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Topic # 201508 21-Aug-2016 21:44
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Hi there,


I am wanting to ask some questions before I proceed to get Ultra Fast Fibre. I have just recently moved into this house not to long ago and I'm surprise that this house use to have Fibre(Seeing as though there is a Fibre ONT box in the garage). Now all I got to do is just call in for the technicians to flick the switch from ADSL to Fibre and all done :) according to this post (  However I have some questions to ask before doing this. 


1. I was wondering I would like to connect my modem router to the Fibre ONT. But since my modem router is upstairs and the Fibre ONT is downstairs in the garage, how would a technician find a way to connect my modem router that is upstairs to the Fibre ONT that is downstairs in the garage..?? I really need to know this as I really want to use my modem router for Fibre connections.. 


P.S. I have this possibility but I'm not sure if this works but I'm pretty sure there is a thing called ''powerline networking'' that the technicians could use to the the modem that is upstairs to the ONT that is in the garage. But, the question is will the technicians do this since after all Fibre connections are free to install so I'm pretty sure this is powerline networking method is covered by the free installation. 


2. Seeing as though this post ( says that since Fibre is already installed, now all is needed is for a technician to switch/flick it on which does not require the technician to go inside/come to my house. Is this true? I can see a lot of people saying it is and a few saying perhaps..







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  Reply # 1615381 21-Aug-2016 22:32
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If you have intact fibre connection, all you need is the fibre company to turn it on, they don't need to send a tech around. This means you'll be able to get connected in a day to a week, depending on the fibre company.


The free install covers everything up to the ONT. How you connect the router to the ONT is not included. If you want to do powerline networking, you'll need to pay for this yourself. You can also run a really long ethernet cable if you like, again at your cost.

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  Reply # 1615401 22-Aug-2016 05:38
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1. unfortunately thats now your problem as there is already a ONT there. Even if there wasnt most of the time they wouldnt install it upstairs, and usually install it near the clostest position the the street.


2. highly unlikely you will need a technician. You just need to provide the serial number of the ONT to your ISP and they will use that to get the ball rolling


PS there is no such thing as a modem in the UFF/UFB world. they are all routers. the ONT does the job of the modem.

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  Reply # 1615487 22-Aug-2016 09:26
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Although EoP is certainly an option for connecting the Router and ONT, please do be aware that when you do that, all bets are off in terms of speed.


Beware of the speed claims of the EoP adapters.

My views are my own, and may not necessarily represent those of my employer.

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