Finally realised that the old phone line was well and truly redundant. Why pay $ each month to Telstra for something I do not use. So I put in my IINET bare application.
We have 10 days till the connection is fixed with IINET so we have to cover the down period with no ADSL. Enter the USB dongle.
Hooked the mac up no worries to wireless internet thru optus.
Nice - but not really cheap.
I do like my ADSL.