[LINK] The farce that is Telstra

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Jun 30 11:35:46 AEST 2008

Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>> Is Belconnon within the iBurst footprint in Canberra? There's also 
>> NetSpeed's fixed wireless broadband (product name is Longreach) as 
>> another option.
> iBurst seems to provide coverage but they don't seem to have a modem 
> that I can plug my home router into. I'll investigate them further.

The IBurst Access device is called an "Access Bridge". You plug your router into 
the ethernet port.

Your account/device will also work in Sydney (and I guess other areas where 
there is IBurst coverage). Thus providing portability if not mobility.

> I'm halfway between two Longreach towers and outside their coverage area.
> Unwired also doesn't provide coverage.
> Thanks Richard and to the others who have provided pointers to possible 
> options, however the only option that provides either a wireless 
> (broadband+WiFi) router or a wireless modem that will connect to my 
> existing WiFi router I can find is Optus.

I noticed today when I turned on my EeePC, in Sydney, it is detetecting a 
Bigpond WiFi service. Can anyone comment?

Marghanita da Cruz
Phone: (+61)0414 869202

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