[AusNOG] Hotel DOCSIS recommendations
jalovick at doof.org
Tue Mar 6 13:26:33 EST 2018
Depending on the coax cable used, you may get a lot of noise from TV. RG6
is preferred as a minimum. RG59 doesn't really cut it. Also, watch out for
dodgy splitters used in the walls. I have seen some coax just stripped back
and wires twisted together to split the cable. If the cable and splitters
are okay, you'll likely have to change the sockets from regular outlets to
While I haven't done DOCSIS, I have done Satellite TV and MATV installs.
Hotels can be a nightmare, especially older ones!
On 6 March 2018 at 12:06, Craig Askings <craig at askings.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Cameron,
> Yes it is possible. I've done it with the Huawei mini CMTS (its limited to
> 255 cable modems). The two big issues I've found is that almost every
> existing installation will have uni directional amplifiers, so you will
> need to replace them with bi directional amps and dodgy compression
> crimping hidden behind faceplates.
> > On 6 Mar 2018, at 10:59 am, Cameron Murray <cameron.murray at gmail.com>
> > Guys,
> > Wild one but we have a hotel customer we are looking to deliver internet
> to each room and traditionally we would go VDSL however in this case the
> building is 30+ years old and the Phone point is nowhere near power or a
> suitable hiding spot.
> > This lead me to think of a HFC style deployment and if it is even
> possible and if anyone has any experience with so?
> > My Google Foo says it is possible overseas however not seeing anything
> > Thanks in Advance
> > Cameron.
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