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  Reply # 360429 30-Jul-2010 22:02
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Karaka, Auckland (Papakura)

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  Reply # 360431 30-Jul-2010 22:05
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OP mentioned Fletcher Homes...so I am guessing Auckland

EDIT:  too late




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  Reply # 360450 30-Jul-2010 22:37
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cyril7: I use the Signet boxs quite a lot as home owners prefer the inwall solution.


How deep are the Signet in-wall boxes?  Approx 90mm? 

If you put a modem/router in there would it overheat?  Have you had any issues with this?

I am assuming that you put 2-3 power outlets in the recessed box also.  Any issues with large power pack fitting when you plug them into the power outlets?


OP:  check this out.  Looks like you have ST2000 setup. Should at minimum explain how it is supposed to be connected




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  Reply # 360508 31-Jul-2010 06:50
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Yes 90mm sounds about right.

Its on the wall of my daughters wardrobe, theres plenty of room to put a modem/router on the shelf, it wouldnt overheat.

There is a 4-point power outlet in the box.

Ive read that pdf, unfort Im not "cabling-savvy". Now all the ins & outs of PC's etc as I am a technician but outside of that, still learning. I didnt build this myself :) It comes standard issue in these homes.

I got SKY to put in a modulator so the downstairs TV feeds to an upstairs TV.  In our bedroom we have a separate decoder.  They are all running well.

All RJ45 slots that have a phone plugged in to them (3 including the sky line) have a line filter.  Without this line filter it appears it kills the phone.

I think I may have a play today putting another modem up there, whats the worst that can happen eh? lol


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  Reply # 360512 31-Jul-2010 07:27
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Hi, the cabinet has small holes in the front cover and obviously cable way holes in the top and bottom that you can seal off with supplied bungs, which I normally partially do to allow venting through the wall cavity, all depends if its an outside wall.

I returned to do some work on one the other day that I had previously installed a couple of months back and was stuffed full with a 2Wire DSL modem, 16port switch and UHF distribution amp, plus heaps of cables and all the aboves plug packs. Surprisingly the modem and switch were not any warmer than if sitting in the open, as I had left just enough of a air flow up the wall cavity to keep the air moving.

Obviously the box itself being steel acts as a radiator of any internal heat.


@ShellNZ you need to install a central filter to stop all the house cat5 lines from acting as line stubs and killing your DSL. As others have said the 8 house lines need to go to the 8port patch panel not the phone module, and the room outlets need changing to RJ45 sockets. The inbound line should go via a central wired in filter and then to the phone module (line 1 only) and the DSL modem connected appropriately to the filter.

I undestand these panels were supplied to Fletchers as a large package for the whole site development, pity the sparkies did not read the notes supplied by Signet that go with them.


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  Reply # 360523 31-Jul-2010 08:28
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I wish I had a new house with structured cabling, I just don't think it's worth retrofitting my place. If I were you, I would make sure they made this right. It's one of the benefits of buying new. You might not see a huge advantage in it now, but it's an asset going forward.

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  Reply # 360577 31-Jul-2010 11:27
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ShellNZ: Karaka, Auckland (Papakura)

Hi Shelley,
I pass through this area a couple times most weeks. Flick me a message if you'd like me to drop in for a look.
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Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 360750 31-Jul-2010 18:55
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Thanks so much coffeebaron

Have pm'd you :)

Sorry Cyril7, you had me at hello, lol



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  Reply # 362908 4-Aug-2010 12:55
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Just wanted to say a big thankyou to coffeebaron for coming to my home and installing main splitter and sorting it out for me.

I will certainly give you a call when we look at porting net throughout house!!

Super service here at geekzone, hehe.

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  Reply # 362928 4-Aug-2010 13:18
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Lets see some before and after pic's!

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  Reply # 362952 4-Aug-2010 13:31
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ShellNZ: Just wanted to say a big thankyou to coffeebaron for coming to my home and installing main splitter and sorting it out for me.

I will certainly give you a call when we look at porting net throughout house!!

Super service here at geekzone, hehe.



Have to agree here, Coffebaron does a lot of business with us and does great work.


Out of interest was this in the Stonefields Devolpment ?




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  Reply # 362986 4-Aug-2010 14:03
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Just had to google Stonefields Development, up near Remuera/Mt Wellington?

Nope.

Its the new subdivisions in Karaka (Papakura). When we first looked here I was hoping it would all be fibreoptic, sadly no :(

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  Reply # 363006 4-Aug-2010 14:22
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Alas, was not a big tidy up. Just a quick install of the master filter. To do the job properly is going to need a lot more work.
There is RJ45's though out the house, with only the blue pair terminated. Also, not too much cable slack, so would mean moving the block of RJ45 sockets to where the phone termination block is.
Maybe at a later time, when VDSL arrives, or ShellNZ needs a bit more networking.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 363014 4-Aug-2010 14:33
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Just signed up for 2talk, thanks for that info as well coffeebaron :) Had heard of it but never looked into it. Unlikely I will use the phone service but will use the fax service when necessary.

btw, tried the old Linksys router, only got 7Mbit down, hehehe. I think its crapped itself. Wont be using that sucker.

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  Reply # 363189 4-Aug-2010 18:45
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Have you escalated the issue of the shoddy installation with the construction company?


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