New fiber installation scheduled. Should I request BGW 210 or 320?
This is new ATT install to be done by technician.
Two story home on pilings. First floor is garage only with foam insulation
12’ ceiling and sheetrock (basically sealed.) 2nd floor foam insulation in exterior walls, 10’ ceilings. Service drop on west side of house, network rack and media rack > 50’ eastward on other side of house. Currently have UDM Pro with 5 APs ( 2 in first floor garage and three upstairs) excellent wifi throughout house. I intend to utilize IP pass through on new ATT router regardless of model and keep my existing network.
When I built the house I dropped several spare CAT 6 and coax cables on west side all of which route back to rack. I stupidly did not install conduit and existing cables are well secured and foamed in which would preclude me from using one of them to pull fiber. I have figured out a way to penetrate an exterior closet wall near the 2nd story floor that would allow me to pull fiber through and run up into attic and across the house and drop into media rack space. That penetration would be about 14’ - 15’ Above ground level. If I were to request the 210 I would have to mount the ONT at ceiling height in garage (due power outlet being up there due code) and then utilize one of the spare CAT 6 cables to feed 210 in rack space.
So, all things considered should I pull the fiber to 320 in rack space or go the 210 route with ONT in garage.
I see several issues with 210 in garage, one is location which would always require a ladder for resetting the ONT and such, and harsh environment near seashore although garage is enclosed. Benefit would be utilizing existing CAT6 run from there to rack.
Running fiber from street to rack would “future proof” install and perhaps give me latest gateway, the 320, or the 210 and ONP in the rack space side by side. Biggest issue with this is attic access near soffit which is also foamed in. I am willing to do prep work for pulling the fiber and assist Tech in doing so, i.e. I will go into attic space.
ATT cannot give me any info as to which configuration is scheduled.
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