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Full fibre - what happens if engineer can't put it where we want it?

dltool
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Re: Full fibre - what happens if engineer can't put it where we want it?

@RobPN There is, but it's very narrow - wheelie bin width at its widest point. Could be an option if the engineer is very skinny!
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Re: Full fibre - what happens if engineer can't put it where we want it?

@dltool 

You could consider bringing the connection in through the front. The router is connected via an ethernet cable so can go where ever you're happy / able to run said cable.

 

If there is a gap down the side wall you could get someone in to run an external ethernet cable round the outside of the property.

 

Brian

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Re: Full fibre - what happens if engineer can't put it where we want it?

@bmc that's an important point, personally I don't know exactly how a full FTTP installation is configured, but for difficult installations it's obviously important to know where you can be flexible on location especially where it won't impact performance of connection and/or internal networks.

With ADSL and (to maybe a lesser extent) VDSL it's important to limit the distance between the master socket and router, but I gather FTTP installation has a rather more complex installation and different constraints.

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Re: Full fibre - what happens if engineer can't put it where we want it?

This might help somewhat: Openreach modem (ONT) explained: Ports and models available | BT Help

Normal limits on ethernet cables are 100 metres so placing your router some distance away from the ONT shouldn't be a problem in a domestic setting.

Good old Cat5e cable is fine for that, it will happily run Gigabit Ethernet up to 100 metres.

So the suggestion to run your own ethernet cable from a convenient (for BT) ONT location to a separate convenient (for you) router is a good one well worth considering. 

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Re: Full fibre - what happens if engineer can't put it where we want it?

@HPsauce 

I think that page is well out of date. ONT's have moved on. This page might be better.

https://support.aa.net.uk/Openreach_FTTP_ONT

 

Brian

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Re: Full fibre - what happens if engineer can't put it where we want it?


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