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  Reply # 2067866 4-Aug-2018 08:51
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Is there no roof cavity?

 

Are you a tennant / leasing?

 

 




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  Reply # 2067973 4-Aug-2018 13:54
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The challenge comes from the isolated frontage (no connection to wall or ceiling) where our cashier is, and the phone line (ADSL) comes up from the floor which cannot be used for fibre cable. 

 

So far, I suspect the solutions are either power line adapters or a client mode AP or a router in bridge mode? 


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  Reply # 2067984 4-Aug-2018 14:53
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As previously stated the phone line is usable once adsl is no longer needed. Could even be cat5, would just need re-terminating at both ends. Otherwise use a single pair and put VDSL like over it end to end.

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  Reply # 2067996 4-Aug-2018 15:35
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Some two pair phone cable is infact built from cat5e stock pairs, as such can support 100mb, this was commonly used in the 80s and 90s, it was white sheathed and had a blue and orange pair

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  Reply # 2068026 4-Aug-2018 17:15
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You have mentioned earlier about the difficulty of running fibre to your point of sale area. You dont have to run fibre to that point. The ONT can stay where it is and you simply run cat cable to the POS. I understand the 'isolation challenges', but sureley there must be a duct in the POS area where both the power and the telephone line come up from under ground?  You might find you can simply pull though another cable?  Or even re-purpose the current phone cable which quite possibly could be a cat cable. 

 

 

 

A others have mentioned, find a good data/cabling person. 

 

 

 

Edit, you could always install a celing to counter conduit (maybe through a nice made to fit stanless steel pipe). That can carry the cat cables down to the POS.  You could always hang an A1 poster board on it and use it for instore marketing.....digital screen even. 

 

 

 

 


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My vote is 

 

- put router next to ont

 

- extend network using powerline wifi extension kit from TP-Link

 

We have done this for hundereds of customers. It generally works quite well. 

 

 

 

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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETTPL0422/TP-Link-TL-WPA4220-KIT-AV500-Powerline-Kit-with-N3 





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  Reply # 2070917 9-Aug-2018 20:57
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Thanks to everyone for your advice. I certainly learnt a lot from this experiment.

 

The idea of putting a powerline adapter in between a ONT and a modem came from the Chorus guy, which I wasn't convinced either. After I got a pair of these adapter from a forum member, I tested it out myself.

 

With the adapter bridging the ONT and our modem, I got 15 Mbps on my cell phone via Wifi (placed next to the modem on a 100/20 fibre plan). After moved the adapter out and connected the modem straight into ONT, I got 65 Mbps on Wifi and 90 Mbps on laptop.

 

So, yes it's doable but it's a terrible idea. The adapter between ONT and the modem cripples the whole system speed, but in my current set up it's only the EFTPOS machine that's on the other side of the adapter faces the bottleneck (not really as it doesn't require speedy response I guess).

 

Again, thanks for the advice and kind support from the forum. Case closed. 


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