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# 105438 4-Jul-2012 14:49
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Hi there

Apologies if this has been covered, but can't find the answer anywhere. We're building a house in a FTTH subdivision and I'm just wondering what hardware is supplied by XNet? In particular, I'm wondering how many ethernet ports the supplied hardware can support?

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  # 650662 4-Jul-2012 14:54
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Cisco wrp400 is the basic model supplied it has 4 x 100 ethernet ports, the Cisco Srp521 can also be used but is a more expensive higher spec smb router




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  # 650664 4-Jul-2012 15:00
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Cool thanks for the fast reply!

 
 
 
 


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  # 650672 4-Jul-2012 15:15
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Think to note for you, in greenfields FTTH the cabinet is metal and generally installed into the garage, wireless is not really an option as a metal Cabinet is the natural born enemy of the radio wave, on the device it self we have disabled this by default on install the wrp400 is only a g wireless router as well so not really up to decent wireless performance, our recommendation is that you use a wireless N AP and put this into one of your RJ 45 outlets in a central part of the house to get all round decent wireless coverage. the apple airport express is a pretty good piece of kit and one I use myself. 


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  # 650679 4-Jul-2012 15:21
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Thanks for that, that's really useful. I've got an Airport Extreme and an Airport Express -- I guess I'll hook up the Extreme to a central-ish RJ45 like you suggested, and locate the Express wherever it needs to go as an extender.

In the house I'm planning on having more than four ports, so I guess I'd need to put a small switch in that metal case too if there's room. What is that one black, unlabelled block between the patch panel and the gateway?

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  # 650691 4-Jul-2012 15:28
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steve98:  What is that one black, unlabelled block between the patch panel and the gateway?


That will be a unit for distributing voice - comes off the voice port of the Linksys, and the black patch cables coming off it go to the patch panel jacks that correspond to outlets in the house that have an analogue phone off them

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  # 650695 4-Jul-2012 15:30
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Yes correct that's a wrp400 otherwise know as a RGW (residential Gateway), good idea doing a switch as well , check with your builders the size of the cabinet they are going to install you may want a slighter bigger one if you have more outlets and a switch etc




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oh sorry misread , nick answered this though




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  # 650706 4-Jul-2012 15:39
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If you have a metal cabinet and removable WiFi antenna, get an extension cable and poke the antenna into the wall through one of the holes (see all those holes along the top of the cabinet, should be some below as well).




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  # 650708 4-Jul-2012 15:40
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not removable on the wrp400 unfortunately Niel




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Awesome thanks - and so just so that I've got this right... obviously Chorus supply the ONT, you guys supply the residential gateway, and my builder / sparky supplies the enclosure, the patch panel and the voice distributor? (Or do you supply the voice distributor?)

And Chorus doesn't supply a UPS any more? Does that mean when power goes out there is zero access to voice services?

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Can the SPA122 also be used?




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  # 650793 4-Jul-2012 17:56
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steve98: Awesome thanks - and so just so that I've got this right... obviously Chorus supply the ONT, you guys supply the residential gateway, and my builder / sparky supplies the enclosure, the patch panel and the voice distributor? (Or do you supply the voice distributor?)

And Chorus doesn't supply a UPS any more? Does that mean when power goes out there is zero access to voice services?


It depends on how your sparky install its, they supply all of that normally.

Yes that is correct , you also had an issue anyway if you had cordless phones, also the ONT is a 12 Volt unit and the wrp400 is 5 Volts so any UPS would need to support both, you could put your own UPS in , these guys at AlarmNZ are pretty good at these type of units

https://alarmnz.com/public/technology/broadband/powersupplies/default.aspx
 I would not recommend the spa122 either its designed really as a basic ata and router , if you looking to do a bit of home networking I would recommend you go with the srp521, the wrp400 is okay but the srp will handle large network traffic better than a wrp will







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