Tasmanian Internet (or lack of)

This started back on December 21st 2015 when it was reported there was a failure in the Basslink HVDC cable.  This links between Loy Yang Victoria to Georgetown Tasmania.  At first Hydro Tasmania believed the issue would be resolved within 60 days.  So all should be good… not to be, after delays in locating the cable, … Read more

IPv4 vs IPv6 Data Usage (unmetered content)

It’s a known fact that if you use IPv6 on Internode then your unmetered content actually becomes metered due to a limit in their billing system (my assumption) Here’s an example of the last few days where I disabled IPv6 and then later re enabled it… The bulk of the unmetered content whilst only using … Read more

Phone Line Shenanigans

All the trouble started around 10:45 on the 18th when a contractor working for the NBNCo managed to dig trough the phone cable about 200m down the road. So the obvious was immediate loss of DSL connection which also left me without a telephone. A quick call to my ISP (Internode) revealed that they had … Read more

SpeedTest Update…

A while back I installed a dedicated line splitter/filter for the home phone line so that I have a dedicated extension for ADSL & one for voice, this has given me the benefit of getting a more steady ADSL signal and so I can take advantage of the profiles provided by my ISP. A test done using SpeedTest has … Read more

Tweaking ADSL profiles on Internode

Most ADSL customers may not have the ability to change the ADSL profile that their ISP allows but hey Internode do! they have a selection of profiles that are targeted for different situations. So I thought I’d have a play to see if there was any gain in this. Well I can say yes there … Read more

What makes a good ISP ?

Ok another subjective topic I know! but that question comes up regularly, and for you what does make a good ISP (Internet Service Provider) OK let me start with a little history from my experience with ISP’s … The early days … I first got myself connected to the Internet back in 1997, yes this … Read more

Australia-first native ADSL IPv6 access trial

sourced from http://www.internode.on.net/news/2009/11/157.php IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol that offers a vast number of new, longer IP addresses to overcome the upcoming exhaustion of new IP version 4 addresses, expected within the next two years. Internode has operated a native IPv6 backbone since the middle of 2008, with routers running in ‘dual stack’ … Read more

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