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4 May, 2007

telephone socket reloacting - on the move, part 3

iiNetWell, I still haven't got my ADSL 2 internet connection back. I think it could be a good time to post the update. I asked iiNet to relocate my phone and broadband from Kensington to my new place, Stanmore. I know moving ADSL can be a pain, and the problem started there.

In this house, there are three telephone lines (different numbers), only one was active, and has its broadband connection from TPG. (That's Laurent's internet, and I've been using it for the last few days.) I want to get iiNet internet to this place for two reasons: TPG's support is generally bad and iiNet provides better value for money. Anyway, the problem was iiNet connected to the wrong socket, the one I specified not to be used. I specifically told them I don't want to use that number, since that socket is located downstairs, and I want the telephone socket that is upstairs.

It turns out that the phone line upstairs is Optus' line, and they can't use that. They can only use Telstra's. iiNet suggested me to find an electrician to rewire the phone socket, and hold up the relocating of ADSL. (You have to relocate the telephone line first before relocate ADSL.)

So I found a good telecommunication specialist, M&J Phones, Systems Installations. They extended the telephone cable to upstairs (my office). And to my surprise, they used network cable (CAT 5e) for telephone wiring, and told me that CAT 5e is much better for the line quality then the outdated telephone cable.

AirPort wirelessThey did a great job I must add. I then requested iiNet to relocate ADSL. The estimated date (for ADSL) is 9th May. I got to be patient. In the mean time, I will continue to use Laurent's internet via wireless. I might get the new AirPort Extreme base station, the one that features 802.11n (draft) technology, after I got my ADSL connection. The only problem with the new AirPort Extreme Base Station is that it did not come with gigabyte router. The new AirPort Extreme base station has one 10/100BASE-T Ethernet WAN port, three 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN ports and one USB 2.0 port for connecting a USB printer or USB external hard drive.

To find out the previous access number of the phone number of the line, you can dial 12722123 (free) in Australia.

Updated (7 Aug 2007): AirPort Extreme Base Station now comes with Gigabit Ethernet built-in (link).

Related blog entries:
on the move, part 2 (26th April 2007)
on the move (21st April 2007)

Posted by Antony on 4 May 2007 12:18 PM | Mac hardware

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