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#150845 5-Aug-2014 11:26
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We just had fibre installed, problem is that it's installed in the master bedroom (only accessible point as we live in small apartment)

 

Can I plug the ONT directly into the apartments CAT5e cabling, and then plug in the UFB router at another CAT5e point, in the lounge?

 

If I can, will the ONT provide internet to any device plugging into lan, or will I need to plug a UFB compatible WAN router into each CAT5 port around the house?

 

Basically, is the ONT a router of any kind?



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  #1102474 5-Aug-2014 11:30
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Plug the ONT into the wired LAN in the bedroom, then find the other end of that cable at the central location and patch it directly into the routers WAN port, then patch the Router LAN into the rest of the network.

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  #1102489 5-Aug-2014 11:37
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Think of fixed wiring as patch cables in the walls with female ends on them.




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  #1102491 5-Aug-2014 11:38
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andrewNZ: Plug the ONT into the wired LAN in the bedroom, then find the other end of that cable at the central location and patch it directly into the routers WAN port, then patch the Router LAN into the rest of the network.

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Cheers, I want to avoid any changes to the apartment so I think I'll just keep my existing method!

 

Thanks for the heads up!

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macuser: We just had fibre installed, problem is that it's installed in the master bedroom (only accessible point as we live in small apartment) Can I plug the ONT directly into the apartments CAT5e cabling, and then plug in the UFB router at another CAT5e point, in the lounge? If I can, will the ONT provide internet to any device plugging into lan, or will I need to plug a UFB compatible WAN router into each CAT5 port around the house? Basically, is the ONT a router of any kind?



The ONT is not a Router

You can only use one Router, you need the WAN port of the router connected to the active ethernet port on the ONT

Whether you can use the existing CAT5e cabling in the apartment depends on what it does, hopefully all the jacks in your apartment go to a central point where there is a patch panel and switch?





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  #1102874 5-Aug-2014 20:36
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Ragnor:
macuser: We just had fibre installed, problem is that it's installed in the master bedroom (only accessible point as we live in small apartment) Can I plug the ONT directly into the apartments CAT5e cabling, and then plug in the UFB router at another CAT5e point, in the lounge? If I can, will the ONT provide internet to any device plugging into lan, or will I need to plug a UFB compatible WAN router into each CAT5 port around the house? Basically, is the ONT a router of any kind?



The ONT is not a Router

You can only use one Router, you need the WAN port of the router connected to the active ethernet port on the ONT

Whether you can use the existing CAT5e cabling in the apartment depends on what it does, hopefully all the jacks in your apartment go to a central point where there is a patch panel and switch?


 

I think the only point of the Cat5e sockets was to support landline, as that is the only thing that will work (Ethernet doesn't), not to worry though, just means I need a UFB router with a stronger signal/5ghz (annoyingly just after I drilled holes in the wall to mount the Slingshot UFB router on the wall).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  #1102894 5-Aug-2014 20:58
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Hi, UNI1 (ethernet port1) of the ONT will have vlan10 tagged traffic on a public address, so to realistically use it on your lan you will need to provide a NAT router that can tag/untag the traffic and then NAT it.

But to transport it across you apartment from one port to another on a single lan section is not a problem, but to then use it by several devices will need attention as mentioned above.

Cyril

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