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The ultimate guide to NBN, wireless and broadband internet in Australia

October 3rd, 2022
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The ultimate guide to NBN, Wireless and broadband internet in Australia

We answer some of the most common questions relating to broadband internet in Australia such as: What is broadband? What is the NBN? What is internet speed? What is the difference between bandwidth and speed? What is broadband quota or data allowance?

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How to choose the right NBN plan (read this first) 2023

February 3rd, 2023
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Choosing the right NBN plan can be difficult. Here is a quick guide on how to choose the right speed and NBN plan for your needs.

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Best NBN internet plans for gaming in Australia (2023)

February 3rd, 2023
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NBN plans for gaming

Choosing the right NBN plan is essential to ensuring that you have the smoothest gaming experience. How fast does your NBN connection need to be? How much data do you really need? Find out in this article.

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Starlink vs NBN Sky Muster Satellite internet | Ultimate comparison (2023)

February 3rd, 2023
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NBN skymuster satellite

Satellite internet plays an important role in ensuring that the majority of Australians have access to fast internet regardless of where they live. There are really only 2 main players in the satellite internet game in Australia – Starlink and NBN Sky Muster. Which one is best? Read on to find out.

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What do to if your NBN internet keeps dropping out [step by step guide]

February 1st, 2023
internet problems?

What to do if your internet keeps dropping out? This guide provide a step by step guide on what to do.

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Best NBN internet plans for working from home (2023)

January 26th, 2023
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Choosing the right NBN plan is essential to ensuring that you have a smooth working from home experience. How fast does your NBN connection need to be? How much data do you really need? Find out in this article.

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A water pipe analogy to help you understand your broadband internet connection

January 25th, 2023
water pipe to explain internet connection

When it comes to understanding your broadband internet connection, it can often feel like a foreign language. But what if we put it into terms that are a little more relatable? In this post, we will use the analogy of water flowing through a pipe to explain some common terms and concepts when it comes to internet connectivity.

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Unleash the Speed: How to Maximize Your Australian Broadband Connection

January 17th, 2023
fast internet

Australia is a country with a vast land area and a relatively small population, which means that internet connectivity can be a challenge in certain areas. However, with the right steps and a bit of know-how, you can maximize your Australian broadband connection and enjoy fast, reliable internet access. One of the biggest bottlenecks for broadband connections is the wifi.

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History of the Internet in Australia – A timeline

January 14th, 2023
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The internet first came to Australia in 1989. Since then we’ve seen dialup and ADSL come and go and now NBN is the dominant internet connection. Read on to learn about all the other major events that shaped Australia’s internet history.

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What speed internet connection do I need for working from home?

January 14th, 2023
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What internet speed do I need to work from home?

How fast does your internet connection have to be for a smooth working at home experience? There is nothing worse than your video and audio feed cutting out during an important online presentation. Check out our guide.

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A comparison of broadband internet speeds in Australia

January 14th, 2023
comparison of broadband internet speeds in Australia

We rank the speeds of all the internet technologies in Australia – NBN, wireless, satellite, Starlink, 5G. How does your plan compare?

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Which broadband internet companies have Australian based technical support?

January 6th, 2023
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What internet companies have customer support in Australia?

Having access to excellent technical support is essential to having a positive experience with your broadband internet company. When something goes wrong, clear guidance from a friendly technical support person is vital in helping you rectify the problem. Check out our guide.

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How do I connect to the NBN?

December 29th, 2022
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How to connect to the NBN?

The majority of houses in Australia now should be “NBN ready” these days but this short guide outlines the steps required to ensure that your NBN connection goes as smooth as possible.

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What internet speed do I need to watch Netflix? (2023)

December 21st, 2022
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What internet speed do you need for Netflix and Stan?

There’s nothing worse than when you’re in the middle of a movie and the video stream suddenly starts stuttering and the dreaded words “buffering” appear on the screen. Read our guide to find out the minimum speeds and data required for Netflix.

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What internet speed do you really need?

December 21st, 2022
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What internet speed do you really need?

In the modern Australian household, fast and reliable internet has become a necessity for work, education and entertainment. Slow internet can cause stress and frustration, reduce productivity and waste people’s time. The connection speed of your broadband internet plan determines how fast information can stream from the internet to your house.

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What is the difference between broadband and Wi-Fi?

December 5th, 2022

The language of network infrastructure can be daunting and obscure. What exactly is the difference between wi-fi and broadband? This article gets you started with the basics you need to know.

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What is the best internet speed for streaming video?

December 5th, 2022
video streaming services

There’s nothing worse than when you’re in the middle of a movie and the video stream suddenly starts stuttering and the dreaded words “buffering” appear on the screen. Read our guide to find out the minimum speeds required for Netflix, Stan, Binge, Disney+, Foxtel, ABC iView and Youtube.

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6 easy ways to make your home internet connection more secure

November 16th, 2022
improve security of your home internet connection

With recent data breaches at Optus and Medibank, Cyber security is currently a very hot topic.

Network security can be a complex process but there are some simple things you can do at home to make sure your home internet connection is secure.

By following the steps listed in this article you can minimise the chances of an unwanted person being able to access your home network.

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5 things that may be killing your home Wi-Fi signal

November 7th, 2022
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Home Wi-Fi router

A fast, reliable home internet connection is now more important than it has ever been. Whether you are working from home, streaming videos, gaming or browsing online content, a slow or unreliable internet connection can be extremely frustrating. Understanding the reasons behind a slow Wi-Fi connection is the first step in improving your home network.… Continue reading 5 things that may be killing your home Wi-Fi signal

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Starlink Internet: What it is and is it available in Australia?

November 7th, 2022

Get to know Elon Musk’s wireless broadband Starlink, what it offers, and where abouts it is available in Australia.

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Everything you need to know about 5G Internet in Australia (2023)

November 3rd, 2022
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Everything you need to know about 5G Internet in Australia

Want to know more about 5G mobile internet in Australia? How fast is it? How is it different from 4G? Is it going to replace the NBN? Read on to learn more.

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What is the difference between a Wi-Fi range extender and a Mesh Network?

November 3rd, 2022
wifi mesh vs extender

Fluctuating Wi-Fi signals are never fun to deal with and it can be frustrating when your router is unable to provide proper coverage to all parts of your home. In a time when a lot of people are working or studying from home, slow internet isn’t something you cannot afford to experience. One way to improve the Wi-Fi signal strength in your home is to install either a Wi-Fi range extender or a Wi-Fi mesh system. Read on to learn about the difference between Wi-Fi range extenders and a Mesh Networks.

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What broadband speed do I need for my security system?

November 3rd, 2022
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What broadband speed do I need for my security system?

A fast and reliable broadband internet connection is essential to ensure that your security system operates correctly. What speed do you really need? Find out in this article.

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How to compare NBN plans | cut through the jargon (read this FIRST!)

October 30th, 2022
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We can help you decipher the information about NBN broadband internet plans

Different broadband internet providers display their NBN plan information in different formats which can be confusing for new customers. We list two NBN internet plans and explain exactly what each piece of information means. We help you decipher the technical jargon.

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5 simple ways to improve your Wi-Fi speed (2023)

October 26th, 2022
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Do you want to improve your Wi-Fi speed without getting too technical? Here are five ways to get faster Wi-Fi without buying a new plan.

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What are the different types of NBN internet connections?

October 26th, 2022
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We explain the different types of NBN internet available in Australia. Learn the difference between Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Fibre to the building (FTTB), Fibre to the node (FTTN), HFC cable (coaxial cable), Fixed wireless, High speed satellite (Sky Muster). What type of NBN connection do you need? Find out here.

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Types of Internet and broadband in Australia

October 14th, 2022
types of internet available in Australia - nbn, wireless, adsl, fibre optic

Learn about the many types of broadband internet that are available in Australia. Topics covered include NBN, ADSL2, cable, satellite, wireless 4G & 5G and fibre optic. Find out about the different NBN plans and who they are suitable for.

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What is a VPN and should I use one for my NBN connection?

October 7th, 2022
computer with vpn

Online privacy is important but can be difficult to understand. This article explores how you can use VPNs to protect your privacy online.

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5 Things that can slow down your internet speed and how to fix them (2023)

September 30th, 2022
Things that can slow down your internet speed

Fast internet speeds are now more important than ever to keep up with productivity and entertainment requirements. With multiple web-enabled devices in the household, it is essential to make sure you have fast and reliable internet speeds. Slow internet connections and drop-outs can be a cause of great frustration for internet users especially if they are trying to work from home. Read on to learn about what can be slowing down your home internet connection.

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What NBN plans are available and how fast are they? (updated 2023)

September 26th, 2022
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Choosing a NBN plan can be difficult

Confused about what NBN plans are available in Australia? This guide will help you navigate it and choose a good plan for you.

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What internet speed do I need to watch Stan? (2023)

September 21st, 2022
What internet speed do I need for Stan?

Do you subscribe to Stan? Make sure you have the right connection speed and data allowance as there is nothing worse than when you’re in the middle of a movie and the video stream suddenly starts stuttering and the dreaded words “buffering” appear on the screen. Read our guide to find out the minimum speeds and data required for Stan video streaming.

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A highway analogy to explain your broadband internet connection

September 17th, 2022
compare your internet connection to a busy highway

Broadband terminology can be confusing at the best of time so we’ve tried to come up with an analogy that compares your broadband connection to a busy highway. We hope it helps with your understanding. Check it out.

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How to choose a broadband internet plan

September 9th, 2022
How to choose the best NBN broadband plan

We have listed some of the important factors to consider when choosing a broadband internet plan. Price, type of broadband, speed, quota, technical support and ease of setup are all very important to consider when choosing an internet provider.

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What is the fastest NBN plan available right now in Australia?

September 6th, 2022
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fast internet

A fast internet connection can make a huge difference. What is the fastest internet plan in Australia right now? Read more about the fastest NBN plans and technologies available in Australia.

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NBN vs Wireless internet | What’s best for renters?

September 5th, 2022
Best internet plans for renters

If you are renting a house, choosing a broadband internet plan can a difficult task. Should you choose wireless 5G internet or NBN? Read this to find out more.

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6 tips to help you choose a great internet plan (2023)

September 5th, 2022
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how to choose an internet plan

There are hundreds of internet plan deals and products on the market in various shapes and connection types. The most important thing is that the broadband plan that you choose is suited to your needs. Here’s how to find the best internet plan for you.

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