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by tomdavies
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Changing from a Voice+MBB plan to a BYO 'S' plan
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Changing from a Voice+MBB plan to a BYO 'S' plan

I have an old Tier 2 MBB + voice plan, which I would like to change to a BYO 'S" plan.

As I can't see any way of doing this on your website, I emailed residential sales.

They suggested that I move to another provider, then move back.

Is that really the best way?

Thanks,
Tom
by tomdavies
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Tethering iPhone With Exetel
Replies: 64
Views: 27515

Re: Tethering iPhone With Exetel

Shoner wasn't able to help me, so please update thus thread if you have any joy.

Tom
by tomdavies
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Re: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

Actually, it seems that setting the MTU to 1492 wasn't the fix -- it was the reset to factory settings. I tried resetting the MTU to 1500 (which wasn't working before) and it still works. I'm confused, but everything is working.
by tomdavies
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Re: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

That fixed it -- I think I had all those settings before, except the MTU -- I had tried various MTU settings, some below 1492, but never exactly 1492.

Thanks for your persistence.
by tomdavies
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Re: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

Still no change. I'm sure it's something to do with the DIR-412, as things are fine directly connected to the E220. But I can't see any config parameter that might make a difference. I notice "Could not determine remote IP address: defaulting to 10.64.64.64" in the DIR-412's logs. Does that indicate...
by tomdavies
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Re: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

I'll check this evening -- thanks for the help.
by tomdavies
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Re: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

Connected directly to the OS X machine it works perfectly -- here's the traceroute: traceroute to 220.233.0.3 (220.233.0.3), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets 1 * * * 2 37.2.233.220.static.exetel.com.au (220.233.2.37) 183.504 ms 141.442 ms 159.349 ms 3 139.6.96.58.static.exetel.com.au (58.96.6.139) 157.6...
by tomdavies
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Re: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

Connected now
by tomdavies
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Re: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

Thanks -- I won't be able to set up the connection again until about 6pm Sydney time -- I'll update this thread when I do...
by tomdavies
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Re: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

Thanks for the quick response Chalin, but power cycling the modem and the DIR-412 didn't help. Note that the DIR-412 allows you to test a ping -- this times out, to a host which I know replies to ping (67.221.237.13), so the problem doesn't seem to be between the computer and the DIR-412. Just out o...
by tomdavies
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Can traceroute nameserver, but no http
Replies: 17
Views: 9800

Can traceroute nameserver, but no http

I'm using an exetel level 2 Optus SIM in a Vodafone branded E220, connected to a d-link dir-412, connecting via WiFI from OS X. The E220 works perfectly well connected straight to a computer, and seems to be working now, i.e. - E220 light is steady blue - DIR-412 reports successful connection: Local...
by tomdavies
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Tethering iPhone With Exetel
Replies: 64
Views: 27515

Re: Tethering iPhone With Exetel

So for someone like me on a WM-B plan, I'm still out of luck: I need to use the exetel1 APN, which means a non-carrier profile, so even with tethering enabled in user facilities, my iPhone still says "contact OPTUS" :-(
by tomdavies
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: No voice on Standard Wireless Broadband Plans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

No voice on Standard Wireless Broadband Plans?

I'd just like to confirm that there's no voice call capability on the standard plans (S1.5 etc.)

I'm asking because I would like to get a plan from Exetel which allows both voice calls and iPhone tethering, and there doesn't seem to be one.

Thanks,
Tom
by tomdavies
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Tethering iPhone With Exetel
Replies: 64
Views: 27515

Re: Tethering iPhone With Exetel

I'm just bumping this topic to point out that now iPhones support a personal WiFi hotspot (which I believe is enabled in the same way as tethering). The difference in value between a service which allows tethering and one which does not has just increased. I have no idea what roadblocks face Exetel ...
by tomdavies
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: HSPA connections
Topic: Tethering iPhone With Exetel
Replies: 64
Views: 27515

Re: Tethering iPhone With Exetel

So tethering is a function of the carrier profile, and nothing to do with the configuration profile?

Presumably the iPhone talks to some component of the Optus network whenever you go to Settings/Network/Set Up Internet Tethering? What does it do exactly?