[clug] ADSL Provider Questions

Jepri jepri at webone.com.au
Mon Mar 8 12:26:14 GMT 2004

Despite the bad press they got when they bought out Webone, IInet aren't 
bad.  Their helpdesk people are poor, and just 'follow the script', but 
their technical people are still pretty good.

And given the rate at which they are buying other ISPs, you'll probably 
end up with them, no matter who you choose :)

$80 per month for 32 Gb - 16 peak + 16 off peak.

However a friend is with another Canberra ISP and gets unlimited for 
$80.  I can't remember which one though, or I'd recommend them.

As for hardware, I second the suggestions about black box routers.  You 
plug 'em in, connect to their webpage, type in your username/password 
and boom! you're online.  Sure beats stuffing around with iptables (not 
that it isn't a great product, bow scrape).

Got my 4-port 'Billion BIPAC-5100' for about $110.  Works like a charm.  
In fact, it works better than a charm, being as how charms don't work 
and all....

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.

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