Monthly Archives: December 2009

With the rain…

came forth broadband issues! We had a lot of rain between Xmas and New year, and what had been an almost faultless broadband connection for a few days turned to an absolute mess again, going in and and out of

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Landline woes – not!

Not sure what is the cause, but since removing the Thomson for the last time, putting the D-Link back together, putting it back on it’s shelf with a short extension cord on the phone line, it has now gone 30

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Thomson TG585 V7

Telecom sent me this modem as a replacement for my D-Link DSL G604T which is quite old now. It’s very good looking, but its major physical failing is that the antenna is not replaceable. As I have a large house

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Landline woes

Over the last few weeks my landline broadband connection has been getting slower and slower, and dropping out occasionally, and causing modem issues, prompting some of the work mentioned below. Today it got beyond a joke, and I contacted Telecom.

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T-Stick in Ubuntu

Following on from getting the Vodem working in Ubuntu, which was relatively easy, this morning I have been having fun getting the T-Stick working. There are many references on how to do this and I won’t bore you by going

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Vodem in Ubuntu

I was looking at my web stats, and noticed someone was doing searches on Vodems and T-Sticks in Ubuntu, and were getting to this blog. As I had not got the Vodem going in Ubuntu, I though I would give

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Wow

Just done a bit of sim swapping (sounds a bit rude!) and I am totally surprised. Firstly my unlocked VODEM could not see the telecom network to register on, so I could not use the Telecom SIM on the Vodem.

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Telecom T-Stick

Received an e-mail last night from Telecom NZ offering me a free T-Stick modem, so long as I bought 500 MB prepaid data for $29.95. The offer is only available to Xtra broadband customers. I already have a VODEM which

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