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Topic # 32111 12-Apr-2009 22:37
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Hi - just keen to understand this a bit more..... What actually connects to the ONT? Is this the Linksys router? And then this distributes to jack points in the house along with wireless internet? Maybe there is a switch in the mix as presumably houses have more than say 4 jack points??

Anybody know?

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Mark




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  Reply # 206679 13-Apr-2009 15:58
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ascroft: Hi - just keen to understand this a bit more..... What actually connects to the ONT? Is this the Linksys router? And then this distributes to jack points in the house along with wireless internet? Maybe there is a switch in the mix as presumably houses have more than say 4 jack points??


I know what it is, but I'm reluctant to reveal this as I'm not sure WxC want it publicly known.  I can tell you it looks like brains of a house alarm (from the outside), it is mounted in the garage, and all the equipment inside can be remotely rebooted should they stop responding.

Hopefully a more official response can come from WxC.



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  Reply # 206691 13-Apr-2009 17:03
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Cheers Nate.

Cant be too secretive! See www.brightspark.org.nz pdf complete with photo. I was interested in what came out of the lynksys router - looks like POTS terminals which seems to suggest you could have POTS wiring inside the house as well as CAT5.





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  Reply # 206693 13-Apr-2009 17:20
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ascroft: Cheers Nate.

Cant be too secretive! See www.brightspark.org.nz pdf complete with photo. I was interested in what came out of the lynksys router - looks like POTS terminals which seems to suggest you could have POTS wiring inside the house as well as CAT5.



The Linksys router has analogue phone ports so regular analogue phones can be used. There is no difference between POTS wiring and cat5e - it's all one and the same. Not everybody wants to buy SIP VoIP phones for their house due to the cost.

With a proper structured cabling solution and patch panel (which should be compulsary in all new houses) you simply plug the phones and data into whatever port you want to use. The photo in that PDF shows one of the Signal Technologies phone distribuition panels which IMHO defeat the whole point of having a structured system in the house as you can't easily change ports.



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  Reply # 206696 13-Apr-2009 17:44
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ascroft: . . . See www.brightspark.org.nz pdf complete with photo. . .


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