Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

305 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Topic # 119653 9-Jun-2013 12:39
Send private message

Is it worth having in an apartment ?

From what I have seen, there is a telephone wiring room usually in the basement.
Also since there is no ETP, where would you put the splitter.

Probably guessing a large box that sticks out of the wall.


iMac 27 2014
Macbook Pro Retina 2013
iPhone 6s
iPad Air 2

VDSL Sync @ 69Mbps Down / 29Mbps Up

Create new topic
1973 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 325


  Reply # 832982 9-Jun-2013 12:42
Send private message

If there's only one phone jack in each apartment, and no monitored security alarm, then probably no point.

You could easily hide the splitter in a flush box behind one of the phone jacks if you did go down that route though

26772 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6249

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 833061 9-Jun-2013 15:49
Send private message

How many jackpoints in your apartment?

The typical setup for most semi large MUDs is a MDF in the basement and then a MDF for each floor with a 25pr feeder to the basement MDF, or covering several floors once again with a 25pr or 50pr feeder.

A master filter would only go in your apartment, but once again it depends how the apartment is wired.

3215 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 620


  Reply # 833185 9-Jun-2013 19:27
Send private message

Most apartment buildings in hawkes bay have a cat5 cable coming in behind a primary socket, and then it is daisy chained with parallel wiring off to secondary sockets.

The master filter would easily sit inside the wall behind the master socket, and a secondary pair on the cat5 can be used for the DSL feed to the secondary socket, where another socket is installed next to it with the dsl pair connected.

However for most people as said - no point really.

Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here

305 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8

  Reply # 833235 9-Jun-2013 21:07
Send private message

Hey guys,

2 Jack points in the apartment. One where the main wire comes in , then gets daisy chained to another jack point in the other room. Currently syncing at 6mbps downstream with an attenuation of 20.

iMac 27 2014
Macbook Pro Retina 2013
iPhone 6s
iPad Air 2

VDSL Sync @ 69Mbps Down / 29Mbps Up

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03

The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56

Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47

Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23

Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47

Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38

Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00

Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01

DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08

Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55

Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44

Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38

KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32

FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57

New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.