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Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 23 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Max

Why would you bother with contents insurance? Most people realise that is a con after a while. Unless you have million dollar furniture, what is the point?

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**I calculate that, in 2022 Dollars, I've paid the insurance company $67,000.00 in house insurance (contents and building) premiums. I've claimed a grand total of approximately $9,000.00 in all that time. I think the insurance company

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Clocky

I think you will find that those who jump on others from their moral high horse about what they should do are quite happy to jump off off as soon as they can see something they can take advantage of. Hypocrites are like that.

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Yeah, right.

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

of course you rang the insurance company and offered to pay the cost of the one they supplied..

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Trevor Wilson <trevor@rageaudio.com.au> wrote Ours isn't. that isn't even possible given that its on the top of a very rocky hill. And I know how it was done because a mate of mine was the manager until he died. That isn't the way mine i

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**And radio transmission systems. They do it, by accepting that a lightning strike is inevitable. The entire tower and transmitter is sited on a large, conductive mesh, buried in the ground. The strike raises the entire system above gr

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

that would be a good idea. the plan on I'm costs $79 pm but I pay only $29

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

That is just plain wrong. TV transmission towers handle it fine. I was getting pissed with mates of mine in a big verandah of an old house with a metal roof and his long wire antenna on a very soggy late afternoon with big trees arou

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Yeah, right. This is what happens when lightning hits the earth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgurite And trees: https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/tree-struck-by-lightning.html The energy released by a lightning strike is huge.

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 4 Days 9 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

It's a big ask. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it would certainly increase the cost. In any case, it's better to protect at the incoming phone line, otherwise the equipment may survive, but not the user. Sylvia.

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 4 Days 12 Hours ago by: Max

You should have sold him a machine that was resistant to lightning strikes.

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 5 Days ago by: keithr0

When I was fixing stuff in Brisbane long ago, a guy sent in his fax machine, the telephone line that it was attached to had been struck by lightning. After changing the line interface board and the thing was still not working, it was ob

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

10 days later, my lightning damaged **Should read: "10 days later, my lightning damaged HP laptop was returned to me, repaired to new condition (including a wiped SSD and hard drive) at no charge."

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Unlikely, but you never know. HP sends their laptops to Singapore for warranty repair work. I purchased a new HP i7 lappy for $1,700.00 in September 2018. On the 23rd of December, 2018, a lightning strike hit a 20 Metre tree in my f

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Max <max@val.morgan> wrote Not if they are smart enough to notice the dent/cracked case etc.

Re: laptop (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

No. Warranty doesn't dropping things on the floor. Sylvia.

laptop

aus.computers

Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: Max

If I have dropped my HP laptop on the floor, and now the sound doesn't work, could I get it fixed on warranty?

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: alvey

Speaking of Fux... They have a good deal atm... $59* per mth on a 12 mth plan Netflix on us* for 12 months Foxtel Plus with 50+ channels of Entertainment, Drama, Lifestyle, Docos, Reality & more Sports HD with over 50 sports plus access

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

All that shows is that there are lots of fuckwits like you around. Wrong, as always given that I only ever watch steamed Oz FTA. Nothing normal about you, child. Figures. I never ever watch it.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

All that proves is that there are lots of terminal fuckwits as bad as you. Ditto. Even when it is mindless shit. Wrong, as always, particularly with sport. Cultural relevance is irrelevant, stupid.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Max

All the shows I mentioned are the highest ratings shows in Australia. Far higher than any streaming service shit that you watch. I prefer to be part of the normal culture of this country. Heck, I may even start watching Home and Away.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Max

I live under a bridge in a tent in Sydney where this a park. I watch TV and use the internet by way of a mobile phone.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Max

Those shows I mentioned are the highest rating shows in the country. Far higher than any foreign streaming service tripe that you watch. It does make a difference that I am Australian because I want to watch Australian content. FTA

Russian hackers are trying to tank cryptocoin - get out now!

aus.computers

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nomen Nescio

Since President Wally of Ukraine is accepting donations in bitcoin for weapons, Putin wants to wipe out the value of said gifts. TETHER is under attack now, I wonder who was really behind the TERRA crash. Put 2 and 2 together, get 0.004 bac

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote It is obvious from the way they glare at the camera that many of the possible perps on Million Dollar Murders have not in fact given any permission to be filmed, fuckwit. And even you should be able to check t

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Wow! What a laugh! *YOU*, of all people, telling someone they live in a bubble! You've been living in a *fantasy bubble* for *decades*, possibly even your *entire life*!!!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

same as arguing with you then. :)

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

How the fuck would you know whether they do or not? Assuming something is legal just because someone does it and you never hear about any repercussions is not a very sound logic :) Believe whatever you like Rod. It's not like anyone c

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: Clocky

Where does it claim that "events are often staged for the benefit of the camera"? You for decades claimed to be a qualified mechanic and VACC member among other things but there is no evidence to support those claims and no official

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote You never could bullshit your way out of a wet paper bag. But we can see from Million Dollar Murders that they don't and don't get any legal downsides when they don't. You are lying thru your fucking teeth

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

For fuck's sake. Sometimes I think you give Felix a run for his money when it comes to being remarkably fucking thick :) You've *already* had a link to an article where the head of Border Security (who you claim to be "some guy" :) ha

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote Corse you do that all the time, eh. No point, we can see from Million Dollar Murders that they arent getting any permission to include video footage or photos of possible perps, so we know you are just plain

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

in that respect he's very much like you then. tell us again how centrifugal force on CV joints straightens wheels..

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days ago by: Noddy

They were probably in one of the private interview rooms with a miked up "suspect" recording a scripted part of the show :)

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days ago by: Noddy

Okay Rod. I know you'll never admit to being wrong, but *just* for your own edification write a letter to the producers of Border Security or RBT and ask them if they need clearances from the members of the public who are filmed befo

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: keithr0

Coming home through Brisbane International a couple of years ago, there were signs in customs warning that channel 7 were filming. didn't see them though.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Wrong, as always.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote Yes, but you were the pig ignorant fool that stupidly ran that line. How odd that those I listed, and you carefully deleted from the quoting, clearly didnt. Bullshit with Border Patrol, Million Dollar Murd

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Xeno

I'm happy to go with *missed his prime*. Darren was in fantasy land in what should have been his prime years. He is still in fantasy land.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

if you say someone is old *before* their prime you're saying they haven't reached their prime yet. ie. their prime is yet to come. prime meaning of course their 'best' or 'best years' https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prime ..

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Xeno

Nope, he *missed* his prime!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: alvey

/* perk */ snip Come again? Hahahahahahahaha. Yep, you've sure got this English stuff mastered Fraudster. At least as well as you have the Law. Possibly even gooder. alvey “My command of the language is quite good even if I d

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

what you said indicted he hasn't reached his prime yet. ie. the best is yet to come! shirley his 'best' has long gone..

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well, yeah. Even Daryl dares not deviate from a direct path to Darren's shed lest he encounter unruly people. That's why he failed to see that wrecking yard clearly visible from Darren's front door.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Xeno

Nope, I meant prime - because his *accident(s)* have made him old and left him without a future, or any, prime time.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Xeno

Mate, he opened the gate, I felt *compelled* to butt in with the obvious!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Xeno

*Kinda like*??? Darren definitely operates in his own little world *all the time*!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Xeno

That's what *you* are all about, using the *fantasy* of you having three apprenticeships and two trade qualifications to create an illusion of reality. You haven't a clue what *reality* even is, you are a sociopath when all's said and

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Noddy

Whether they're the point of the show or not is completely irrelevant. As far as the law is concerned the people featured in these shows have to give their consent for film taken of them to be used. These are *not* news media stories

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote Even more pathetic than you usually manage. Fraid so. No thanks, it stays mindless pig ignorant shit no matter how often you repeat it. Those examples I listed do make them the detailled focus of the

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

You never do. But anyway.... Uh-huh. Let me reiterate for those who have trouble with English. The illegality is *not* in the filming itself, but in how the film is used. You *cannot* use someone's image in any commercial venture wi

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote We'll see... You are wrong, as always. Have fun explaining how the media got permission from Tony Sergi's mates to use the footage of the punchup at the funeral when his mates quite literally assaulted the c

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yes, you are. You can take all the pictures and videos of whoever you like in public without needing their permission to do so, but if you *then* wish to use that footage in a commercial venture, such as including it in a video packa

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote Not really true of the true crime docos. Wrong. Never said anything about random. My comment was about the hyping.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

you should know. you're the expert on that!!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

there is a 'prime' in his future?? shirley you meant time..

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

you're being unkind. he has to have one in his shed to keep his eye on the line of customers outside waiting for repairs to see they don't become impatient and unruly, which would be on the cards given the locality.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

LOL, yes

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

dam! u  beat me to it!  :)

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

kinda like you then...

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

to each his own

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

That's what Television is all about. Using fantasy to create the illusion of "reality". You know that the consent of the people being filmed in the making of those shows has to be obtained by the producers before any footage can be

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote And most do hype things up so that it isn't as boring as real life. But not all do, most obviously with Border Force and the reality TV cop shows.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

True. I do as far as what shows up on TV is concerned. Sure, some sport can be useful for your health etc but not the shit that ends up on TV, I don't, don't see the point.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: alvey

Two options there: 1. None of the Frauds' family are in the room. 2. He's lying again. Summary: A quality Lose-Lose from the Fraudster. alvey

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Old before your prime, eh? That ABI you inflicted upon yourself will definitely make you dozy.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Says the man with 15 TVs in his home (including his shed!). BTW, the radio newscasts come from the same sources as TV news. Same shit, different bucket!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Says the man with 15 TVs in his home. Yeah, right!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

You mean they operate in the same little world you operate in - one of complete fantasy? Yeah, I'd believe that.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Noddy

There was probably deliberate under quoting to make it all seem feasible. At the end of the day it was a television show, and they all seem to operate in their own little worlds.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Daryl

Not much proof was needed:-) I wouldn't say "any" sport but agree that an awful lot of it is ruined by the way its presented on TV and the commentators are too often utter wankers. I love test cricket but sometimes I watch it with the

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Daryl

In suburbia not many, I don't own a hoist but have access to more than one not far from home. What I used to find interesting about Wheeler Dealers was the cost they quoted for getting things done, for example they often used to get wh

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: lindsay

And that says reams. So? I dont think the FTA networks will burst into tears if yet another viewer turned their shit off. I am Australian and I live in Australia too, (not that that makes any difference to the subject at hand) and t

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 15 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Fark, thanks for that completely superfluous proof that you actually are that terminal a fuckwit. Only for terminal fuckwits, just like with any sport. Pity about that.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: alvey

And which bridge do you live under? alvey

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days ago by: Max

Married at First Sight, Big Brother, The Block, Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules is all I watch TV for. If those shows weren't on, I would hardly watch TV at all. These shows are entertaining and they are culturally relevant to Austra

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Noddy

I can't possibly answer that question, but I can tell you that of the 5 families that live in my street all of them have sheds and 4 of them have hoists in those sheds. Owning such equipment is certainly likely to be far more predomin

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: keithr0

Yes, but you're the exception, for instance, 90% of the work on the show was done on the hoist, what percentage of the viewers do you reckon had one of those?

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: keithr0

Paul was supposed just to help with heavy lifting, although what goes on behind the scene is anybodys guess. I've seen some of the Workshop Diaries, not as good as the old days but OK.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, seems that way:-)

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Daryl

They always did, Edd China had his mate Paul helping and no way any of them could do the work they do in the time without extra help. I watch "Workshop Diaries" on YouTube which is Edd China and Paul, different to Wheeler Dealers but w

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

Dunno, but this is allegedly a country that screened Neighbours twice a day, and you'd have to wonder why once wasn't enough. I never saw any episodes other than Edd and Mike. I know Edd left the series, but I'd grown tired of it lon

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: alvey

"EVERY [Super Rugby. AS] GAME LIVE, EXCLUSIVE AND AD-BREAK FREE DURING PLAY ON FOX SPORTS ON FOXTEL". https://tinyurl.com/pjcre8wr "Every game of the Super Rugby and A-League LIVE". https://tinyurl.com/y5yhn3e3 You just can't help you

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: keithr0

in the UK they have "+1" channels, exactly the same programs an hour later. Don't know why that should be needed in these days of DVRs I liked the early ones best, I liked Edd China better than Ant Anstead too. It's kind of a weird pr

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote Those aren't staged and neither are the cop reality TV shows. Pity about the best of the docos. Bullshit with the best of the docos.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote Duh. Only a fool does that. Yep, some well worth watching. Bullshit. Thats bullshit with the true crime docos on 9 and 7. I haven't been able to find anything of interest to me one the few occasions

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

Magic 1278 digital for mine. It's talk free apart from the hourly syndicated news bulletins, and it's mostly a mix of 60's, 70's and a little bit of 80's stuff. Basically what Gold FM used to be before they employed a bunch of fuckwi

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

Which is a sad indictment of the state of today's world....

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

Which was one of my greatest criticisms of Foxtel, which was how often they repeated stuff. One of the others was how ridiculous it was to advertise the number of channels they so graciously afforded you in your "package" when many of

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: keithr0

The only radio that I listen to is Radio Caroline on the internet, it's just a machine playing random old stuff, but then that's what I like.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

As usual you make a ridiculously compelling argument. If you like cooking shows, staged "survival" shows, staged "singing talent" shows, staged "marriage" shows, staged "border security" shows, Home shopping "infotainment" shows or mo

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

It depends on the subject matter. I'm not going to watch a doco just because it's on if I have no interest in what it's about. There are some decent ones, and especially on SBS catch up, but they're few and far between and the stuff o

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep. I get free postage on certain items, and there are music streaming benefits as well. For 7 bucks a month it's outstanding value. We used to have Kayo, and that was just for the wife to watch her Rugby. Being a Kiwi she's bat shi

Re: upgrade to Win 11? (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0

Why? It's been out long enough for at least most problems to be sorted. I've been using it since the day that it came out with zero problems.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0

That's because you are 40 years and 60 IQ points out of their target demographic.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0

I think that they've had every Wheeler Dealers ever made on at least twice, so anything from now on has to be a repeat. I think that it went off the rails in the later series anyway, if you watch the credits, they had a bunch of extra m

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0

You can watch it on replay any time, I'll be doing that later today.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0

And has other benefits you you buy stuff through Amazon. I've got that and Kayo, Kayo is just to watch F1 (it's half the price than using a foxtel subscription to do the same thing). I use a short term subscription to various streaming

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yeah, sure you do fraudster. 'we' believe you, honest we do. anyhoo my foxtel subscription is less than the total cost of those, even without the 'one or two others' except you never have to pay full price if you're smart, which le

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

and other stuff yes, lol .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx_G2a2hL6U

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: alvey

We, that being me and some other normal people, had a discussion a couple of weeks back as to whether 'The Life of Brian' could be made now. The concensus was 'No', not because of religion, but due to the number of characters with speech

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: alvey

What caused the change? A cranial injury?

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: alvey

Lie. You were years behind in streaming Fraudster. But do tell the nice people what you flicked Foxtel for Fraudster. Being rhetorical there, I know you won't, so I will! Yes folks, the Bumhole Bogan ditched Foxtel and signed up for Ka

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Bullshit with the docos. Yeah, specially with the ABC. Thats the big advantage with the ABC Just In, you can skipe the editorial from fools like Gratten, Speers and Tingle. I never ever listen to the radio, its much worse again.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

I don't even watch that anymore, I prefer the ABC Just In and the BBC RSS for news now. Most of mine is with the beer before dinner and during dinner. Me too doco wise, but mostly from the ABC and SBS with some of the real crime from

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Not completely, Grand Designs Australia and Grand Designs NZ are worth watching but they show up on the ABC eventually. Yeah, much better for sport if you are into that shit.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Corse there is, most obviously with 4 Corners, Insight, Million Dollar Murders, 60 Minutes etc etc etc. Bullshit.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

In fact I never ever watch any of that shit.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clocky

Yeah, everything was better in the 80's. You powdered your nose, picked up some chicks and partied all week - homos just got AIDS and Kamahl wasn't on Today Tonight sooking about Hey Hey and how offended he was every time he went back

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

life these days is way too serious. everyone is 'offended' by something. there's no fun anymore, thanks to all the PC bullshit and lunatic fringe groups. you have to watch what you say, watch what you do.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

some ppl even watch gogglebox

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep. You need your head examined to be entertained by brain poison like that.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Noddy

There isn't. That's why I don't watch it. Even the nightly news services these days are more about editorial than reporting the facts, and it's getting to the point where I just turn it off and listen to the radio.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Noddy

Agreed. Apart from the nightly news I don't watch any FTA tv as there's nothing I find entertaining. Most of my TV watching is done late at night when I fall asleep in front of a TV in a recliner, and for the most part I usually do so

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Grumpy Tech

How could you forget Kingswood Country? Or The Box... How about Aunty Jack, or Norman Gunston, not to forget Acroplis Now, or Effie. Mother and son was a classic. Hoges? Thank god you're here. None of them would pass the sniff test the

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Daryl

Yep, just finished watching the German MotoGP on Kayo which my son pays for, I usually watch F1 but not tonight since it doesn't start till 2.30am, even I'm not that dedicated:-) Neither are reliably live on FTA.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Petzl

The company I worked provided Fox via sat link. I found it boring and worthless. However there we some who liked cricket.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Daryl

Agree, Prime is very good value.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days ago by: Daryl

Spot on, even the occasional show on FTA that I used to like such as Wheeler Dealers is destroyed by endless repeats. I watch the occasional travel show but not much else.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days ago by: Daryl

I find it difficult to believe that anyone watches any of those shows.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days ago by: Daryl

Didn't know there was any local crap let alone any worth watching. Unfortunately free to air TV is worth exactly what we pay for it and getting worse by the day.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: lindsay

I'm also Australian, (not that it makes a difference) and am profoundly embarrassed that FTA TV in Australia thinks that the majority of average punters would admit to enjoying the absolute slop that they dish up under the guise of e

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Noddy

Same here. Had Foxtel for years until there were alternatives, and as soon as there was I flicked it and will never be back. These days I have Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime and one or two others for *way* less than the cost of Foxtel a

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

because it isn't just "sport shit which isnt american or pommy junk"

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: F Murtz

Why?

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Max

I only like the Australian content, because being Australian I relate to the people and cultural references on those shows. But each to their own. I went through phases where I hated all those shows.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: lindsay

And not everyone enjoys Neighbours, Home and Away, Big Brother, My Kitchen Rules, and Married at First Sight, for fucks sake!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Nope, dope.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

And communism doesnt work at all.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Which is shit compared with the best content. Not everyone is interest in local crap.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

There is no need for usenet either, stupid. Bullshit with sport particularly.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: lindsay

x-foxtel customer here. Or wanted? Think of that? Yeah, I just lurve Alf Stewart every night... not. You wouldn't know if you didnt subscribe to some of them. Mate (name and number available) gave me a heads up re Amazon Prime. $6

Re: upgrade to Win 11? (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Just as true of 10. Depends on your interests.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

your comment is still wrong

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

that interpretation is correct. trevs statement is false and misleading.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

I concur

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

their prices vary a lot depending on when you sign up and what deals are current, and how good your bargaining skills are. I pay only $29 a month. I think this will be the third time now that I've told you it's not necessary to sit

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

which they have done

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: alvey

Nope, but this is how capitalism works. alvey

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Max

FTA tv is how you get Australian content. Not everyone is interested in American and UK crap.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Max

There is no need for either Foxtel or the American streaming services. Australian free to air channels are the only thing that's needed.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: alvey

There's an alternative you know. Pox users pay to avoid the diabolically bad FTA tv. hth alvey

Re: upgrade to Win 11? (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Max

There are bound to be thing that still need ironing out? What extra stuff is worth having?

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

No it didn't. They never did unless you wanted sport. Can't see that myself.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: alvey

Seeing as you know squat about Foxtels' programming and contractual broadcast rights then your "quite a bit" actually equates to 'bugger all'. Swings and roundabouts Trev. Please name an alternative to Fox which can match, or better,

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Trivial to check the program guide, stupid.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Noddy

I think you might be making a false argument there Trevor. I don't believe many Foxtel customers would actually pay to watch ads. They would pay to watch the shows they want to watch, and the ads are thrown in whether they like it or

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**I know that users pay Foxtel, so they can watch ads.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**I know quite a bit about the topic. Foxtel charges $50.00/month (and then some) and users have to sit through ads. Bizarre.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Daryl

Back when pay TV was first available Foxtel more or less had a monopoly but now there is lots of competition so their high fees just don't make any sense. Its even possible that they could increase their overall revenue by dropping fe

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

nonsense. you obviously don't have foxtel

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

I'm not sure why people are so interested stupidly expensive Foxtel. It is mostly just just sport shit which isnt american or pommy junk. .

Re: upgrade to Win 11? (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Max <max@val.morgan> wrote Works fine for me. I do find some of the extra stuff worth having given it is free.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

But there is quite a bit of evidence that they have got that wrong given the big drop in their revenue stream.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

As a source for *relevant* TV information/discussion, there are much better *active* resources - none on usenet. Given the topic also covered streaming on the internet via Foxtel Go, your topic was *on.topic* with respect to aus.compute

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

as a follow up.. I didn't realize aus.tv was still current. last time I looked some time ago there was virtually nothing there, but checking now I see there's current traffic.

Re: upgrade to Win 11? (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

best to wait. except ALL the problems will never be ironed out, just as they aren't with win 10.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

Ok

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

I'm sure they run multiple servers anyway, but I don't see that that would be needed just to insert advertisements into a stream. It would depend on a data item in their subscriber database. If it's ads=yes, then ads get inserted. If i

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

the IQ3 doesn't have and antenna socket, and only some of the FTA channels. it also doesn't have any RCA sockets to record to external sources, like the previous one did, IQ2 I think. apart from recording, ppl used to use the rca's to

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

My IQ4 also requires an antenna connection for free to air TV. So did the previous IQ box.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

In losing the *human race*, he wins.. LOL

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

then you shouldn't have commented in this thread when you know next to nothing about the topic, and I've already said how not to watch ads.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yeah, good points. looks like a big win for foxtel.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

how would that work then from their end? would they run two servers one with ads and one without? btw, the two options foxtel offer are an IQ4 via satellite or an IQ5. however the IQ5 box has no FTA channels so an external antenna is

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

no stupid, I already posted why I don't have to watch ads. (see my reply to Sylvia). and what do you know about foxtel anyway? it's great!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

by a country mile..

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

but not to the ppl there, n'est-ce pas how typical of you to offer nothing but criticism and insults rather than thanks for some information that might be useful. how much OT stuff have your mates loonsey and gwumpy posted here? no

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**I have no idea what those things are and I would not pay to watch ads anyway.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

Oh thank you! that's very kind of you :)

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: alvey

Yeah! You're soooo much better than that Fraudster. You're here to make noise, tell great big self-aggrandising lies, demonstrate your comprehensive cowardice, set world records for hypocrisy *and* spew forth a torrent of cretinous abuse

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: Max

I'm not sure why people are so interested in Netflix, Prime and Disney. It is mostly just American junk.

upgrade to Win 11?

aus.computers

Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: Max

Should I be upgrading to Win 11 like it is constantly nagging me to do? I am thinking that it's best to wait until all the problems are ironed out in Win 11 before upgrading to it.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd Kev

If their equation were as simple as that then unless they're paying for your internet connection now, the subscription should have gone down. Before you were paying to get the content delivered to your TV. Now you're paying to be able to

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Daryl

Even more so when you look at the cost, almost 3 times the price of Netflix. I have access to Netfix, Kayo, Stan, Disney and Prime, we share the cost and the logins amongst the family, I pay for Netflix, Prime and Disney and the total c

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

Indeed it would have. The topic is completely irrelevant to both cars and computers. And to Clueless Clasener for showing what a completely hypocritical heap of shit he is. He made a huge song and dance about Grumpy's photos, but sa

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: keithr0

Why is aus.computers any more relevant to a thread about foxtel, maybe aus.tv would be a better choice. So congrats to felix cross posting to two irrelevant group in the one message.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: alvey

Settle petal. Where else can I watch all the GPs, NRL, cricket & Portrait/Landscape Artist otY? alvey Noting that there's only one "moron" in here who thinks that Kayo *isn't* Foxtel. Howya doin' on that Fraudster? Classic!

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Are there morons who STILL use Foxtel? You pay money to watch ads? Insane.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yeah I forgot to put OT  :(

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days ago by: Sylvia Else

Netflix is considering offering lower subscriptions to those willing to accept ads. I don't think Netflix is insane enough to think they can just inflict ads on their existing subscribers. Sylvia.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: Xeno

Well, it could have been marked OT but it at least was posted to a more relevant newsgroup as well. Look up Darren, see *aus.computers*???

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: Noddy

Presumably Clueless Clasener will be along any moment now to chastise you for making this completely off topic post in a cars group.....

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yes. they show advertisements in everything except movies, afaik. I guess if there were no ads the subscription would be much higher. however, with any show that's live, you can restart it by pressing the red button so you can skip ad

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

Are they still showing advertisements in the middle of content that you're paying for? Sylvia.

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

Don't you have a contract with them that must be canceled if they don't provide their service anymore?

Re: Foxtel (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

problem solved. I have a PC connected to the main TV so I can watch foxtel in a browser with Foxtel Go

Foxtel

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

Foxtel have ceased their cable service. It would be nice if they told their customers tho, as I had to ring to find out why I had no picture. the good news is they give you a new IQ5 box that runs off the internet for free. Bad news is

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Max

Why would you want that anyway? You want the speed going from your own computer.

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Yeah, not even possible to do that.

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Petzl

TV Opera Browser <https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/opera-software-asa/opera-tv-browser-android-tv/opera-tv-browser-android-tv-2-0-release/#downloads> If you have a smart TV download this to USB then install on TV Turning the VPN on you can w

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd Kev

The ideal is to use iperf3, which is a program/protocol actually designed for the task. Public servers exist, but getting a connection to one takes a fair bit of patience.

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 11 Days 13 Hours ago by: Petzl

I'm wrong

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 11 Days 13 Hours ago by: Petzl

I believe netspeed measurse server to server.

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Pete

My apologies - I was actually using the Windows app when I did that test, not the web site. https://www.speedtest.net/apps/windows Peter

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

You only have a gigabit connection here. I don't know any Ethernet standard that supports 1,5 GB/s, I assume this is for the wireless AP included with the Archer. I recommend downloading a file via HTTP or FTP and measure it manually if

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

I see, thanks.

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

thanks heaps Petz! :)

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Pete

The dial scale changes if it needs to indicate a faster speed. I was temporarily on a gigabit plan recently, and speedtest.net measured the connection at 916Mbps. Peter

Re: Speedtest.net (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Petzl

<https://www.ookla.com/articles/10-gbps-speedtest#:~:text=Internet%20speeds%20keep%20getting%20faster,available%20—%20the%2010%20Gbps%20connection.> https://tinyurl.com/2yhdwfc4 Isla McKetta | February 21, 2019 10 Gbps? There’s

Speedtest.net

aus.computers

Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

The dial only goes to 100Mbps. is it capable of measuring beyond that? I'm currently using a 250 Mbps plan but recording only 108 Mbps on speedtest.net, but I know I'm getting more than that because I was on a 100 Mbps plan before getti

Re: are Optus-badged Sagemcom routers shit for wifi? (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 15 Days 13 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

use some of these if you don't want to buy a new router https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174997615016?hash=item28beabb1a8:g:0B8AAOSwKjZhgJuM

Re: are Optus-badged Sagemcom routers shit for wifi? (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Max

Probably better than a cheap TP-Link modem, like I have.

Re: are Optus-badged Sagemcom routers shit for wifi? (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

Do they use the same channel? Then they completely interfere each other. Can you sue the 5GHz band? This has much more channels, so you can use a free one.

are Optus-badged Sagemcom routers shit for wifi?

aus.computers

Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ozix

I got one of these, and if seems to be pissweak. Connecting to PC in next room (clay brick walls) is barely ticking over - also a laptop gets weak connection with 2 bars, so I am sure it is the router dragging the chain. Running network sn

Re: Good ol ophcrack (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd Kev

I've never needed to know what the old password was, so use "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor": http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ Though that hasn't been updated since 2014 so it might not work for newer Windows versions.

Good ol ophcrack

aus.computers

Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: Ozix

A friend wanted me to crack a laptop (legit reasons). The power icon had been removed from login screen. So put ophcrack on USB, boot it and it complains no tables found... Then I remembered it runs a linux than can read/write NT filesyst

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

https://auslink.info/pics/voip.jpg

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

No probs.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Yeah, its not that simple to do that config.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

didn't need to ring. got it all sorted out. many thanks for your help. :)

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

actually I'm figuring it out. I've got dial tone but it's not connecting when I ring a number. I'll give tech support a ring.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

p.s. I get over 100mbps on wifi https://auslink.info/pics/mobile_wifi.png

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

because my router is better and has strong wifi which i need to connect security cameras, mobiles, laptops, streaming, etc., https://www.tp-link.com/au/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-ax10/ except I wouldn't know how to set it u

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 13 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Yes, thats how they are used.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 14 Hours ago by: Max

If you use an ATA, can you plug it into the ethernet port on the router?

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Yes, but the Mitrons are much cheaper and easy to find used on gumtree and ebay now that so many now have a router with phone ports free from their NBN supplier.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Why not use it instead of your router ? Yes you can use it with your router.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Sorry, Mitron. http://www.mitron.com.au/brochures/Brochure_Mitron_MV1MV2_1.pdf

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

You cannot connect an analog or ISDN phone to the ethernet port. You need a small telephone system that can connect to the internet via Ethernet and provides an analog line/ISDN on the other side, depending what type of telephone you hav

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days ago by: Yosemite Sam

also I have a Tecnicolor modem tg789vac_v2 that has phone sockets could I use that somehow by connecting it to my router?

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days ago by: Yosemite Sam

can't find micron ATA ??

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Yes, but the micron ATAs are cheaper.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Xeno <xenolith@optusnet.com.au> wrote You can use an ATA.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Yosemite Sam <felix@invalid.com> wrote Yep, get an ATA. Very cheap and works well.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

this would solve the problem wouldn't it? https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/networking/voip/87889-ht801

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yeah that's right. but I want to connect just a normal phone which i could do if the router had phone ports.

Re: connecting a phone to a router (thread)

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: Xeno

My router has dedicated (2) standard phone ports as well as 5 ethernet ports. You can run VOIP from an ethernet connection but, as far as I am aware, you will need a VOIP phone. The standard phone won't cut it.

connecting a phone to a router

aus.computers

Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

My ISP provides a VOIP service but my router does not have any telephone sockets. is there any way I can connect a standard telephone to one of the ethernet ports? thanks,

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