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# 248061 9-Mar-2019 10:18
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UFB installs can be simple, fast and to the ADSL jackpoint.  I am in Wellington.

 

Yesterday was scoping day.  Today I have Fibre.  The Chorus (Visionstream?) techs located the conduit containing the POTS cable and decided they did not want to come back next week to do the install.  How the hell they got fibre into that conduit I will never know.  They placed the ONT right beside the jackpoint used for my ADSL connection, in the office next to the kitchen.  My router is an Orcon-supplied NF4V.  We unplugged the ADSL feed to it and plugged in the ONT to the NF4V WAN port.  All up and running, including the VOIP landline.  I have an Orbi RBR40 plugged into the NF4V for WIFI.  Because I am lazy I did a speedtest on my laptop over WIFI which marginally exceeded the advertised 100/20 speeds. 

 

I then reintroduced the Samknows box between the ONT and the NF4V but has to power-cycle it to get that working.  Speedtested again and got similar results so all good.

 

So no trenching, concrete cutting etc as I feared would be needed and the ONT location is exactly where I never dared to hope it would be.

 

The only negative was that the installers declined my offer of craft beer (choice of 4) or whisky (choice of 3).  It was Friday at 6pm and they had other plans.  





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  # 2194262 9-Mar-2019 10:44
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I had a good experience with my fibre install (Wellington) too. The techs scoped one day, installed the next.

No trenching required as my utilities are pole fed, so stringing the conduit and blowing the fibre happened really quickly. Initially they were going to put the ONT on a wall adjacent to the exterior but I said no, I wanted it on an internal wall where my ADSL terminated. As there's plenty of space under the house one of the guys was quite happy to crawl through.

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  # 2194393 9-Mar-2019 12:40
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Similar for me too. Guys came one day early as their other appointment was cancelled. Rang me at 10 asking if they could be there at 11. Was home by 10:50 just as they turned up. Also aerial install and went via my roof to under my house using the 30mm duct I had already put in. Put the ONT in the rack and were done by 2:30pm.
Granted I made it easy with the duct but they were awesome and the whole process was super smooth.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2194640 9-Mar-2019 17:40
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BarTender: Similar for me too. Guys came one day early as their other appointment was cancelled. Rang me at 10 asking if they could be there at 11. Was home by 10:50 just as they turned up. Also aerial install and went via my roof to under my house using the 30mm duct I had already put in. Put the ONT in the rack and were done by 2:30pm.
Granted I made it easy with the duct but they were awesome and the whole process was super smooth.

 

That's about the same as me

 

even helped me run a cat6 Ethernet cable from the ONT to another room for free

 

there a some good installers and some very bad ones out there


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  # 2194722 9-Mar-2019 19:30
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I was saying with a friend in Nelson a few weeks ago and asked why he didn't have fibre

 

He ordered that night on a Wednesday, the scope was due for Friday afternoon and install the following Friday.

 

The tech called Thursday night about coming Friday morning, the install was done by 9.30, less than 48 hours after being ordered.

 

However they didn't have any tools for copper and I had to rewire part of the house myself after a quick visit to JA Russell and a flight to catch at 11am

 

 


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