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mvjs
22nd June 2005, 07:13 PM
I have checked out another thread (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=7808), which talks about each ISP (Internet Service Provider), I use Telstra Bigpond Cable. This is where I souced all the ISPs. Everyone which is listed in that thread is here. I'm just wanting to find out the MOST popular one.

Thanks

purana
24th June 2005, 12:39 PM
WestNet (.com.au)

adamjc
24th June 2005, 02:06 PM
Netspace...

Has never given me trouble and very reliable and fast.

Im on the 1500/256 paying $59.95 for 10GB....Good value for a reliable service I think.

Adam.

darknight84
24th June 2005, 02:10 PM
From what I hear Internode is much better than any ISP out there right now. Ive been thinking about switching over once my contract finishes. :thumbup:

amni
24th June 2005, 02:14 PM
TPG are great 1500/256 20gig a month $49.95

mwot
24th June 2005, 03:57 PM
Ozemail.

Looks like my service is slow compared to others. I'm on a 512/256, unlimited plan @ $64.95pm - no contract. Perhaps time to review other their other offerings ...

EDIT: since I like asking dumb questions, if I upped my broadband to a 1500/256 plan, is that worthwhile when I'm using Airport?? The AP speed limits broadband, correct?

Currawong
24th June 2005, 05:06 PM
Broadband is slower than wired or wireless networks, so an upgrade to faster broadband would make a difference. The confusion, as explained in the other thread, is whether or not kiloBITS or kiloBYTES are being referred to. 1kBbyte is 8x 1kbit.

gmask1
24th June 2005, 05:10 PM
Have been with Telstra Cable since... erm... 2002-ish? However long it's been, it's been ages. I would have gone with Optus at the time, but our street doesn't have optus available. I'd change to an ADSL provider now, I just have to deal with line splitters, alarm filters, and buying a new modem...

... and the fact that I'm just slack. :)

ppops
24th June 2005, 05:39 PM
TPG.

Edge
24th June 2005, 06:24 PM
I'm interested to know if any of you early adopters have switched to ADSL2. I have seen ADSL2 services from OzEmail advertised recently, which piqued my curiosity. Perhaps this needs its own thread?

mwot
24th June 2005, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by Edge@Jun 24 2005, 06:24 PM
I'm interested to know if any of you early adopters have switched to ADSL2. I have seen ADSL2 services from OzEmail advertised recently, which piqued my curiosity. Perhaps this needs its own thread?
they're calling it Broadband2. That's what I was referring to in my earlier post - if I upped my plan, is it worth my while when I'm using Airport.

Currawong
24th June 2005, 06:42 PM
I'm waiting for ADSL2+ to be installed in my exchange by Internode. The speeds of 24mbits/second equates to 3 megabytes a second (including ADSL overhead - it's about 2.3 megabytes realistically). This is still slower than what Airport (b or g) can transfer at.

Soap
24th June 2005, 07:39 PM
Cable or ADSL ???
Cable, you would/ should choose optus over telstra is the choice is available. Reason being optus run their phone system on the same network & this network is kept in pretty good performance condition due to telco downtime penalties. Telstras cable network only runs a TV network and sits below the ground neglected.

ADSL once you have your own modem / filters / and 5.8ghz cordless telephone you are free to choose from a growing number of providers.

Remember if you have a business you may get business cards prited with your email address on them. So maybe get a 3rd party business email, then if a better deal comes along you can churn at minimal cost.
And ADSL deals are pretty good at the moment. Taking in mind the more customers a network has, the more traffic it will endure and if it doesnt have the bandwidth to cope you the customer will suffer in peak useage periods.

spargo
24th June 2005, 10:52 PM
Virgin.net ADSL

512k, No time or download limits

17 per month ;)


(About to go to 8 meg ADSL2+ - zoom zoom!)

neilrobinson
25th June 2005, 12:23 AM
i use iinet - i am on it for the upload speed. 8128/1024 :) exchange is adsl2 enabled - just need to buy the router to go with it (1024 is max upload so not really worried)

neil

hawker
25th June 2005, 08:19 AM
Originally posted by adamjc@Jun 24 2005, 01:36 PM
Netspace...

Im on the 1500/256 paying $59.95 for 10GB....Good value for a reliable service I think.
Same here ;) Not had a problem...

macdonald
25th June 2005, 10:25 AM
Telstra Bigpond Cable - Unlimited* Cable - Uncapped/128kbps + extra user (the wife) @ $60.95/m
Have about another 3 months of 2 year plan before shopping around.
No major complaints - connect using Launch! 3.4