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#272282 17-Jun-2020 20:10
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I have a work mate that is a couple of days away from finishing up a house build.  The other day chorus installed the ONT in the Comms cabinet.  But due to the way the ONT is plugged into the power point the cabinet door can't be closed.

 

He is also concerned that there will not be any space to put the modem.  Looking at the Ethernet cables they appear to already be terminated and as there aren't a huge number of them (he isn't a techie) he probably won't need a patch panel.  I don't know what the red cables are?

 

I have advised him to get a separate AP and plug it into the living room/office data point as if his modem/wifi is in the comms cabinet he will get terrible wifi performance. 

 

Anyone have any advice as to what he should be asking the electrician/vodafone to do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers





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  #2506939 17-Jun-2020 20:24
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Hi what a right royal, anyway just get a basic power strip to allow you to sort the ont plug pack in a useful angle. Get rid of the phone module that all the red patch leads are plugged into which will leave room for the router. Then have the blue cat6 leads terminated on the lower patch panel.

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  #2506954 17-Jun-2020 20:48
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Maybe get a little power board with a rear-entry plug (the cord sticks straight up away from the socket) and plug the ONT into this?





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  #2507043 18-Jun-2020 07:17
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Oh, just noticed that the sparkie has termianted the cat6 cables with plugs, this is not ideal, but as its done you can also remove the patch panel. Clearly the sparkie needs retraining

 

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  #2510994 23-Jun-2020 20:57
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As mentioned i'd just chuck a multiboard in there, cable tie it to the back of the box, then plug the router brick in to that.

 

Install a cheap switch in there, plug the blue cables into the switch, then the switch into the router. Then as you say, install a wireless AP somewhere central connected to one of the wall network sockets. Should be good then. My parents had theirs setup similar, that's what I did as I couldn't be bothered running more wiring. 


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  #2510995 23-Jun-2020 21:07
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Urgh. Sparkie here who's had to deal with those boards.

 

 

 

If you use a horizontal socket, you can get the issues OP is having.

 

If you use a vertical socket, plugs that stick sideways (like some FritzBoxes have) don't fit either. This was usually OK until Chorus switched from in-line adapters to plugpacks.

 

 

 

I resorted to taking an angle grinder to them and mounting a socket to the back on a shallow mounting block. This worked fairly well. You can also install one of each, but it still doesn't work *well*.

 

As for the box with the red cables, it looks like it might say DSL splitter? Very odd and probably unnecessary. If you pull the push-pins, you can probably just remove it.


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  #2511063 23-Jun-2020 21:49
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cyril7:

Oh, just noticed that the sparkie has termianted the cat6 cables with plugs, this is not ideal, but as its done you can also remove the patch panel. Clearly the sparkie needs retraining


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given the 'quality' of the work in that cabinet first thing I'd be doing is running a tester on the cable runs to check those terminations (and the termination at the far end) - and then when you find they're as bad as the rest of the work just cut the ends off, punch down onto the un-used patch panel (re-punch the other end too)







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  #2512874 26-Jun-2020 14:08
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So my work mate is still having issues and would like to get someone in to just sort it for them.  Does anyone have any recommendations.  He is in Takanini Auckland.

 

Is @coffeebaron still around?

 

 

 

How do you tag people?





 
 
 
 


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  #2512990 26-Jun-2020 15:23
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blackjack17:

 

So my work mate is still having issues and would like to get someone in to just sort it for them.  Does anyone have any recommendations.  He is in Takanini Auckland.

 

Is @coffeebaron still around?

 

 

 

How do you tag people?

 

 

Yep still around, not as many Auckland trips these days - but I will be heading up there early next week. PM me details if your mate needs some work done.

 

 





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  #2513023 26-Jun-2020 15:59
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I've seen this so many times where family and friends have hit me up to look into why data points are not working. Normally its because they are patched to the phone spliter or only the blue wires are terminated...

 

Looks like a spec build where the sparky clearly has no clue about data.




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  #2513227 26-Jun-2020 19:45
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coffeebaron:

blackjack17:


So my work mate is still having issues and would like to get someone in to just sort it for them.  Does anyone have any recommendations.  He is in Takanini Auckland.


Is @coffeebaron still around?


 


How do you tag people?



Yep still around, not as many Auckland trips these days - but I will be heading up there early next week. PM me details if your mate needs some work done.


 



Will do as soon as I get his contact details




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  #2513285 26-Jun-2020 22:37
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blackjack17:

 

I have a work mate that is a couple of days away from finishing up a house build.  The other day chorus installed the ONT in the Comms cabinet.  But due to the way the ONT is plugged into the power point the cabinet door can't be closed.

 

He is also concerned that there will not be any space to put the modem.  Looking at the Ethernet cables they appear to already be terminated and as there aren't a huge number of them (he isn't a techie) he probably won't need a patch panel.  I don't know what the red cables are?

 

I have advised him to get a separate AP and plug it into the living room/office data point as if his modem/wifi is in the comms cabinet he will get terrible wifi performance. 

 

Anyone have any advice as to what he should be asking the electrician/vodafone to do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers

 

The Sparky is responsible here not Chorus.   Chorus don't install power points, not in my experience at least.


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