Roy L has this to say:
Good news to know that unifi is now available in our community. Just wondering about a few issues concerning the installation of this service.
1. refer to inifi website, there are two (2) types of installation, ie. standard and non-standard. Thus for us here looks like we fall under the non-standard type of installation resulting in additional costs which is not covered by the promotional free installation fee of RM200.00. Maybe someone in the know can clarify this and hopefully we will not be charge for any additional fees.
2. Looks like Mr. Choo will be the first resident to get the inifi install shortly, maybe you can share your knowledge on the method the contractor use to setup the whole things, esp. the internal part of the cabling given the fact that we already have built-in telekom cable (older version).
Good points, Roy. I will try to get the information that you are asking. Meanwhile the following may interest residents who have not used Unifi before.
The thin fiber optic cable that serves your home will be from this green box, drawn underground along a conduit already laid beneath the road surface. This conduit emerges somewhere inside your compound, most likely near one of the pillars at the front car porch (a metal box with a key to it) or on a wall by the main door. How it works with the existing internal cabling is still somewhat of a mystery to me because Unifi uses fiber optic cabling whereas the existing built-in cable is old stuff.
The fiber optic cable is connected to a box pictured on right. This one carries the brand Fiberhome (made in Wuhan, China). Every paraphernalia for Unifi is connected to this box (wireless router, the decoder for HYPP TV and the 03-telephone line). Thus the base unit for your cordless telephone set (and the fax machine if you want one) may need to be close to this box so you do not have to run a long cable.
I have checked with the GCD maintenance office and nobody is sure about whether residents will be charged for the installation. Choo is a fighter, so let’s hope he will ‘battle’ TM Unifi if they want to charge. I’d rather think there should be no additional charge because pulling the cable is not harder than the overhead cable work. In fact, overhead cabling work is more dangerous. They could fall off the ladder……….