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A Comprehensive MDF Cleanup in Redfern: A Case Study

In the heart of Redfern, a building was plagued by constant internet problems. Many residents were experiencing regular dropouts, and the antiquated and broken equipment was in desperate need of an overhaul. SECURE A COM was brought in to resolve these issues, providing a critical upgrade and rectifying the connection problems. This is a detailed case study of that MDF (Main Distribution Frame) cleanup. AKA MDF Upgrade.

We had been here a few weeks before for one of the people living here who had a bridge tap, we had to bypass his MDF to give him a fully functional working NBN service. He was on the body cooperate so he asked us for a quote to upgrade this as many other people in the building were also having issues.

The Problem

  • Location: Redfern
  • Task: MDF Cleanup and Upgrading Blocks
  • Issues:
    • Messy Wiring
    • Broken Blocks covered in Grease-like Substance
    • Constant Internet Dropouts Affecting Multiple Users

The Initial Site

The MDF and blocks were found to be in disarray. Not only were the wiring and modules messy but the old blocks were also broken and covered in a greasy substance. This mess was causing significant connectivity issues, and the situation required immediate professional intervention.

The Solution

Cleanup and Upgrade

  • Step 1: Assessing the MDF and Broken Blocks
  • Step 2: Removing Broken Disconnection Modules and Replacing with New Krone Disconnection Modules
  • Step 3: Mapping the A side (from the NBN network) to the B side (from the apartments) for Correct Reconnection
  • Step 4: Upgrading Blocks to Enhance Connectivity
  • Result: A tidier and fully functional setup, with minimal downtime

The Importance of Correct Reconnection

Careful mapping and reconnection were vital to ensure that residents didn’t lose their internet services. The meticulous process required a deep understanding of telecommunications, avoiding any need for return visits to fix problems. This approach resulted in a 100% success rate, with downtime on each service limited to only 10 minutes during installation.

A Few Moments Later

The transformation was nothing short of remarkable, turning a chaotic and malfunctioning system into an orderly and efficient one, leading to stable and robust internet connections.

Conclusion and Offer from SECURE A COM

This job in Redfern serves as an excellent example of SECURE A COM’s expertise in telecommunications. From identifying the root causes of the problems to implementing a comprehensive solution, every aspect was handled with precision and professionalism.

If you’re in need of internet assistance, whether that is getting a fault fixed like a bridge tap, having issues with your NBN service, or needing new cabling and sockets installed, SECURE A COM provides a range of services to assist you. Give Us a call on 02 9188 1577  or check out our range of services here.

Jason Kearney

Jason Kearney

Head Internet Technician

Jason Kearney is the Head Technician at SECURE A COM, with qualifications spanning NBN, ADSL, phone, and data cabling. Starting as an electrician, Jason quickly delved into the telecommunications sector, leading crucial projects like the rehabilitation of the Telstra network. With credentials in both managerial and technical aspects, he now specialises in phone line and NBN fault location and repair, serving both homes and businesses with effective and personalised telecommunications solutions

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