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# 139462 10-Feb-2014 11:59
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Hi, fibre will be rolled out in our street possibly later this year. I would like to transition to UFB as smoothly as possible when it does become available, but this is a two-storey house with traditional wiring. Is it possible/sensible to have the house rewired in advance using modern star topology, with ethernet ports in each room? Who can I contact for this service? Thank you.

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  # 983254 10-Feb-2014 12:08
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I'm in the same situation (not double story though) and have contacted an electrician who's going to come and take a look to see what can be done in terms of data cabling and putting a power outlet where I want the ONT etc.

I suspect it's not going to be cheap :(

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  # 983269 10-Feb-2014 12:39
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It really depends on a number of factors. For the downstairs, can you get under the floor and for the upstairs, can you get into the roof space?





 
 
 
 


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  # 983302 10-Feb-2014 13:43
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If you're in the Auckland / Waikato region, try Coffeebaron

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  # 987327 14-Feb-2014 15:26
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have you considered the powerline adapters?

I was a little skeptical about them but now I am super happy about the result;

My ONT and modem is downstairs, so one powerline adapter is plugged downstairs and another one plugged upstairs, no other setup was required and the speed is just like normal LAN as far as I can tell.

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  # 987354 14-Feb-2014 15:58
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Delitus: I would like to transition to UFB as smoothly as possible when it does become available, but this is a two-storey house with traditional wiring. Is it possible/sensible to have the house rewired in advance using modern star topology, with ethernet ports in each room?


Two story homes do have their set-backs due to access, but nothing is impossible.  When rewiring your home definitely talk to the right people, setup your network to suit your needs and wire everything back to a centralized location.  If you contact someone locally (like coffeebaron if you are in Auckland) get them to install the hybrid fibre as-well to keep your installation as clean as possible and when Chorus or one of the other suppliers come to connect you up, everything will be pre-done professionally inside your home. 




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  # 987378 14-Feb-2014 16:35
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Whereabouts are you located?




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  # 987501 14-Feb-2014 20:06
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jacwlg: have you considered the powerline adapters?

I was a little skeptical about them but now I am super happy about the result;

My ONT and modem is downstairs, so one powerline adapter is plugged downstairs and another one plugged upstairs, no other setup was required and the speed is just like normal LAN as far as I can tell.


I'm currently using a pair of 200mbps netcomm ones, and I can't get more than ~45mbps between two rooms adjacent to one another due to a slight bit of packet loss. Perhaps my power is more noisy than yours but for me it's probably not going to cut it for the speeds I'm hoping for.


 
 
 
 




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  # 987721 15-Feb-2014 12:01
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Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

Powerline adaptors are definitely not an option for myself, because I am looking for a long-term solution to the always increasing bandwidth requirements - not just for the internet connection itself, but among computers within our home. With things such as media streaming and remote backups happening in the background, a Powerline connection will likely choke under the demand.

I live in Epsom, by the way. I'm trying to arrange a time to get the rewiring project started, but cost is a factor. I hear a full setup can cost upwards of $3000+, in which case there will be a bit of saving up for me to do beforehand! I will probably know of more accurate figures after the initial assessment is done.

I will post back of any exciting developments. :)

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  # 988257 16-Feb-2014 14:55
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Delitus: I would like to transition to UFB as smoothly as possible when it does become available, but this is a two-storey house with traditional wiring. Is it possible/sensible to have the house rewired in advance using modern star topology, with ethernet ports in each room?


Two story homes do have their set-backs due to access, but nothing is impossible.  When rewiring your home definitely talk to the right people, setup your network to suit your needs and wire everything back to a centralized location.  If you contact someone locally (like coffeebaron if you are in Auckland) get them to install the hybrid fibre as-well to keep your installation as clean as possible and when Chorus or one of the other suppliers come to connect you up, everything will be pre-done professionally inside your home. 

Why hybrid fibre? No need for multimode in a house. Perhaps you meant composite fibre, which has copper wire in the cable with the fibre?




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  # 988271 16-Feb-2014 15:13
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webwat:
Why hybrid fibre? No need for multimode in a house. Perhaps you meant composite fibre, which has copper wire in the cable with the fibre?


The OP stated "I would like to transition to UFB as smoothly as possible", if he had the Hybrid installed to his patch panel from the POE at the same time all other wiring was done, this would make the transition as smooth as possible.....I meant Hybrid, not composite for this purpose as this is the terminology given to the fibre/copper for UFB installations..




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