How does ADSL Work?
very simple: ADSL shares an ordinary telephone line. A special device
("line filter") is installed on the line; it splits the
signal between the telephone and modem. Unlike traditional modems,
both the telephone and ADSL modem can be used simultaneously. You
do not need a second phone line anymore just for the Internet and
won’t miss phone calls when you are surfing the web! The ADSL modem
is "always-on", meaning a big money saving on phone call
charges to the Internet service.
What are the benefits of ADSL?
- Permanent Connection
* No local phone call costs
is the speed comparison between dialup and ADSL?
A file size of 6Mb on a 33.5k modem would take 24 minutes to download.
The same file using a 64K ISDN link would take 12.5 minutes. Using
an ADSL 256k service, that file would take just 3.1 minutes. For
ultra quick, an ADSL 1500K service would take only 32 seconds!
I get ADSL in my area?
Not all areas currently have ADSL. To be able to provide you with
this service, we must first ensure that ADSL is available through
your local telephone exchange. Your phone line has to be altered
at the Telephone exchange to be able to use ADSL. To find out whether
you can get ADSL simply use the ADSL Availabilty Tool Link below. This will tell you if your telephone exchange will allow you to get access to ADSL. Once it has been determined that you are in an area with ADSL access
you can apply for the service.
Click here to open the ADSL availability tool.
Availability at the exchange does not guarantee you success at being able to receive ADSL, the final check will be done upon application.
Note: There are additional checks that must be done after a standard
exchange check. This is done by Telstra when ADSL is requested on
your phone line by Nornet. These additional checks are:
phone less then 5Km from the exchange.
the condition of the phone line good enough for ADSL.
there any devices on the phone line that will stop the ADSL signal.
of the above happens and you cannot receive ADSL, Nornet will refund
your Credit Card the ADSL Connection fee.
What about technical support?
6 days a week, between 9am and 5pm Mon-Fri and 9am-2pm Saturdays - call back service, providing free assistance via
both telephone and e-mail.
What equipment will I need to access ADSL?
will need an USB ADSL enabled modem, we provide one of these with your connection fee. You will need a new modem as the modem you use for your dial up service will
NOT be compatible with what is needed for the ADSL service. The Modem we supply is a TP LINK ADSL 2+ One port Modem Router
How much does ADSL cost?
Nornet has endeavored to provide a cost effective ADSL service for
The Links below take you to our pricing structure.
The table also lists included
downloads (information you can retrieve from the web), Speeds and
other Information. A once off $189.95 connection fee will apply which includes an ADSL modem.
The speed you choose will determine the speed of your service. The
first number is the download speed. Eg 256, the second number is
the upload speed eg 64
A service with 256/64kb would have download speeds of 256k and upload
speeds of 64k. Downloading is retrieving any information off the
Internet, whether it be a web page or a file. Uploading is when
you make a request for a web page (you have to upload a request
eg type in a web page address, before you can download the web page)
or when e-mail is sent is also uploading as the e-mail is uploaded
to a server.
We can send you and Information pack which includes an application
form, contract and automatic credit card debit authority or you may print them out from the ADSL pricing page below. Please
for any queries.