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New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

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Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

It asks me to define 2 station names.

 

e.g.      HUB,   HUB-5GHz

 

My devices see the 2 different names, then I pick which one to connect.

 

I didn't know about the auto detect, though. Need to google it.

Senior Advisor

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

Read about this.

There's pros and cons on setting both as same or different names...

Not too sure myself.

 

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5167124?tstart=0

 

[quote]The simplest setup....which is best for most users....is to use the default setup where both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands use the same wireless network name.

With this setting, wireless devices will automatically choose the best quality signal with which to connect based on their capabilities and distance/location in relation to the AirPort Express.[/quote]

 

 

Senior Advisor

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

Read about DIR880...

much better performance and wifi coverage compared to DIR868.

wonder if SH is going to roll this out.

 

http://www.cnet.com/products/d-link-dir-880l-ac1900-wireless-router/2/

Senior Advisor

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

Read another review on DIR890.

It has the smart connect technology, thus can auto-assign the wifi.

5ghz speed at 13m looks ok to me.

Think I'll skip the DIR868.

 

http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-battle-ac3200-monster-routers-asus-rt-ac3200-vs-d-link-dir-89...

 

Trusted Contributor

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

Wifi coverage? If you're smart just install custom firmware and increase the transmission power.

Senior Advisor

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

I see you all so many got problems with SH fibre plan, I also don't dare to upgrade.

lol

Trusted Contributor

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

@Onyx88 Ya sia. I suspect some idiot contractor damaged the cables at the construction sites again.

Grand Guru

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling


@cswee wrote:

@Should have gone for the Easy Smart Switch @$39.  That would allow you to play with vlans and you'd have a nice switched network, just one cable to carry TV and data signals.  I think you'd find it a nice challenge given your Novell background.

 

Also once you put in webcams, stream netflix, etc you'd find the bandwidth useful for smooth operation. 


 

I did check with the promoter on such Smart Switch vs Desktop Switch, refer to my post on page 2.

He explained that both are similar, which any one port can auto-sense input from router &or output to TV, PC.

 

The exceptional is an additional software to manage for Smart Switch.

That is you can control which port to devices to have provide as fixed, say, 400Mbps for PC.

And if you want to make to change, this required software.

That means the other ports have to share 600Mbps based on 1000Mbps.

 

As for the Desktop Switch is also auto-sense.

The benefit is that this switch will manage which port to have more speed.

Let say, using 2 ports, where port-1 to TV, and the other port-2 for PC.

TV do not required much speed, and for PC is doing huge download.

Then the switch will provide much speed for port-2 to download huge files.

So it is on auto-sense if certain ports require more speed, then it will be provided, without software.

 

Grand Guru

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling


@cswee wrote:

you'd need 2 smart switches, one at the veONT and the other at your tv/router.  the 5 port is cheaper


I don't think this will work for TV.

IPTV required direct link to ONT port-2.

As for Smart switch, it is similar to Router 4-ports.

And it is base on auto-sense.

If the line is not direct, the IPTV will result in "No Signal".

 

Do refer to this webpage on IPTV  TV on Fibre  for more details.

Also as stated in this webpage on diagram on connection.

 

For 5 ports or 8 ports, it do not matter, as pricing have not much difference.

For 5 ports, 1 port is use by input from the router/ONT.

So the balance is 4 ports.

For me, getting 8 ports is for future expectation.

Grand Guru

Re: New fibre installation, using existing structured cabling

Hi  @kazsoft

 

Wow, you whole setup is good.

 

There may have a slight problem, that is the ROUTER placement is too low.

Router is best at highest level as you can.

 

If you look closely on certain high-rise buiding, such as Singtel HQ, and others.

The antenna is on the roof-top.

Not only Singtel, i do notice at the Police HQ station in Chinatown, as i only take bus and passed thru.

 

Suggest you to look into this.

As cable length is not a issue.

 

I may even copy your idea.