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Old 21.03.2015, 00:03
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3 hole TV/radio/data plug and connection

Hi
We're moving to a flat that has the 3 hole TV/radio/data plugs in various places, and in the fuse box, there is a panel where a modem can be mounted and then connected to each room's access points. My question is - what is the data connection to the three hole plug or does the company supplying the hardware give you an adapter which breaks it out into an Ethernet connection? Can you buy these in eg Jumbo, or do you have to have some specific hardware (e.g. a router for that room?) for each room you want to connect to the network?

I have been trying to search on the topic but not with any luck - if I've missed an earlier post on this, please point me to it (I did look but couldn't find it if it's there!).

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Old 23.03.2015, 16:19
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Re: 3 hole TV/radio/data plug and connection

If you mean what I think you do, the three holes are just connected to one cable TV wire, possibly via some sort of filtering and with different connectors to suit modems and TVs.

So you need to plug in a cable modem (e.g. from Cablecom) to get internet, which comes with the subscription, and then normal network connectivity (wireless, Ethernet or powerline) to the rest of your network.

When you say access points, do you mean Ethernet cabling, so you can just patch into the modem/router centrally? Our old flat had what looked like that, but it was actually ISDN :-(
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Old 23.03.2015, 16:31
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Re: 3 hole TV/radio/data plug and connection

AFAIK, what you describe (3 hole wall socket) is a Cablecom fitting and is used for TV (normal/direct cable TV), Radio and Digital feed to Media-/Horizon box.
Whether the digital feed to set-top box also carries internet, now, I can't say.
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Re: 3 hole TV/radio/data plug and connection

http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/en/suppor...ision/mediabox

http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/en/suppor...ions/#internet
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Re: 3 hole TV/radio/data plug and connection

Also check if you may have Fiber to the home.

Look for the socket (OTO) :


Or check your address here:
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ewz/de/...t_pruefen.html
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Re: 3 hole TV/radio/data plug and connection

I came to this thread as I got another mail from UPC-Cablecom with notification that they are going to increase my bandwidth from 125 to 250 Mbit and therefore increase my monthly abo for another 4CHF.

4chf sound not that much, but this is not the first time they behave like this. And basically, I believe I don't need more than 20-30 Mbit/s and for sure 250 Mbit/s is way too much for me. Internet speed test on my laptop via wi-fi shows that I use only 6-20 Mbit/s.

At next step I discovered that cablecom charges monthly additionally 30 chf (in 2016 it will be 34 chf http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/de/immobi...einden/preise/ ) for using their 3-in-1 socket. This price is hidden in the Nebenkosten (https://support.upc-cablecom.ch/app/...etail/a_id/151).

Good news is that in my area since some months fiberglass connection is available. But I definitely have no any other socket (should it be OTO?) except cablecom's one in my apartment.

Can somebody share his/her experience with switching from cablecom to fibre provider? Do they use cablecom's socket? Do they install a new socket in apartment? What are the costs/procedure to do it if so? Did you succeed to cancel charges for the cablecom's 3-in-one socket (http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/de/tools/...-basisangebot/) ?
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