2 December, 2010
Once you got cable, you can't go back
Once you go cable you'll never want to go back to ADSL.
Like Mandrake at SillyDog701 Message Centre said, BigPond Cable is much faster than ADSL 2.
Some of you may know that on Tuesday, I waited whole afternoon and no technicians showed up. They showed up today and spent about 2 hours to get it installed and working. This house used to have Optus cable (already disconnected), and the technicians re-used the holes drilled by the Optus cable. That was a very smart thing to do.
Then, after the technicians left, I, of course, had to relocate the cable modem to a better location, as well as adding the very important surge protection (to both power and cable). Then, I realised that I couldn't get any internet connection at all. After 45 minutes with BigPond support line, they couldn't solve anything, then about 2 minutes after the call, I managed to fixed all the connection issues. (The technical support is a bit hopeless as many Whirlpool users complained.)
The installation of BigPond Cable did not go trouble-free, but it is all resolved now.
Well, Telstra initially wanted to supply wireless router modem, I opt for 1-port modem, why? I already have 3 AirPort Extreme Base Stations and 1 Time Capsule (Base Station). I know how to manage my wireless network here.
To ensure the reliable of BigPond Cable connection, I will keep the ADSL 2 with iiNet for a week or so, to ensure that we do not lost the very important internet connection.
As for the cost, it costs us virtually nothing, and as a matter of fact, it saves us money. How?
The speed test:
As for the speed, it is fast, just not as fast as Mandrake's. Perhaps too many people using at the same time, or at the time of measure, I have quite a few devices connected, or perhaps due to the additional surge protector I used. (Surge protection is very very important.) Still, I am very content.
Well, the cable is still not as fast as Don's superfast internet connection, but it is closer to Don's normal speed. After all, it is hard to compete in technologies against Don when you don't live in the very advanced America like Don does. Unlike Don, I always settle for second best.
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