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  Reply # 1967168 2-Mar-2018 17:14

Is the phone plugged onto the ONT or the modem?
Easy enough to move the modem away from the ONT.
A lot depends on what plugs are available around the house and how close the data jacks are to a phone jack if the phone comes from the modem.




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  Reply # 1967175 2-Mar-2018 17:24
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Is the phone plugged onto the ONT or the modem?
Easy enough to move the modem away from the ONT.
A lot depends on what plugs are available around the house and how close the data jacks are to a phone jack if the phone comes from the modem.

 

 

The phones will be plugged into neither - I was told by Chorus they would work from phone jacks.

 

 


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  Reply # 1967214 2-Mar-2018 18:17
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Well as others have said, there are 5 outlets that have been wired for data, the rest (8 or so) only phones, that said the untwist used is not acceptable, it would probably work but really needs retermination, and I guess the wall outlets also.

 

I would not get an electrician to do the job unless they are data trained, otherwise you will get just what you already have.

 

You dont have to have the router in at the hub, it can be placed elsewhere to give better wireless coverage, but to be honest this is what I would do.

 

  • Have all the Cat5e cables terminated as full data, ie get rid of the phone patch panel and re terminate all cables on the data patch panel (might need a 2nd to allow for all cables), have the quality of the terminations at all the data outlets checked and re terminated if required, and any outlets fitted with BT phone sockets replace with RJ45 data outlets.
  • Get a 8 port switch to allow you to feed more outlets.
  • Put the ISP provided router in the data closet, but turn its wireless off, get yourself a couple of UniFi WAPs or similar to put at appropriate locations for wireless coverage.
  • A further mod, is depending on what router your ISP has provided you might like to look at replacing the router with a Mikrotik or Edgerouter.

My 2c

 

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  Reply # 1967228 2-Mar-2018 18:36
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Well as others have said, there are 5 outlets that have been wired for data, the rest (8 or so) only phones, that said the untwist used is not acceptable, it would probably work but really needs retermination, and I guess the wall outlets also.

 

I would not get an electrician to do the job unless they are data trained, otherwise you will get just what you already have.

 

You dont have to have the router in at the hub, it can be placed elsewhere to give better wireless coverage, but to be honest this is what I would do.

 

  • Have all the Cat5e cables terminated as full data, ie get rid of the phone patch panel and re terminate all cables on the data patch panel (might need a 2nd to allow for all cables), have the quality of the terminations at all the data outlets checked and re terminated if required, and any outlets fitted with BT phone sockets replace with RJ45 data outlets.
  • Get a 8 port switch to allow you to feed more outlets.
  • Put the ISP provided router in the data closet, but turn its wireless off, get yourself a couple of UniFi WAPs or similar to put at appropriate locations for wireless coverage.
  • A further mod, is depending on what router your ISP has provided you might like to look at replacing the router with a Mikrotik or Edgerouter.

My 2c

 

Cyril

 

 

Sweet. I am not tech oriented when it comes to telecoms (and don't have spare time now anyway), so can you recommend an installer company who can do all of that for me? Or is that considered advertising and not allowed on forum? There's no way extra stuff like the modem will fit in the data closet so they'll need to have experience with that kind of job, i.e. ripping everything out & installing a bigger closet.

 

 


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  Reply # 1967229 2-Mar-2018 18:37
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Where are you, region wise

 

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  Reply # 1967252 2-Mar-2018 19:42
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Where are you, region wise

 

Cyril

 

 

Castor Bay on the Shore.


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  Reply # 1967599 3-Mar-2018 18:01
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Hi, ok, give @coffeebaron a shout, he should be able to sort you out.

 

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  Reply # 1970505 7-Mar-2018 11:39
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Just a followup - if I wanted to get lan speed in multiple rooms, I connect the ONT (GE1 port) into modem (WAN port) at the data closet. Then I can connect the modem's 4 LAN ports into the network module ports, which will make 4 ports live around the house?

 

If that's right it kinda sucks that the modem Spark provides has only 4 ports lol...

 

 


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  Reply # 1970508 7-Mar-2018 11:42
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If that's right it kinda sucks that the modem Spark provides has only 4 ports lol...

 

 

 

 

Just buy a switch, it's pretty cheap.


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  Reply # 1970509 7-Mar-2018 11:43
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Just a followup - if I wanted to get lan speed in multiple rooms, I connect the ONT (GE1 port) into modem (WAN port) at the data closet. Then I can connect the modem's 4 LAN ports into the network module ports, which will make 4 ports live around the house?

 

If that's right it kinda sucks that the modem Spark provides has only 4 ports lol...

 

 

Correct, that will make 4 ports around you house active,

 

If you want more you will need to get a switch (more things to stuff in your data closet)




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  Reply # 1970707 7-Mar-2018 14:44
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If you want more you will need to get a switch (more things to stuff in your data closet)

 

 

all good - any 8 port GbE switch will do, eg. doesn't need an uplink port?


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  Reply # 1970723 7-Mar-2018 15:07
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no no uplink port needed,

 

 


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