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  Reply # 1058304 3-Jun-2014 03:41
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The fibre company is only paid to run the fibre 5m from the ETP to the ONT. This could end up deciding where the ONT is installed.

However you should have the option to pay extra to increase the 5m lead to have the ONT placed somewhere more useful.

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  Reply # 1058307 3-Jun-2014 05:46
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The Chorus default recommended location is next to the TV. In many homes this would be the best location.

If you have a structured cabling solution which is typically located in the garage, this is where it will be installed as it is the best location.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1058343 3-Jun-2014 08:09
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I elected to have mine installed in the "office". This is where my computer, 2x servers, NAS, printer, etc live so it made sense as the cabling is already in place.

I have a reasonable sized 3 bedroom house and the office is at one end and the lounge in the other.

Wireless signal is great from the office to the lounge where I have a wireless bridge connecting my VoIP phone, Xbox, Media PC. Only issues I have is wireless N at that distance is not fast enough to stream full 1080p with HD audio reliably.





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  Reply # 1060954 7-Jun-2014 16:47
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bonkas: I elected to have mine installed in the "office". This is where my computer, 2x servers, NAS, printer, etc live so it made sense as the cabling is already in place.

I have a reasonable sized 3 bedroom house and the office is at one end and the lounge in the other.

Wireless signal is great from the office to the lounge where I have a wireless bridge connecting my VoIP phone, Xbox, Media PC. Only issues I have is wireless N at that distance is not fast enough to stream full 1080p with HD audio reliably.

Since your cabled network is in the office, you must have already looked at the feasibility of running a few cat.5e cables to the lounge? Normally they go under floor or above ceiling.




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  Reply # 1060965 7-Jun-2014 17:15
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Mine was installled today (Chorus had a communication breakdown earlier in the week so apologised to me with a Saturday install, though the promised box of chocs might have helped :) ). It's also in the office where all my gear is. This area also acts as a hub for the house with cat 5 run through to the lounge room and master bedroom. 
The guys were brilliant and I had no idea that there were limits on how much cabling they would provide. I certainly got more. They were really careful with my garden and new driveway and cleaned up after, even going so far as to wash down the driveway to remove muddy footprints. I suspect the extra care made for a longer job - they were here for four hours - but I couldn't be happier. 

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I had Chorus come and scope my fiber install last thursday. My house is a 1960's stucco box on piles with easy access under floor. We got to choose where the ONT goes but I had to go over all the possible locations and show why each one was or wasn't suitable. They have agreed to install the ONT in an alcove in my laundry, bringing the cable from the ENT under the floor up through the adjoining linen cupboard. This is pretty much in the middle of our house so works well for me as I have 200m of cat6 cable sitting in the garage to network the house with.        
       BUT........the interesting thing they said was that in a months time all that I would be able to get would have been a standard Back to Back install in a corner of my lounge. Anything else would have to be at my expense. Seems that the cost of non B2B installs, soon wont be covered anymore. We currently get a very good deal (Free Install) as just the civil work (thrust boring etc) for our install is about $2000+ and our house is less than 10m from the road.

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  Reply # 1078359 2-Jul-2014 00:25
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That't not a good sign. 

Its a bit unfair on those who are still waiting to have the fibre laid in their area only have once choice on the location on the ONT when other have had a choice with no extra charges.

As time passes, you want to have the ONT in the right location especially as people may consider a structured cabling solution to take advantage on what fibre has to offer. I am sure Chorus only wants to visit a house once to install the fibre and not have to come back down the track to move the ONT. I dont think people will pay to have the ONT in their place of choice and will just end up going for the back to back install. 

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  Reply # 1078364 2-Jul-2014 01:04
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Got mine installed last week, my house is 40m down a driveway and Chorus happily put the ONT where I wanted it in one of the bedroom cupboards where I have all my rooms patched back to. No mention of distance limits or any issues having to crawl in the mud under my house while rain bucketed down. In fact they initially ran perhaps 20m of Ethernet+fiber hybrid cable from the ETP and had to cut it way back to around 10m.

Maybe the two guys I had were warmed by the fact I offered them warm drinks and held an umbrella while they spliced fibre in the rain...





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Currently in works of purchasing a property and am interested in this topic of discussion. The property I am interested in currently does not offer Fibre, but does offer VDSL.

If I would like to run a cat5 ethernet cable as a wall plug-in (like a phone port) from one side of the house (where the ONT will be located) to the other (To connect the modem to an access point/router at the other side of the house, <50m dist.), what are the costs associated with making this happen? and who should I be contacting (profession-wise)? I'm not sure if there is an underground space (property is on a slope), but it may be possible to route the cable through the ceiling/roof area.

Or alternatively does powerline offer a more competitive price with comparable performance (transfer rate and latency-wise, for gaming/video streaming) to the ethernet solution?

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Darquel: Currently in works of purchasing a property and am interested in this topic of discussion. The property I am interested in currently does not offer Fibre, but does offer VDSL.

If I would like to run a cat5 ethernet cable as a wall plug-in (like a phone port) from one side of the house (where the ONT will be located) to the other (To connect the modem to an access point/router at the other side of the house, <50m dist.), what are the costs associated with making this happen? and who should I be contacting (profession-wise)? I'm not sure if there is an underground space (property is on a slope), but it may be possible to route the cable through the ceiling/roof area.

Or alternatively does powerline offer a more competitive price with comparable performance (transfer rate and latency-wise, for gaming/video streaming) to the ethernet solution?

 


You are best to use powerline for the LAN side of the router, not the WAN/Internet side but it can be done.
Ideally you would run cat5 from the ONT to your router, then powerline from your router to devices around the house. If you were to run powerline between the ONT and the wan side of the router, then you cant use the powerline in the future for connecting devices - its wifi or cat5 only.




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  Reply # 1078871 2-Jul-2014 20:58
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Darquel: Currently in works of purchasing a property and am interested in this topic of discussion. The property I am interested in currently does not offer Fibre, but does offer VDSL.

If I would like to run a cat5 ethernet cable as a wall plug-in (like a phone port) from one side of the house (where the ONT will be located) to the other (To connect the modem to an access point/router at the other side of the house, <50m dist.), what are the costs associated with making this happen? and who should I be contacting (profession-wise)? I'm not sure if there is an underground space (property is on a slope), but it may be possible to route the cable through the ceiling/roof area.

Or alternatively does powerline offer a more competitive price with comparable performance (transfer rate and latency-wise, for gaming/video streaming) to the ethernet solution?

You are best to use powerline for the LAN side of the router, not the WAN/Internet side but it can be done.
Ideally you would run cat5 from the ONT to your router, then powerline from your router to devices around the house. If you were to run powerline between the ONT and the wan side of the router, then you cant use the powerline in the future for connecting devices - its wifi or cat5 only.


So something like this?


With the '?' connection being via. powerline?

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