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Connect ONT and router to patch panel

Binkt
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Hi

I'm using fibre internet for my home networking. The current setup looks like this:

ONT -> Nokia ONT -> patch panel ----wall----> Telus WiFi Hub -> Google Wifi Router

[ --------- garage ------------]            [----------------living room-----------]

 

I only use the Google WiFi network.

(I think the Telus WiFi Hub is a modem + router box. Please correct me if I'm wrong)

Everything works ok, but I also hope to use the ethernet ports through the house. One option is to relocate the Telus WiFi Hub to the garage to have:

ONT -> Telus router -> ethernet switch -> patch panel.

[-------------------   garage -----------------------]

 

The only problem is that the Telus router doesn't fit inside the NBN box, so I need to wall mount a small rack next to the NBN box to hold the Telus router and deal with ventilation/dust/moisture problem in the garage (unless the Telus router is less sensitive to these). I think this will work, but it's ugly. Would you recommend other solutions?

Thank you!

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NFtoBC
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You could build an enclosure to contain the telecommunication equipment, reducing its exposure to influences from the garage.

 

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Thanks for the reply! This will work! At the same time, I wonder if it's possible to change either the Telus Wifi Hub or the ONT so everything can stay inside the NBN box and connect to the patch panel directly?

NFtoBC
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If by ‘change’ you mean ‘move’, the answer is yes.

 

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I mean by buying a new router to replace the telus wifi hub. For example the TP-Link ER7206

NFtoBC
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Many routers other than those supplied by Telus do not work with Optik TV. There are a number of discussions here about attempts to find suitable routers. A search should find many of these threads.

 

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