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Topic # 217801 12-Jul-2017 20:10
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Just a question about the placement of the ONT. I had chorus come to our place for the initial scope and I was hoping the ONT could be placed in the spare bedroom wardrobe which is pretty much central in our tiny 84m2 home. I was going to put our router in there too which should do WiFi for the whole house. Then for now use powerline adapters for one pc and an Xbox One. until I run some ethernet around.

They refused to put it in there and want to put on the wall in the lounge which I kinda don't want there.
I was going to wall mount my tv and it's going to stick out like a sore thumb. What would be required for it to go into the wardrobe if I can? Power is no worries. Do I need a phone jack too? We don't have a home phone. The wardrobe is about 6m away from the where they want to put it now.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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  Reply # 1821507 12-Jul-2017 20:15
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how far away is it from an external wall? how is it located in terms of where the fibre lead in is on the street?

 

a picture/drawing would speak a thousand words in this situation.


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  Reply # 1821508 12-Jul-2017 20:23
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wardrobes are silly places for it since people will put stuff in the way of it etc. Get a proper data cabinet and they shoud be fine with it.





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  Reply # 1821521 12-Jul-2017 20:47
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Jase2985:

how far away is it from an external wall? how is it located in terms of where the fibre lead in is on the street?


a picture/drawing would speak a thousand words in this situation.



It is 6m away from the external wall where they want to place the ONT. The fibre comes in to a box they already installed today on the same external wall about 4 or 5 m in distance if that's what you meant. Sorry not too clued up about it all. Will upload a pic soon



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  Reply # 1821523 12-Jul-2017 20:49
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richms:

wardrobes are silly places for it since people will put stuff in the way of it etc. Get a proper data cabinet and they shoud be fine with it.



Yeah true I guess but it's a spare wardrobe with nothing in there thought that may not be forever.. where do you put the data cabinet then?

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  Reply # 1821527 12-Jul-2017 20:55
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Hes potentially referring to the norm, which is a small cabinet in the garage or internal wall of a washouse or similar. 

 

They make flush depth ones for fitting between wall studs and dwangs as long as you have some centralised cabling in place or plan to install.

 

http://cdlnz.com/netwbs/shw100/HWS-2804V2-KITD 

 

 


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  Reply # 1821530 12-Jul-2017 21:05
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Yeah thats the sort.

 

It may be spare now, but will it be in the future? Filled with cardboard boxes from when you pack up grandma's house, you get a flatmate, you sell the house to someone else. Just making it a pain for any future servicing of it. At least on the wall in the lounge its probably just one tv cabinet to move out of the way.





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  Reply # 1821533 12-Jul-2017 21:09
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Hmm maybe I am over thinking it.. just hate seeing things like that.



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  Reply # 1821537 12-Jul-2017 21:19
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  Reply # 1821538 12-Jul-2017 21:21
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 I wouldn't put it in the bedroom, I'd put it on the other side of the wall in that same area (in the lounge, where the top of the black arrow is, basically).


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  Reply # 1821557 12-Jul-2017 22:32
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Did the installer give you any particular reason for not wanting the ONT in the wardrobe? My guess is it would be more to do with how difficult it is to get the fibre to that location, and less about it being in a wardrobe.

Is your house up on piles or on a concrete slab foundation? If the latter, it's probably much more difficult to get the fibre to an internal location. In that case installing through an external wall would be a much easier option.

My own ONT is installed in a wardrobe, albeit the larger walk-in variety, and in a data cabinet. But, I've seen various installs from Geekzone members in hallway cupboards and similar, so can't see any reason why a location would be rejected just because it is a wardrobe.

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  Reply # 1821563 12-Jul-2017 23:03
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In general the installers don't go out of their way to install the ONT where you want it. They get paid on a per job basis so it's often done however is most efficient for them.

I have had many of my customers 'told' where their ONT has to be located. Even if you offer to pay them to put in some extra ducting to a specific location it is concidered a conflict of interest.

Good news is that you can either have a private data installer or sometimes even an electrician run the indoor microduct for you to wherever you want! Just tell the guy doing the scope and they should be able to provide you with the ducting.

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  Reply # 1821573 12-Jul-2017 23:45
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With my scoping visit I just asked the Chorus tech for some hybrid cable to run myself - did the run internally to where the ONT was to be installed (in a cupboard in the centre of the house) and Chorus connected it all.

 

Easy installation - and easy if you're able to do the run yourself.





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  Reply # 1821593 13-Jul-2017 05:29
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im guessing its going to be difficult for them to get it to the wardrobe because of limited access to the roof or under the floor. hence why they want to put it on an external wall.


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  Reply # 1821624 13-Jul-2017 08:55
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Chorus put mine in a hallway cupboard. It was, however, closer to the ETP than the lounge would have been, and I have very easy walkable access under the house.


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  Reply # 1821625 13-Jul-2017 08:58
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They will refuse this purely based on time/laziness.

 

Ask them for some cable and just do the internal run yourself. Happy days.


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