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We moved into the new house just over a week ago now.

Telstra phone support has proven themselves as incompetent as usual, while their techies have proven themselves a competent as usual.

The phone got lost during the move, and it took a bit to find it again. Plugged it in, and we weren't getting a dial tone. Tried a couple phones, and none of them were getting a dial tone, so I rang Telstra Faults and Repairs Wednesday night about the issue. Lady on the other end did a test of the line, it came back unusual, so said that they would have to get one of the line testers to have a look at it the next day, and they will let me know once it's done.

I ring back Friday to find out where they're up to, only to be told the case had been closed and marked as resolved. Thanks for telling me!

Anyway, they tested it again, it still came back unusual, so organised a techie to come out Monday morning to have a look.

Window for him turning up was anywhere from 8:00am till midday, and he turned up not long after 8. He investigated it and found out that the Telstra line had been disconnected and replaced with an Optus line, which is why we weren't getting any dial tone. A small amount of work later, and the phone works once more, which means we have working internet at home.

Sort of.

The problem is that the one phone jack in the house is in the dining room, while the computers are at the opposite end of the house. The wireless won't be a problem for Travis, or for my laptop, but my main machine is the desktop which does not have wireless capabilities.

This means that we're going to need a new phone jack in the computer room.

So, before I start ringing random telecommunications cablers from the yellow pages, is there anyone any of you would recommend?

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ethanthescribe
Jul. 12th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
Short term: Go to Dick Smith or equivalent and buy a phone extension cord. They aren't expensive, and will run from one end of a house to another without problems.

Otherwise, it's a trivial job, which anyone should be able to do. You'd hope.
kitling
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
Adapter and phone extension cord.

Probably we have a spare in the box in the office.
paradigmshifty
Jul. 12th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Wouldn't an easier solution be to get a wireless card for the desktop?
lokicarbis
Jul. 12th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Probably a cheaper solution, too - plus, it will save you from having to deal with this again on any future moves.
paradigmshifty
Jul. 12th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
It does have the downside of being slower than a cabled connection.
halloranelder
Jul. 12th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
And slower is the reason why I don't want to do it. Also, contention with multiple machines using the same wireless connection.
paradigmshifty
Jul. 12th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
It's a good temporary solution if it's going to take time to get the cabling in.
paradigmshifty
Jul. 12th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
As a second thought (yes, two in one day!) - I don't know if they've made it to Australia yet, but look at the power line net solutions. They're big over here and seem to work well.
aeduna
Jul. 12th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
Are there no other jacks in the house, or only no other jacks connected to the telstra wire? (ie: are there others that were part of optus)
halloranelder
Jul. 12th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
There are no other jacks.
paradigmshifty
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
Jills?
ozisim
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:39 am (UTC)
Jameses?
shavedguerilla
Jul. 12th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
What? No, Random knows he'd have no success plugging me in anywhere.
ozisim
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:38 am (UTC)
oh wow.
..I wish my problems would go away like that!
I've decided to do nothing until my dongle contract is up, since I'll be paying for that either way.
razorgirl_au
Jul. 13th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
Internode FTW!!!
YES!!!

Naked ADSL with Internode. You get a land-line number so that people can call you, and about $10 worth of call credits for free, and 18c flat rate to any land-line in Australia.

Their tech support is AMAZING! Friendly AND competent.

Based in South Australia and absolutely awesome! I can not spruik Internode highly enough!

: )

xoxox
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