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  Reply # 884993 26-Aug-2013 21:47
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Spyware: The unused pairs can obviously be punched down but the question is where do the cable runs go to. If they simply daisy chain between jacks to provide phone service then the cabling could be quite useless for your purpose. If the runs all go back to a patch panel somewhere then things are looking better.


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  Reply # 885253 27-Aug-2013 13:41
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Don't you think it would be a good idea to get a pro in to sort you out? You obviously have absolutely no idea about this stuff and I am amazed about the patience of the other responders.

Don't take this personally as most of us have to get professional help for things we can't handle ourselves.

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  Reply # 885257 27-Aug-2013 13:47
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linw: Don't you think it would be a good idea to get a pro in to sort you out? You obviously have absolutely no idea about this stuff and I am amazed about the patience of the other responders.


This would be my suggestion also.

If you're really set on doing it yourself, you're going to have to trace the wiring to see where it goes, you'll likely need to re-run it if it isn't all going to a central location such as a patch panel, and if it is not cat5 or better you would be best to replace it as well. I can only assume, from your posts, that what you're after is not multiple VDSL jacks, but you want to get VDSL, and then you want to connect multiple other devices to the VDSL router as a LAN. This is very common. You need to get VDSL to one jackpoint (Chorus will typically sort this as part of thei nstallation), and then you need to get LAN connectivity (either via ethernet or wifi) to your other devices. This part is up to you to arrange - there are plenty of cabling places that can sort it quickly and easily for you though.




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  Reply # 885374 27-Aug-2013 15:50
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linw: Don't you think it would be a good idea to get a pro in to sort you out? You obviously have absolutely no idea about this stuff and I am amazed about the patience of the other responders.

Don't take this personally as most of us have to get professional help for things we can't handle ourselves.


I am amazed by people patients as well, I think I will make some calls instead.

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  Reply # 885409 27-Aug-2013 17:01
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solaybro:
linw: Don't you think it would be a good idea to get a pro in to sort you out? You obviously have absolutely no idea about this stuff and I am amazed about the patience of the other responders.

Don't take this personally as most of us have to get professional help for things we can't handle ourselves.


I am amazed by people patients as well, I think I will make some calls instead.

Which part of the country? I do this kind of work Auckland / Waikato.

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  Reply # 886567 29-Aug-2013 15:04
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You may find a panel in the garage or somewhere near the front of the house that has all those cat5e cables going to it. At least you can show the installer where it is and ask whether its worth putting a patch panel onto it. Potentially you could also put your VDSL modem there too and feed the Xbox/computers with ethernet after you change all the jacks to RJ45...




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  Reply # 886627 29-Aug-2013 16:38
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webwat: You may find a panel in the garage or somewhere near the front of the house that has all those cat5e cables going to it. At least you can show the installer where it is and ask whether its worth putting a patch panel onto it. Potentially you could also put your VDSL modem there too and feed the Xbox/computers with ethernet after you change all the jacks to RJ45...


What really sucks is I want to have a look inside the box to see how the wiring works but the cover is secured with weird screws. I don't have a screw driver that can fit it.







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  Reply # 886689 29-Aug-2013 18:59
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solaybro:
webwat: You may find a panel in the garage or somewhere near the front of the house that has all those cat5e cables going to it. At least you can show the installer where it is and ask whether its worth putting a patch panel onto it. Potentially you could also put your VDSL modem there too and feed the Xbox/computers with ethernet after you change all the jacks to RJ45...


What really sucks is I want to have a look inside the box to see how the wiring works but the cover is secured with weird screws. I don't have a screw driver that can fit it.


That little white box on the outside of your house is the chorus demarc and has triwing screws on it to keep thouse people who dont know what to do in there out :-)

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  Reply # 886709 29-Aug-2013 19:26
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InstallerUFB: Get in a Pro


Or get a security bit set from Bunnings, Mitre 10 or the like. :-D




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  Reply # 886725 29-Aug-2013 20:01
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are you sure its telecomunications related inside that box... could be anything until you open it up and see i.e. treat it as 'LIVE'.


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  Reply # 887992 1-Sep-2013 22:37
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Goosey: are you sure its telecomunications related inside that box... could be anything until you open it up and see i.e. treat it as 'LIVE'.



If its tri-wing screws and a Telecom logo then its the ETP, so don't go inside unless you know what you are doing (ie get a pro). You should be able to get to the wiring at the first jackpoint though. write down which colour wire goes to what before you do anything.




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