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Topic # 191288 30-Jan-2016 21:47
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28 Dec, phoned our ISP and ordered fibre.

 

27 Jan, a man from Chorus showed up for the scoping visit. I've done a lot of the donkey work and installed my own conduit from the road plinth to the side of the house. I showed him where in the house I wanted the ONT placed.

 

He said that two of them would be back if time allowed on 28/29 Jan to blow the fibre from the cabinet at the other end of our street to our plinth.

 

They haven't come back, so that means it will all be done on Monday 1st. He left me the External Termination Point as I said I'd like to install it myself on the outside wall so that I could drill a hole behind it to lead directly under the house, rather than through a nearby vent.

 

I got the ETP mounted nicely and ran a conduit under the house to under the network cabinet I'd built previously. This currently houses the ADSL router and two network switches.

 

I've moved things around in the cabinet to make room for the ONT and installed the ISP supplied residential gateway.

 

Roll on Monday!

 

Installed ETP:

 

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Previously installed conduit:

 

What are your current DIY projects?


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  Reply # 1481978 30-Jan-2016 21:50
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I put my Fibre installation on my blog so here is what you can expect - https://murfy.nz/2016/01/my-ufb-installation/

 

I found it gets annoying waiting after a while heh.







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  Reply # 1481979 30-Jan-2016 21:53
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This webpage is not available

 

 

ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A secure connection cannot be established because this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite. This is likely to be caused when the server needs RC4, which is no longer considered secure.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1481988 30-Jan-2016 22:17

All the best DarthKermit.  Mine went live today, it was so exciting.  

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1482002 30-Jan-2016 22:19
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DarthKermit: This webpage is not available

 

 

ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH   Hide details A secure connection cannot be established because this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite. This is likely to be caused when the server needs RC4, which is no longer considered secure.   frown

 

That's quite strange. Is working with me + I don't allow insecure SSL extensions. Anyway, you've got quite a bit to look forward to ;) what provider did you go with?







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  Reply # 1482022 30-Jan-2016 22:26
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Stayed with voda, we've been with them since they swallowed up TC.

 

I managed to look at a cached version of your blog (the photos wouldn't show) and the photos separately thru your twitter page. No idea about that error msg either.


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  Reply # 1482025 30-Jan-2016 22:30
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DarthKermit:

 

Stayed with voda, we've been with them since they swallowed up TC.

 

I managed to look at a cached version of your blog (the photos wouldn't show) and the photos separately thru your twitter page. No idea about that error msg either.

 

 

It is using Cloudflare SSL and I have an active MOSH connection to the backend server. I blame Vodafone's proxy hah.

 

Just make sure you destroy your old ADSL modem in the best way possible:

 







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  Reply # 1482029 30-Jan-2016 22:40
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michaelmurfy:

 

 

 

It is using Cloudflare SSL and I have an active MOSH connection to the backend server. I blame Vodafone's proxy hah.

 

Just make sure you destroy your old ADSL modem in the best way possible:

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I have no idea about servers and their configuration.

 

I was planning to sell the D-Link ADSL piece of junk on trademe for a dollar reserve. Pity the fool who buys it. tongue-out

 

~~~

 

My home made network cabinet in the hall. I measured an ONT and cut a piece of cardboard out to represent its size and where I wanted it. The new ISP supplied RGW is mounted below, to the back wall. Below that is a two dollar network switch I grabbed at a flea market. I'll tidy that up once the rest is a-going next week.

 

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  Reply # 1482101 31-Jan-2016 09:09
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Bobdn:

 

All the best DarthKermit.  Mine went live today, it was so exciting.  

 

 

 

 

Thanks, can't wait for tomorrow morning. I've seen pics of plenty of installs, but it's different when it's gonna be your own.

 

I plan to take more photos than a Japanese tourist. tongue-out


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  Reply # 1482132 31-Jan-2016 11:48
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I still have my ADSL router somewhere as well, might give it to my sister as she is thinking about broadband.


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  Reply # 1482133 31-Jan-2016 11:54
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We were so lucky here in Johnsonville. Ninety minutes install, no digging, just an aerial drop, under the house to the home office where we put the ONT on the wall behind the desk. Swapped cable behind the router, done.

 

Good luck with your final install. I am sure you will enjoy the results.







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  Reply # 1482153 31-Jan-2016 12:01
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freitasm:

 

We were so lucky here in Johnsonville. Ninety minutes install, no digging, just an aerial drop, under the house to the home office where we put the ONT on the wall behind the desk. Swapped cable behind the router, done.

 

Good luck with your final install. I am sure you will enjoy the results.

 

 

 

 

Thanks freitasm, why did you decide to change from cable to fibre?


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  Reply # 1482173 31-Jan-2016 12:04
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Because of the 118 pages (and counting) of complaints, dating back to September 2014, slow Vodafone fixing things. Being a cable customer since 1999 I had always believed it to be a great platform, but Vodafone managed to screw it up after buying TelstraClear.

 

I mentioned before if fibre was available on the street before Vodafone fixed cable I would swap. Fibre came, swap in five days. Done.

 

Edit: more on my blog here.







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  Reply # 1482251 31-Jan-2016 15:01
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I've never read that huge thread before, since cable doesn't affect me here. Just had a peek at it now.

 

How are you finding UFB so far? What plan are you on?


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  Reply # 1482397 31-Jan-2016 19:31
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2degrees Broadband 200/20. Working great - remote access to Geekzone servers really fly now. And other stuff.







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  Reply # 1482399 31-Jan-2016 19:39
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Sounds like you wouldn't go back to Vodafone cable even if they begged ya. wink

 

You're lucky that your neck of the woods just got fibre. So many in Welly are still years away.


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