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Getting Broadband, I Need Advice.


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#1 wwejosh

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:45 AM

Hello.
I'm getting broadband and I need help.

Here is provider I'm getting it from and packages.
http://my.bigpond.com/internetplans/broadband/adsl/plans/

We will be getting it for 2 possibly 3 computers in the house, for 4 people.
How much "usage" would a family of four need?
I was thinking the 12gb package named "BigPond Liberty" would be fine, am I right?

Regarding installation I'm confused, as we have three computers in the house that need to be connected to broadband. How do we go about that? The lady I spoke to from the company recommended a wi-fi modem. But I have heard alot of bad talk about these as it is easy to hack into etc.

If we didn't want bigpond to install it for us, is there other ways of installing it by a professional?

You help is greatly appreciated, thanks very much.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:27 AM

All is depending what you are going to whilst surfing on the Internet.

If feasable I strongly advise you to get wired internet rather than wireless. (My opinion ) since wireless is tend to be instable.

The best would be to create a network from these computers. Which operating system do you have on those computers?

Edited by fozzie, 19 January 2007 - 06:28 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2007 - 04:28 AM

Hi thanks Fozzie.

Th systems are on XP Pro, Xp pro and XP home edition(laptop).

More details please Fozzie.

Thanks

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 12:34 PM

If you plan on downloading music your usage will go way up.
According to BigPonds information the speed of your service will slow down to 64kbps after you reach your 12GB usage allowance.

So you will need to keep an eye on Usage,so you don't get caught short.
All customers should have access to their usage information on the BP site.

My experience is that they will probably only guarantee their product if they install it.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:12 AM

The fast way home is have BP install it. If you want to do this is by yourself Here is some reading material. Here is the explanation from Microsoft on the steps how to do this.




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