Thanks to the excellent help of a couple of the Spark Geekzoners, my parents are all set for VDSL install next week. They are in their late-70's and not at all technically minded, so I am just trying to work out the most likely scenario when the Chorus tech comes, and put some plans in place for if things don't go smoothly.
They live in a multi-storey dwelling consisting of the original house, built in 1970/71, and an early 80's 2nd storey extension that goes off the back of the house at right-angles. Because of the age of the house, I don't believe they have an outdoors ETP, I think theirs is in the original phone jack, which is at one end of downstairs (the dining room). Their home office and all their computers (where my Dad still works as a contractor at the grand old age of 76) is in the upstairs extension.
My first question - where does the master splitter get installed? Am I correct in thinking it'll go inside the original phone jack if there's no external ETP? How do they run cable off of that?
Secondly - what lengths are Chorus likely to go to in order to get the cabling upstairs? I have an uneasy feeling it might be unreasonbly difficult within the terms of a "standard install" and they'll suggest putting the new modem somewhere on the ground floor. This would present a small problem because Dad has two computers and a printer that are not wireless capable.
Thirdly - if they can't get a cable up to the office, what are my chance of using a spare Pace V5542 Gateway as some kind of wireless bridge/repeater? I would want to be able to both use it to Ethernet connect the office computers and printer, and also as a wireless range extender for the wi-fi capable devices up there, like the Wii my son uses and the Smart TV. The signal between floors has always been a bit weak. Is it possible to repurpose a router to do both of those things simultaneously?
I'm trying to avoid them any extra cost in the event it's not all completely straightforward (hence why I've not mentioned purchasing wireless dongles or dedicated range extenders), and I also need to work out if I should be present when the installation is done.
Sorry if this is going over old ground, but I've scanned quite a few old threads and not been able to fully answer my questions. Thanks in advance for any and all info!