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    My Fibre Install (involves drilling, switches, CAT5e and a very helpful BTO engineer)

    This is a discussion on My Fibre Install (involves drilling, switches, CAT5e and a very helpful BTO engineer) within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by andrewjr possible solution, if i have read everything right. solution: move new sagecomm router to room with ...

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      Re: My Fibre Install (involves drilling, switches, CAT5e and a very helpful BTO engin

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      possible solution, if i have read everything right.

      solution:

      move new sagecomm router to room with modem connect with cat5 to port 1. next connect cat5 from router to switch. switch to ps3, tv, sky box.

      if you need wireless to cover areas that can't be covered by new router add 2nd router in bridge mode.
      You're right that is an alternative. Any benefit to using an actual switch instead of a router in bridge mode (aside from saving on cost)?


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      Re: My Fibre Install (involves drilling, switches, CAT5e and a very helpful BTO engin

      Quote Originally Posted by bhavinshah88 View Post
      Yeah I understand that...but the problem is, where the modem is there's only 1 CAT5e cable up to the router. So yeah I can connect the modem directly to the router, the issue is getting a network connection all the way back down to the same location as the modem because that's where the PS3 and Sky+ box is.

      So I'm proposing that I just stick a homeplug behind the Sky+ box and use that - since this should mean modem -> router -> homeplug -> electrical wiring -> homeplug -> switch -> Sky+ box, PS3, TV

      (As you can tell, we have a ridiculous state of affairs with our wiring lol...all because of the bloody master socket being in the garage).
      You could avoid this by leaving the Sagem router next to the Modem. Connect your AV equipment directly to the Sagem router and that 1 cable that goes up to the loft. Site the Switch in the loft and connect the other bedrooms. You don't need to worry about getting the signal back down to the lounge.

      EDIT. I'm assuming the modem and switch are currently located behind the TV/STB?


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      Quote Originally Posted by bhavinshah88 View Post
      You're right that is an alternative. Any benefit to using an actual switch instead of a router in bridge mode (aside from saving on cost)?
      Ok, do what fazedup said.

      With regards to the 2nd router I was assuming you had a spare from your previous Internet connection. If you do you could locate this in another room where you need to extend the wifi signal and connect it to the switch.

      Obviously to do connect your av equipment to the new router you will need to buy some more cat5e cable, unless you have spare then just make your own up to length. A crimp/prep tool and rj45 connectors can be found on amazon for under 15

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      Re: My Fibre Install (involves drilling, switches, CAT5e and a very helpful BTO engin

      Yep I see exactly what you guys mean.

      Definitely makes more sense to have the modem and router together behind the TV/PS3, then put the switch at the top for everything else. I guess at the back of my mind I was trying to minimise clutter behind the TV...not for aesthetic reasons but because it's unbelievably crowded with so many wires.

      Got plenty of CAT5e cables so shouldn't have too much trouble there.

      Thanks for the help guys!

      Hopefully the rest of my walkthrough is helpful - primarily the part about not being able to relocate a master socket due to (undocumented) daisy-chaining!

      Interestingly, the engineer did say I shouldn't have bothered with both phone extensions and CAT5e around the house. He said I should have just had the master go into the loft into a patch panel and used CAT5e for the phone and network. Remember reading about this at the time of the renovation of our house but didn't have the know-how or influence over parents to do it!

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      Quote Originally Posted by bhavinshah88 View Post
      Yep I see exactly what you guys mean.

      Definitely makes more sense to have the modem and router together behind the TV/PS3, then put the switch at the top for everything else. I guess at the back of my mind I was trying to minimise clutter behind the TV...not for aesthetic reasons but because it's unbelievably crowded with so many wires.

      Got plenty of CAT5e cables so shouldn't have too much trouble there.

      Thanks for the help guys!

      Hopefully the rest of my walkthrough is helpful - primarily the part about not being able to relocate a master socket due to (undocumented) daisy-chaining!

      Interestingly, the engineer did say I shouldn't have bothered with both phone extensions and CAT5e around the house. He said I should have just had the master go into the loft into a patch panel and used CAT5e for the phone and network. Remember reading about this at the time of the renovation of our house but didn't have the know-how or influence over parents to do it!
      No problem, my av unit is just as bad with tv, Xbox, ps3, sky box, blu-ray player, av receiver and a switch/router all connected behind it. Wires everywhere!!!
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