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Topic # 138939 22-Jan-2014 13:08
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I hope I posted this in the right place. I'm updating my Snap account to VDSL, and have been told Chorus will be providing free wiring. The only thing is, I work from home and am moving my computer out to the shed where I've converted half of it into an office. It's already wired up but doesn't have a phone line, so I thought I might as well take the opportunity to look into getting a phone line installed at the same time.

 

The lighting is on a separate pole, and as a result the whole shed has it's own meter, so I'd doubtless need to get the phone line hooked up to that pole too. But my question is, is it worth getting this done so I can have a wired internet connection (Chorus man won't be doing that for free no doubt), or would it be more cost effective to move the modem to a more central location (wifi doesn't reach out there currently) and get a wireless network adapter?

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  Reply # 972250 22-Jan-2014 13:46
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Any CAT5e/6 cable laid between shed and house?





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  Reply # 972251 22-Jan-2014 13:48
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I'd just get some Cat5 run to the shed. Pull a few cables through and you use one to connect back to your existing phone lines if required.




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  Reply # 972252 22-Jan-2014 13:48
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coffeebaron: Any CAT5e/6 cable laid between shed and house?



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  Reply # 972258 22-Jan-2014 14:01
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Else maybe a point to point wireless link.




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 # 972286 22-Jan-2014 14:44
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There's nothing currently running between the two, so yeah I think I'll just do that. Cheers for the clarification!

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  Reply # 973156 23-Jan-2014 20:35
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Is there a potential problem with the ext wire solution regarding earth differentials and emf strikes? I have certainly seen fried interfaces using 10base2 coax to connect buildings.

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  Reply # 978735 2-Feb-2014 08:30
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Cat5 etc has isolation on the ports rated to a few 1000v which seems to deal with it. Otherwise fiber isn't that much but doesn't help with the phone.




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Cat5 etc has isolation on the ports rated to a few 1000v which seems to deal with it. Otherwise fiber isn't that much but doesn't help with the phone.




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  Reply # 979191 3-Feb-2014 08:26
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Cheers - thanks for that info.

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  Reply # 979240 3-Feb-2014 10:17
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If you get the shed hooked up to the internet you could easily get another separate phone line with 2talk.
Either an 028 number or a 'normal' landline sort of number and just have an IP phone (or headset on your computer).

Cheaper than trying to get a totally separate landline.




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