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Topic # 242312 21-Oct-2018 11:09
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So Downer are cabling the street for UFB, and I thought I would look for advice on the home install here on Geekzone. There was a brilliant post a while back with pictures and a description of the install process. I can't find it anywhere, can someone please point me to it?


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  Reply # 2111861 21-Oct-2018 14:14
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what do you want to know?



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  Reply # 2111863 21-Oct-2018 14:16
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l43a2:

 

would this be as useful to you? https://www.chorus.co.nz/help-and-support/fibre-installation

 

 

 

 

Helpful but not the Geekzone post I was looking for.




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  Reply # 2111868 21-Oct-2018 14:24
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Jase2985: what do you want to know?

 

 

 

I can not decide if I should be putting the ONT behind the TV or in the room that houses my server which has the hard drives, printer and scanner attached to it. I am not keen on having the router on/in the TV cabinet not sure of the distraction this would cause, or the ugliness of the box.

 

I need to understand the process of connecting my landline phones to the VOIP. 

 

I want to know if it is best to install a data cable (CAT6 or CAT5?)  from the ONT to either the server or to the TV room depending on where the ONT goes (see above) or if I should leave it as WiFi?

 

If I install the data cable do I need one cable for each device connected or should I get a switch and plug the devices into that?

 

I am sure there are other questions that will arise.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2111872 21-Oct-2018 14:40
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ONT: you can put that almost anywhere, within reason, as long as its accessible for the installer and it has a power point.

 

 

ultimately its up to you to decide where is best. as long as you can connect the router to it, and then be able to connect it to the rest of your network i dont think it will matter too much.

 

 

I would always install cables where possible, faster and more reliable. and these days i would be using CAT6

 

 

As for a land line, this depends on the ISP you are with, if you purchase their "landline" then some will be delivered by the ONT, othere will have it delivered by the router. To have the phone work you need to plug it into one of these devices in the POTS port. You fibre contractor should also install a jack on your wall which should connect into the rest of the phone wiring in your house which should enable you to connect the POTS port to this jack to connect up the rest of the phone cabling in your house, making it no different to how it works now, you just wont have a phoneline when the power goes out unless you have way of powering the ONT and/or Router.

 

 

You dont need one cable per device, but depending on what that device does it might be smart to. I have a switch behind the TV in the bedroom with an access point, a media player and the TV connected to. as none of these are super bandwidth hungry it works. i would have a separate cable for my PC's



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  Reply # 2111875 21-Oct-2018 14:51
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Jase2985: ONT: you can put that almost anywhere, within reason, as long as its accessible for the installer and it has a power point. ultimately its up to you to decide where is best. as long as you can connect the router to it, and then be able to connect it to the rest of your network i dont think it will matter too much. I would always install cables where possible, faster and more reliable. and these days i would be using CAT6 As for a land line, this depends on the ISP you are with, if you purchase their "landline" then some will be delivered by the ONT, othere will have it delivered by the router. To have the phone work you need to plug it into one of these devices in the POTS port. You fibre contractor should also install a jack on your wall which should connect into the rest of the phone wiring in your house which should enable you to connect the POTS port to this jack to connect up the rest of the phone cabling in your house, making it no different to how it works now, you just wont have a phoneline when the power goes out unless you have way of powering the ONT and/or Router. You dont need one cable per device, but depending on what that device does it might be smart to. I have a switch behind the TV in the bedroom with an access point, a media player and the TV connected to. as none of these are super bandwidth hungry it works. i would have a separate cable for my PC's

 

Thanks for that very informative reply. I was unaware that the UFB install would connect the current phone wires up to the new connection. That is most helpful.

 

I currently have a Linksys router. Could I plug this into the system and use it as a switch? (I also have spare one sitting in a draw)


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  Reply # 2111877 21-Oct-2018 14:54
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yes you could but a 5 port switch is like $25 from somewhere like PBTech

 

 


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