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Topic # 238218 7-Jul-2018 12:27
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Hi. Please be nice as I'm new and certainly not an expert.  I'v tried researching the hell out of this and can't seem to find the right fix.

 

 

 

I have recently moved into a brand new house that has a Spark Fibre ONT installed in my garage.  I have a multiple port patch panel that I currently have my WiFi Router connected to in the middle of the house.  It works great.  I'm wanting to connect a couple of devices (PC and Laptop) that sit on the edge of the wifi zone to outlets that are in bedrooms that are patched back to the garage however when I try to connect to the internet the PC can see the ONT but won't connect to the internet.  Do I need a separate router for the 'hard-wired' outlets ? 

 

 

 

I have completed all the basic checks with cables and outlets so I'm reasonably confident I'm asking the right question. I have also checked to make sure the devices don't have a static IP.  I can use the wi-fi for these devices however as mentioned its patchy as its on the edge of the range of the router and I have a patch panel so i figure I may as well use it.

 

 

 

I feel like I have exhausted the shallow pool of my knowledge and I'm looking for some specialist advice please :)

 

 

 

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Many thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2051055 7-Jul-2018 12:31
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You should never connect your PC to the ONT, it won't be setup right to connect.

 

Spark only allow a single session, so your router will need to terminate the connection (just as it currently does)

 

 

 

Your best bet would be to have one of the Ethernet ports on the router patched back to the garage.

 

From there you could have a switch split out the further required ports for all your devices.

 

 

 

 

 

*Picture didn't load so few assumptions made here.

 

 





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  Reply # 2051060 7-Jul-2018 12:39
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hio77:

 

 

 

Your best bet would be to have one of the Ethernet ports on the router patched back to the garage.

 

From there you could have a switch split out the further required ports for all your devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what my parents do and it works fine for them, though probably a bit of added latency


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  Reply # 2051062 7-Jul-2018 12:40
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Tzoi:

 

hio77:

 

 

 

Your best bet would be to have one of the Ethernet ports on the router patched back to the garage.

 

From there you could have a switch split out the further required ports for all your devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what my parents do and it works fine for them, though probably a bit of added latency

 

 

next to zero noticeable latency (will be in the nanoseconds.) 





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  Reply # 2051064 7-Jul-2018 12:44
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Thanks Guys - I figured that might be the case.

 

Appreciate the help.  


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If you have only a single ethernet cable connecting the home hub / ONT port to the router, you can use a cat5 ethernet cable splitter (ideal electrical, jaycar) however you will be limited to 100mbits. 

 

Once you get the LAN1 port back to the home hub, a cheap $30 8-port tp-link switch will split it and send it off to the various other jacks around the house

 

https://i.imgur.com/MXKgULq.jpg 

 





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  Reply # 2055957 13-Jul-2018 19:49
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Question … what are the other (one is used to connect to router) 3 or 4 Ge ports on an ONT for?


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  Reply # 2055958 13-Jul-2018 19:52
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If you sign up for another internet service, they would be delivered across one of the other ports. 

 

Eg. You could have internet through one ISP, and broadcast tv over fiber from a different provider, both delivered using separate ports on the ONT





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  Reply # 2056099 14-Jul-2018 10:50
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Thanks for that Ray … I assisted an 'oldie' setting up a Skinny broadband and the telco simply said 'we send you the modem and it takes 5 minutes'!

 

Of course, they don't say anything about moving furniture, crawling on the floor and locating the ONT, etc <undecided>.  However, unlike the 'old days' of separate routers at least today's devices come get their DNS and IP addresses "over-the-line" during the 5 to 7 minute connection and provisioning after turning it on wink

 

Setting up wifi still needs 'someone-who-knows' to get that up for the user … certainly a touch more than 5 minutes.

 

 


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