NBN Coming with HFC but No Wall Outlet

So…

NBN coming in May. ADSL sucks.
Screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/uMe0Sls

But my rental unit does not have a cable wall outlet. I use an indoor antenna for my TV. My unit owner is Chinese who I think lives in China and Ray White takes more than 2 months to contact the owner to fix a broken toilet.

What are my chances of using NBN in May?

Also, will a Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 work or do I have to buy that Aussie Broadband issued router?

Thanks guys.

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      • +4 votes

        Even without the extra info, it's all you need to know. Culture, not race - have you been to China?

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          I don't understand. English is my third language lol. I was only trying to put a picture in my story, that's all. But I did spend $1000 for Chinese language classes which I totally forgot about after the enrollment. Haha

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            @binary1001: I should've posted a reply to supasaiyan - not to you :)

            Let me explain: Before you clarified that your landlord lives in China (not just simply Chinese), supasaiyan was implying that you were being racist - he was arguing that race shouldn't matter in how stingy or helpful a landlord is.

            Of course, after the clarification, your comment is not even remotely racist, as of course, the distance makes it difficult.

            But, my reply argues that, even if your landlord DID live in Australia that would still mean it's likely they wouldn't be as helpful, compared to the average Aussie landlord…. why?… Not because of race, but culture. China does not have the same 'mateship' qualities of Aussie culture and other aspects of culture mean that a Chinese landlord would be more likely not to consider this necessary. Also, it might be hard for you to communicate with them.

            This is not a reflection of race, but culture, an important distinction. It also is not a blanket rule, of course, many Aussie landlords are stingy too and maybe you might find your landlord is a compassionate landlord and values your internet speed over the size of their wallet… but in general, cultural carrots and sticks are not in your favour with this specific scenario. Others scenarios might favour the Chinese culture (I'm not saying ours is always superior, of course) but in this scenario… not looking likely.

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    Ask your ISP.

  • +4 votes

    "But my rental unit does not have a cable wall outlet."

    You do not need this. NBN installs their own box inside, and another outside, your unit.

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      That sounds more like a FTTN setup.
      In my apartment complex that got HFC they either re-used your coaxial port if you had one, or installed a new one if you didn't. The NBN box inside then connects to the coaxial, and provides an ethernet port that connects to the router.

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      Do we take the NBN box with us when we move or does it stay there permanently?

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    NBN will do the lead in when the appointment is set up. They know in advance what the status of your unit is (no cable point).

    You however need permission from the landlord to have NBN installed. Ask for it now to save yourself time.

    Also, will a Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 work

    It'll work fine.

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      Also, will a Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 work

      It'll work fine.

      However, your internet provider may not support it. That means that if anything goes wrong, your provider will blame your device and decline to help.

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        your provider will blame your device and decline to help.

        Yup the lazy ISP's favourite scapegoat. >oh it's not our device> oh you set it up yourself >we'll need to send over our technician >receive a bill in the mail and there was nothing wrong with the device and how it was setup.
        Though the op is getting ABB and I've heard good things about their customer service on Ozbargain.

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      You however need permission from the landlord to have NBN installed.

      The occupant doesn't need the landlord's permission for NBN to provision a lead-in to the premises.

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        That is incorrect. They still need the landlord's permission to get a lead in, however it is considered a minor works, and therefore they may not refuse or delay permission without proper reason.

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          There is statutory legislation that allows carriers to construct low-impact facilities on land as long as they give notice to occupants or landlords in accordance with the legislation and the code of practice.

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            @whooah1979: That is correct. The low impact facility is regarding the PCD or Madison Box that is placed on the outside of a property.

            It has nothing to do with lead ins past that point. The occupant still needs permission from the landlord to have a cable pulled from the PCD and a point installed.

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      Do we take the NBN box with us when we move or does it stay there permanently?

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        The NBN NTD (the box they install) stays in the premises when you move out. It's attached to that address, so the new occupiers use it.

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    you can start asking permission now with 2 months away

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    I had HFC and recently upgraded to NBN. I own my unit, but I'm sure you won't have an issue, just pressure the agents to get permission from the landlord ASAP. They can't really deny it since the original HFC will be cut off after the NBN upgrade.

    If it's anything like the installation at my place they will install a new wall port even if you have one already. They like to install it in the easiest place possible, but you can be firm with them and get them to install it somewhere more convenient/suitable. It sucks having wires running all over your bed, but I didn't know you can get them to install it where you want it so I'm going to have to get mine moved for $$$.

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      Do we take the NBN box with us when we move or does it stay there permanently?

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        Hey I didn't get a notification for this! I wasn't sure, but some posters on Whirlpool say that the modem's MAC address is linked to the residential address, so it looks like it stays at the house it is originally installed at.

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    Ask your real estate to contact him straight away and get permission for the installation, that way you'll have the reply by the time it's available, or at least shortly after, then you'll be set to get it installed

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