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Topic # 240383 5-Sep-2018 14:36
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Our new brick terrace property in Stonefields, Auckland are the few that doesn't have fibre pre-installed when the house was built. 

 

Since it's our first home, can someone indicate if a house like this would be a difficult installation? 

 

Apparently, there is already fibre available on the street, and they just need to wire the house up? 

 


Will they need to run a cable down my driveway and fit a box on the outside of my house? 

 

 

 

I have attached an example photo of the property below. 

 

Example property


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  Reply # 2084372 5-Sep-2018 14:42
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If you are lucky the copper is in a conduit, and they can run the fibre up it without having to retrench anything,

 

Where is the copper ETP?

 

Also what sort of structured Ethernet wiring do you have around the house,, where does it terminate back to?




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  Reply # 2084373 5-Sep-2018 14:44
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I was hoping they could just run the ONT into the garage and I can sort out the internal mesh wireless myself. 

 

 

 

No idea where the copper runs to, we haven't moved in yet!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2084375 5-Sep-2018 14:49
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Hi, as John mentions, the normal issue is not just getting the fibre to the house, as in a newish one like this the copper should be in conduit and readily replaced. The hard part is distribution around the house.

 

Cyril




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  Reply # 2084376 5-Sep-2018 14:51
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Can I just install an Orbi wireless router at my ONT and should be good to go? 


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  Reply # 2084377 5-Sep-2018 14:53
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Well it's not ideal, but would probably work OK. It depends what speeds and stability you need/are expecting. 

 

 

 

Surely being a near new build there would be some sort of structured cabling already there....?




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  Reply # 2084380 5-Sep-2018 14:57
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wratterus:

 

Well it's not ideal, but would probably work OK. It depends what speeds and stability you need/are expecting. 

 

 

 

Surely being a near new build there would be some sort of structured cabling already there....?

 

 

 

 

There might be some sort of structured cabling... if not I'll pick up an Orbi or get Powerline cabling. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2084404 5-Sep-2018 15:25
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tonynz:

 

There might be some sort of structured cabling... if not I'll pick up an Orbi or get Powerline cabling. 

 

 

The most pressing issue you will face is where the current copper arrives and you can't tell that until you get on site...

 

The easiest install would be to replace the Copper with fibre, however the ONT position is gonna be driven by where you have a power point... but again until you take procession its all a bit of "how long is a piece of string"


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