- Sep 22, 2007
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Sonic port on side of house and modem 10 feed away. Modem in back and mesh helps dristro signal throughout. Good enough to stream hi-def on TV 100+ feet away. Keep in mind that Sonic is not as fast as it used to be as everyone in your area is home and on wifi. But, for us, it was way better than AT&T which we had prior.
Thanks a lot, guys. I think the modem adds $10 a month to your bill, so I was hoping to avoid that if possible. I was imagining that we'd somehow wire the fiber to the CAT5/6 line in the garage. Maybe with the ONT in the middle, then plug the Nest into the ethernet port/outlet in our living room. I'd imagine that if we had to plug the Nest into the ONT down in the garage, the signal would be weakened in the house, particularly upstairs.I have Sonic. There will be an equipment box on the side of your house/building. The ONT has to go inside, I think, close to some form of routing device. The ONT just passes the signal for internet and phone. You should be able to plug your Nest device that does routing and wifi directly into the ONT, or you can use the router that Sonic provides.
I kept their router but don't use it because they were still offering a discount if you kept it for a year at the time that I signed up.
I use Plume for mesh wifi and routing. One pod is plugged directly into the ONT. The Plume pod reports that I'm getting close to 1Gb at that point. My wifi speeds are good throughout my house.
I think that if you plug your Nest router directly into the ONT and then to your ethernet system, that should pass the signal through ethernet, but talk to the Sonic tech. The ones who did my install were great.
@sood, I posted here, because Sonic is a SF company (or Santa Rosa?) that's pretty common here.