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benjaminpfp

Why not wireless? I'm on an Optus Home 4G plan. I get anywhere from 50Mbps to 120Mbps, depending on the time of day.


HAPPY_DAZE_1

Agree. 2 years, no issues, 50-120Mbps depending on time of day.


MoonGas

Yeh wireless is an option I’m looking into for sure. Just figured I’d put it out to the internet for advice before committing to anything.


benjaminpfp

If you go wireless, read the plan details. I'm on an old Optus plan - 500GB for $80. Apparently they're now offer unlimited for $69, but the speed is capped at 25Mbps.


IntroductionSnacks

I have been in this situation before multiple times above shops. Try out the ADSL as it might actually be ok. Minimum I had was 12mbps and 20mbps at another place. Also, if there is an ADSL phone line then I'm surprised there is no Fttn option.


dbun1

That’s still really slow


klystron

I've had 5G wireless broadband from Internode for a couple of months. It is cheaper than my previous NBN service. The speed is faster (104 Mb/s download, 16Mb/s upload,) but this depends on how fast the servers and data lines are at the other end. 5G is cheaper than the NBN, as Internode had to pay NBN a fee to be their carrier. The 5G service is via Vodafone, who are apparently cheaper than NBN, and Internode passed on a substantial reduction in my internet cost.


mofonz

NBN are required to provide a connection. If you have your lease agreement which shows your property on a separate title etc - or even if not, you can get a LOC ID created with NBN and push for a connection. It will cost $300 most likely - but unless the whole area is not eligible at present or there is another high speed provider you should be right.


MoonGas

Yeah $290 is what I was quoted. And the landlord is happy to take on that cost. But I then need to call a seperate electrician to run the line to my unit I was told, which is where I’m getting a bit lost.


mofonz

How long is the run? What technology type are NBN using?


MoonGas

Hmm not sure on how long the run is. The area has hybrid fibre coaxial


mofonz

Ok. I believe anything sub 12 metres is a standard run. Otherwise it would be up to NBN or a third party. Shouldn’t be too expensive assuming you can run it through the roof or down side of house. Find where there is a cream colour NBN box and work out the run distance. But any sparky should be able to run for another couple of hundred dollars.


MoonGas

Ok this is all great information. It’s a unit behind a cafe, and obviously the owners haven’t registered it as a seperate dwelling so it’s been a real pain in the ass to organise everything when my address doesn’t exist. Thanks for your help.


mofonz

Yeah. Bit dodgy. But sounds like response has been right… you will have got a LOC ID now, and it will be “read of x smith street” or whatever. The real and only issue is around cable run. Otherwise - if you are metro then 5G data plan through TPG/iinet/internode/Voda definitely the easiest way.


thefatchilli

Would totally recommend TPG. They are no lock-in contract as far as I know and had me set up pretty promptly when I moved. Relatively cheap too !


Notherbastard

If the current tenant has ADSL, i'd have thought you could at least get VDSL


MoonGas

I’ve never even heard of vdsl. Will look into it


Notherbastard

Simplest way to explain, although not terribly correct, its the NBN version of ADSL.


metroman1234

Starlink


MoonGas

Might have to sell some twitter stock to afford that


elythearmadillo

We got a mobile broadband modem thru Optus. It gets 5G and can be wired into computer/tv/whatever but also goes wireless. When we move we just take it with us.


fraqtl

Uniti Wireless if it's available. I've been with them for 3 years and no problems at all.