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Tue, Mar 16, 2021 7:49 AM

Home Network Setup

Hi,

 

I'm moving in to a new apartment and I need advice on how to setup my home network and telephone.

 

 – at the main entrance there is a DB box, two LAN ports in the Living room and one LAN port each in the bedrooms.

 

In the DB box in within a cabinet, I can see a OpenNet termination point and what look like a patch panel.

 

I am subscribed to Starhub TV- HomeHub+ 1GB bundle.

 

My question how to connect everything up?

  • Where to put the ONT
  • I have a set of 3 Google WiFi which I plan to reuse
  • And a DECT Telephone (I don’t see any telephone port on the wall) Do I plug in to the LAN port but don't think it is possible.
  • StarHub TV+ box

Thank you in advance.

Regards.

Polarbear

Hubbernauts

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9 m ago

Hi jchang,

Congrats on your new apartment.

Below will be my suggestions to you:

  • Where to put the ONT - The ONT in the DB Box as the termination point is there.
  • I have a set of 3 Google WiFi which I plan to reuse. - I will place them at the following location: DB Box / TV Console / The furthest bedroom.
  • And a DECT Telephone (I don’t see any telephone port on the wall) Do I plug in to the LAN port but don't think it is possible. - If I remember correctly, this will be connected via the modem. Better to confirm with Starhub Tech Support.
  • StarHub TV+ box - You can connect the box via wifi.

Hope this helps!

zzxxzzxxSG

Hubbernauts

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3 Points

9 m ago

Fibre Internet Connection:

1. Fibre Point (Termination Point) [Fixed] - Usually connected with a thin yellow cable to your ONT.

2. ONT (Inside DB Cabinet) - Usually the one for your TV, Fibre Broadband, Digital Voice.

- Usually LAN Port 1 is for Fibre Broadband.

- Usually LAN Port 2 is for Fibre TV.

- Digital Voice is also connected here.

Since you have 3 sets of Google Wifi Mesh, it's best to connect LAN Port 1 to a Router (Linksys?) Provided by Starhub.

A typical router has 1 WAN (connect to ONT) and 4 LAN (to connect to your rooms from the Patch Panel)

- 2x to Bedrooms

- 1x to Living Room

- 1x Empty (unused)

The Google Wifi Mesh system can be connected to the wall LAN point in the 2 bedrooms and 1 in the living room.

(This method uses LAN as the Backhaul, meaning your wireless get full speed).

Also if a PC or device needs to use LAN connect, the Google Wifi also have 1 LAN output for them.

For Digital Voice, just connect up your Dect Phone to the ONT.

(The LAN point can actually be converted to RJ11 Telephone Point socket, if you needed the phone to be connected in place other than direct to the ONT that's inside the DB)

If it's a wireless Dect, then no issues.

For Fibre TV, connect Port 2 from ONT to 1 of the LAN point to the Living Room.

https://www.starhub.com/content/dam/starhub/2018/personal/home/tv/set-top-boxes/fibre-tv-set-top-box/iptv-single-set-top-box-set-up.jpg

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zzxxzzxxSG

Hubbernauts

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3 Points

Looking at the position of the DB Cabinet.

One option is to use 1 of the LAN beside your TV Console and replace with RJ11 Telephone Point. Then from the DB, connect 1 of your Google Wifi Directly to the Router.

The Google Wifi can be placed inside the DB, or if got place, can be exposed outside somewhere as well. It will give better WiFi signal.

Elric Low

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4 Points

9 m ago

Thank you Polarbear and zzxxzzxxSG for your help.

I will give it a tried.

For the solution of replace one LAN point to a RJ11, can I use a RJ45 to RJ11 convert I saw in those DIY store? Then I connect my DECT phone there.

thanks again!

zzxxzzxxSG

Hubbernauts

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10 Messages

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3 Points

Hi jchang.

Based on what I've read and searched. Having 2 converters on both ends will make the RJ45 LAN cable work as a Telephone Line.

Usually cost $2 or less per converter.

Elric Low

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33 Points

9 m ago

I doubt you are doing major reno right?

Then I would suggest the following set-up. 

Purple circle = Google wifi

This way the right room and the living room has a chance to connect to the middle set, while the last room will most likely connect to the last set.

For phone wise, just buy those 2-3 set cordless phone with the main at your DB box. 

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Hi @limkayyong .. thank you for your suggestion.

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4 Points

9 m ago

Dear all,

thank you for your suggestion and solutions.

I will give it a try. 

 - jchang

Jolene_L

Community Relationship Manager

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Hi @jchang, Good morning! Just wanted to follow up to see if the suggestions worked for you :) 

-Jolene 

 

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