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# 143684 23-Apr-2014 18:27
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As the subject suggests I'm after some help here.

We have a new house which is about to be connected by chorus to the VDSL network.

This is a new build house, the services company have run a wire from the street to the side of our garage and I have run a cat 6 cable from the side of the garage to where my modem will be. (Draytek Vigor 130).

We are going for the "naked" VDSL option and will not be using a landline at the house. 

I imagine the Chorus guy will make the connections to the VDSL network at the street and between the Cat 6 cable and the service wire on the side of the garage.

What should I go for at the other end of the CAT6 cable?

Should I just put an RJ11 connector on the end of the cable and plug it directly into my modem? If so what is the pinout?

Or should I install a "box" on the wall and then have a standard Rj11 cable between that and the modem. If so can you pls advise on the correct wiring procedure for that.

I'm trying to be economical here and also avoid unnecessary connections and clearly I'm a noob at this to so any advice would be gratefully received.

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  # 1030025 23-Apr-2014 19:04
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The Chorus technician will install a VDSL master filter at your External Termination Point (ETP) and an RJ45 jack point at the modem end of the Cat6 cable.
This, plus a run of Cat6 cable, is a standard Chorus VDSL install.
You have paid for it, so don't omit the master filter - even with naked VDSL.


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  # 1030026 23-Apr-2014 19:05
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box on the wall and have an RJ45 to RJ11 on the modem, along with the master splitter as sideface has said

why in a new build do you not have a star wiring box and all the rooms wired with cat5/6?


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  # 1030075 23-Apr-2014 20:17
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since this is a new build, make life easy for the chorus tech (and so you know EXACTLY where things are going, to the standard you want etc)

run cat6 to the VDSL jackpoint (terminating with a RJ45 is the normal) from where you choose your ETP to be. ideally this will be whatever route is the shortest.

as part of the installation, the tech should install a splitter, however if your going without any phoneline (and not running any phone ports) this could be a little moot.

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  # 1030241 24-Apr-2014 06:34
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Thanks all, every room has at least 1 cat 6 cable running to it. Not sure what part of my first post led you to believe that wasn't the case.

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  # 1030244 24-Apr-2014 06:40
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Right just checked what a star wiring box is and this is essentially what I have done. Each room has at least one cat 6 cable coming back to this central point (where the modem will be) and in this central point I will install my modem, a router (net gear nighthawk) and a 16 port gigabit switch. I had thought this would do the trick. The part I wasn't so sure on and am grateful for your help was in the wiring from the outside world to this point.

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  # 1030670 24-Apr-2014 15:34
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you really should have run 3 cat 6 cables from where the cable will come into the house (etp) to your star wiring point to future proof yourself for Fiber.

They will install a master filter (have them install one even though you are going naked) in the ETP, then connect the incomming wire from the street to the master filter, and then the master filter to the cat6 cable that you have ran. at the other end of the cat 6 cable have them install an rj45 jack point so you can plug you modem into that, and from their the rest of your network.

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