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Topic # 31801 31-Mar-2009 10:53
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Right.  The roof of our new house is going on as I type, so time to get a few bits of gear in readyness for the structured cabling install.  I will be providing the gear and the sparky will be running the cables and installing all the gear.

Below is what I propose to purchase for my install.  Any advice is greatly appreciated.  eg. on superior products for similar money or bad choices I have made or glaring omissions etc. 

You will notice that I dont have an ethernet switch listed.  This is because my current wireless adsl modem has a 4 port 10/100 switch.  I plan to use this until there is a need for more than 4 adsl connections in the house, at which time I will purchase a 8 port 10/100/1000 switch.  Is this sensible?

NB:  all prices listed are inclusive of GST

ADSL Filter:
Cyril7 filter box - refer here (bottom half of page) - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=34&TopicId=18081

ADSL Modem:
Netgear DG834G (already have) - http://kbserver.netgear.com/datasheets/DG834Gv3_ds_24May06.pdf

Wireless Omni Directional Ceiling Antenna:
Hyperlink Technologies HG2458CU ($100.10) - http://www.gowifi.co.nz/Antennas/5-GHz/Omni/2.3GHz-to-6GHz-3dBi-Omni-Directional-Ceiling-Antenna/flypage_gowifi.tpl.html & http://www.gowifi.co.nz/specs/hg2458cu.pdf
or
CAT. NO. AR3271 ($47.90) - http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=AR3271
or
EnGenius EAC-2400-5 ($107.20) - http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=371974
or
D-Link ANT24-0401 ($77.63) - http://wirelesstown.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=150&zenid=24926edf44c03a8c2694f271cf4409c1

Patch Panel:
25 Port PP-25V ($101.35) - http://www.cablemax.co.nz/Home/tabid/66/CategoryID/129/List/1/Level/a/ProductID/1260/Default.aspx    edit: been advised this one is not suitable, so will go with 24 port 
or 
24 Port PP-C5E-24  ($80.44) - http://www.cablemax.co.nz/Home/tabid/66/CategoryID/129/List/1/catpageindex/2/Level/a/ProductID/1263/Default.aspx

Rack:
Dynamix 3U Hinged Wall Bracket ($59.91) - http://www.acquire.co.nz/acquire/default.asp?PageID=ProductDetail&pf_id=178607&dept_id=9990999

Patch Leads:
0.5m PL-C5E-0 ($2.15) - http://www.cablemax.co.nz/Home/tabid/66/CategoryID/33/List/1/Level/a/ProductID/237/Default.aspx




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  Reply # 204383 31-Mar-2009 11:29
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One suggestion for you is the LevelOne Ceiling Mount AP

http://www.dynamiccomputers.co.nz/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_50&products_id=94

Give Darryn a call,  he might even have some other suggestions.



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  Reply # 204410 31-Mar-2009 12:47
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Thanks,  will look into it......keep the suggestions/opinions coming




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  Reply # 204438 31-Mar-2009 15:15
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Hey,
I'm actually planning my cabling right now for around the house, I have actually been looking at some of the same gear you linked like the wall bracket, patch panel etc. The links you provided are priced cheaper than where I was looking.

Thanks for the links, will help me out as well.

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  Reply # 204447 31-Mar-2009 15:49
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Get a deeper and taller wall mount rack unit - at least 6U, and 300mm+ (I think it's 300) deep so you can fit a switch into it. taller because if you put a switch into a 3U unit it'll buckle and/or fall off the wall. (but since you're putting it in as you build, you can screw into studs, not just jib... so 3U may be ok.

I have a 6U, and it fits perfectly with the patch panel at the top, cable management below that, and the switch at the bottom. heaps of room on top of the switch for the ADSL modem, ATA, and WRT54G firewall.

Also, I had our phone line re-routed from the de-marc to the patch panel, and had it directly connected to a couple of spare ports on the end of the patch panel (no filter, as we're naked DSL). That way it's all in one place, and I can just patch the phone to anywhere in the house (if we had a real line.. I patch the ATA output to the kitchen for example).


edit: just noticed that you did link to a 300mm wall mount - sorry, not used to seeing 300mm 3U units :)




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  Reply # 204472 31-Mar-2009 16:47
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Hi, dont use the 25port panel its a voice only panel, totaly unsuited to ethernet, the 24port cat5e one is what you need. GoWiFi also have the Enginius ceiling mount AP at a slightly keener price, PM me about patch panels, dont pay what you have linked above.

Cyril

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  Reply # 204480 31-Mar-2009 17:19
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mjb: I have a 6U, and it fits perfectly with the patch panel at the top, cable management below that, and the switch at the bottom. heaps of room on top of the switch for the ADSL modem, ATA, and WRT54G firewall.


Found the pic I took on my iPhone:

You can't quite see it,but the ADSL come out down the far end... there's 20 outlets around the house, and the final 4 ports on the patch panel are labelled: "L1 L1 L1 L2". the first three are the primary phone pair, and the last is the second pair, although currently not used, just there for future proofing.

And yeah, use a cat5e panel as Cyril7 said... :)




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  Reply # 204487 31-Mar-2009 17:43
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cool, thanks for the pic.




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  Reply # 204498 31-Mar-2009 18:45
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Anyone got any ideas of where I can get a 6U wall bracket + also want a shelf for it (to go in the bottom to hold adsl modem etc)




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  Reply # 204500 31-Mar-2009 18:53
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Once again PM me, but check ETLs site.

Cyril



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  Reply # 204613 1-Apr-2009 09:05
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Cool, thanks Cyril




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