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Topic # 245258 26-Jan-2019 10:18
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Hi, just trying to prepare before Chorus turn up, have read a few threads on this forum, thanks for the body of knowledge!


We have copper coming overhead from the street, terminating on the side of our house upstairs near lounge.


From there it connects (via the roofspace) to a bewildering loop of phone jacks which are pretty much unused, apart from one (quite a long length of cable away and downstairs in the study) which is delivering vdsl (there is a landline connected to that jack also, but barely used)


With fibre, my guess is:


-Probably OK to terminate on the side of house (as the copper does now). The copper cable flexes a bit sometimes as a nearby tree blows around - will this be a problem for fibre?


-Better to put the modem/router nearer there, which make the wifi more central and avoid long cable runs from the termination point. This is fairly central and near TV. 




Main question if anyone has time:


-For my desktop pc downstairs, I'd need a way to connect it. I could install wifi in it, but would prefer avoiding that. I have at least one Huawei 630 (currently acting as vdsl modem) and a new Huawei 659 (Spark just sent). If I use bridge mode (link below), will the Huawei 630 extend the wifi downstairs? Will ethernet connections to it end up connected to the internet over the 'bridge'? Or would it be a much better 'bridge' if I got cat 6 from the upstairs modem to the study and connected them over that?


-Also, as I understand it Chorus should be able to keep the old phone jacks working, voice only, as a separate system. But will this get complicated (or lead to ugly wiring) given the current phone system heads straight up into roofspace from external connection point?





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  Reply # 2167766 26-Jan-2019 10:23
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Bridge mode in referenced article has NOTHING to do with the wifi. Run cat 6.

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  Reply # 2173119 4-Feb-2019 22:35
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Cheers for that.


Update: Chorus came over this morning.


We struggled to get a very good install plan.


They were prepared to send it through the trees to a new hanger near the TV, but is running through (Ngaio) trees a good idea? I've read elsewhere on GZ that it used to be a no-no. Their other ideas seemed a bit ugly though (cable across window view)


I got them to put me on hold, I've got a electrician who does cable stuff who I might ask for advice and for the cat 6 run. But any other install ideas welcome.




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  Reply # 2173126 4-Feb-2019 22:45
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If you're looking for a non-standard install, bear in mind you may be charged for it.

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  Reply # 2173152 5-Feb-2019 05:35
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can you trim the trees back a little?

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  Reply # 2173352 5-Feb-2019 11:45
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Get your electrician/cabler to do what you want and chorus will connect to this.

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  Reply # 2173713 5-Feb-2019 21:52
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Thanks all. Will probably go for the trim trees option, I found out today our neighbour's cable is already running a similar path through the same trees.


And yes if I can't get a wifi repeater to do what I want (I know they aren't great, but I'm mostly using it to get an ethernet jack for the desktop PC downstairs) , I will get cat 6 run, it shouldn't be hard.

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