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# 243817 3-Jan-2019 13:00
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Hey Everyone.

 

I currently have a VDSL connection and are looking to get the best performance out of it as the house has a mixture of non-twisted four and two pair wiring throughout including the wiring coming in from the ETP.

 

I have also looked in the roof space for the viability of doing it myself, I could clumsily do 50% of the work but the other half has a very awkward spaces and would most likely need cable push/drawing tools which I do not have. So, might as well have someone do the lot.

 

My question, much the subject name is how much does the $250 premises wiring get for an existing house?
On the surface I understand that it would replace all the existing cable from the ETP to the jack points with CAT6 cable but what else?

 

Can I have additional Jack Points installed?

If the aerial lead in cable from the roadside is not up to current standards, say it also is not twisted, can I have this replaced though it is still "in working order"?

 

I am also aware that Fibre is due to roll out in my area in 2020 but might as well improve what I have currently while I wait.

 

Cheers all!


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  # 2153841 3-Jan-2019 13:19
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I'd personally not pay Chrous to do a single bit of any wiring on my own site given their techs track record.
It is also $250 flat fee, some techs just get it going to "Spec" and that can cost you $250 when they don't actually do anything apart from use some crimps.

 

I would see a qualified electrician as they will actually do what you request and not blab on about "To spec" crap which is just utter BS for "Getting it working with minimal effort"

Most connections do not come with internal wiring, they just connect you on street and expect you already have jack points, a line in from the street etc.

 

Standard connect is the $40-$50 option that is free with a contract for ISP's. BigPipe I think makes you cover this yourself.
Connection with wiring is the $250 which means the tech checks inside your house and gets it working to the first or a new jack point with least effort.
New connection is a new lead in from the street that requires a visit, planing and costing.


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  # 2153844 3-Jan-2019 13:30
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Hi agree with Coil, get a data cabler (or sparkie that does data work) not Chorus.

 

Cyril


 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


  # 2153850 3-Jan-2019 13:38
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Wow really. Thought getting someone who actually runs the network would be the most sensible but ok, thanks for the info and will look around for some data cablers.

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  # 2153852 3-Jan-2019 13:45
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Jawa: Wow really. Thought getting someone who actually runs the network would be the most sensible but ok, thanks for the info and will look around for some data cablers.

 

 

 

Where are you based?
Think of it like a medical room ER, Chorus are the ER and they just go there, patch it up and get onto the next. They are no plastic surgeons, they are trained butchers there to keep it alive then keep the next alive at minimal time and cost.
Go figure why everyone with any form of quality appreciation hates their guts.




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  # 2153854 3-Jan-2019 13:47
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30 minutes outside of Christchurch, Darfield.

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  # 2153881 3-Jan-2019 14:36
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Jawa: 30 minutes outside of Christchurch, Darfield.

 

 

 

Chat with some mates and see if they know a bright sparkie. Younger the better most likely as the older guys seems to be stuck in some ways and cannot comprehend some things around data cabling. Only saying what I saw first hand when I was one! 


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  # 2153909 3-Jan-2019 15:31
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Yep, as Cyril suggests, get an electrician or data cabler for the internal wiring - Chorus are only responsible for up to the ETP (not internal wiring).

 
 
 
 


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  # 2153915 3-Jan-2019 15:35
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quickymart: Yep, as Cyril suggests, get an electrician or data cabler for the internal wiring - Chorus are only responsible for up to the ETP (not internal wiring).

 

The $250 charge is for them taking one time responsibility for making sure the customers premises is wired to work. The latter is true in a typical fault case. Not a new connection + Wiring. 


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  # 2153972 3-Jan-2019 17:04
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If you have naked broadband then you can just disconnect any outlets that aren't used apart from the one you need for DSL. That achieves the same outcome as the master filter is just isolating the DSL signals from the analogue phone ones.
But if you have an analog phone connection then a master filter is the way to go.





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  # 2154027 3-Jan-2019 17:30
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It's also worth mentioning $250 doesn't go very far. It'll cover a few metres of CAT6 and a couple of hours labour.



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  # 2154090 3-Jan-2019 20:17
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Coil:

Jawa: 30 minutes outside of Christchurch, Darfield.


 


Chat with some mates and see if they know a bright sparkie. Younger the better most likely as the older guys seems to be stuck in some ways and cannot comprehend some things around data cabling. Only saying what I saw first hand when I was one! 



Sweet, I have some shoulders I can tap on to help out.

Thanks for your help.



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  # 2154092 3-Jan-2019 20:19
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Handle9: It's also worth mentioning $250 doesn't go very far. It'll cover a few metres of CAT6 and a couple of hours labour.


Thanks for that info also. Cheers.

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  # 2154096 3-Jan-2019 20:35
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@Oblivian - Anyone you would suggest down that way these days?


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  # 2154110 3-Jan-2019 20:55
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I do these in Waikato, BoP and Auckland; sorry not Christchurch :(

 

 





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
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  # 2154119 3-Jan-2019 21:25
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coffeebaron:

I do these in Waikato, BoP and Auckland; sorry not Christchurch :(


 



Have been a long time lurker of Geekzone and would of defiantly hit you up if you were Canterbury based haha.

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