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more telstra cable internet difficulties (DI-624) — 2 Comments

  1. I had the same night-marish situation with a client and Telsta Big Pond cable. Luckily, as with yourself, the particular router had a built in log in client for Telstra, and after waiting a while, all was well. I beleive now telstra has or is progressively ‘switched/ing off’ the heartbeat? About time if this is the case! Internet in Australia is outdated compared to the rest of the world as it is without the ‘Heartbeat’ nonsense! Love your site, keep up the good work!

  2. Hi John,

    I haven’t checked to see what stage the telstra heartbeat decommission is at. But it was bound to happen sooner or later (in Telstras case, its usually later šŸ˜ )

    Given how Australia is geographically isolated, I’ve noticed that being “outdated” compared to the USA is a double-edged sword… we let the merrycans cut themselves on the “bleeding edge” (and we adopt technology once it is mature and stable) but we also miss out on the opportunities of being out in front.

    Thanks for the praise. I know I have a few loyal followers, but I’ve got no idea exactly how popular my blog is. My website traffic is increasing very quickly, but so are the spam comments (currently blocking about 100 per day via akismet!), so it hard to gauge.