Finally got around to getting my 30/10 UFB installed at a rented property in Dunedin with Snap!. I haven’t seen any other posts of overhead installations or much about Dunedin UFB so thought I might share a few photos.
The installation still took the entire day but obviously didn’t require any trenching to be done beforehand. I was out for most of the installation so only have some photos of the finished product.
This is a photo of the fibre overhead from the street. It emerges from the white box on the power pole. These have been installed on all of the poles in the street. I am unsure whether one box can feed more than one house.
This photo shows the fibre anchored at the corner of the house. It runs externally over the roof and down the wall.
Photos of the fibre coming down the wall to the ETP.
No centralised networking in the house so the ONT was placed behind the TV.
I ended up using my own WRT160N router running TomatoUSB instead of spending money on a FritzBox. In case anyone else is interested, put this in under Administration/Scripts/INIT to enable vlan tagging:
nvram set vlan10hwname=et0
nvram set vlan10ports=“0t 5”
nvram set wan_ifnameX=vlan10
(Note: “0t 5” may vary depending on your router. This site should help you find which ports for your router http://infodepot.wikia.com/wiki/Cisco-Linksys)
And finally some speedtest.net results.
First, my old ADSL connection:
And now the UFB: