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Topic # 204266 24-Sep-2016 10:57
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Hi there

 

 

 

Fibre coming soon (amazing saga with Chorus/VF – another day) and just wanting to check my proposed simple setup with youse guys …

 

 

 

     

  1. ONT will be inside, on lounge room wall in corner.
  2. I already have Netgear Nighthawk D7000 AC1900 unit.
  3. I assume I’ll plug Ethernet cable straight from ONT to “Internet” port on D7000. I assume there is no need for me to use the router provided by VF? See question e) below.
  4. D7000 will provide WiFi.
  5. The four Ethernet ports on the D7000 will run 4 underfloor CAT6 cables to points in the house:

     

       

    1. 2 to bedroom/offices where I’ll put a 4 port switch on each to run computers and printers.
    2. 1 to other loungeroom location to 4 port switch to run TV/various_boxes (AppleTV, Sky) etc
    3. … and if need be, 1 to far corner of the house to drive some sort of wireless repeater technology …

     

 

 

 

So, my questions are:

 

     

  1. Any comments on the above? Any improvements given this is a rented property and while I may stay 5 years, I may only stay a few …
  2. Any suggestions on the wireless repeater tech in the far corner of the house? I will wait and try first, but if still required then …?
  3. The 4 port hubs – I was simply going to get $21 TP-LINK units – should I be getting anything different. Does CAT6 need something else?
  4. If I wanted the computing/printing devices to be on a local network (maybe so I can add a backup device all computers can access), would the D7000 create that or is more required?
  5. I have local landline which will be running off the ONT I guess – does that wire to the ONT, or is there another device which would plug into one of the D7000 ports or do I have to use the router provided by VF with the fibre connection?

 

 

 

Any other thoughts?

 

 

 

TIA

 

 

 

Ralph

 

Hauraki Corner, Auckland


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  Reply # 1639788 24-Sep-2016 11:57
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2. dont use a repeater use an access point, this will should be connected via ethernet ro provide best performance

 

3. why not just run an 8+ port switch in the office? saves on a cable run and leave a free port on the d7000 for later, or daisy chain the the 2 switches?

 

unless you plan on moving a heap of media around your network a single run will be sufficient

 

5. if you are with vodafone then you will need to use the vodafone supplied router to devliver your voice, or you will need some other form of ATA for that. Vodafone dont use the ONT to provide voice.


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  Reply # 1639799 24-Sep-2016 12:08
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You need to use the Vodafone router for voice.

 

 




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  Reply # 1639801 24-Sep-2016 12:09
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Thanks Jase ...

 

Jase2985:

 

2. dont use a repeater use an access point, this will should be connected via ethernet ro provide best performance

 

*** Great, so for the access point I can ethernet direct from the 4 port hub in that room? ***

 

3. why not just run an 8+ port switch in the office? saves on a cable run and leave a free port on the d7000 for later, or daisy chain the the 2 switches? *** The two rooms are at opposite ends of the house, the ONT will be kinda in the middle. ***

 

unless you plan on moving a heap of media around your network a single run will be sufficient *** No I don't. ***

 

5. if you are with vodafone then you will need to use the vodafone supplied router to devliver your voice, or you will need some other form of ATA for that. Vodafone dont use the ONT to provide voice.

 

*** So, apart from the voice, the wiring can go ... ONT -> via ethernet -> VF-Router -> via ethernet (from one of the 4 ports on the VF-Router) -> D7000 (Internet In)? ***

 




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  Reply # 1639803 24-Sep-2016 12:10
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Thanks ... gotcha.

 

sbiddle:

 

You need to use the Vodafone router for voice.

 

 


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  Reply # 1639826 24-Sep-2016 12:19
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you can go ONT to D7000 to VF Router to Phone. i believe the vodafone router doesnt have to be the first in the line to deliver the voice

 

 

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=198107




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  Reply # 1639827 24-Sep-2016 12:26
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Thanks Jase, lucky you sent this - I read it and realised that for some reason I have put VF-Vodafone in the above, when in fact my landline and internet are supplied by Spark. Sorry to be a fu*kwit!

 

 

 

Jase2985:

 

you can go ONT to D7000 to VF Router to Phone. i believe the vodafone router doesnt have to be the first in the line to deliver the voice

 

 

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=198107

 


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  Reply # 1639830 24-Sep-2016 12:29
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lol

 

if its with spark then the voice/phone is delivered off the ONT


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  Reply # 1639856 24-Sep-2016 13:47
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What does the landlord want....




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  Reply # 1643874 1-Oct-2016 15:29
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afe66:

 

What does the landlord want....

 

 

 

 

He wants what I want because I am paying for it!


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