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# 245055 16-Jan-2019 14:57
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My parents are getting a new star network installed in their new house. It has a lot of ethernet cabling to future proof it. This is what the electrician has done so far. I am wondering though whether they have used the wrong components to connect the Ethernet cables to. It looks like they have used these Hills Home Hub HTM-408S Telephone Modules to connect the ethernet cables to, so their aren't many outputs. Shouldn't they be using something like this so there is a connector for each wire? The box also does seem quite small for what is going in it and we did comment to the electrician that it looked too small . The box contains the ONT and the main spark modem/router




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  # 2185206 22-Feb-2019 09:26
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Hi, no data cabling is technically not a regulated industury in NZ, however in the commercial space no construction company or project managment company will let you on a job if you are not vendor trained and qualified, and as such provide vendor warranty on the work. Vendors typicallly offer cross vendor certification so you are not tied to just one vendors product, but typically installers will only install what they are qualified on, a normally thats their supply chain so they stick with it.


In your situation I recommend that you have 3x 12 port surface mount panels installed at the top, there should be sufficient slack for that, especially if you get a taller cabinet and you will gain the slack in the wall above the current cabinet top.



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