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Offline louco73

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You can extend your fibre connection by running a cable from your termination point to where you would like to place your equipment. I have done this in my place with a 30m fibre cable and it works well.

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Offline kuryakin

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Thanks, I was thinking whether I can avoid such a [permanent] cabling extension b'cuz it'll go all around the living & dining areas!

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I just got mine installed 2 weeks ago and now looking for a reliable ISP for a 100mps option.  Who can I sign up with!.... :o

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I'm happy with Starhub. I think I've had to reboot the box once and they had some planned downtime for maintenance once. Apart from that it has been super reliable.

You have mioTV for your footie though Francis, right? Perhaps signing up with a package with Mio over fibre + Internet + Phone makes more sense?
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Offline jonlee

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You have mioTV for your footie though Francis, right? Perhaps signing up with a package with Mio over fibre + Internet + Phone makes more sense?

Singtel explore Home sports 100 @ $99.90 per month.  Pay 23 months for a 24 months contract.
Singtel explore Home sports 200 @ $109.90 per month.  Pay 22 months for a 24 months contract.

It's equivalent to paying less than $20 for the MIO Sports package.

Offline francis wu

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Tks guys for the heads up.  Will check Singtel out for this promotion.... :)

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Tks guys for the heads up.  Will check Singtel out for this promotion.... :)

U need to look for their mobile promoters in shopping centres.  If u walk in to Hello shop, u might not have the special package (free months, free installation, free modem).

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U need to look for their mobile promoters in shopping centres.  If u walk in to Hello shop, u might not have the special package (free months, free installation, free modem).

Saw one in Suntec the other week on the 2nd floor of the Tower 1 and 2 Lobby (I think).
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Yup, I was at Suntec during lunch hour and this filipina lady manning the booth was trying her charm on me to sign up!..... ;D
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So, instead of physical cabling to avoid ugly trunking, is the Aztech homeplug extension a viable way? Thanks.

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So, instead of physical cabling to avoid ugly trunking, is the Aztech homeplug extension a viable way? Thanks.

Yes and No :).

Yes it will probably give you a connection, but whether it's of adequate speed you will only know when you try it in your own place. Everyone's electrical layout and connected devices are different, which makes predicting the performance of the plugs impossible. If you have a pair of the plugs or know someone who can lend you a pair then do a test of the performance first.

If you just want the TV then you might get lucky. If you want to enjoy the fast internet speeds then you are probably going to be very disappointed.
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Offline XTRProf

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If you just want the TV then you might get lucky. If you want to enjoy the fast internet speeds then you are probably going to be very disappointed.




Btw, out of curiousity, which is better internet speed? Aztech plug or thru Cisco wireless n router the wireless way. Thanks.





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Unfortunately there is no easy answer. As I mentioned previously the speed of the plugs will vary depending on each implementation. It's a combination of the distance between the pair, noise on the line, use of power boards and other electrical equipment. For example, in my old place I was getting 35Mbps, but in my new place I'm only getting 24Mbps.

If you have good wireless equipment, there is no other interference from neighbourhood wireless networks and portable phones/microwaves,  and the line of site is not blocked then I'm sure you could do well with wireless.

I'm getting tempted to run a LAN cable along where I ran my fibre cable so I can stream from my server. At the moment it's just not good enough with the power ine networking.
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Re: What is your Fiber FTP download speed from Overseas?
« Reply #73 on: August 15, 2011, 10:27 »
All

Need some feedback from current users of fiber network from the various providers before signing up with one of them and  factors, including traffic congestion (locally/ internationally/ destination are taken into consideration from the ISP prospective as overheads.

What ftp speeds are you getting from your fiber plan?

Please help by provding the info below:

a) ISP Provider Used
b) Fiber Plan subscribed
c) FTP download speed average achieved from Europe or USA
d) Name of FTP client software used if any

Currently I am on StarHub Maxonline 100Mbps cable and getting an average of about 800Kbps to 1MBps using a ftp client software.

Much appreciated in advance for any info given.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2011, 11:57 by Sunblock »

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I think you had better specify the sites you want people to measure. I got 24Mbps on one download the other day, but that's the exception rather than the rule. Some sites are slow, so no matter what connection you have, it will not make a difference.
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