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#262273 14-Jan-2020 09:36
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Can I please have a brief idea of how the old/original Vodafone-TelstraClear T-box thingie worked?

 

Specifically, was it connected to an antenna, or internet via wifi/ethernet cable, or dedicated proprietary/external cable?

 

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  #2391494 14-Jan-2020 09:39
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Hi, it operated over the Telstra/Voda HFC network, so required an RG6 coax from the network, it also required an seperate HFC modem that was connected via Ethernet to provide EPG traffic.

 

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  #2391517 14-Jan-2020 10:00
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As mentioned above.

Coax into the back of the T Box and also into the Motorola modem. One cable coming from under the house with a splitter on it

Can be separate to the PC/router. Mine is

I can take photos if required, but that won't be until this evening once home

 
 
 
 




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  #2391542 14-Jan-2020 10:37
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Thanks for those replies … I have a friend who called to say their old T-box has now gone and want some sort of replacement or TV access, but could not identify what connections were available, viz. wall sockets or bits of cable left over, don't even know if there is a roof antenna 😁

 

Will visit on weekend and take a look, but was rather hopeful that there was an ethernet cable or port nearby.

 

 


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  #2391574 14-Jan-2020 11:01
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Rickles:

 

Thanks for those replies … I have a friend who called to say their old T-box has now gone and want some sort of replacement or TV access, but could not identify what connections were available, viz. wall sockets or bits of cable left over, don't even know if there is a roof antenna 😁

 

Will visit on weekend and take a look, but was rather hopeful that there was an ethernet cable or port nearby.

 

content is moving to internet. Although Freeview will remain for a while, even that is being broadcast via internet too.

 

right or wrong, that’s where things are moving too.

 

 I hope your friend has good internet, good wiring and good personal equipment for their house 





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  #2391918 14-Jan-2020 14:48
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The T-box's can be made to run over IP instead of coax. Mine is thanks to some above and beyond assistance from @zollymonsta 





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  #2392072 14-Jan-2020 16:23
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Vodafone told me the the T-Box wasn't supported anymore and when our one dies that is the end of it.

 

Can it be configured to run without going through the extra modem?

 

 


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  #2392102 14-Jan-2020 17:31
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kiwipawl:

 

Vodafone told me the the T-Box wasn't supported anymore and when our one dies that is the end of it.

 

Can it be configured to run without going through the extra modem?

 

 

They are kind of unsupported now I gather, but when we moved from a house with HFC to a house with UFB we managed to get our T-Box up and running on IP over UFB.  Vodafone had told us this was possible and would happen, but when it came to actually implementing it it turned into a giant SNAFU. 





 
 
 
 


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  #2392109 14-Jan-2020 17:58
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Lias:

 

The T-box's can be made to run over IP instead of coax. Mine is thanks to some above and beyond assistance from @zollymonsta 

 

 

 

 

Yes, can run over UFB with a Vodafone Residential broadband connection.

 

You likely be pushed towards the new Vodafone TV as the T-Box is end of life and will be disabled at some point in the future.





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