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Topic # 84725 6-Jun-2011 23:00
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Hi all - I have read all the threads talking about how to wire up a house for distributed phone/data/video/audio etc and am pretty happy with what I need and where. I have a big hallway cupboard in the centre of the house which the main TV backs onto (from the living room) so it seems an ideal place to locate all my server gear/routers/patch panel etc. I can run my satellite feeds here along with all my CAT6 and RG6 (from each room), to provide a nice central location to distribute everything.

The only issue I have is that it is a long way from the ETP - which will be on the garage wall. I will run 3xCAT6 and 2xRG6 from the ETP back to the cupboard, and will provide power at the ETP (internally of course). I am hoping this will cover my bases as it is not feasible to run a conduit.

So assuming we finally get FTTH would this setup work in your opinion? I am hoping I could locate the ONT inside the garage directly behind the ETP. I would have power there to run the ONT and could then connect it back to the server cupboard via the CAT6 cables - is this going to work or am I missing something?

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Ben

 

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  Reply # 478421 7-Jun-2011 08:01
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Hi Ben, what you propose is perfectly fine, also if you install a filter its fine it that goes in the hall cupboard as long as its connected to the inbound line via a Cat6 cable as long nothing connects to the line before the filter.

My only question is why 3 cat6 and 2 RG6. 2cat6 is all you need and one RG6 to the demarc/ETP.

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  Reply # 478427 7-Jun-2011 08:17
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Great - thanks for that Cyril. Yeah I am intending to install an ADSL filter in the server cupboard before connecting to the phone and data patch panel - so it will be a direct feed from the ETP to the filter (the only connection prior to the filter will be the alarm dialer).

I read in the TCL wiring guide that for a new house you should run 3 CAT6. I guess I thought one for phone/broadband, one for fiber, and one spare?

As for RG6 just figured it would be wise to have one for cable if we ever get it out here, and one spare.

You don't think that is necessary?

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  Reply # 478429 7-Jun-2011 08:27
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(the only connection prior to the filter will be the alarm dialer).


WRONG!!!!

the alarm connects to the voice side of the filter, then from the alarm to the rest of the house voice ports.

So to clarify, inbound line, direct to filters Line(Or) port, Modem(Green) port to modem, Ph(Bl) port to alarm, return from alarm to house voice ports.

As for the TCF, I think its over the top in some areas, you will need one feed to bring the ethernet WAN port from the ONT and another to bring one or two pots lines from the ONT IF they are provided by the ONT, current thinking is they will not but rather provisioned by an ATA either in the router/RGW or downstream of it. So two is more than enough including a spare. As to if RFoG is provided is still unkown but one RG6 is adequate.

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  Reply # 478430 7-Jun-2011 08:30
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Gotcha - thanks! I have all this written down elsewhere, which I will be consulting before doing anything permanent, but obviously didn't have it quite right in my head!

What are your thoughts about the feeds from the ETP - is it overkill? 

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  Reply # 478432 7-Jun-2011 08:31
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Hi read my edited comments above.

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  Reply # 478441 7-Jun-2011 09:19
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Thanks Cyril - 2 CAT6 + 1 RG6 it is then.

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  Reply # 478473 7-Jun-2011 11:26
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What is the point of the RG6 to the ETP?




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  Reply # 478478 7-Jun-2011 11:32
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Well its specified by the TCF, its still to be decided if RFoG will be provided by the FTTH or not, but for a few $ to run it I recommend it, as does the TCF.

Actually just noted that the TCF no longer specs it, well I could not find it.

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