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Re: Building a new wired network

Manxviking
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Building a new wired network

I am in the process of building a new house and want to use my current Orbi WiFi as part of my setup. I have cat 5e cables coming into a Comms room in the middle of the house. Which modem and switches would everyone recommend. My main concern is that the BT master socket is at the end of the house (30 metres away). What sort of cable do I need to run from the master socket to the modem? Thanks in advance 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Building a new wired network

Contact your ISP service, they should have info on that from there service box to the house. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Router Mode |  Wifi Router CAX80 (Router Mode) and RBK963 (APMode) | and MK63 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M |

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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Manxviking
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Re: Building a new wired network

Thanks but the house is currently being built so no ISP yet. I just want to make sure that I don't lose any performance if I have a standard phone cable from the socket to the modem. Best time to install cable now before the plasterboard is put up.

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CrimpOn
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Re: Building a new wired network


@Manxviking wrote:

I am in the process of building a new house and want to use my current Orbi WiFi as part of my setup. I have cat 5e cables coming into a Comms room in the middle of the house. Which modem and switches would everyone recommend. My main concern is that the BT master socket is at the end of the house (30 metres away). What sort of cable do I need to run from the master socket to the modem? Thanks in advance 

 


@FURRYe38is correct.  BT needs to specify how to extend their incomming service line inside the building.  In the US it is very common for the customer to specify where inside the building is to be delivered. (My son recently switched to fiber in North Carolina  and the company ran the fiber directly to his "entertainment center".)

 

An alternative is to run Cat6 cable (two in case one fails five years from now and you don't want to tear open the walls to put in a replacement - cable is cheap compared to tearing open walls).  That way, the "modem" can be located where the BT service enters.  If BT actually brings fiber instead of coax, that would be where the fiber ONT would go.  (Like you, I would prefer to have ALL my electronics in the comms room.)

 

Everyone who builds a house in "BT Land" faces the same situation.  Talking to BT seems like the "way to go."

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FURRYe38
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Re: Building a new wired network

If this is a long cable run and it's ethernet, then Ask the ISP about CAT6A. If buried then 6A would be recommended...

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Router Mode |  Wifi Router CAX80 (Router Mode) and RBK963 (APMode) | and MK63 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M |

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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