Wi-Fi nowadays work on either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz spectra.
Each spectrum has its advantages and disadvantages which depend heavily on environmental factors.
So, let's say your TPG router has both 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, then connecting your computers using a dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) AC Wi-Fi adapter to the 5GHz signal can give you better speed.
In terms of connection reliability, if your computer and router have line of sight (best case scenario) or are near to each other, your connection is more stable due to no interference from other 2.4GHz devices. Also, due to 5GHz's range limitation, your neighbor's 5GHz Wi-Fi may not even reach your home to cause any interference whatsoever. So if you live in a city or in a multi-dwelling building/apartment, 5GHz may pretty well work in your favour.
However, if your TPG router is a couple of rooms away from your computers, 2.4GHZ Wi-Fi may be more reliable than 5GHz. So if you live in a big house with lots of rooms away from the city where neighbors are far, you may want to stick with 2.4GHz.
MC, that is a really good question.
Why would anyone want NBN when they can get the glory of TPG FTTB?
In other words your packets go on TPGs network and not the governent NBN.
I believe TPG has a rules where it can build the FTTB network (due to legislation) and if your address does not qualify at present using website service qual then you can register your interest at https://tpg.com.au/fttb
Looking online TPG has a department who speaks to body corps and looks at how viable it is for them to enable your building, here is the advert you may wish to get in touch with them.
If you are not home at the time the courier delivers the modem you will get a card in your mailbox with instructions to go to the Australia Post Office where the modem was taken. Be sure to take ID (drivers licence) with you as well as the card that was left in your mailbox.
Hope this helps.
Think of it like paying to get the gas installed for the first time? Internet is a commodity these days, after all!
Keep in mind that the $300 New Development Charge is something NBN levy to all providers and TPG are simply passing it on, not making any profit on it. Regardless, agree the $300 would definitely sting and the best bet may be trying to get the landlord or developer to cover the cost and provide you premises which are internet-capable.
From reading the rules, the only time when $300 will be levied is when NBN rules declare your home as Greenfield. If the NBN declare the premises as GF then they pass that to TPG to on charge. If there was already an end user before then the $300 should not be charged. TPG Service Delivery should check with NBNco for you.
If you the 1st person at the new property then you will need to pay it as this is a pass on from NBNco..
In some state, such as NSW some landlords pay up to $270 to get a phone/ADSL service connected, from my personal experience happened to me when I moved into a place in NSW with no internet/phone, I just ended up paying the gap.
There should only be one cost, NBN cannot directly bill you for services unless it is a wholesale service, they are wholesalers, not providers, TPG should just pass through the cost if generated.
G'Day D_Hasselhoff, unfortunately as previously mentioned, that's a direct NBN Co. charge. I've heard of some people getting their landlords to agree to pay the fee when initially leasing a property, and it may even be worthwhile hitting them up for it afterwards.
This has always been the case in Australia unfortunately.
Moving into new premise Telstra used to charge $299.00 for New Line Connection + Setup Fee's/Connection Charges for ADSL Jumpering and Activation.
Now NBN is doing something similar. If you wish to find the breakdown in NBN Charges find it on their website: http://www.nbnco.com.au/content/dam/nbnco2/documents/tind-policy-summary-of-changes-and-costs.pdf
I hope this gives a better understanding of what charges NBN likes to pass on to RSP's/Developers and End Users.
When I moved in to my new place I had to pay $299.00 for Telephony connection.I asked landlord if he could Provide me access to essential services like telephony and if he would be able to cover some/all of the costs. They decided to met me half way.
Maybe it might pay off you calling your Real Estate Agent/Landlord to explain this one time fee and if he is in a position to assist in paying. Some landlords will pay this and deduct from rent others wont.
Okay so to recap:
1. $10 Sim once off
2. Monthly plan fee
3. Prepayment (totally optional) but funds 1GB extra blocks and PAYG calls/text not included in plan
4. No Lock In Contract- can be cancelled 7 days before auto renew of next billing cycle
Seems good to me.
@Elss From my understanding TPG provide the Huawaei HG 659 for NBN FTTN, NBN FTTB, NBN HFC as well as the NBN Wireless. This modem definitely supports AC technology and is 2.4 and 5 Ghz capable.
I have attached a link to a featured article in the community on the Huawei HG 659 . Should help you set it up once you receive it
Depends on what application or games you gonna use you will need to configured it to it appropriately.
Hope this helps.