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2015-05-29 08:44 PM
57 ...not if your cordless phone is plugged into a UPS like mine is. I also have a corded phone that doesn't require "power". Both are recommended, at least the latter, and/or a cell phone.
2015-05-29 07:28 PM
JoeLouie The backup battery is to keep the phone service up and running, not your actual phone handset. If your only phone is a cordless phone and you have no power, you're out of luck.
2015-05-29 07:21 PM
EdHanson I have had FibreOp for a while now and I've been wondering about something. Why would I need a battery to supply backup power to a cordless phone? Unless there is a way to plug the phone's base unit into the battery, (and I did not see one when it was installed), the phone will not work in a power outage. Am I missing something?
2013-06-21 06:44 AM
Tridus In my case I already had a second router upstairs with everything plugged into it, so the tech ran a cable from their router in the basement to that one. Even put a baseboard jack in for me so it looks pretty good.
2013-06-20 08:40 PM
Greyman Sounds good. I didn't realize that Aliant techs would go through that much trouble to conceal the cable runs. I also like the idea of having my ends terminate at the wall near the Ty's, sometimes with plates. It's something that star choice/shaw would never provide, at least in my experience. The terminated ends look so much cleaner and are probably easier to work with.

Thanks a lot.
2013-06-20 06:46 PM
philster Only one Line runs from the ONT to the router (modem), the remaining ports on the ONT are not active, Since I have an unfinished basement the tech ran one cat6 cable from the ONT and battery/power supply upstairs to the router.

He then ran a 4 port switch off of the router for my TV's (STB's) then ran the cat 6 cables for the STB's from that switch back into the basement completed the run to the separate rooms, and brought the cable back upstairs in each of the rooms I wanted tv, he actually put an Ethernet jack on the baseboard.

Had the technician decided it was easier to use existing coax cable he would have simply run one coax cable from the router(modem) upstairs back into the basement and tied into the main splitter coax..

However each install is pretty much 100% custom and they will work with you to place the equipment to suit both yours and their needs.

My install was 2 years ago, at the time I asked him why he used a switch for the TV runs instead of using the available ports on the router, he said this way it leaves me with extra ports to hook other devices onto the internet if I want.
2013-06-20 06:33 PM
Greyman Is that because cat5 cable is not weather durable? I thought it was.

One last thing, do the lines from the stb's go to the modem or the ont?
2013-06-20 05:48 PM
Neoneva as long as you have a way to run a line from the basement to where you want the modem located upstairs without going outside it's possible
2013-06-20 05:06 PM
doscott Yes, that is my configuration.
2013-06-20 03:20 PM
Greyman Thank you for the information everyone. I am learning things around here!

From your description philster, I can bring my fibre op line into the house and either mount the equipment right there or have the tech bring it to another locacation that works best for me? The reason I am concerned about this is that I rent a side of my basement to a tenant, and as luck would have it, all my services including electric panel, enter the house through the apartment side. It wasn't a problem with shaw direct since its just a coax cable coming thru, but with fibre op, with all the gear, it becomes a challenge. Mt house is brick and stone on all sides and I would like to continue to use the currently drilled holes.

On a similar note, would it be possible to have the line and ONT, battery located in the basement and have the modem on the main floor? I'm thinking about the
Strength of wifi in this case.
2013-06-18 06:05 PM
philster Welcome Grayman, To sum up as long as you're around when they do the install the Bell Aliant Installer will work with you to determine the best locations for the components. Nothing has to be placed outside of your house and it doesn't have to come in where your current services do. they could run it from the poll to the other side of your house if necessary. (I've seen installers do this, and they have also confirmed this)

My Install has the line coming in where my Power enters the house, however I did not have a spare plug near the panel, since my basement was not finished he mounted part of the equipment on a floor beam 10 ft away and wired the Router upstairs.

Now I've been to a few other relatives places with Fiber installs, they Placed all the equipment that you saw above in a shelf in their entertainment center in the basement.

The Router that they provide is fairly powerful as it reaches 2 floors up in that house as well. It's not your typical router you buy at Futureshop. They typically spend 2-3 hours doing the install to make sure that everything is functioning as it should.

To sum things up each install is different and they will work with you. the techs are "normally" very friendly and helpful.
2013-06-18 06:03 PM
greenshadow The equipment does not take much space I mounted it on a bord makes it easyer to access the tv boxes dont use wifi they are hard wired to the modem so where ever yoy want the modem yoy will need to run a few Ethernet lines. The signal for wifi is ok not the best but ok

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2013-06-18 05:06 PM
Greyman
Fiber Op Bundle Install - Expectations?

I recently left shaw direct and have scheduled a fiber op install for early July. I am looking foreword to the new services (tv, Internet and phone), however, I am concerned about a couple of things.

* Space. How much room should I expect to use for all the equipment? From some of the pictures I have seen on this site it appears there are several boxes and power supplies that will need to be placed/mounted.

* Location. Does anything have to be placed on the outside of my house? And, where does the actual cable or line come into my house? Does it have to come in where my current bell phone line comes in or can I get the tech to put it in a more practical place for my needs?

* Modem. If the tech puts all the "boxes, router, modem" in my downstairs will the quality of my wifi and tv signals be degraded. Can the tech bring the main lines in the basement but have the router and modem located upstairs?

I am very new to fiber op so any advice or tips would be appreciated.
2013-03-26 08:48 AM
blackdot Just a side note to anyone having FO installed...

If you would like a free 5 or 8 port 10/100 switch, tell your installer that you want the switch to group the connections for the STBs together so they only use one port on the router. The installers will have the 10/100 switches on-board their vehicles.
2013-03-25 04:04 PM
greenshadow Ok that sounds good, I didn't realize that the big box next to the ont was the battery backup. I went out and got a double wall plug and installed that so should have enough power for whatever they need to plug in. And for future use also.
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