Ok, some updates regarding my line connection.
Problem 1 : My house wiring connections
TELEKOM’s contractor came very fast but I guess business is business. The technician came this afternoon and has done the rewiring of the phone lines. So now, for my PC, there’s now a direct line using the recommended phone cable for Streamyx. That is RM50.
Also, the wiring for the 2 telephones in the house also got replaced and are also connected directly to TELEKOM. That was RM40 per phone so in total, everything was RM130.
According to the technician, rewiring of telephone systems is the norm for them. They just did 4 house before mine and all that the same problem.
And, to connect on, I have to disconnect the telephone on the top floor. Bleargh.
Problem 2 : Telephone system in the old Tabuan Jaya phases
Now, this same technician did mention that since I’m still using the old copper wiring system for the telephone exchange, there’s no way the Streamyx signal will be strong. The newer telephone systems are now using fibre-optic so the signal strength is much stronger.
So there you have it. Problem 1 is fix. Problem 2 may not be so easy and it hinges on whether TELEKOM really wants to upgrade their phone system or not. Which probably will not happen for awhile yet. Sigh. IF EVER…