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#196765 11-Jun-2016 22:24
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So I'm going to apply for UFB soon and need some advice. House is single story and there was some digging going on few months tts back about a Meyer from my letter box. No shared driveway. Nowe before Chorus make the first visit I would like to know if they will ask me to choose where I want the ONT? I believe ETP will just go on the outside garage wall?
House doesn't get good coverage even with AC router which is in the bedroom currently at the other end.
I can provide more details and happy to pay a bit to run cables but would like to have an ideal set up if possible. At present I have VDSL in the study next to master bedroom on the other end and have a wireless repeater in the middle of the house so get about 60Mbps in the master bedroom when connected to AC routers do about 30Mbps elsewhere and at he other end near garage but devices dont switch automatically between 2Ghz and 5Ghz so it's a pain. Any advice would be appreciated.

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  #1570289 12-Jun-2016 05:43
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Without knowing anything about your house, the usual rule of thumb is that the centre of the house is best. Or as close to it as practical. Or do as you have and use repeaters.

If they can access under the house they can have the connection for the ONT come up pretty much anywhere. Then you plug the wifi router into it.... Up in a shelf out of the way? I guess that will come down to where there is a power point. If you're really fussy, you can have an electrician in to install a new power point. I recently did that at my house. A few hundred dollars and it's all done.

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