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Topic # 198804 23-Jul-2016 11:38
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I was recently looking into fibre and how the installation works but they say a box called an "ONT" will have to be placed inside my house. Would I be able to choose where the ONT gets installed in my house?


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  Reply # 1597205 23-Jul-2016 11:41
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Yes. When you have your scoping visit with the installer, you can agree (within reason) of where to place the ONT.




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  Reply # 1597206 23-Jul-2016 11:44
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Oh okay that's good to know but my concern is how would this work because I think my ETP is outside my garage which is downstairs and the place I would like the ONT installed is my room which is upstairs.


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  Reply # 1597208 23-Jul-2016 11:49
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My ETP is at the front of my house. From there they ran fibre under the house, up a conduit I installed, through the ceiling cavity, and down into a room where I had a high cupboard for everything. The fiber goes into the ONT there, and I have a router right beside it.





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  Reply # 1597209 23-Jul-2016 11:54
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marknzl:

 

Oh okay that's good to know but my concern is how would this work because I think my ETP is outside my garage which is downstairs and the place I would like the ONT installed is my room which is upstairs.

 

 

really would depend on how much work you could so yourself to make it happen. most installs like yours the home owner would probably have to do a bit, ie install conduit, themselves to get it done and installed where they want it.

 

they may be able to run it up the outside of your house but then thats up to you if you could accept that.




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  Reply # 1597213 23-Jul-2016 12:08
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Thanks for all the quick replies, I'll look into the best option when it comes to fibre getting installed.


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  Reply # 1597216 23-Jul-2016 12:31
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Unless things have changed they don't do internal wall wiring. Something to keep in mind. Discuss options with the person who comes to do the scoping, that's there job to sort that out with you.




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  Reply # 1597634 24-Jul-2016 10:29
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marknzl: ...I would like the ONT installed is my room which is upstairs.

 

Perhaps have a think about the best long term placement for the ONT after you or your family move out of that house.  You can run a very long Ethernet cable from the ONT to your router.





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  Reply # 1597736 24-Jul-2016 14:41
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marknzl:

 

Oh okay that's good to know but my concern is how would this work because I think my ETP is outside my garage which is downstairs and the place I would like the ONT installed is my room which is upstairs.

 

 

 

 

Why would you want the ONT in your room? Its not a modem, its more of a media converter (which in a way is kind of like a modem...) but essentially it outputs an ethernet link to a router that could be anywhere in the house. So if your house phone or data wiring converges somewhere like the garage but theres no data link to your room, then you could run a Cat6 cable from your room to wherever you want the ONT. Ethernet connection at each end of the Cat6 cable, so the ONT is virtually extended to your room. You can put the router in your room if you don't want it next to the ONT, but both locations need a power supply preferably surge protected. You probably also want house phones connected to the phone number produced by your new router, so it would also need a link into either the ETP or a phone jack somewhere to connect phones around the house.





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