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    Default Connecting NBN HFC into existing Foxtel Satelitte and Free-to-air setup in highrise

    Hi,

    I have a customer who has 4 storey highrise building with 10 units within it.

    They have an existing Foxtel satelitte and Free to air setup using amplifiers, splitters, taps and multiswitches. I have attached diagrams (3 hand drawn diagrams) to show the configuration with the building.




    Basically, there is a foxtel dish and a free to air antenna on the roof.

    The 2 cables from the Foxtel dish go through an amplifer, then each of the cables (2) coming out of the amplifier go through a tap each (one for V and one for H). Each tap has 3 cables coming out of them which each go to one of the three multiswitches. There are 3 multiswitches so each multiswitch has a Satellite V input coming from the V tap and a Satelitte H input coming from the H tap.

    The free to air cable comes from the antenna and goes through its own amplifier. It then goes into a splitter which has 3 outputs coming out of it. The three outputs go to each of the multiswitches Terrestial input.

    Therefore there are 3 multiswitches each with 3 inputs (Sat V, Sat H and Terrestial).

    Each multiswitch has 8 outputs. 2 outputs from each multiswitch are assigned to a unit (ie: ports 1 and 2 are labelled unit 1, ports 3 and 4 are labelled unit 2 etc.). So each unit has 2 cables coming into it from a multiswitch.

    In each unit there are two wall outlets. One in the lounge room and one in the master bedroom. There is only one wall outlet at each location. I assume that the two wall outlets (lounge and master bedroom) are the two cables coming from the multiswitch.

    If the room (ie: lounge room) only has a tv with free to air, the tv is plugged straight into the wall outlet. If the room has free to air and foxtel, the wall outlet is connected to a diplexer. The TV output of the diplexer is connected to the TV, whilst the sat output goes into a 2 way splitter, with the two outputs of the splitter going to the Foxtel box.

    That is the current setup.

    We now have had NBN connect NBN HFC to the building and have left the taps for the customers to connect to in the service room (where the amplifiers, splitters, taps and multiswitches are). We would like to get the nbn service into the lounge room (or master bedroom) without running new cabling.

    Is there any way to do this and if so how would we go about it and what products do we need to achieve it.



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    We've just had NBN HFC connected here, and for at least one resident they have used the Foxtel cable to get the signal to that unit. It's is the best way, but the NBN installer should know that !
    The other issue is connecting VOIP from the modem to the existing phone circuit.
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    and power back up is an issue. As you know. no power to the modem no land line phone work (VOIP).

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