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Topic # 216707 9-Jul-2017 14:33
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My wife and I went to an open house today, that had fiber installed. I don't have any experience with fiber directly, but I do know what the ONT looks like. I'm just wondering about the set up in the house, and what the other items are. 

 

I know the ONT is on the right, I'm curious about the small box on the left, attached to the ONT. I'm assuming that is phone?

 

I assume the yellow cable (not the fiber line) is cat5, and the white coming out is cat5 as well. It appears as though they've put the cat5 through the floor then back out of the floor with a minijack next to the phone jack. 

 

The house is not wired for networking other than this one port, fortunately it's easy to get under for running wiring. 

 

 

So my questions are, is this a typical set up? 

 

Is that a phone jack attached on the left?

 

Thirdly and possibly most importantly, how much does it cost to have an ONT moved? This is not in an ideal spot unfortunately, it's liveable (I would run Cat6 from the ONT to a vented closet in one of the spare rooms and put a board there for the switch and router etc...)

 

I guess my final question is to do with cost of having networking run into a 3 bedroom, single level house. I'd rather have it done professionally as it would be a do it once do it right kind of thing. I can upload general plans later with measurements etc... 

 

 

 

Thank you all for the help. cheers. 


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  Reply # 1817342 9-Jul-2017 15:43
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My 2C worth. Some similarity to my install

 

Yes the ONT is the box on the right. The whote box slightly to the left is where my existing house phone lines plug into the ONT . ie the old phone network that runs inside the wall to each or the phone jack locations.. Yellow cable coming out of the ONT plugs into your router

 

Box on floor and the white cable; I wonder if thats the old Sky/TV install with an old phone jack.

 

Little box/ether jack ? - are there any other ethernet jacks in the house?

 

?You will have to pay to move the ONT and get a new fibre blown if the distances a longer at new install location.

 

I assume you wont be putting a TV or home entertainment system in front of it...

 

 




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  Reply # 1817344 9-Jul-2017 15:50
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Thank you, that's helpful. There is a sky dish on the place (we won't be using sky even if we do decide to purchase it), so that could be it. 

 

There aren't any other Ethernet ports unfortunately, so I'll have to run it myself or have someone run it. The house was built in the late 70's and has full access under the entire house, so it may not be to bad fortunately. 

 

They've placed this directly under the window in the living room, it would be more ideal to have it on teh wall with no window where the tv would go, or even more ideally in another room all together. It's not a huge deal, but certainly not ideal. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1817345 9-Jul-2017 15:52
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Doing your own network cabling is doable and can be an interesting project. There are lots of helpful people here and resources online. Might be worth posting where in the country you life to see if any nearby GZers can help.

 

If you can get under the house to lay the cable you can easily do the most difficult aspect.

 

If you already have a cupboard where you could run the network from, you could run cable from the ONT under the house to the cupboard setup and then spread out from there. This way you dont have to move the ONT.




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  Reply # 1817346 9-Jul-2017 15:57
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I think that may be the easiest solution if we do end up getting this house. It's nice that fiber is already installed. We are on the north shore in Auckland. My father in law is an electrical engineer and is certified to run the needed electrical outlets, so that's ideal. 

 

I don't mind running cable myself, I've never done it, but it would be an interesting learning experience. I've terminated cables before, just never run it in or under a house. It's more putting in the cabinet than anything. I would like it to be clean. I'm also a bigger guy so doing the ceiling jack for the AP is the hardest part, but I could get someone smaller than me to do it I'm sure. 

 

It can't be that hard right? (famous last words)

 

edited to make the outlets portion more clear


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  Reply # 1817347 9-Jul-2017 15:57
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http://www.tcf.org.nz/consumers/digital-living/wiring-your-home/

 

Download and read the install guidelines.

 

One think to be aware of is the ONT has a number of LEDs which blink all the time and are quite bright in a darked room if not hidden behind a sofa or similar.


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  Reply # 1817365 9-Jul-2017 16:05
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afe66:

 

 

 

One think to be aware of is the ONT has a number of LEDs which blink all the time and are quite bright in a darked room if not hidden behind a sofa or similar.

 

 

Isn't that one of the useful things that short strip or masking or white insulation tape can cover ? Even better... TWINK !

 

 


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  Reply # 1817393 9-Jul-2017 16:16
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If you can live with the location somehow (maybe a side table/plant in front of it?), rather than spend your money on moving the ONT you could buy some fun goodies like instead of a switch get a POE switch or a nice big box of CAT6 cable to wire the house up! 


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  Reply # 1817395 9-Jul-2017 16:37
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clive100: Isn't that one of the useful things that short strip or masking or white insulation tape can cover ? Even better... TWINK !

 

Nope. The bulk of the light comes out of the ventilation holes and not from the lights themselves. Borrowing a photo from another thread:

 




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  Reply # 1817397 9-Jul-2017 16:39
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Oh man that's a pain, is there any way to disable them with firmware or something?


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  Reply # 1817398 9-Jul-2017 16:41
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Gross. I didn't realise the LEDs were so bright. As far as I know the user has no way to access/program that thing, it's all done by Chorus/RSP?

 

Does it get very hot? Maybe make a cover for it.


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  Reply # 1817404 9-Jul-2017 17:27
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I had the exact same problem when the wife and i brought our house, it had fiber already but the painters knocked the ont off the wall and broke the fiber lol, and the plugpack was missing, it was also installed in the dining room with out a powerpoint in sight, so kind of a crappy install by te tech who originally installed it, i how ever did end up getting ahold of some fiber and relocated  the ont my self to a much better hidden location with power right next to the ont, just had to patch some holes in the dining room and eventually will repaint the wall


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  Reply # 1817412 9-Jul-2017 17:48
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Gross. I didn't realise the LEDs were so bright. As far as I know the user has no way to access/program that thing, it's all done by Chorus/RSP?

 

 

Programming can only be done by Chorus, and no, disabling the LEDs isn't an option they'll do.


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  Reply # 1817413 9-Jul-2017 17:50
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They really should sort out the horrid things before people resort to this solution

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1817415 9-Jul-2017 17:51
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I was just thinking it would be easy enough to make a small white box to surround it (as long as it doesn't overheat) to keep wife approval high.


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  Reply # 1817432 9-Jul-2017 18:54
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My Huawei ONT doesn't give out much light compared to the one shown previously. I reckon just a Bandaid plaster would heal my LEDs.

 

 

The red light is from a powerpoint indicator (not from ONT).


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