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Hey all, I love this forum and have been reading it for a while, and decided to change sides from Shaw HD to Telus TV. Install is set for Aug 15.

My Questions are:

1. My line is over 30 years old, house was built in 1980 but like some houses have an external term point. i don't. The conduit is straight from PED down the alley into the house. The original damaged shaw line is in the same pipe as telus. Just as linked below: (left pipe is telus right pipe/box is Shaw.




On the account the PED is over a 500 or more feet from the house, what happens if the line is bad? We never used it since we moved in during sept 2005.

2:Would one have to pay if the line was bad?

3: Does Telus run temp lines like Shaw did? (I would really hope not, as the Shaw PED is straight behind the house and we had to go through HR:fire and high water to get a new line done)

4: Is it possible to use a 2wire Telus modem instead of the D-link for HPNA? not much a fan of D-link :)

Thanks Everyone!

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1. The installer will test the line to see if it's capable and without faults. If it's not, it should be replaced.
2. Generally you shouldn't have to pay for a replacement cable. Depending on workload though, you may have to wait a while for it to be replaced.
3. Temporary drops aren't kosher at TELUS, unless it's an emergency situation.
4. I don't think you'd be able to use the 2Wire instead of the D-Link for HPNA, for Optik at least. You could ask the installer - if it will work and they have the necessary equipment with them it might be a possibility...
 

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Sweet. CR123 Thanks very much. Just counting the days down..if only there were an earlier install date.. I would love it if people took pictures or a Youtube video of their Optik experience or setup..I will try it :)
 

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They let me keep my 2Wire in addition to the new router. The installer said the wifi was better on the 2Wire.
Now that's not bad at all, a neighbor next door has telus w/2wire and a friend of mine 2 houses down still has 70% of signal from it...lol where mine he has like none...
 
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