.

What’s Your opinion?


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mostly 1:18 am 10 Jan 13

I’m connected at 7.3 Mbps (750 Kbps) with adsl2+ unlimited in Gungahlin. Average about 1.8TB worth of downloads per month with not a problem

LSWCHP 6:19 pm 09 Jan 13

Old post I know, but I’m still here in Giralang and I’m still connected to the faraway Crace exchange by what seems to be nothing more than a long piece of string that stumbles along at 1.5 Mbps on a good day.

I hope the OP eventually found a nice place somewhere with a big sweet fat internet connection that worked as it should

rosscoact 4:10 pm 09 Jan 13

poetix said :

rosscoact said :

I’m getting 15mbs on wireless right now with Naked ADSL

Is that legal?

Amongst consenting adults and until the Mad Monk commences the reformation in late 2013, yes.

poetix 4:01 pm 09 Jan 13

rosscoact said :

I’m getting 15mbs on wireless right now with Naked ADSL

Is that legal?

G-Fresh 3:02 pm 09 Jan 13

For those of you who are confused: Those referring to Bonner, Harrison and Franklin are in fact referring to what you know as Bonners, Harrisons and Franklins (not to be confused with the supermarket chain)

rosscoact 2:28 pm 09 Jan 13

I’m getting 15mbs on wireless right now with Naked ADSL

hotwaterservice 1:54 pm 09 Jan 13

If you can believe NBN timelines Palmerston and Gungahlin (town centre) should have NBN by mid-year! Only waited almost 20 years for broadband and not holding ones breath! 😎

LSWCHP 11:37 pm 07 Apr 12

I’ve lived in Giralang for over 6 years, and the internet here is utter crapola.A never ending bad joke with no punchline. I work with guys who simply expect ADSL2+ download speeds that are many many times faster than anything I’ve ever achieved.

If you need to have multiple simultaneous high bandwidth users, don’t pick Giralang.

SupaSal 5:55 pm 07 Apr 12

Sic said :

Giralang is total balls. If you’re super lucky, Telstra will connect you to Belconnen exchange where you can get 2.5mb worth of ADSL2+.

Otherwise your options are pretty well a bunch of useless TransACT ISP’s that will speed test at 8mbps while being completely incapable of streaming a video on youtube.

I am in Giralang with Internode and have GREAT connection, fast, never drop out which is good cos I use a VOIP phone and have NO Telstra connection.

Sic 10:20 am 07 Apr 12

Giralang is total balls. If you’re super lucky, Telstra will connect you to Belconnen exchange where you can get 2.5mb worth of ADSL2+.

Otherwise your options are pretty well a bunch of useless TransACT ISP’s that will speed test at 8mbps while being completely incapable of streaming a video on youtube.

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