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#195572 25-Apr-2016 08:45
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Hi all,

 

In 2 weeks i have the first appointment for getting fibre installed.

 

My current modem/router is setup in my lounge. All the other phone jacks in the house are unreliable, the lounge is the only stable connection. From there i have 2 ethernet cables connecting to my office and the sleepout.

 

My query is when the fibre is eventually installed can i still have the new fibre modem in the lounge to service the above? I heard it gets installed at the first incoming phone jack which i doubt is the lounge and for the ethernet cable setup is useless.

 

Any feedback appreciated.





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  #1541458 25-Apr-2016 08:51
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The scope gives you the option to tell the installer where you wish the ONT to be, and thus the router also. Ideally in your lounge, behind the TV, perfect for a smart TV or smart STB (Apple TV, WDTV, Roku, PS4, etc, etc)

 

The jackpots aren't an issue. If you wish to use them for voice, integrated wiring, they will connect them to the ONT. Or ignore that and connect a cordless base station to the ONT

 

This was my Enable experience, although I am naked. Figuratively speaking!




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  #1541463 25-Apr-2016 09:07
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tdgeek:

 

The scope gives you the option to tell the installer where you wish the ONT to be, and thus the router also. Ideally in your lounge, behind the TV, perfect for a smart TV

 

 

That was the great thing about where it is now, for the smart tv ie netflix, youtube etc. Brilliant.

 

So basically i can tell the installer where i want the ONT?





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  #1541464 25-Apr-2016 09:10
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Within reason you can specify where you want the ONT. It is certainly not common practice to install it neat the 1st phone jack (and would only be put there is somebody specified it). The Chorus recommendation is to install it near the main TV if people are uncertain as this is typically the entertainment hub of the home.

 

 


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  #1541465 25-Apr-2016 09:11
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DamageInc:

 

tdgeek:

 

The scope gives you the option to tell the installer where you wish the ONT to be, and thus the router also. Ideally in your lounge, behind the TV, perfect for a smart TV

 

 

That was the great thing about where it is now, for the smart tv ie netflix, youtube etc. Brilliant.

 

So basically i can tell the installer where i want the ONT?

 

 

Thats what I did. He run the fibre up the outside wall where the phone cable enters the ceiling, and down the wall behind the TV, using a power or phone jack that was there for Sky as a pull through. 


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  #1541470 25-Apr-2016 09:14
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Dunno if it matters too much but try to get a first appointment for the day. It means he will be there on time, and not late or cancel due to running out of the day. And if he gets there too late-ish he might prefer an "easier" for him solution. Taking a day off to find it re scheduled would be a PITB


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  #1541475 25-Apr-2016 09:20
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We are also with Enable in Christchurch.

 

The fibre comes under the lawn to the ETP on the front of the house. It then goes under the floorboards to the ONT etc in the living room, which is at the other end of the house. Distance is about 15-20m. There was no problem getting it done this way.

 

The original phone wiring is connected to the ONT and the two phone jacks in the house, and the one in the garage all work perfectly.

 

Enable, and their installer MultiMedia Communications,  were very easy to deal with. Nothing seemed to be a problem. Hope your installer is as obliging.

 

Agree with tdgeek's suggestion for booking early morning. I try to do this for all appointments. Easier to be late to work, than trying to get away later for an appointment. Also most people are usually "fresher" in the morning than after a few hours of work.

 

 


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  #1541479 25-Apr-2016 09:41
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I had my ONT/router installed in a central place, in a high cupboard. I run ethernet cables to a few places in the house, including behind the TV. This gives me flexibility, less mess, and better WiFi coverage.


 
 
 
 




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  #1541481 25-Apr-2016 09:52
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tdgeek:

 

Dunno if it matters too much but try to get a first appointment for the day. It means he will be there on time, and not late or cancel due to running out of the day. And if he gets there too late-ish he might prefer an "easier" for him solution. Taking a day off to find it re scheduled would be a PITB

 

 

All i have been told is between 8am-12pm, i think they're giving me ring closer to the time. If so and i have a choice then yes definitely will ask for the earliest time.





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  #1541482 25-Apr-2016 09:53
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sbiddle:

 

Within reason you can specify where you want the ONT. It is certainly not common practice to install it neat the 1st phone jack (and would only be put there is somebody specified it). The Chorus recommendation is to install it near the main TV if people are uncertain as this is typically the entertainment hub of the home.

 

 

 

 

This is awesome, looking forward to it even more now. 





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  #1541483 25-Apr-2016 09:55
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Thanks everyone for the feedback, excellent. The modem i have been sent i have already set it up and using it for the adsl2 broadband. So already in place.





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