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# 175818 13-Jul-2015 02:09
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I just moved into a new house and the previous owner had a media server and a pbx setup in a storage cabinet on the 1st floor.He told us the house is all wired for networking and TV in all the rooms on 1st floor. The fibre ONT is in the garage and in the living room on 1st floor the modem/router is connected with a ethernet wire to a socket in the wall(which I assume is connected to the ONT in the garage).

I have zero knowledge about networking and cabling so I am attaching the pics.I assume the white wire is for the phone(it is only working in one of the rooms which is all we want the telco guy connected it) and the red and blue are ethernet?What are those small blue plastic bulbs on the ends of the wire?

I want to share files over LAN/media server and get ethernet ineternet on the 1st floor.From what I have read online I need to terminate the ethernet connections into a gigabit port and bring my modem/router upstairs(I hope there is a wire coming from the ONT upstairs to do that) ? https://imgur.com/a/Xy6Sx

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# 1341872 13-Jul-2015 06:39
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WOAH!

Dude that's a mess! Where are you? Someone needs to look at that.

Edit: I looked again, its frightening. It appears the white is all coax for TV. The red does appear to be network (sort of). And blue might be phone.

You really need to get someone to do that properly.




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  # 1341946 13-Jul-2015 09:26
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Oh! Not really what you would expect to see. The tape on the cables does not fill me with confidence that this has been done correctly.

If there is room, maybe see if you can find a second hand lan cabinet and some cable management.

At least this will give you more room to mount everything properly. Youtube will teach you how to punch down the connections etc. I managed to score mine for $50, and that included the switch.

 
 
 
 


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# 1341949 13-Jul-2015 09:36
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Holy crap, that has gotta be the most mickey mouse job I've ever seen.

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  # 1341971 13-Jul-2015 09:56
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The clear-orange bulbs are just joiners/connectors. That looks a mess. My first thought would be get someone in to do it, and do it nicely. However, if you're keen to do it yourself, and learn, there are probably some good tutorials on youtube etc. It looks like a right mess, so will be a bit of work to make it really nice. Possibly need a nicer cabinet to house a switch (I'd go rackmount, but that may be excessive for your needs).

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  # 1341981 13-Jul-2015 10:14
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enfield: ... I have zero knowledge about networking and cabling so I am attaching the pics. ...


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You need professional help.




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  # 1342145 13-Jul-2015 13:21
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As above the orange looks to be ethernet, blue phone, and white is coax for TV/Sky etc.

At the moment one of the orange leads must run to the ONT in the garage and this must be jumpered to the outlet where your router currently sits. If you look at the orange leads hopefully they are labelled somehow so you know which one goes where.

Normally you would have the blue and orange cables terminated on a strip with sockets and then you would use patch cords to go from the sockets to ports on a switch/router. The order of service is usually ONT or master filter/splitter to the router which then either has all your PC's and devices plugged into it if there are enough ports, or router to a switch which has more ports.

So your router will need to be relocated to the patch frame area unless you have a spare cable where the router is currently sitting as this would allow you to retain the current jumpering from the ONT to the router and then us another cable to bring connectivity from the router back to the frame and then terminate this on a switch where you could then connect other devices.

Moving the router to the frame area will also potentially change your wireless coverage, possibly for the worst. I usually recommend where possible that people deploy a separate wireless access point from the router so that the two can be setup independently and also upgraded/changed independently.

As noted by the earlier posters, this setup is quite messy and not structured very well. Its possible that you can get it to service your needs though without anything major however you would likely need to do this work yourself. Most professionals aren't going to be interested in patching up a setup like that due to possible ongoing issues. My home setup has never been finished and partially resembles that haha!

Where abouts are you?

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  # 1342149 13-Jul-2015 13:27
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spearsniper: Oh! Not really what you would expect to see. The tape on the cables does not fill me with confidence that this has been done correctly.

If there is room, maybe see if you can find a second hand lan cabinet and some cable management.

At least this will give you more room to mount everything properly. Youtube will teach you how to punch down the connections etc. I managed to score mine for $50, and that included the switch.

hmm, your switch appears somewhat under utilized... tongue-out




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  # 1342169 13-Jul-2015 13:39
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mdooher:
spearsniper: Oh! Not really what you would expect to see. The tape on the cables does not fill me with confidence that this has been done correctly.

If there is room, maybe see if you can find a second hand lan cabinet and some cable management.

At least this will give you more room to mount everything properly. Youtube will teach you how to punch down the connections etc. I managed to score mine for $50, and that included the switch.

hmm, your switch appears somewhat under utilized... tongue-out


Might be one of those new fangled "wireless" things.





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# 1342205 13-Jul-2015 14:06
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Yep - it has those wireless ethernet cables, as well as wireless power. 

This was the last photo before we moved out, so all of the cabling got removed from the switch to tidy it up, and make it look less daunting for a buyer.

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  # 1342339 13-Jul-2015 16:05

DarthKermit: Holy crap, that has gotta be the most mickey mouse job I've ever seen.


Definitely need a door on that cabinet... just to keep the wiring out of sight.

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  # 1342359 13-Jul-2015 16:22
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If you cut all of that out, you could place it in a tree and make an nice little nest for birds to lay eggs in.

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  # 1342372 13-Jul-2015 16:56
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JWR:
DarthKermit: Holy crap, that has gotta be the most mickey mouse job I've ever seen.


Definitely need a door on that cabinet... just to keep the wiring out of sight.


Needs a flame thrower! tongue-out



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  # 1342374 13-Jul-2015 16:58
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Thanks for the input everybody, I am located in Mission Heights Auckland.I am going to bring the modem upstairs and connect all the red wires which have the rj45 connectors into it and see how it goes.

spearsniper: that cabinet is neat !!


JWR:
DarthKermit: Holy crap, that has gotta be the most mickey mouse job I've ever seen.


Definitely need a door on that cabinet... just to keep the wiring out of sight.


Apparently the previous owner was a certified electrician sealed Yes it has a door on it.

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  # 1342406 13-Jul-2015 17:39
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I'm a electrician too, that doesn't make workmanship like that OK. I hope you got an electrical report before you purchased.

I'd suggest you PM coffeebaron and ask what his price would be to tidy it up.

here's mine
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  # 1342407 13-Jul-2015 17:40
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certified electrician, shows he knows nothing about data cabling and should have stuck to electrical stuff and leave data to the pros

Andrew, i love your setup, so clean

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