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Topic # 128950 29-Aug-2013 12:30
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my Fritzbox is located at the other end of the house and so makes having a cat cable running down the hallway unsightly. I spoke with snap about having my box moved to a more user friendly location. They advised in order for me to do so I would need to have star wiring.

How do I know if that's what I have?

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  Reply # 886465 29-Aug-2013 12:41
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Star wiring is something simular to this

http://www.chorus.co.nz/file/9131/minimum_communication_cabling_requirements.pdf

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  Reply # 886466 29-Aug-2013 12:41
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Can you run the cable under the house? It's not difficult for an installer to do.




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  Reply # 886509 29-Aug-2013 13:44
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Star wireing general reffers to how phone services are distributed in your house - ie from one common point and each outlet has its own cable runing to this common point. This is also how data cabling is connected up with a common point (router, switch or even hub) in a location near a patch pannel or just cables fitted with plugs and the cables radiating out to outlets or other equipment.


Question: do you currently have UFB or is this a question for a future connection?


Question: if you have ufb - is the ont in one location and your fritz in another? and you want to move the fritz closer etc?




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  Reply # 886541 29-Aug-2013 14:36
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InstallerUFB: Star wireing general reffers to how phone services are distributed in your house - ie from one common point and each outlet has its own cable runing to this common point. This is also how data cabling is connected up with a common point (router, switch or even hub) in a location near a patch pannel or just cables fitted with plugs and the cables radiating out to outlets or other equipment.


Question: do you currently have UFB or is this a question for a future connection?


Question: if you have ufb - is the ont in one location and your fritz in another? and you want to move the fritz closer etc?



I currently have UFB. The ont and the fritz are in the same location. The back bedroom. I would like to the move the boxes into the lounge so I can run wired connections to my PC and PS3 as both have rather useless wireless signals.

Cannot be run under the house as it's a solid concrete slab foundation.

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  Reply # 886549 29-Aug-2013 14:45
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How about powerline networking? May be cheaper ($100 - $150) and easier than getting the optical stuff moved about, and in a house with decent wiring performance should be good. Alternately you can have the wiring go through the ceiling, but that's more work, drilling all the way down the wall - not even 100% sure it's possible.




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  Reply # 886685 29-Aug-2013 18:54
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Kopkiwi:
I currently have UFB. The ont and the fritz are in the same location. The back bedroom. I would like to the move the boxes into the lounge so I can run wired connections to my PC and PS3 as both have rather useless wireless signals.

Cannot be run under the house as it's a solid concrete slab foundation.


OK - the ONT would more that likely have to stay where it is (you would possibly now be charged a good some to move it) - as has been sugested ethernet over power devices to get the signal from the ONt to the new Fritz location or yu will have to run network cables through the roof space/ capping along walls to the other end

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  Reply # 887997 1-Sep-2013 22:43
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I guess the distance is too far for a couple of wireless boxes to link together? The one in living room becomes a repeater or bridge and the cable out of it can connect a switch for all your wired equipment.

Theres no such thing as a Cat cable. Data cable maybe? Cat6 cable perhaps. There are options for hiding cable inside plastic capping, or you clould use a white cable and just can clip into the edge of the ceiling.




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