What do I need to know before my installation?

We’ll agree the best installation date with you and let you know your time slot via email. You may receive a text message closer to the date, asking you to confirm your availability. The engineer may call you to confirm their arrival time or check directions. This call may be from a withheld number. 

What do I need to know before my installation Giganet full fibre broadbandBefore we arrive, please think about where you want us to drill a hole from outside and where you want to position your router inside. This needs to be near the hole and close to a double plug socket. This will keep additional disruption to a minimum. (This is usually where your existing phone line and/or internet connection enters your home.)

The engineers usually install your omnibox (the box on the outside, where the fibre enters your home) close to the street. They will work with you to accommodate your preferred location, but its worth noting that there is 30m fibre to connect your assigned telegraph pole overhead or toby box in the floor, to reach your home. Therefore wrapping around your home to another room may not be possible, depending on distance.

If there is a specific location you would prefer the router to be placed, away from where the fibre enters your home, then please note you will need to invest in an additional ethernet cable. This is because the fibre optic cable can’t withstand the twists and turns that coax cabling can, which can affect your desired routing or location.

On the day of your install, it will really help if you can clear some space for us to work, both inside and outside your home. You’ll need your router to hand when our engineers arrive, and we will post this to you before your installation date.

Click here to watch our handy installation video, which lets you know exactly what to expect.
(Please note: It will not always be Giganet branded engineers who arrived to undertake your installation, on the day it could be engineers working on behalf of one of our infrastructure partners.)

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