Well thanks to our good friend Mr. Netwonk out internet is alive! It pays to know people in high places (or sketchy places as it turned out). I won't go into too much detail as to avoid incriminating anyone, but the bottom line is we're online 7 days ahead of schedule.
This weekend we're headed to Ruxton Island for a much deserved weekend of relaxation, wakeboarding, and lots of fresh crab/prawns/oysters.
I completed my first "handy man" job around the house. The office (spare bedroom) backs onto the living room, and rather than use wireless to connect the XBOX I purchased new wall plates. It now has one coax connector, and one RJ45 connector. We now have internet and cable in both rooms.
Pictures of the place still to come!