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# 138249 27-Dec-2013 00:05
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Good Evening,   I have recently purchased an older 1960’s 2 bed house and renovating it – which I am trying to get some ideas/advice on my proposed home network setup (star wire configuration).

We currently are not in a fibre area but are in the area for the 2016 planned chorus fibre upgrade, so I thought now is a time to think of future and am cabling the house with Cat6 cable.     I have purchased a distribution box to keep all the Router/NAS/patch panel etc in the same place – the problem being is that I am stuck with where to put the box (it will fit between studs in the wall and be gib-stopped around for a flush look). My idea was to stick it in the laundry so that it could be close to the opposite external side of wall in which the ETP could be placed (eye level height) - but from recommendations as per chorus website, it is not a good idea to put in wet areas – my thoughts though is that there is not exactly going to be any water splashed around?

The other thought is that since there is place in the hallway near entrance it could go there, but having the ETP outside on the front entrance might not look so good – but does anyone know whether the ETP can be under the house? (Note: The house is raised approx 2m so it is not hard to access underneath).  

I’ve attached an image of a basic layout of our house (not exactly to scale size wise but you get the idea), and according to the dot I will wire up the telephone cable under the house to where ever the best location would be for the distribution box and drill through the bottom of wall into the box. The Cat6 cable is being run through the ceiling/roof to the distribution box.  

We plan to get set up with VDSL for now until Fibre is available in 2016 but I want to try and get location of telephone inlet/distribution box etc correct so when it comes for chorus to change things around there’s no need to rip off brand new gib board – Mainly to make sure the distribution box & ETP are in the right place for easy enough access.





Appreciate your feedback   ~Jonathan

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  # 960497 3-Jan-2014 06:39
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Neviden: <snip>  Currently i am a little stuck with the wiring from the in ground telephone cable, we have old style 2 wire with a thick black outer core (yellow and black wires) which comes up through a conduit pipe (under ground) under our house - from the main line somewhere at on the roadside. I have wired up under the house a standard 2 core (4 strand (black, white, blue, red) telephone cable from this line, just wiring the yellow to red and black to black (does not matter about colors<snip> 

Thanks again for all your help & suggestions :)   ~Jonathan



To meet the current requirements of a point of demarcation between the external and internal networks, the cable coming from the street will need to be rerouted by the chorus tech to the outside of the house and an external test point added.  They will extended it as required. Is the cable you have then run up to your distribution box long enough to allso be rerouted to a point outside ? - if not replace it with at least two CAT5e cables.

take a look @ the following web site for cableing recomendations

http://www.tcf.org.nz/content/02b3940f-1b3b-4cc8-bfc6-28173756da29.html


The cable you have refered to as a 'standard 2 core' telephone cable - i gather is a black sheathed lead in cable - If it is the colours actualy do mater as they are in twisted pairs - Old colour code pr 1 Yellow/black pr 2 brown/whilte  - New colour code pr 1 blue/white pr2 red/black - you can use any combination for normal voice services but if you dont use a  pair combination then as soon as you add xDSL services over the top you cause issues. 

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