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# 175231 22-Jun-2015 13:12
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I'm getting Bigpipe UFB installed on Friday (starter plan). I'm in a new house that has a patch panel box. The ONT will go in here (installation on Friday), and ideally I would have broadband supplied to the 6 ethernet ports dotted around the house from the panel box.

My problems are that:
(1) the Asus router I bought (RT-AC56U) has a stand and can't be mounted in the panel box, and
(2) even if I could put that router in the panel box, the metal door on the panel box would shield the wifi signal.

What's my best option?

I was thinking of buying a cheap router to put in the panel box, and use the Asus router as a wifi access point? If so, do you have a suggested router to plug the ONT into? It's hard to find a non-wifi gigabit router.

Or is there some other hardware that would solve the problem?

As a temporary compromise could I connect the ONT directly to the patch panel and run the router at an ethernet port?

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  # 1329246 22-Jun-2015 13:19
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I would put the router somewhere else (Unless you need UPS backup).

Then with a small switch, you could send the signal back and then out to the other sockets.




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  # 1329248 22-Jun-2015 13:22
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Yes, what CiscoNZ has said. Run an ethernet connection from the ONT to the WAN port on your Router, then run another Ethernet cable from a LAN port on your router, back to the patch panel and into a switch located in the cupboard. This is assuming you have double Ethernet outlets. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1329251 22-Jun-2015 13:27
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lxsw20: This is assuming you have double Ethernet outlets. 


if there are 6 locations in the house i doubt they will be doubles. so that idea wont work.

i would get a cheap device to do the routing and then put the Asus where you want it for wifi.

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  # 1329256 22-Jun-2015 13:30
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Jase2985: if there are 6 locations in the house i doubt they will be doubles. so that idea wont work.


If it was done to spec, it will have a minimum of doubles everywhere.




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  # 1329262 22-Jun-2015 13:34
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I'm with Bigpipe too and we built a new house recently and this is what I did: 16-port switch in the cupboard connecting all the ports throughout the house, ONT plugged directly into the panel, Asus RT-AC87U router's WAN port connected to the corresponding ONT port, second port connected to router's LAN port = fun times for all wired devices.




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  # 1329263 22-Jun-2015 13:34
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I had a similar setup where the ONT was in the control box and used a small gb switch to patch all of the ethernet ports in the house. Main feed ran to my study where there were three ports and the router installed. This then ran to the control box and fed the house.

Realised I was getting interference so I managed to install the router directly into the control box and it still feeds a gb switch which then is patched to all of the ethernet ports in the house.

For WiFi I have three Apple Airport Extremes around the house.
This setup works really well :)



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  # 1329264 22-Jun-2015 13:34
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Yes there's a double port behind the TV, which would be a convenient place for the router. Thanks for your advice!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1329274 22-Jun-2015 13:45
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cisconz:
Jase2985: if there are 6 locations in the house i doubt they will be doubles. so that idea wont work.


If it was done to spec, it will have a minimum of doubles everywhere.


how many places have you seen it done to spec? the building firms are notoriously cheap and tend to only run singles everywhere

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  # 1329278 22-Jun-2015 13:47
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Zoltuger: Yes there's a double port behind the TV, which would be a convenient place for the router. Thanks for your advice!


if thats the case buy a small 8 port switch and put it in the UFB cupboard, got from ONT to the port for the jack behind the TV, from there to the Asus WAN port, from the asus LAN port to the second port behind the TV, and from the patch panel to the small switch, and then from the switch to where ever else your need it to go.

im guessing you dont have VOIP and are either using copper or have no home phone

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