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  Reply # 1817507 9-Jul-2017 21:44
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But the Huawei ONTs are being replaced as they apparently do not do the full gigibit speed now available from most ISPs.


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  Reply # 1817514 9-Jul-2017 22:04
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fe31nz:

 

But the Huawei ONTs are being replaced as they apparently do not do the full gigibit speed now available from most ISPs.

 

 

Only the black ones, and only under certain circumstances. The white ones are fine.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1817542 10-Jul-2017 02:32
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Behodar:

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

My ONT's LED's look nothing like those nowhere near as bright out the top of it 





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  Reply # 1817596 10-Jul-2017 09:25
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Taubin:

 

 

 

Is that a phone jack attached on the left?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The small jack on the left looks like a DSL outlet for the old copper feed. The professional VDSL install's have a master filter near where the copper enters the house. The phones are feed via the filter and existing wiring and the DSL signal is carried to the VDSL router via cat 5/6 which terminates at a RJ45 (or RJ12) outlet similar to the one pictured.

 

The vertical white cable coming out of the floor is the fibre cable. If you decide to do some DIY and unplug this cable do not look down the fibre - it carries invisible laser light which can damage your eyes. The connectors are hidden under sturdy covers to prevent home owners easily unplugging the fibres.

 

Yes, depending on your region fibre and ONT installations are installed cheap, fast, and not necessarily elegantly. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1817620 10-Jul-2017 09:57
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We went to the extra trouble and little extra expense to have our ONT located in a dedicated cupboard space.  I'm very glad we did. 

 

The ONT out of sight and out of harms way and I've had room to install other components, without any concerns about them being 'unsightly'

 

I put the router it here too and ran Cat-6 to the location.  The main module of the security system ended up in there too and I'm working on other components too.

 

It's not a hub by GZ standards ...  but give me time.





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  Reply # 1817622 10-Jul-2017 10:00
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The installers were super flexible with my install location. They ran the fiber under the house, up through a conduit, across the roof space, then down into a cupboard where the ONT and a UPS live. I went a bit of a weird route so when we move the ONT to a new location fiber is already there.





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  Reply # 1817687 10-Jul-2017 10:36
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Here's a photo of the current position (red, totally not ideal) with the two options for where we would like it. Both are closets in what what will be an office. The turquoise color will be the AP (obviously none of this is to scale). Ignore the sofa, bed and table, my wife was doing a layout to see how some furniture would fit.

 

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It's unfortunate that this is an existing, otherwise we would have it elsewhere. There is a large window directly above it, which is not where we'll be putting the TV. It's far from ideal from that perspective, but I will be running Cat6 anyways (or having someone do it) so it's not a major deal.


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  Reply # 1817694 10-Jul-2017 10:50
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I recently paid $2900 incl. GST for 18 runs (6 lounge, 6 living, 4 office, 1 wireless, 1 alarm panel (not used)) of cat6 + power (RCD+circuit breaker) to closet (9 RU 300 mm deep frame/cabinet, 24 port patch panel). ONT installed in cabinet with 10 metre patch to ETP. 16 cable runs under floor - all runs under 20 metres, total of 12 people hours. Very tidy and money well spent.





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  Reply # 1818852 10-Jul-2017 14:00
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sparkz25:

 

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

 

 

"Getting hold of some fibre and relocated the ONT?"

 

Is joining, connecting, extending fibre do-able for ordinary (maybe technical) mortals?

 

Is the user able to test the quality of fibre after modification at the ONT?

 

p.s. Still waiting for fibre in my area, but it would be nice to know options.

 

 





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  Reply # 1818859 10-Jul-2017 14:06
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Gordy7:

 

 

 

Is joining, connecting, extending fibre do-able for ordinary (maybe technical) mortals?

 

Is the user able to test the quality of fibre after modification at the ONT?

 

 

 

 

No. You need a special machine to join fibre and test the quality of the join, that costs thousands.


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  Reply # 1818884 10-Jul-2017 14:36
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Gordy7:

 

sparkz25:

 

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

 

 

"Getting hold of some fibre and relocated the ONT?"

 

Is joining, connecting, extending fibre do-able for ordinary (maybe technical) mortals?

 

Is the user able to test the quality of fibre after modification at the ONT?

 

p.s. Still waiting for fibre in my area, but it would be nice to know options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As has already been pointed out in past threads, the ONT and associated cables belong to Chorus and form part of their network - you cant go and get a bit of fibre cable and join it in, as it has to be fully compatible (type, format, size etc)

 

 

 

When a ONT is moved the cable is either rerouted or in most cases rerun from the FTB/ETP and respliced backto the feeding fibre from the outside world.

 

 

 

Requesting the ONT moved is just a mater of contacting your RSP to request a move - and yes it does cost - no different than if you wanted a power or gas meter moved to another location.


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  Reply # 1819188 10-Jul-2017 21:13
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yes that is correct, i got a hold of some fiber (the correct stuff from the LFC) and relocated the ont, its not what you know its who you know, and we also have a splicer at work, so joining it was not a problem at all, also the splicer does a test and tell you if it will pass or fail, and yes it does cost thousands, some can cost up to and more than 10k


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