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  Reply # 1482403 31-Jan-2016 19:46
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I just need to get @freitasm to overkill his network a bit more with an Edgerouter, a couple of ceiling mounted AP's etc ;)

 

Had to wait 3mo for my UFB installation at my current house. Previous house (in Whitby) took a week to install. It depends where you are and if Chorus have up-to-date cable information for your area (in our case, they had no idea where the fibre conduits were).





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  Reply # 1482409 31-Jan-2016 20:02
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I asked the scoping guy who was here last week if they needed copies of my photos for their records, re: where I'd installed my own conduit and he said no. Perhaps they're only concerned with where conduits and ducts are located in road reserves?

 

Ours has been very easy because we don't have a shared driveway with more than one owner. Hopefully tomorrow's install will be a breeze.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1482693 1-Feb-2016 11:33
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Matt from Downer/Chorus has been here most of the morning. His off-sider is away so he's had to do the whole install by himself (well I've helped a bit).

 

It's quite interesting to watch. The records told him that the fibre duct to the plinth outside of our house is 120 metres. Plus about another 11 metres from the road to the front of the house. He used a 200 metre long roll of blue sheathed fibre and blew that through the duct.

 

The extra 70 odd metres get blown out and are essentially wasted.


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  Reply # 1482698 1-Feb-2016 11:42
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It seems wasteful right? But I guess fibre is quite cheap so really doesn't matter.

 

Say gidday to Matt from Sam (who he used to work with).




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  Reply # 1482720 1-Feb-2016 12:16
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It seems wasteful right? But I guess fibre is quite cheap so really doesn't matter.

 

Say gidday to Matt from Sam (who he used to work with).

 

 

I will do Sam. He said that wasted fibre is worth about $3 so it's not even worth the time in joining some of the shorter pieces together.

 

There's a hitch presently. Matt said that some previous installer has used the fibre that was pre-allocated from the exchange to the cabinet and matched it to a different house.

 

His hands are tied until he can get someone from records (based in Auckland) to deal with it. And guess what? It's Auckland anniversary day today and no bugger seems to be answering the phone.




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  Reply # 1482962 1-Feb-2016 16:55
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It doesn't appear that our install will be complete today. I haven't heard back from Chorus this afternoon. frown

 

Some pics anyway.

 

About 70 spare metres of fibre blown from the cabinet at the end of the street to the front of our house:

 

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The hybrid (fibre + Cat5e) cable about to be run under the house and up to the hall network cabinet.

 

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The cabinet in our street. I counted 37 connections out of a possible 300 were in there already.

 

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The new connection in the road side plinth.

 

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I thought the Chorus ONT power supply was a huge ugly thing. This is what they gave us:

 

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  Reply # 1482970 1-Feb-2016 17:09
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The ONT mounted in my network cabinet with the RGW below it. Red light means no fibre signal.

 

 

 

 

So that's it for now. Once everything is working and the evil ADSL router is gone, I plan to tidy up the rat's nest of wires in here.




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  Reply # 1483335 2-Feb-2016 10:35
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Hmmm, no contact from Chorus yet, regarding the completion of our install. I've sent an email to @chorusnz to see if he can chase it up for me as I don't have a contact phone number for anyone.

 

Is there anything else I can do?


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  Reply # 1483359 2-Feb-2016 10:57
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wait :)




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  Reply # 1484251 3-Feb-2016 11:45
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And I'm still waiting...

 

My friendly Chorus tech on Monday couldn't get through to the records team in Auckland because they were all away for the anniversary weekend. The calls were supposed to be transferred to Wellington, but something went wrong and none went through.

 

He tried to phone me back on Monday at home, but our cordless phone battery is dying so it wouldn't answer.

 

He took the day off on Tuesday and no one else was assigned to complete our install.

 

On Tuesday afternoon, our ADSL stopped working. We eventually phoned Voda and found out that an order to cancel the copper service had been put through, even though the fibre isn't working yet. So no internet at home since then. (I'm using the local library's internet PC.)

 

I phoned the local office of Downer this morning and the receptionist said that she would get Matt the tech to phone me back. He did so and explained the above to me. He said that our install job has been taken off of his work schedule now and he'd have to phone some manager to try to sort it all out.

 

Damn, I really hope that I'll get some joy with this by the end of today. No internet at home is like the end of the world! yell


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  Reply # 1484262 3-Feb-2016 11:56
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I did that yesterday actually, he said that he'd investigate for us.




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  Reply # 1484336 3-Feb-2016 13:44
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*drum roll*

 

It's all working!

 

Matt the very nice technician from Chorus came back about an hour ago and set up the ONT, after that we were away laughing. Funny how several different technical issues can combine as they did and delay the install by two days.

 

I can now sit back and relax and tidy up my cabinet at my leisure. I'll remove the ADSL router, master splitter and make my wiring look more professional and tidy.


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  Reply # 1484346 3-Feb-2016 14:06
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Good Job. Thanks for the write-up.

 

While I wait for fiber to arrive in my street I enjoy it vicariously by watching other peoples installs.

 

Hopefully it means I'll be prepared when it happens to me. 




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  Reply # 1484367 3-Feb-2016 14:21
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When's fibre coming to your street, robcreid?


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