Wireless (Wi-Fi) Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes

No matter how the internet is delivered to your or office (, HFC, ADSL, 4G) there still exists the problem of providing the Wi-Fi Internet signal throughout the building to be used by phones, tablets, laptops, smart-tvs, , etc.

The Internet signal comes into your home or office via a telephone , optical fibre or HFC cable, terminated on an internal wall. A /modem is attached to that socket (or the NBN box) and this provides internet services either via a cable or wire to your computer or by a Wireless Wi-Fi signal that is produced by the modem.

modem in lounge

The most likely location of the Modem/Router is where the telephone socket or NBN box is located. This can be in any section of the house but usually found in the lounge, study or garage.

modem location typical home

modem in garage

With most modems only having a Wi-Fi range of a few meters, and not penetrating solid walls easily, this often means that non-adjoining rooms may not receive a strong enough signal to allow Wi-Fi to be used in those locations.

modem in lounge

To transmit strong Wi-Fi signal into poor reception areas of the house or office, we recommending installing one or more Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points (WAPs) that are hard-wired ( cabling) back to the modem or switch located in a data/ cabinet (which can often be in the garage or a cupboard in an existing smart-wired house).

Communications/Network Cabinet

Usually located in a garage, cupboard or robe, architects/ will often specify a Harmony Box or Starserve box (see below) as the central data/comms cabinet (also referred to as a “hub”. Although space saving, they do not have enough room to allow for a modem modem let alone a .

Harmony Box or Starserve box

The IT Guys recommend installing a standard 6RU or 12RU Data cabinet, especially for larger homes.

6RU Data cabinet

6RU or 12RU Data cabinet layout

Typical data/comms cabinets can be wall mounted or free standing and cost between $100 to $300 + installation.

Proposed solution for large sized houses

WAP heatmap


If ethernet cabling is required, an electrician will need to be employed and depending on the building construction could cost anywhere between $300 and $2000.

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If you would like us to quote you on this or a larger house/office wireless networking solutions, please contact us as detailed below.