[AUUG-Talk]: misc questions from a pom

Greg 'groggy' Lehey Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au
Wed Jul 30 17:48:23 EST 2008

On Wednesday, 30 July 2008 at  8:10:14 +0100, Frank Shute wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm a stranger to this list so I hope my questions are appropriate for
> this mailing list.
> I'm a UK FreeBSD user who's on holiday in Darwin visiting my sister &
> family and I've been tasked with getting their computing needs sorted.
> Currently, they're on dial-up on a really crappy, broken XP system and
> my plan is to set them up with a dual boot system using FreeBSD and
> hooking them up to ADSL.
> Telstra say their line to the house is OK for ADSL but that the house
> telephone wiring is broken. This I can well believe, as there is a
> rat's nest of junction boxes and cables underneath the house going to
> several points in the house.
> I don't know anything about telephone wiring, so I was proposing to
> either get Telstra or a freelance telephone engineer in to fix it.
> Would I be right in thinking the freelancer would be the way to go?

Yes, I think so.  I'm not even sure you have the choice.

> Could anybody recommend one to me?
> I also want to buy a wireless router, some wireless NICs and some
> memory. What's the best place online in Oz to buy that sort of gear?

I think you'll have difficulty doing better than Aus PC market
(http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/).  Let me know if you find one.  They
run FreeBSD :-)

> Finally, any recommendations for an ISP? A static IP would be nice but
> not essential and a fairly large cap would be handy. (My sister's 14
> yr old boy ran up $1000 in charges in one quarter downloading video
> etc. :(

Internode.  They run FreeBSD :-)

See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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