[clug] ADSL Provider Questions

Daniel McNamara daniel at codefish.net.au
Mon Mar 8 10:08:35 GMT 2004

Hi Michael and all,

I won't comment on who to use as provider (as I work for one and don't 
want to be seen as being biased) but on the topic of ADSL in Gungahlin, 
yes you should be able to get it. However if you are knocked back your 
potential provider should be able to ask Telstra to give you a 
transposition if possible. Basically the transpose the line coming into 
your house with another (hopefully ADSL friendly) line pair. This is 
mainly aimed at helping those stuck on pair gain but also useful for 
those with who get knocked back on "excessive transmission" loss which 
can mean a number of things ranging from distance from the exchange to 
just having a really bad line.

As for ADSL with linux, it's a cake walk. Very easy to do. I personally 
prefer a router (yah for a little black box to do the work for me) but 
running PPPoE on a linux box these days is extremely easy (as no doubt 
any number of the subscribers to this list will tell you).



Michael Woods wrote:
> Hello everyone. I've been snooping this list for quite some time now
> listening and thinking about making an appearance to the next LUG
> meeting.. Anyway, I wanted to ask everyone out there with ADSL, why and
> who there provider is. So if there's any advice or preference toward a
> certain provider please don't hesitate to inform me. A plan with 512/128
> 16Gig+ is desirable with shaping for over quota usage and if there
> anyone that utilizes 'Pipe' like networking for data such as Linux
> Distro's and other media. As I live in the Gungahlin area and they
> decided to finally add some MUX's to the Crace exchange I'm certainly
> getting ADSL. The question is who. 
> There is much to learn with hardware/packages/providers and what better
> source than the educated minds of Linux users to ask.
> Thanks.

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