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Re: [opensuse] Fibre speed [Was: raid use case]
On 2015-06-01 14:36, Per Jessen wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:

Yes, it comes with 4 "holes", one used by the TV. The issue is that
the three new little boxes and cables are (mandatorily?) placed as
close to the TV in the sitting room as possible.

Three new boxes? If your TV is connected via ethernet (assuming the
4 "holes" are RJ45 sockets), max distance is 100m.

No, I mean that the ISP places 3 new boxes: one is called "ONT", which
is a device that converts from fiber to ethernet, then a router, then a
TV decoder.

Yes, certainly they could place the boxes anywhere in the house, and run
cables. But they don't.


The big thing for them is the TV, and then sell you extras: movies,
serials subscriptions, sports subscriptions, etc.


My computer room is on another room, far away, upstairs. With ADSL, as
I had ages ago cabled the house to have phone on several rooms (before
wireless home phones were popular), the ADSL router and AP were placed
in the "computer room". Everything neat and working.

Things happen at different times in different places, but for me, ADSL
came good few years after DECT phones became popular.

I got one many years ago, but it was relatively expensive and the Ni-Cd
battery died soon. Replaced it, died again (memory effect). Being a two
levels old house, having a phone plug downstairs and upstairs was very
important, so I run the cables many years ago. Or rather, my father did,
with my help. The cross.ceiling hole existed previously, it was used for
the house bell.


The ISP technicians did not place a cable from tv to computer on the
other room. The solution they offer is you buy a wifi card for the
desktop machine. I told the ISP that was impossible, as some of my
devices are not computers at all, they do not accept cards.

Do they have a USB port? Try googling "DWA-121 Wireless N 150 Pico USB
Adapter". I've just bought a couple of those.

Nay. One is an HP printer, another is an old multimedia box for the tv,
another is an old laptop with no wifi... Anyway, I prefer cable. Faster
transmission.


However, a friend told me that the technicians have an obligation to
install the cable where the clients need it, but to me they denied the
possibility.
I'm on my own for that.

Why don't you tie a cat5 cable on the end of our ADSL cable and pull it
through?

I'll try that, of course, but I suspect the hole is not wide enough. And
I will need somebody else help, one person can't do this.


Everything is doable. It just is complicated and needs work. Or expense.

--
Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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