I’m representing the HOA of a large gated community. We would like to provide Wi-Fi at 12 swimming pools to connect networked heaters, pumps, etc., and for guest use. There is a 25-pair Cat-3 cable from the comm room to each building; we would use some of that resource to distribute VDSL to remote gateways. Runs vary from ~200 to ~2100 feet. There are existing VDSL concentrators left over from a previous use of the property.
The Technicolor C2100T looked attractive; new units are available at reasonable prices. However, I could only find online documentation for the consumer-facing side. I wrote Technicolor support; this is an excerpt of the reply: “As far as we know all Technicolor connectivity products in the US are built and customized according to the ISP’s requirements. None of these products should officially be available through retail. Correspondingly in the US all official Technicolor xDSL/cablemodem support is organized through the ISP’s supplying the Technicolor products. To our understanding the C2100T modem is a product that is made specifically for CenturyLink and any provisioning information for this unit should be available only to them. You can of course try getting the required information through CenturyLink support but, most likely, it means that this modem will not be suitable for your project. We are sorry for any inconvenience.”
Any suggestions for obtaining provisioning info for this device? If not, can you recommend a modem / dual-band AP combo that is reasonably inexpensive for which full documentation is readily available? Ideally, we’d like one with ‘bridged’ mode, so users could roam between APs without IP address changes. Also, it should use 5 or 12 VDC, less than 25 W, so we can power them with PoE splitters (AC power is not readily available at the remote sites). If the price were low enough, we’d buy ~50 units to cover the entire property.