Many resident of Noosa, Peregian, and other parts of the Sunshine Coast are set to make the move to the National Broadband Network (NBN). Making that move means thinking about data cabling services, as the cables that you are currently using may not be up to the job of handling this new technology. There are some things that you most certainly need to know about cabling before making that switch, so let’s take a quick look at some of the do’s and don’ts associated with data cabling.
The first thing that you should definitely NOT be doing is working on the cabling yourself. Not only is this ill-advised, it’s also illegal. While we understand that you want to get the job done in as cost-effective a manner as possible, don’t just hire the cheapest person. Take the time to find a registered cabler on the Sunshine Coast so that you can be sure that the job will be done correctly the first time. It’s also important that you don’t make the mistake of using telephone extension cords when connecting your internet devices. Only the proper cables will get the job done correctly.
The one thing that you should do is talk to a registered cabler before you start the job. There are several reasons why this is a good idea, and it all begins with making sure that you get ample cabling installed, as doing it all at once is the cheapest way to go about things. The cabler will also be able to make sure that the cabling is done in a way that best suits all the technology you plan on running in your home. He can also make sure that the TCA 1 form will be in place when the job starts.
A registered cabler will be able to help you set things up in the most efficient way possible when you switch to the NBN. This usually starts with having a connection box installed as close to the front of your house as possible, which may mean housing it in the garage. A home gateway will generally be installed next to the connection box, and you may actually need two of them if you live in a two-story home and want network capability on both floors. Cat 6 cabling is probably your best choice, as this will deliver high speed connectivity for many, many years.
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to use a registered cabler when getting this work done, as you may be slipping into illegal territory of you don’t. Using a registered pro means getting a Telecommunications Cabling Advice form 1 that describes in detail the work that was done, and who it was that done it. This is important to have as evidence in case there are any questions about the validity of the data cabling work that you have had done. Getting the job done properly means having peace of mind for years to come.