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Topic # 107151 8-Aug-2012 08:43 Send private message

Okay, based on my last thread I'm getting xnet fibre broadband.

I want a router which will give me wireless in my house for my iPad etc.

What is available on the market for this. A friend told me a typical ADSL modem will not work.

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  Reply # 669422 8-Aug-2012 09:02 Send private message

Assuming you're meaning one of the Xnet BOF installs you're provided with a wireless router as part of the install. These were WRP400's, but I think might be SRP521's now.

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  Reply # 669431 8-Aug-2012 09:11 Send private message

The wireless on these boxes are G only and because they located in a metal cabinet inside the garage the coverage is very very very poor, Wireless is turned off by default.

What we recommend is that you put a wireless access point in a central part of the house , something like the apple airport express or similar




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  Reply # 669434 8-Aug-2012 09:15 Send private message

BOF installs?

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  Reply # 669435 8-Aug-2012 09:17 Send private message

BOF = Broadband over Fibre




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  Reply # 669443 8-Aug-2012 09:38 Send private message

 What we recommend is that you put a wireless access point in a central part of the house , something like the apple airport express or similar


Where do I get something like this from?

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  Reply # 669452 8-Aug-2012 09:43 Send private message

You can buy an access point literally from anywhere - online stores or bricks and mortar stores like Harvey Norman, DSE etc.

An Airport express is handy if you've got apple products, but there are plenty of cheaper options. You can pick up a perfectly good TP-Link 802.11n AP for ~$45



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  Reply # 669457 8-Aug-2012 09:49 Send private message

sbiddle: You can buy an access point literally from anywhere - online stores or bricks and mortar stores like Harvey Norman, DSE etc.

An Airport express is handy if you've got apple products, but there are plenty of cheaper options. You can pick up a perfectly good TP-Link 802.11n AP for ~$45


So something like this?

http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETTPL0951&name=TP-Link-TL-WN951N-Wireless-N-PCI-3T3R-300M-Adapter

What am I looking for here to confirm it's what I'm after?

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  Reply # 669465 8-Aug-2012 09:56 Send private message

No, you want something like http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETTPL0901&name=TP-Link-TL-WA901ND-Wireless-11N-300Mbps-MIMO-Acces



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  Reply # 669478 8-Aug-2012 10:10 Send private message

okay thanks, sorry this isn't my area of expertise.

Does the fibre line go into the garage and around the house via the ports in the wall. Does this then get that signal and send it wireless around the house?

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  Reply # 669499 8-Aug-2012 10:50 Send private message

The fibre connection and ONT (Optical Network Terminal) will most likely get installed in your garage.

Xnet's supplied WRP400 router sits in the garage beside the fibre ONT and connects to the Internet, and probably won't be suitable for wireless.

It is up to you to run CAT5 or CAT6 networking cables from the WRP400 to the Ethernet jacks throughout your house. Does your house have internal network wiring already installed? Ethernet ports in the bedrooms, lounge, etc?

You'll want to connect a wi-fi router to one of these jacks, maybe say in your lounge for best wireless coverage. kyhwana2's link is a good example of a standalone wireless router.

So your iPad would wirelessly connect to a wi-fi router in your lounge, which is connected to the WRP400 in the garage using a network cable, which is connected to the fibre ONT beside it which talks to Xnet's Internet servers.



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  Reply # 669502 8-Aug-2012 10:56 Send private message

ChrisNZL: The fibre connection and ONT (Optical Network Terminal) will most likely get installed in your garage.

Xnet's supplied WRP400 router sits in the garage beside the fibre ONT and connects to the Internet, and probably won't be suitable for wireless.

It is up to you to run CAT5 or CAT6 networking cables from the WRP400 to the Ethernet jacks throughout your house. Does your house have internal network wiring already installed? Ethernet ports in the bedrooms, lounge, etc?

You'll want to connect a wi-fi router to one of these jacks, maybe say in your lounge for best wireless coverage. kyhwana2's link is a good example of a standalone wireless router.

So your iPad would wirelessly connect to a wi-fi router in your lounge, which is connected to the WRP400 in the garage using a network cable, which is connected to the fibre ONT beside it which talks to Xnet's Internet servers.


Thanks, my house is new and the sub division is set up for fibre only. Do they still need access to the house to do this install?

My house has been installed with a TV port and Phone jack in each room for "data". I assume this will be what i'm after.

xnet advised this

If you require wireless access throughout the house, you need to purchase a wireless router with the WAN port on the back of it if you do not already have one.
Does that link include the WAN connection?

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  Reply # 669818 8-Aug-2012 21:04 Send private message

>Do they still need access to the house to do this install?
Assuming ducting is already laid from the road to your garage, Chorus will probably only need to access your garage to pull the fibre to your house and install their equipment inside.

Do you have a cabinet in your garage already? Here are some pictures of my setup.

If you have "data" jacks (RJ45) then the internal wiring is probably done.

>Does that link include the WAN connection?
Not sure about a "WAN" port but there's an Ethernet port on the back. Should just talk to the WRP400 router automatically with a network cable.
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-WA901ND#over



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  Reply # 669918 9-Aug-2012 08:12 Send private message

ChrisNZL: >Do they still need access to the house to do this install?
Assuming ducting is already laid from the road to your garage, Chorus will probably only need to access your garage to pull the fibre to your house and install their equipment inside.

Do you have a cabinet in your garage already? Here are some pictures of my setup.

If you have "data" jacks (RJ45) then the internal wiring is probably done.

>Does that link include the WAN connection?
Not sure about a "WAN" port but there's an Ethernet port on the back. Should just talk to the WRP400 router automatically with a network cable.
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-WA901ND#over


Yes I have one of those in my garage.

I'm also sure these are what i have around the house
http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2005/11/23/pc_interfaces_101/rj_45_cables.jpg

Okay, so i'll just nede to plug something like this into my house data jack? http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETTPL0901&name=TP-Link-TL-WA901ND-Wireless-11N-300Mbps-MIMO-Acces

why did xnet tell me I needed something else then?


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