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#302546 30-Nov-2022 17:24
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The Chorus FIbre Modem case is stark white and I have timber walls so it sticks out like snow on a blackboard. Is it ok to camouflage paint the case. Or...is there such a thing as a dark case that I could swap with and how would that work. Note the stubby antenna attached to it would also need painting, would that affect any signal. I’ve painted phone sockets in the past but this feels like minor sacrilege and I bet there’s some reason it’s not an option. Thanks.



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  #3003789 30-Nov-2022 17:28
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  #3003790 30-Nov-2022 17:28
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Can it be moved to a better location instead?


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  #3003791 30-Nov-2022 17:30
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Nope



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  #3003793 30-Nov-2022 17:35
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As a less permanent solution, could you cover it with a polypropylene sheet, similar to what they use on school books, but obviously make sure the ventilation is not covered.

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  #3003805 30-Nov-2022 18:39
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I did think of contact adhesive paper. It was hidden till I changed to a narrower cabinet. Now it’s irritating. Might have to make a wooden 'fence' for it then.

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  #3003808 30-Nov-2022 18:44
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BarTender: No


Out of curiosity, why?

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  #3003811 30-Nov-2022 18:54
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Eva888:
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Out of curiosity, why?

Probably because it's Chrous' property



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  #3003812 30-Nov-2022 18:55
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This is a first world problem if ever there was one.





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  #3003828 30-Nov-2022 20:13
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Chorus own it so no




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  #3003855 30-Nov-2022 22:59
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Maybe one of these ideas:

 

https://food52.com/blog/27194-how-to-hide-a-wireless-router

 

https://www.amazon.com/CovoBox-Electronics-Outlets-Documents-Original/dp/B074PDZLQX/ref=sr_1_10?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI58TS7tLV-wIVGLqWCh3AIww-EAMYASAAEgKSAfD_BwE&hvadid=616991276387&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9031395&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=17673561512439000170&hvtargid=kwd-326935306779&hydadcr=24663_13611861&keywords=router+hider&qid=1669802606&sr=8-10

 

I’m sure the earlier comments about paint are correct - but I wouldn’t have any reservations about vinyl wrap. Note you only need to wrap the visible side and maybe/probably the sides - pierce the vinyl covering any vents on those facets and push the wrap into the slots. Also wrap the antenna. The back, where most vents probably are, can be left as-is - see this video:

 

https://www.facebook.com/wrapjax/videos/little-time-lapse-of-a-router-wrap-for-our-friends-over-at-tmobile-wrapjax-vinyl/692381681568363/

 

The principles would be similar to wrapping a PS5:

 

https://www.google.com/search?as_q=How+to+vinyl+wrap+Ps5&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&tbs=

 

In the unlikely event that Chorus ever ask for the router back, the wrap can be removed.





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  #3003863 1-Dec-2022 06:36
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While I’m sure it is true that you’re not supposed to mess with your ONT….

When was the last time chorus retrieved one and if you painted one, what is the likelihood that they would ever know?

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  #3003867 1-Dec-2022 06:56
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There’s no technical reason you couldn’t paint it, providing you can take it apart and put it back together.

You break it you bought it would apply as it’s not your property but if it continues chugging along no one is going to know or care.

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  #3003881 1-Dec-2022 08:26
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The traditional method is to smoke like a chimney. Everything in the room goes a dirty brown colour and blends right in with the woodwork.

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  #3003883 1-Dec-2022 08:33
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Handle9: There’s no technical reason you couldn’t paint it, providing you can take it apart and put it back together.

You break it you bought it would apply as it’s not your property but if it continues chugging along no one is going to know or care.

 

At least until you move and try to flog it on TradeMe. Then someone might notice. 


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  #3003884 1-Dec-2022 08:35
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Eva888:
BarTender: No
Out of curiosity, why?

 

I dunno, I thought I was fairly clear about my recommendation.

 

     

  1. You don't own the equipment, it's owned by Chorus or the LFC in your region
  2. It is there to perform a function, while aesthetically unpleasing to you it is sensitive electrical equipment with vents which doesn't really play well with paint should you either get paint in it, or cover those vents.
  3. What if covering the vents causes the ONT to overheat and cause a fire who's responsibility would that be?
  4. Do you paint the TV / Computers / Printers / Mobile phones / other electrical appliances that produce heat and have vents in your house due to aesthetics?
  5. There is many places that the ONT can be installed (the Garage, a cupboard) which it will be out of the way and still able to vent. Why when it was being installed didn't you ask for it to be installed there or ask for the LFC to move it?
  6. Did I forget to say you don't own it?
  7. It's just a terrible idea for all of the above reasons and more which I can't think of right now.




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