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So when will I get it and what type of connection will I have?

At the top of the NBN web page is a place where can enter your address and click on check home, to find out

This is an example using the Enoggera Bowles Club as an example

 

The search result give information on availability and what type of technology is to be supplied.

  This example shows it will be a Hybrid Fibre Coaxial – and work has started.

 Getting ready for the NBN connection

The installation of the internal connection equipment will generally be free and done by your ISP they may also supply the gateway/router, free, as part of connection. You will most likely find that your existing modem router will not work on the NBN system.

But you may find limits on the distance they will cable from the access point at the house. The ISP may do the extended cabling for an cost; if not the you will be faced with getting in a cabling contractor to run the cable between the internal Modem installed by the ISP to the preferred location for the gateway/router and telephone.

Here are some decisions you should be prepared for and questions ready for an installer.

I have found in many cases the NBN contractor and even the ISP installers want to do the quick and easy job ignoring the aesthetic impact on the house. You may need to be forceful to ensure it is a tidy and hidden installation.

  1. Where is the NBN connection box on the wall of the house? If you get the chance you could try to have it placed at your convenience, but may be constrained by where the existing cable access is i.e. conduit in the ground to the house and/or the distance to your preferred location.

  2. Where do you want the internal connection box to be? Here you need to consider

    1. Where it will enter the house and where a power point is to supply power to the NBN Modem.

    2. The existing location of your modem/router. You will most likely want your new gateway/router in the same place.

    3. The distance from the location of the modem to the desired position for the gateway router. The supplier may have a limit on the “free” installation say 20 feet.

    4. If your phone is at a different position to the gateway/router, then there will be two cables to run back to the internal NBN modem.

    5. Do you want a backup battery, is it included or available at an additional cost (this will keep the connection alive in the case of a power failure for a time).

Getting ready for the NBN connection

The installation of the internal connection equipment will generally be free and done by your ISP they may also supply the gateway/router, free, as part of connection. You will most likely find that your existing modem router will not work on the NBN system.

But you may find limits on the distance they will cable from the access point at the house. The ISP may do the extended cabling for an cost; if not the you will be faced with getting in a cabling contractor to run the cable between the internal Modem installed by the ISP to the preferred location for the gateway/router and telephone.

Here are some decisions you should be prepared for and questions ready for an installer.

I have found in many cases the NBN contractor and even the ISP installers want to do the quick and easy job ignoring the aesthetic impact on the house. You may need to be forceful to ensure it is a tidy and hidden installation.

  1. Where is the NBN connection box on the wall of the house? If you get the chance you could try to have it placed at your convenience, but may be constrained by where the existing cable access is i.e. conduit in the ground to the house and/or the distance to your preferred location.

  2. Where do you want the internal connection box to be? Here you need to consider

    1. Where it will enter the house and where a power point is to supply power to the NBN Modem.

    2. The existing location of your modem/router. You will most likely want your new gateway/router in the same place.

    3. The distance from the location of the modem to the desired position for the gateway router. The supplier may have a limit on the “free” installation say 20 feet.

    4. If your phone is at a different position to the gateway/router, then there will be two cables to run back to the internal NBN modem.

    5. Do you want a backup battery, is it included or available at an additional cost (this will keep the connection alive in the case of a power failure for a time).