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Occasional Contributor Nastursim
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Additional internet

I have optus nbn at home. Is there some other additional connection I can get for a flat on my property?? Like wireless or broadband??

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Re: Additional internet

You have NBN to your home and you want to extend it to a flat out the back?

 

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Peter Gillespie

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Re: Additional internet

Hi @Nastursim,

 

Stick to the forum unless its properly private (this way others get to benefit from reading my wisdom you see Smiley Happy)

 

You said, you need to connect up a flat 80m out the back of the main residence.

 

As far as I know, the long standing proticol has been one property = one internet connection. Even where people subdivided and built a second house, often Telstra would not connect up to the second property.

 

However what you need to do should be pretty straight forward. Ethernet (CAT6) can run for 100m. So just buy a cable and run it from the modem in your house out to a switch (optional) in the flat. Just beef up your NBN plan to cover two users using the same plan and split the bill.

 

Note check the cable you buy already has RJ45 connectors on each end.

 

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Peter Gillespie

 

PS Doing it cheap you can just drape the cable between the houses. Second option is dig a small shallow trench and lie the cable in it. Or do it properly with some electrical conduit

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Occasional Contributor Nastursim
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Re: Additional internet

Will I need a router on each end. Does it matter if the switch bit of the other end has separate power?? Could you link to a switch so I can see what you mean

 

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Re: Additional internet

A switch is totally plug and play. It has no settings. 

The switch is powered by a power point nearby, not the CAT6 ethernet cable.

Without knowing your exact situation you

 

1) You have an NBN modem in your house.

2) It is connected to a router/switch with many CAT6 plugs

3) You can plug the 100m cable into one of those plugs

4) At the other end you can plug the 100M cable into the switch,

5) The switch has many cat6 plugs

6) The person in the flat can use any of those plugs (plug and play)

 

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Peter Gillespie

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Occasional Contributor Nastursim
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Re: Additional internet

What's the switch called

 

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Re: Additional internet

A ... switch Smiley Happy I provided a link to one above.

 

Ultimately your main issue is just laying a 100m cat6 ethernet cable from your house back to the flat. The cable is the hard part. plugging in a switch etc. is just something you do later.

 

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Peter Gillespie

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Occasional Contributor Nastursim
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Re: Additional internet

Thank you I already have the cable

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Re: Additional internet

Sounds like you're good to go then.

 

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Peter Gillespie

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Occasional Contributor Nastursim
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Re: Additional internet

Thank ypu so much for simplifying it for me, people were talking routers and nanobeama and nanostations and dishes and I was getting so confused 

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