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  # 2299654 15-Aug-2019 11:18
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Hi, so that cabling is 100Mb/s capable, its actually cat5e cable stock but only two pair in a white sheath, so this can be configured to support 100Mb/s ethernet to 100m, which is a good thing, I know you probably wanted full four pair cat5e that would support GigE but if it was my house I would rather have 100Mb/s cabled to support AV areas and feed wireless APs closer to where users are than just wireless that can range from 20Mb/s - 400-500Mb/s but shared with all other users.

 

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  # 2299752 15-Aug-2019 12:55
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Hi, so that cabling is 100Mb/s capable, its actually cat5e cable stock but only two pair in a white sheath, so this can be configured to support 100Mb/s ethernet to 100m, which is a good thing, I know you probably wanted full four pair cat5e that would support GigE but if it was my house I would rather have 100Mb/s cabled to support AV areas and feed wireless APs closer to where users are than just wireless that can range from 20Mb/s - 400-500Mb/s but shared with all other users.

 

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Unfortunately there are no phone jacks close to the TV :(

 

I don't know much about data speed, we've always just survived on wireless so far.  But that's with a single smart TV and laptops.  I'm sure my son will want his own TV or gaming etc as he gets older so that could put a drain on things.  Is wireless alone not a good idea going forward as things get bigger and better?  If the answer is no then I guess I will have to do something.

 

I have another option, possibly.  When the house was built 2x draw cords were left starting under the house and ending behind the TV.  One was used a few years ago to install an aerial cable, but there's still one left.  Perhaps the fibre installers could use that to pull through the cable to behind the TV, put the ONT there and then I can plug the router directly into the TV and use wireless for everything else, with an AP downstairs (or something else?).  They were put there in case of catastrophic electric wiring failure as this part of the house has pitched ceilings with no crawl space above it so little chance of threading new wiring down, but I guess if we have to use it we have to use it.   However I wonder if the installers will do it, and if they are not skilled I wonder if it is not worth the risk of them making a mistake and losing the draw cord.

 

Option 2 is to pull CAT6 cable via the same draw cord and get this through the external wall downstairs into the cupboard.  This would leave CAT6 cable technically outside, but it's protected under the house and the external wall downstairs is fully covered by the 2nd story upstairs so gets zero rain or anything like that.  This would give me a router downstairs to service guests etc (albeit in a cupboard) and a router upstairs servicing the TV (wired) and everything else (wireless).  It would also mean I could use the existing phone jacks in the other upstairs rooms to connect APs to (or routers or whatever needs to be there, i know ZERO!) if someone can come out and crimp the plugs onto the ends for me.

 

As far as option (2) goes, does anyone know a good internet cable installer that covers North Shore Auckland?  It's probably not a huge job for them so will need to be someone who tackles small jobs.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2299765 15-Aug-2019 13:02
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Hi, based on what you are saying, I would suggest you dont try getting the installers fit take the fibre to the top floor, they are pretty much not allowed to install anything blind in walls and will run a mile from it. That said they might.

 

I suggest you go wtih plan2, get a cat6 cable installed from behind the TV via the draw wire to under the house, and have this brought up in the closet with the rest of the current white cables. The ONT and router can be installed in the closet under and feed this cat6 and possibly the other existing 2pair cables as required. You will need to place either a switch and Wireless AP behind the TV or maybe a router repurposed as a switch/AP all in one.

 

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  # 2299783 15-Aug-2019 13:44
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cyril7:

 

I suggest you go wtih plan2, get a cat6 cable installed from behind the TV via the draw wire to under the house, and have this brought up in the closet with the rest of the current white cables. The ONT and router can be installed in the closet under and feed this cat6 and possibly the other existing 2pair cables as required. You will need to place either a switch and Wireless AP behind the TV or maybe a router repurposed as a switch/AP all in one.

 

 

Agreed. This will give you the most reliable solution with best available speed.




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  # 2299794 15-Aug-2019 13:52
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OK I will do that.  I'm open for any recommendations as to who to contact to do this.


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  # 2299869 15-Aug-2019 16:13
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OK I will do that.  I'm open for any recommendations as to who to contact to do this.



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  # 2299878 15-Aug-2019 16:34
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duckDecoy:

 

OK I will do that.  I'm open for any recommendations as to who to contact to do this.

 



Where in the country are you?

 

 

 

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  # 2299980 15-Aug-2019 19:31
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If you use the draw wire, tie a new one along with the new cat6 cable so you still have one to pull another cable later.

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  # 2301518 19-Aug-2019 09:58
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Scotdownunder: If you use the draw wire, tie a new one along with the new cat6 cable so you still have one to pull another cable later.

 

gem of an advice right there!


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  # 2304849 23-Aug-2019 17:00
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Slight threadjack. I had fibre installed and the ONT is in the garage. I had them put the ONT on the internal wall which is as far as the Chorus guys would put it. The WiFi signal is a bit weak, the house isn't large, but it has go to several walls and is poor upstairs. 

 

I intend ultimately to have the router inside and have tested it's strength via a rather long ethernet cable. However I was poking around the lounge and found one Cat 5 cable. The house was built in 2002 and has phone jacks in most rooms. However I'm not sure where this one point actually goes, where am I likely to find the other end?

 

It would be nice to throw the router into it but I don't where the other end is to connect the ONT

 


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  # 2304865 23-Aug-2019 18:06
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Hi no idea where it goes but it's got a pe sheath so maybe to another building?, otherwise pull all the faceplate off to see if you can spot it, also if it goes to the ceiling pop up there and see if you can trace it, same goes for under the house if it goes down.

Also it's poorly terminated so when you do find where it goes have it redone properly.

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  # 2327747 1-Oct-2019 14:24
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OK I will do that.  I'm open for any recommendations as to who to contact to do this.

 

 

I didn't get any replies, so re-asking.  Can anyone recommend someone to pull some cat6 cable through in prep for Fibre, and also reterminate existing cate5 phone cables so we can plug ethernet (?) cable into them.

 

Or let me know the best forum to ask this service request.


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  # 2327777 1-Oct-2019 14:57
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Hi, try @coffeebaron

 

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  # 2327830 1-Oct-2019 15:33
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Hi, try @coffeebaron

 

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I sent him a DM in August, but didn't get a reply.  Perhaps I will poke him again.  Thanks


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  # 2327886 1-Oct-2019 17:09
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cyril7:

 

Hi, try @coffeebaron

 

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I sent him a DM in August, but didn't get a reply.  Perhaps I will poke him again.  Thanks

 

 

Sorry about that, replied now :)

 

 





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