If you’re about to build a home in Ballarat, or in the process, then cabling for the NBN should be included in your plans
Also remember that your telephone service is also going to be replaced by the NBN infrastructure – another reason to ensure you have ethernet cable where you need it.
But isn’t wireless technology improving?
It certainly is & the theoretical speeds coming out of manufacturer’s labs are impressive – but the real-life speeds are always a lot lower for a host of reasons – Physical Obstacles, Limited Frequency availability, Interference from competing networks & devices …
Plus the BIG drawback. WiFi Bandwidth is shared between all of your devices.
A wired connection is always going to be superior to wireless – so it makes sense to cable your house as it’s being built or renovated – if you install Cat 6 or the new standard Cat 6a you should be able to achieve reliable speeds of 1000BASE-T/1000BASE-TX (Gigabit Ethernet), and 10GBASE-T (10-Gigabit Ethernet) throughout your home.
Of course wireless is still suitable for your smart phones & tablets, but put the wireless gateway in the areas where it is likely to be used.
Firstly your Telephone
– If you’re sticking with your fixed-line service & your phone has a compatible plug you simply plug into the first UNI-V port & you should be up & running – nothing more required!
Here is where things start to get ‘interesting’ – it is largely dependent on your RSP as to what type of equipment you need to connect to the UNI-D ports Strictly speaking you can connect directly to the enabled UNI-D port and have immediate Internet access – REMEMBER each UNI-D port is a separate connection and your RSP will have enabled just one for usage