[Guide] Cable placement for ISP’s Modem

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This is a very straight-forward tutorial on how to identify the right cable placement for the respective equipment’s.

This tutorial is suitable for those who are in the situation as follows:

  1. People who wish to upgrade their network equipment, such as replacing / upgrading wireless router.
  2. People who wish to upgrade their network cable (LAN) cable.
  3. People who plan to remove the equipment’s from a place to another place.
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Example of network standard cabling mode for UniFi.

Two situations for two major ISP’s in Malaysia:

  1. All UniFi users were supplied with default equipment’s follows the setup as the image above.
  2. Since Maxis riding on TM’s infrastructure, hence, each Maxis fiber users will be supplied a TM’s ONU (BTU) and, the LAN port allocated for Maxis Fiber users are LAN 2.

Instructions:

These are the common IPTV setup for three main wireless router manufactures in Malaysia:

  1. ASUS – LAN 4
  2. D-Link – LAN 4
  3. TP-LINK – LAN 1

The WAN setup is normal for all of the wireless router from each router manufacturer.

Reminder:

Before upgrading your network equipment, it is highly advisable to capture an image of the current setup to ease your task easily.

Conclusion:

Checking the labeling of the ports connected before and after being highly advisable to avoid confusion especially for novice users.

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