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Topic # 185539 26-Nov-2015 19:16
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Hi guys,

Just bought a house, moving into it the I noticed the ONT is sitting in the garage under the house, inside a small room. Inside this room is a AC unit and 24 cat6 cables hanging out the ceiling connected to a patch panel (Its only a metal plate with Ethernet port on the front). I think the guy that owned the house was into IT stuff.

Now I've google and looked at some diagrams and my knowledge is next to nothing when it comes to networks....I want to get internet inside the house.

Do I need a switch thing to connect to the patch panel? And then connect the switch to the router to get internet on all the Ethernet points in the house? I have NO idea what to do to get internet to the Ethernet points!

Basically I just want internet in my home, or do I get Chorus to relocate the ONT? I can then just plug my router in an BOOM done.

Ethernet throughout the house does sound nice!

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  Reply # 1435453 26-Nov-2015 19:22
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Hi, as a mimimum you will need a router thats suited for UFB sited where the patch panel and ONT are, the LAN ports of the router need to connect to various circuits on the patch panel to go to rooms where you want them, if you need more ports active that whats on your router (typically 4 ports) then you will need a switch to expand that.

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  Reply # 1435454 26-Nov-2015 19:22
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If you think of the patch panel as a bunch of ethernet extension cables to the various outlets around the house, that should help you get your head around it.

Ideally, plug your router into the ONT, then using short ethernet patch leads, connect the outlets that you want to use to the ethernet ports on the router, and the same at the other end - use patch leads to connect your devices to the outlets.

If your router doesn't have enough ethernet ports for the number of wired devices you want to use, then plug in an additional switch at the patch panel.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1435455 26-Nov-2015 19:25
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yes, connect ont to router, then connect router to either the Ethernet ports on the patch panel, which will usually only give you 4 connections around the house, or get a 8+ port switch, which used in-conjunction with the router will give your 11+ connections. you dont need every ethernet jack connected only the ones you plan on using, if you need more you can just connect more later

personally i would put the router next to the ONT, and have a second device delivering wifi upstairs.



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  Reply # 1435480 26-Nov-2015 19:48
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Thanks for the quick reply! A switch seems to be a better solution than a patch panel....that is just my conclusion from google.

I will connect the router to the ONT and then connect the 4-ports on the router to the patch panel for now thanks guys!

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  Reply # 1435489 26-Nov-2015 19:57
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take a photo of it all as it will help a little more :)

you have said a switch will be better than a patch panel then gone on to say you are going to use a patch panel

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  Reply # 1435492 26-Nov-2015 20:01
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Brawler: Thanks for the quick reply! A switch seems to be a better solution than a patch panel....


These are two very different things - the switch connects to the patch panel to enable all the outlets around the house to be used.

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  Reply # 1435512 26-Nov-2015 20:37
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This is how it should look, thanks to my l33t MS paint skills.



If the router has enough ports on the back (in this example 4, which is pretty common) you could omit the switch.




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  Reply # 1435513 26-Nov-2015 20:42
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Lias: This is how it should look, thanks to my l33t MS paint skills.



If the router has enough ports on the back (in this example 4, which is pretty common) you could omit the switch.


That is just superb work. Sticky this post immediately.

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Reply # 1435514 26-Nov-2015 20:46
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mdf:
Lias: This is how it should look, thanks to my l33t MS paint skills.

If the router has enough ports on the back (in this example 4, which is pretty common) you could omit the switch.


That is just superb work. Sticky this post immediately.


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  Reply # 1435515 26-Nov-2015 20:50
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ummmmm, you show the WAN port of the router connecting to the Gpon fibre port, and the fibre to world goes to something that does not exist.

Other than that, perfect picture of the situation, great work

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  Reply # 1435583 26-Nov-2015 22:47
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To get started you can also have your WiFi router wherever you want it in the house. Just plug the cable between ont and one of the patch panel ports, and plug the WiFi router in the wall socket in the room where that cable ends up.

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  Reply # 1436304 27-Nov-2015 20:58
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cyril7: ummmmm, you show the WAN port of the router connecting to the Gpon fibre port, and the fibre to world goes to something that does not exist.

Other than that, perfect picture of the situation, great work

Cyril


To be fair I just googled the ONT picture rather than actually going and looking at one :-)




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  Reply # 1440780 4-Dec-2015 23:10
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Brawler: Thanks for the quick reply! A switch seems to be a better solution than a patch panel....that is just my conclusion from google.

I will connect the router to the ONT and then connect the 4-ports on the router to the patch panel for now thanks guys!


The switch is not an alternative to a patch panel!!

Patch panel terminates the permanent wiring, so it gives you flexibility. Patch leads connect the patch panel ports to ports on the switch. Switch shares internet to whichever patch panel outlets are connected to it. You may also want to patch one of those patch panel outlets to a phone service or something else. The outlets around your house should have numbers (or names, maybe behind the face plate cover) that match the numbers/names on the patch panel, so you can decide which ones need internet or whatever else.




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  Reply # 1440792 4-Dec-2015 23:49
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You don't need a switch unless you want to connect more than 4 cabled devices.

 

Don't get chorus to relocate it, this is a good futureproof setup.

Do you just want Wifi? Or do you want wired internet 

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