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Telstra's New Frontier Gateway Modem Includes A 4G SIM For Backup Internet

Anyone who’s ever signed up for a NBN connection or even a regular ADSL line knows how frustrating it is to wait for a tech appointment. But eventually, one day that might be a distant memory. Telstra has just announced plans to release a home modem router early next year that includes integrated 4G as well as a fixed-line connection — cutting what can sometimes be a painful wait for customers to get their home ‘net connected.

I Used A 56K Modem For A Week, And It Was Hell On Earth

In 1998, the year the first 56K modem was available for purchase, I was in the eighth grade. At that age anything that was not a video game was useless to me. Most of my reading material was still on paper. Porn was still the occasional nipple floating beneath a scrambled TV miasma. It was a simpler time.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Home Broadband Connection

Is your home internet feeling a little on the slow side? Having trouble diagnosing the issues yourself? Let us help you out: we’re here with all the tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of your home broadband connection for streaming everything from YouTube content through to Apple TV and Netflix.

Telstra's New 4G Modem Can Pull Insane Data Speeds

Just when you thought Category 4 LTE — capable of download speeds up to 150Mbps — was impressive, Telstra has announced that its new 4G modem will be capable of pulling 300Mbps thanks to a new Category 6 certification. Phwoar.

iiNet Working On Home Automation Tech, New Prototype BoB Modem

It doesn’t have a final name yet, but iiNet is planning to replace its well-regarded BoB modem/router with a new NBN-friendly design later this year. iiNet is also looking into introducing ZigBee-based home automation services.

This Keyboard Turns A Dial Up Modem's Screeches Into 'Beautiful' Music

Not so long ago, hopping onto the internet required more than just opening a browser. In the dial up days you’d have to wait for your modem to screech and squawk as it connected. Looking back through years of nostalgia, those sounds were strangely satisfying and often times melodic, which explains why someone has created a tiny electronic keyboard that lets you turn a dialup modem’s sounds into your own symphony.

The Sounds Your Dial-Up Modem Used To Make, Visualised

Though your old dial-up modem (hopefully) now sits in a junk yard somewhere, its beeps and whistles surely remain etched into your brain. With this massive image, Oona Räisänen decided to explain every single note your modem used to make — and it’s fascinating.

iiNet Hints At Bob3 And 'Secret New Product'

Fresh from the news that it’s buying Internode, iiNet’s is already teasing its upcoming hardware. Simon Watt from the company’s Lab team says early 2012 will see a product that a “few wireless modem owners will find it very interesting.” (These sketches labelled Bob3 accompany his post). Then he mentions a “super-secret new product”…

iiNet's BoB2 Combo Modem Finally Available

After a few months of delays, the successor to iiNet’s popular all-in-one modem/router/VoIP device is finally available. Here’s what’s new.

Modem Dial-Up Sound Slowed Down 700% Is Pure Creepfest

The sound of waiting for your dial-up modem to connect probably induces enough nightmarish flashbacks as it is. But when you slow that same smattering of scratches and clangs down 700 per cent, you get the soundtrack to the scariest part of every Wes Craven movie ever.

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