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What should I know about the internal cabling

if I have a DSL connection

If you're living in a house

Here's how it works: the DSL line arrives to the entry point, next to which the technical location is set up. The special VDSL socket is installed there to pass the line to the modem/router, from which the signal is distributed to rooms and areas using ethernet cables.
What should I know about the internal cabling

The introduction cable is the incoming cable coming from the local exchange (LEX or ROP) that contains copper pairs carrying telephone and/or DSL signal. Your signal is active on one of them.

The entry point facilitates the transition from outdoor to indoor cabling. The incoming pairs are mounted on one side on the box (on the right of the picture above), the internal pairs are connected to another side (on the left of the picture).

What should I know about the internal cabling
 
If you're building your house and you don't have the entry point, contact Proximus and ensure that you provide:
  • a wooden mounting board of at least 50 x 50 cm for the installation of the connection point in an easily accessible room, close to the location from which the connection pipes depart towards the other rooms.
  • a hard, smooth-walled PVC conduit for future cables
  • 2 230 V electric outlets.

Refer to Which preparatory work needs to be foreseen for my internet connection when I'm building or renovating for more details.

TF2007 is a connection box that is required to be installed for a VDSL2 line and is specially designed to respect the internal cabling rules.

You can install TF2007 yourself or order Telecom Installation so that edpnet or Proximus technician identifies the pair on which the signal is active and places TF2007 for you.

Check out our page giving more details on what TF2007 is, as well as the instruction on how to install it.

The modem/router should support VDSL, be allowed for use on national VDSL network and also run on an certified firmware version. 

Check out our up-to-date list of model/firmware combinations that are certified for VDSL network in Belgium.

The FRITZ!Box 7530 can be obtained at edpnet.

We recommend using standard 4-pair Cat5e (UTP) data cables.

What should I know about the internal cabling

We also recommend to embed the cables in the living rooms and to leave them visible and easily accessible in the technical areas.

Avoid electrical wiring as much as possible. AC cables can interfere with ethernet if you run them together. When you run UTP in parallel with electrical cables, and the communication will likely become noisy and garbled.

Ethernet jacks should be of the same category as internal wiring and at least cat5e.

The wall plates can come in 1, 2, 4, and 6-jack configurations.

What should I know about the internal cabling What should I know about the internal cabling

What should I know about the internal cabling Local devices (PCs, laptops, servers, consoles...)

In case you have numerous local devices, you may consider purchasing an ethernet switch that will basically add more LAN ports that you can use to connect your laptops, printers, game consoles etc.

 

What should I know about the internal cabling

 

If you have IP phone or IP PBX, you can easily connect it to one of LAN ports of the modem/router or the firewall behind.

If you have ISDN PBX, you will need to have the device equipped with the port(s) simulating ISDN network (usually OneAccess IAD). Contact our customer service to discuss the offer.

 

If you're living in an apartment building

In such a case, the building entry point is situated in the central common technical location shared with other residents (usually in the basement), while the equipment is installed at the individual technical location in the apartment, office or shop.

What should I know about the internal cabling

The introduction cable is the incoming cable coming from the local exchange (LEX or ROP) that contains copper pairs carrying telephone and/or DSL signal. Your signal is active on one of them.

The entry point facilitates the transition from outdoor to indoor cabling. The incoming pairs are mounted on one side on the box (on the right of the picture above), the internal pairs are connected to another side (on the left of the picture).

What should I know about the internal cabling
 

Usually pre-cabling is done from the entry point to individual technical locations using multi-core cables.

In some cases it’s possible to patch the signal via the internal cable that was being used for your previous connection, but we do recommend to ensure that there is a free copper pair going from the entry point to your technical area or equipment room.

TF2007 is a connection box that is required to be installed for a VDSL2 line and is is specially designed to respect the internal cabling rules. TF2007 sockets are usually installed in the apartment, shop or office, to where the signal needs to be patched from the entry point.

You can install TF2007 yourself or order Telecom Installation so that edpnet or Proximus technician identifies the pair on which the signal is active and places TF2007 for you.

If the copper pair line is of no good (enough) quality or is missing, the socket will be installed near the Proximus entry point.

Check out our page giving more details on what TF2007 is, as well as the instruction on how to install it.

The modem/router should support VDSL, be allowed for use on national VDSL network and also run on an certified firmware version. 

Check out our up-to-date list of model/firmware combinations that are certified for VDSL network in Belgium.

The FRITZ!Box 7530 can be obtained at edpnet.

We recommend using standard 4-pair Cat5e (UTP) data cables.

What should I know about the internal cabling

We also recommend to embed the cables in the living rooms and to leave them visible and easily accessible in the technical areas.

Avoid electrical wiring as much as possible. AC cables can interfere with ethernet if you run them together. When you run UTP in parallel with electrical cables, and the communication will likely become noisy and garbled.

Ethernet jacks should be of the same category as internal wiring and at least cat5e.

The wall plates can come in 1, 2, 4, and 6-jack configurations.

What should I know about the internal cabling What should I know about the internal cabling

What should I know about the internal cabling Local devices (PCs, laptops, servers, consoles...)

In case you have numerous local devices, you may consider purchasing an ethernet switch that will basically add more LAN ports that you can use to connect your laptops, printers, game consoles etc.

 

What should I know about the internal cabling

 

If you have IP phone or IP PBX, you can easily connect it to one of LAN ports of the modem/router or the firewall behind.

If you have ISDN PBX, you will need to use an additional device equipped with the port(s) simulating ISDN network (usually OneAccess IAD). Contact our customer service to discuss the offer.

 
FAQ

The maximum allowed length of a Cat5e cable is 100 meters.

You can purchase them at your local hardware store. However, if the works are done by a professional cabler, they should be able to easily provide you the cable you need. 

Any local electrician is able to do such work.

In case of multi-dwelling residential buildings, offices complexes or shopping centres, the works need to be done under supervision of building owner or a person responsible for internal wiring.

No problem at all! Just keep in mind that if your DSL connection is active on your analog telephone number, you will need to use a splitter to separate DSL and telephony signals so that they don't interfere with each other:

 

What should I know about the internal cabling

 

In order to let you use ISDN PBX on edpnet connection, we usually install OneAccess IAD, the device that simulates ISDN network and is equipped with either BRI or PRI ports.

IAD will be connected to the modem/router and will normally be located in the same technical area as the latter. If your PBX is situated in another area, ensure that you have free Cat5e UTP cabling in order to connect the devices.

Just contact our customer service, we'll be happy to assist you!

 

Last updated on Sep 17, 2019 | Tags: