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# 165706 18-Feb-2015 06:19
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Hello All
I have friends with a property which has a small business building approx 50m away from the main dwelling. The house has the copper landline supplying phone and broadband with a distance of approx 90m from the road. At this stage they have a copper line extension, underground, to the business for phone purposes only. They would like to have internet to their second premises.
They told me that there is clear sight between the main dwelling and the business building. I am not sure what the modem/router situation is. It might need new hardware.
Would someone be able to help me with suggestions?

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  # 1241227 18-Feb-2015 07:14
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Either a wireless link using some Mikrotik or UBNT hardware, or if you own the copper (ie it's not Chorus copper) a pair of VDSL2 extenders will deliver better performance as it's a full duplex solution, not half duplex like wireless.


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  # 1241229 18-Feb-2015 07:21
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This question is asked almost daily, with only very slight variations. Could one of the network guys write up the options in a nice format so it can be made sticky?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1241231 18-Feb-2015 07:24
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sbiddle: Either a wireless link using some Mikrotik or UBNT hardware, or if you own the copper (ie it's not Chorus copper) a pair of VDSL2 extenders will deliver better performance as it's a full duplex solution, not half duplex like wireless.


Thanks sbiddle
The property owners own the cable, I believe. So could they use this cable?

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  # 1241232 18-Feb-2015 07:35
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Noig:
sbiddle: Either a wireless link using some Mikrotik or UBNT hardware, or if you own the copper (ie it's not Chorus copper) a pair of VDSL2 extenders will deliver better performance as it's a full duplex solution, not half duplex like wireless.


Thanks sbiddle
The property owners own the cable, I believe. So could they use this cable?


If it's cable within their property that is not part of the Chorus network, then yes.





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  # 1241233 18-Feb-2015 07:37
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I'll check what modem/router they have. Over cable it would surely be of quality that would allow them to have VOIP at the business building?
Would this be the hardware needed?

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  # 1241240 18-Feb-2015 07:54
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VoIP will work fine over wireless or VDSL. Only disadvantage of wireless is that wireless is half duplex so anything such as intensive SQL lookups will be impacted.

Something like the extender you listed will work fine, however I'd opt for the Netsys ones (Snappernet distribute both brands) as they're VDSL2 30a so offer 100Mbps symmetrical.


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  # 1241241 18-Feb-2015 07:57
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For something like this wouldn't running a cat6 cable down a piece of alkathene above ground be the cheapest easiest method?

If above ground is not possible what about using the copper as a draw cable (provided they own it)

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  # 1241257 18-Feb-2015 08:39
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sbiddle: VoIP will work fine over wireless or VDSL. Only disadvantage of wireless is that wireless is half duplex so anything such as intensive SQL lookups will be impacted.
Something like the extender you listed will work fine, however I'd opt for the Netsys ones (Snappernet distribute both brands) as they're VDSL2 30a so offer 100Mbps symmetrical.

Snappernet are not retailers so I would be stuck :-(

blackjack17: For something like this wouldn't running a cat6 cable down a piece of alkathene above ground be the cheapest easiest method?
If above ground is not possible what about using the copper as a draw cable (provided they own it)
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Copper as a draw cable ?

Just contacted my friends. They own the Telephone cable(in the ground) from the dwelling to the business building. Existing router/modem at the house is Edimax FCCE EW 7209apg.

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  # 1241270 18-Feb-2015 08:52
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the inground cable, is it in a duct? could you run a second cable in there?

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  # 1241284 18-Feb-2015 09:13
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Running new cable through 50m of duct would be impossible without a draw wire. Using existing cable as a draw wire is also very risky unless you're certain about the integrity of the duct and the radius of any bends. If the cable snaps you're back to square one.

In this situation VDSL2 extenders would be the logical option.




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  # 1241289 18-Feb-2015 09:15
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sbiddle: Running new cable through 50m of duct would be impossible without a draw wire. Using existing cable as a draw wire is also very risky unless you're certain about the integrity of the duct and the radius of any bends. If the cable snaps you're back to square one.
In this situation VDSL2 extenders would be the logical option.

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do you know a retailer for the Netsys extenders? I assume you only need one extender at the router end?

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  # 1241297 18-Feb-2015 09:21
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computer store?

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  # 1241304 18-Feb-2015 09:31
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Noig:
do you know a retailer for the Netsys extenders? I assume you only need one extender at the router end?


You assume wrong, one device at each end of cable run.




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  # 1241313 18-Feb-2015 09:35
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Noig:
do you know a retailer for the Netsys extenders? I assume you only need one extender at the router end?

You assume wrong, one device at each end of cable run.

Ah.. ok so it is like ethernet over power line.(only somewhat)

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  # 1241318 18-Feb-2015 09:39
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you can use wireless solution if you think difficult for new layering STP cable underground,
http://www.computerstore.co.nz/computer-cables-connections-nz/network-security-telephone-cable-rolls
http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=314

in other topic i mention wireless solution for PtP link

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