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Connecting devices to Velocity service

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Hoping that someone can answer what I feel will be a simple question, can't see where it has been covered before though.

I have a FTTP connection to a Telstra NTD that is mounted inside my garage, and a Smart Modem is connected via a data point at a further distance inside the house to provide service, which I'm guessing is the standard MO for Telstra NBN installation a few years ago.  I want to change the Xbox to run off an Ethernet connection as the WiFi is pretty sketchy; I don't have a data point in that room, so when I have an additional data point installed in the room where the Xbox is, where will the tech run the cable to - the Modem or the NTD?  Reason I ask is that the NTD has 'LAN' (that's what they're labelled anyway) Ports, and it seems that you could run a cable from the data point back to the NTD where everything is plugged in, and run a patch cable into one of the unused 3 LAN Ports to get access.  Is this correct, or does the NTD only feed the service in, and the modem should be providing the service to other devices?

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Re: Connecting devices to Velocity service

The cable should be run to where the modem is located. All devices should connect to the modem and not directly to the NTD.

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The cable should be run to where the modem is located. All devices should connect to the modem and not directly to the NTD.

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Re: Connecting devices to Velocity service

Thank you.  So in that case the cable should run from the new point in the room where the Xbox is to a new point on the wall where the modem is, and have a patch cable connecting it to the modem?  Not what I need to know really, but for curiosity sake, why all the 'spare' ports in the NTD?

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