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    What the hell are you babbling on about? You sure are living up to your username!

    Quote Originally Posted by precious View Post
    My Connection:

    The "NTD" was installed by a NBN Contractor only after contacting Optus, (Typical Process) The NBN Contractor then run the fibre to where i wanted the internal Box and installed the NTD
    Yep, what I said. Don't disagree.

    Quote Originally Posted by precious View Post
    The Wifi Router was also supplied by Optus and definitely NOT SUBSIDISED BY YOU (don't know where you get that Nonsense) I believe that's what the monthly fee i pay is for. (my choice)
    Well if you go with a provider that gives away "free" modems to everyone then the plan fees are going to be dearer than if they didn't aren't they? Sounds like you fell for the oldest trick in the book! Surprised you didn't go with Telstra and jump on the T-Box bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by precious View Post
    Hooking the phone directly to the NTD does not work with the Optus setup, only works with the supplied router. (phone jack) (or any other router with a phone jack)(or do something similar as you mentioned i guess)
    Not sure what that has to do with anything. Loopyloo went with Exetel and hence isn't restricted to "free" hardware just so he can use the phone service.

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    I personally have not hooked a computer directly to the NTD to see if it will or won't work without the router as I'm just not interested.
    Irrelevant.

    Quote Originally Posted by precious View Post
    The router supplied by Optus i don't really need as i have no real need for a landline and i prefer to use my dual band router at 1900mbs over 2ghz 300mbs any day. (so i have them both on the network regardless)
    Thanks for clarifying my point.

    Quote Originally Posted by precious View Post
    The way i look at it, if you choose a provider they should supply all the necessary equipment to get you up and running (with ease) (for the lame computer user) (which is generally the majority NOT the minority)

    you should NOT have to go out and purchase additional hardware to make the connection for the phone and computer to the NTD or any other method when your paying an access fee in my view.
    Having installed over 200 fibre and fixed wireless connections, from my experience that when you interact with a customer and explain things, they will almost never ever choose a provider modem.



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    Quote Originally Posted by warbo View Post
    What the hell are you babbling on about? You sure are living up to your username!



    Yep, what I said. Don't disagree.



    Well if you go with a provider that gives away "free" modems to everyone then the plan fees are going to be dearer than if they didn't aren't they? Sounds like you fell for the oldest trick in the book! Surprised you didn't go with Telstra and jump on the T-Box bandwagon.



    Not sure what that has to do with anything. Loopyloo went with Exetel and hence isn't restricted to "free" hardware just so he can use the phone service.



    Irrelevant.



    Thanks for clarifying my point.



    Having installed over 200 fibre and fixed wireless connections, from my experience that when you interact with a customer and explain things, they will almost never ever choose a provider modem.
    Pull ya head in Bud i was not having a personal dig at you
    Oh except for your SUBSIDISED comment you made
    which clearly ticked you off

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    I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd add a little info that might help someone else.

    All info on the net about using my old Thomson TG782T as only a wireless router to extend access coverage says it can't be done because Telstra has it locked.
    Well today I found this website that describes how to do it....forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1598834

    The only other hardware required is an ethernet cable long enough to reach from the primary modem/router to the Thomson.
    I have now set mine up and it works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpankedHam View Post
    You need is a router. The nbn box isn't configured as a router, it'd be best described as a bridge. You plug your router into one of the uni-d ports on the nbn box.

    Personally I'd be avoiding Exetel at this point. They seem to be on another of their "let's randomly terminate accounts" sprees. Exetel has been saying they are only terminating the accounts of people that are high downloaders, but if posts on Whirlpool can be believed (yeah, it's a stretch I know) even light users are getting the chop. There have been plenty of reports from people using less than half their quota getting the chop. Then there's the issue of amazingly poor speeds during peak times.
    LOL , good to see Exehell are still offering great service to there customers , i left them years ago and have not looked back for the very same reasons.

    JH

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