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# 139016 25-Jan-2014 02:30
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I need to know how I would go about finding out if my wiring is daisy chain or star. I want star wiring since I am planning on getting VDSL soon and there is no way I can get it wired to where I want if it's daisy chain without having exposed cables through the house. I did look into how to tell if you have star wiring and I don't have a star wiring box or utility box that has cabling going to it. Is there a way of telling if it's star or daisy chain. I will also have to locate where all the cables meet up if it is star.

Info on my house:


  • I can't have a new cable wired under the house since it sits on a concrete slab. It would be confusing if I described my house so just trust me when I say I can't have it wired without exposed cables or plastic covers on several walls.


  • House was built about 5 years ago, 2007 (not by me).


  • I can plug my modem/router into any jackpoint and it works and the jackpoints only have 2 of the wires from the cables joined to the socket (don't know if this helps). I don't have multiple modems so I don't know what happens if I plug in a second one.

I can't get someone out just to see how my house is wired since an ISP wont pay for that and I don't want to pay for it either. I do plan on going from Telstra/Vodafone over to Snap, I might not change though if I can't get VDSL wired how I want it so that kind of makes things difficult.

From reading other posts I can see everyone suggests the coffeebaron to look at things like this but I don't live in Auckland.

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  # 973967 25-Jan-2014 08:56
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If you have star wiring the master filter would be located within the ETP and the VDSL signal reticulated around the house using a spare pair of the existing wiring. This is done by simply joining the second pair with scotchlok connectors at each jack before the one where VDSL is required. At that point a new jack would be positioned next to the existing one.

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