It’s really been quite a long journey with getting Unifi for my house. It started back in January 14th where I saw pamphlet of Unifi at my condo’s management office. Turned out that my place is under Unifi coverage, and I filled in the registration form right away.
This followed up with restless visit to the management office enquiring when Unifi will be available. To my surprise, the condo is yet to be wired with phone lines, and the expected completion date is March 2011. Oh my.
On March 23rd, Esther, the agent that handled the Unifi registration gave me a call saying that she can’t proceed with the registration as my IC number has already tied to another account. But she said that she will check with TM about that.
On the same day also, someone from our condo Facebook group posted that she already got email about Unifi account that has been created, and also the date of the installment appointment. This made me even more restless.
Gave Esther a call again several days after that, and she said she still can’t register my account. Suprisingly no long after, representative from TM Sales Department called me and offered me Unifi. I say yes, and got 28th May as the appointment date for the installation. It’s going to be a long 2 months of waiting.
So today is the day that I’m waiting for, where Unifi will be installed at my house. Too bad that I’m away in Chicago for training, and actually on my way back to Malaysia when this took place. So my housemate help me with being present there during installation, and help me to snap a few photos during installation for my blogging purposes 🙂
The TM contractor came with a big box containing all the equipment for the Unifi installation.
So here are all the equipment out of the box.
- Broadband Termination Unit: ZTE VDSL2 Modem
- DECT Phone
- Residential Gateway: D-Link DIR-615
- HyppTV Set-Top-Box
- Welcome guide
All of the equipment is taken out from the box.
And when there are empty boxes lying around, you will see these 2 fellas.
From the many posts that I read at Casa Idaman’s Facebook page, quite a number of people having problem with the Unifi installation due to the poor phone line cabling. Some even has to schedule for second appointment due to this problem.
According to my friend, the TM contractor has to go 5 times to the phone riser room to find the correct port to my house. The cabling is really poorly done, and even the port of the unit in Block B is located at Block A riser room. That sounds like really bad wiring there.
Lucky enough, the contractor managed to find the port to my house, where the signal now can be detected by the Broadband Termination Unit.
And after that, it is just connecting all of other equipment. As I mentioned in the past in this post, I will move some of the equipment to the study room. Using VDSL2 modem rather than fiber optic one, I have a flexibility to move around the Broadband Termination Unit, which I’m thinking of moving that to the study room too.
So here you go, all of the equipment is connected together. I don’t quite like off of these to be seated next to the television.
The must performed speed test next. Oh my. I’m luvin’ it. I must use that fast upload speed for something.
Anyway, on the very instant when I reached back to KL from Chicago, I went to get this.
So what is this? How is it related to my Unifi installation? There will be a separate entry about MikroTik RB250GS Routerboard. Stay tuned!