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# 260012 6-Nov-2019 11:08
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Hi folks,

 

We get the keys to our new house next Tuesday and then we move in on the Friday/Saturday (Canterbury Show Weekend). Located in Halswell.

 

Enable is coming next Wednesday to finish installing the ONT etc. There is some CAT6 running from the ONT (in the garage) to a linen cupboard in the house, but none of the cables are terminated yet. I was optimistically planning to do it myself, but I have no idea what I'm doing (yet).

 

Hoping there is someone local (who's competent and careful) who could come over and terminate just a few cables for me, and then I'll worry about the rest once we've settled in. Having said that, though, if the cost isn't too much, I may just ask you to terminate a few more :D

 

I just really want internet to be up and running before we move in so that it's one less thing to worry about amidst the chaos. I don't need the extra stress of trying to get right something I've never done before!

 

I will be setting up a Ubiquiti Unifi network (another learning curve for me).

 

To be clear, at the very least, I only need someone to terminate either end of the cable running between the ONT and linen cupboard, and perhaps a wall jack in the media room. The rest isn't time-critical.

 

Many thanks


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  # 2349053 6-Nov-2019 17:41
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Hi mate,

I'm in Auckland unfortunately, otherwise I'd be happy to help.

Crimping ethernet cables is really easy though, all you need is a crimp tool and the connectors.
Have a look at this site and this video, that should cover most of what you need to know – as long as the order of cables/colours is the same on both ends, you can't really do too much wrong...
And for the wall jack (or patch panel further down the road), you just need a punchdown tool – have a look at this video. (probably even easier than terminating the cable)

Also let me know if you need help with setting up your Unifi gear – it's great, but can have a steep learning curve in the beginning!


Cheers
Clemens 

 




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  # 2349070 6-Nov-2019 18:27
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Remember also - I have a UniFi Controller that everyone on here is free to make use of. Link in my signature.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2349086 6-Nov-2019 19:57
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Hey, I’m in halswell too! We are in knightstream, where are you? I’ll be in nelson over show weekend so if you don’t end up getting someone to help sing out and I’ll pop over when I get back.



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  # 2349510 7-Nov-2019 16:04
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Many thanks for the quick replies all

 

Clemens, you've inspired me to give crimping a go! And thanks for the offer re the Unifi setup. I may be in touch...

 

Michael, thank you for letting me know about the controller. I've already ordered a Cloud Key, so I think I'm sorted?

 

Rick, I'm in Halswell Commons - I may also be in touch!

 

Cheers


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  # 2349551 7-Nov-2019 16:08
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  # 2349554 7-Nov-2019 16:11
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I'm in Chch and have a crimper but no cat6 plugs (I've got some cat5 but they don't fit cat6 cabling very well), you're welcome to borrow my crimper for a few days if needed

 

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  # 2349568 7-Nov-2019 16:45
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Quick question: Are these the plugs I need to terminate CAT6 solid cable?

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETDNX0058/Dynamix-RJ-45-C6SR2-20-Cat6-RJ45-Plug-20pc-Bag-8P8

 

 

 

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  # 2349986 8-Nov-2019 08:31
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angler:

 

Quick question: Are these the plugs I need to terminate CAT6 solid cable?

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETDNX0058/Dynamix-RJ-45-C6SR2-20-Cat6-RJ45-Plug-20pc-Bag-8P8

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

Those are correct as long as the cable is definitely solid and not stranded. And those 2 piece ones are much easier to work with, so are a good choice.

 

EDIT: I always terminate using T568A since that's what patch cables generally are. T568B will still work, but I like to have everything using the same standard.

 

EDIT 2: A cable tester is a good thing to have as well https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/TOLPSK0134/ProsKit-MT-7064-PoE--LAN-Cable-Tester--2-Years-War


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  # 2350016 8-Nov-2019 09:58
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angler:

 

Many thanks for the quick replies all

 

Clemens, you've inspired me to give crimping a go! And thanks for the offer re the Unifi setup. I may be in touch...

 

Michael, thank you for letting me know about the controller. I've already ordered a Cloud Key, so I think I'm sorted?

 

Rick, I'm in Halswell Commons - I may also be in touch!

 

Cheers

 

 

You're very welcome! It's really that easy. Just borrow yourself a crimp tool and ideally a cable tester and you're good to go.

 

Have a look at Michael's post – he's already hosting a UniFi Controller in the cloud, so technically you don't need a CloudKey if you want to save some $$$. (Alternatively you can also host your controller on GCP (Google Cloud) or a Raspberry Pi or similar at your home.)
His post also gives you some insight into setting up your UniFi gear for the first time and how to adopt them to your controller, so it's definitely worth a read.

Cheers
Clemens


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  # 2350072 8-Nov-2019 10:35
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I have a Windows 10 PC/server that runs 24/7 anyway, so I installed the UniFi controller as service on that.




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  # 2350099 8-Nov-2019 11:02
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Thank you all for the additional replies - this forum is tremendously helpful!

 

Cheers




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  # 2350118 8-Nov-2019 12:18
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Okay...change of plan. I'm now thinking it would make more sense to put a keystone on either end of the cable, especially since I'll be terminating all of the cables in the linen cupboard into a patch panel (eventually).

 

Could someone please advise on which Dynamix keystones I should purchase?

 

Bear in mind that, at the ONT location, the cable end is just hanging loose inside the small wall cabinet (no faceplate/panel). I will then plug a patch lead from the keystone to the ONT. This seems like a more reliable connection, I think?

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 




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  # 2351206 10-Nov-2019 15:42
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I think a couple of these should do the trick - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETDNX0020/Dynamix-FP-C6-RED-Cat6-RED-Keystone-RJ45-Jack-for


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  # 2351215 10-Nov-2019 16:05
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Using keystones is definitely the way to go using solid core cat6. They should work nicely.



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  # 2352679 13-Nov-2019 10:27
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Thanks Rick

 

The ONT has just now been installed in a (small) cabinet in the garage. Please see image below.

 

Question: The ONT's power is plugged in very close to where the network cable plugs into the ONT - is this an issue from an interference standpoint?

 

Cheers

 

 

 

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