The device that Vodafone supply that is connected to the ONT is a Router and is normaly refered to as an RGW or Residentual Gate Way. All Customers connected to Chorus Fibre that are with Vodafone have their voice service delivered via the RGW. If you want your RGW to be placed in a different location in your house ,than where the ONT is to be located, and you want voice redistribuated around the house on your existing house wireing then you will have to pay for additional cabling (if it dosent already exist) to take the voice circuit back to the ONT position. If you can live with just a cordless base station pluged into the back of the RGW instead of the extra cabling then that is up to you. Chorus installs only include the cableing up to the ONT as part of the free install
It is a shame that the customer can't have the option as in a situation like mine.
Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone XR, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.
clive100: ... If the RGW unit must be located with the ONT is it easy to use another (additional) modem /router in the lounge as a closer Wifi access point to existing devices without conflicting with the RGW wifi ?
Spyware: Obviously you would turn the RGW wireless off to stop interference with another wireless access point.
Alternately you could potentially use two lan splitters like this http://www.jaycar.co.nz/IT-Products/Networking/Patch-Leads/RJ45-Cat-5-UTP-Splitter---150mm/p/YT6090 although that would limit gigabit options. I haven't tried that myself, I'm sure someone will mention if the voltage from the phone ringing would cause too much noise for the network connection on the same cable and drop the data connection, which would then drop the call so the phone would stop ringing...