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brooklyn99

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#237854 20-Jun-2018 21:51
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Hi,

 

I'm about to take ownership of new house which has a home distribution box in the garage.  I don't know much about how these boxes should be set-up but after doing a bit of research, my guess is that the cables should be attached to a patch panel but as you can see from the photo, the cables aren't connected to anything yet.  I questioned this with the vendor and they have been told by the electrician that things will be connected by Chorus and my ISP.  Can anyone please confirm whether this is correct? Or is this the responsibility of the vendor?

 

Also I know the blue cables are ethernet but I'm unsure what the black and white ones are for so if someone could let me know, would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Thanks   


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  #2041420 20-Jun-2018 21:58
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First thing would be to get somebody back to actually finish the job properly... That's about as half arse as you could get.

 

No coax terminated and absolutely terrible RJ45 terminations by somebody who clearly has no idea what they're doing. As that will (or should be) solid cable this should be terminated to a proper patch cable in the cabinet.

 

No labelling either..

 

If that was my house I'd be refusing to pay for the workmanship that bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2041430 20-Jun-2018 22:28
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So if you want fibre, you call your ISP and they send someone around to take a look at things then decide on the best way to install the stuff you need, anything else is on you. 

 

Nothing to do with the vendor, unless of course they are the builder then they maybe need to sell you somthing fit for purpose. Maybe you need a data tech to give you a quote on what to do.  Sparkeys dont have a clue. 

 

As above, this is a mess. Not sure if there is any draw wire for fibre there? Where is the main phone line going to?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2041432 20-Jun-2018 22:37
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Wow

As others have said, the job is half done. This isn’t How TDF recommend such things be finished - the data cabling should terminate in a patch panel, the coax should be finished into a connector box and so on.

You should have about 60% of the space in the cabinet free for placing your own kit in there -mainly the ONT from chorus and your own router.

If it’s in the garage, then do a sense check for yourself of how chorus will run the cabling to he garage from the street. If it’s up the driveway is there a conduit already in the ground, to prevent them having to trench your brand new drive? Otherwise it will be attached to a fence etc. where it comes up out of the ground, a small box will be out on the exterior to house the fibre, a hole into your garage close to that box, then the fibre being fed into it (typically bottom up).

ONT into your cabinet. Fibre connects to its WAN port, then another cable from its lan to your router wan. Then from your router lan ports into the patch panel.

If you’re connecting a phone in there, consider how the voice signal will get from the router (or ONT) to where the phone will be located.

And so on




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  #2041442 21-Jun-2018 00:29
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Black is coax, for tv. I don't know what the white is. Perhaps incoming phone line, or somting for security?

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  #2041448 21-Jun-2018 06:14
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Scott3: Black is coax, for tv. I don't know what the white is. Perhaps incoming phone line, or somting for security?


I would suspect it's the run to the aerial

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  #2041449 21-Jun-2018 06:28
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The white one is I am guessing Hybrid5e, ie 2xSM fibre and 4x cat5e CU pairs going to ETP. You should never have plugs to terminate the room outlets, a 12port surface mount patch panel is the correct answer, and the box is half the size it should be, not a good job.

 

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  #2041454 21-Jun-2018 07:23
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Thanks everyone for your all help and advice. This confirms my suspicions that the set-up isn’t right so I will be going back to the vendor with a list of all the things mentioned that needs to be fixed. In my case the vendor is the builder and our settlement is next Wednesday so good opportunity now to get it sorted.

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  #2041459 21-Jun-2018 07:52
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Here's an example of what it should look like (in a properly sized cabinet).

 

 

Data outlets are all patched back to the patch panel on the left and are numbered.

 

Voice frame on the right runs back to a single RJ12 which can be plugged into the voice port on a ONT or RGW and then up to 6 voice ports can be patched across to the main patch panel.

 

Coax is all terminated and connected to a splitter ready for use.

 

 


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  #2041508 21-Jun-2018 09:34
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sbiddle:

 

Here's an example of what it should look like (in a properly sized cabinet).

 

 

 

Data outlets are all patched back to the patch panel on the left and are numbered.

 

Voice frame on the right runs back to a single RJ12 which can be plugged into the voice port on a ONT or RGW and then up to 6 voice ports can be patched across to the main patch panel.

 

Coax is all terminated and connected to a splitter ready for use.

 

 

 

 

Except he forgot to terminate the unused port ;-))


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