NBN Ready Services Perth
Are you NBN Ready?
When looking to upgrade and connect the the National Broadband Network or NBN, you should ask the following questions:
- Is your property ready for NBN Smart Wiring?
- Is there a specific place you would like the NBN Modem to be installed?
- Do you know where is the most ideal location is for the WiFi Router to optimise your WiFi connection through out your home?
Fibre to the premises uses a NBN Modem on the wall which is the only point you will need to directly connect to your personal computer, phone landline or hard-wired via Ethernet Cable. Additionally it is also the point at which the WiFi Router will need to be connected to. When installing the distance to the nearest power point should be taken into account.
After the installation of the WiFi Router if you are not experiencing strong enough signal throughout your property, the installation of Smart Wiring Points can improve the coverage giving you the best NBN service possible.
When using the Fibre To The Node connection, (which is where the existing copper phone line is still used to connect to the NBN), there are several options available:
- An NBN Technician is not required to get connected because the only requirement is an NBN Modem from your preferred service provider.
- After receiving the NBN modem it can the connect into the existing phone socket in the home.
- Deciding where you want to have the modem installed in your home.
- When deciding where to place the modem you are able to utilise any existing phone socket in the home.
- It is important to note that as soon as the NBN modem is plugged into an existing phone socket, the other phone sockets will fail to work as phone lines.
- This will also apply to Fibre To The Premises connections.
NBN Installation: What You Need to Know
To best take advantage of superfast broadband speeds you should consider the following:
- Whether you want your home to be Smart Wired.
- If NBN is Fibre To The Premises (FPPP) or Fibre To The Node (FTTN).
When the Fibre To The Premises connection is available for your home you will want to decided where you will want to place the NBN Modem and the Backup Power Supply.
Usually the NBN Technician will place the modem on the internal wall where the current copper phone line in your home comes out of the ground at the external wall.
This can lead to significant disadvantages if the internal wall is located in the kitchen, main living room or a kids room. As these places or not the most suitable location for a NBN Modem.
Changing the default location the NBN Technician will want to install is not generally covered in the Free NBN Connection Service. So you will want to be aware where your current copper phone line meets the house and inspect the room that is behind this wall.
NBN Back To Base Security Alarm Systems And Medical Diallers
When your home or business has a Back To Base Security Alarm System or/and a Medical Dialler, it will require either re-wiring or smart wiring system to connect to the NBN. When connecting to the NBN it is necessary to have an available phone point and a backup power supply in case of power outages.
This is less of an issue for the Fibre To The Premises connection as a separate Landline Phone connection can be requested. The NBN Technician will then install. the NBN Modem with two NBN Phone Points and a backup power supply. One of the NBN phone lines can then be connected back into your home’s current pone wiring and turn it into a NBN Phone line.
It is important to note that a lot of security systems and medical diallers were designed as analogue based systems. The system may still work through the modem but it is advised to ask your service provider to ensure that it will.
When using the Fibre To The Node connection it is important to know that phone points will not work if any other service provided other than Telstra will not work as they are only provided to Telstra customers. You will need to use the supplied Modem from your service provider to use the NBN Phone Line.
When deciding a NBN Service Provider it is best to ask if they will supply a modem backup power supply. In a power outage Back To Base and medical diallers will fail to connect if no backup power supply is present.
Smart Wiring allows the combination of the various different type of wires that are used within a home or business into a more easy to manage single platform. By using this platform it then because possible to integrate many different smart home systems and sensors throughout the property.
The Smart Wiring system uses a neat, logical and standardised system that allows easy accessibility to your wiring and additionally easy expandability when required.
One example of where this can be useful is where you don’t currently want a paid service for your TV in your home but want to leave the possibility open. Using Smart Wiring will enable you to have the required wiring already installed to allow for the service to be easily enabled, without expensive retrofits.
Along with allowing greater flexibility, Smart Wiring allows you to be better prepared for future systems such as the NBN.