second NBN as a backup line

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damon
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second NBN as a backup line

Post by damon » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:11 pm

Hi Guys,
I have a NBN line and a ADSL line with Exetel.
Both work fine and the ADSL has always been around so most clients use the ADSL IP address to access my servers.
Exetel have told me I can exchange the IP addresses once the ADSL has to be turned off on October 12. Which is great.

The problem is this leaves me with no back up line in case the NBN goes down. Mine has been very good so far.

I have a fax line into the office as well which I can use for another NBN line, it use to be ADSL with aanet.
The question is
If I have 2 NBN lines with Exetel and one NBN line goes down with the other be down as well?
In the old days of ADSL I chose to have two ISP's who had different ADSL2+ units at the exchange.
If one was down the other would be fine.

I don't know enough about how the NBN is wired.
Would all NBN providers go down in the area if there was an NBN outage or would it only be ISP specific (like for ADSL)?

If i has 2 plans at different speeds would they then use different equipment?
Our NBN is using the normal copper phone line (no cable to the office which I believe is called fibre to the node)

thanks
Damon

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Re: second NBN as a backup line

Post by KavindaS » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:58 pm

damon wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Hi Guys,
I have a NBN line and a ADSL line with Exetel.
Both work fine and the ADSL has always been around so most clients use the ADSL IP address to access my servers.
Exetel have told me I can exchange the IP addresses once the ADSL has to be turned off on October 12. Which is great.

The problem is this leaves me with no back up line in case the NBN goes down. Mine has been very good so far.

I have a fax line into the office as well which I can use for another NBN line, it use to be ADSL with aanet.
The question is
If I have 2 NBN lines with Exetel and one NBN line goes down with the other be down as well?
In the old days of ADSL I chose to have two ISP's who had different ADSL2+ units at the exchange.
If one was down the other would be fine.

I don't know enough about how the NBN is wired.
Would all NBN providers go down in the area if there was an NBN outage or would it only be ISP specific (like for ADSL)?

If i has 2 plans at different speeds would they then use different equipment?
Our NBN is using the normal copper phone line (no cable to the office which I believe is called fibre to the node)

thanks
Damon
Hi Damon,

James have replied to you on your other post viewtopic.php?p=324054#p324054

damon
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Re: second NBN as a backup line

Post by damon » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:20 pm

thanks
didnt realize it was a service issue page till I had posted

thanks again

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