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Standard User rocketronnie75
(regular) Wed 25-Dec-13 00:23:28
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BT Home Hub 5


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I'm looking to upgrade the Home Hub 5

Is it possible to use a RJ45 cable from the red WAN Port of the HH5 to the filtered faceplate on my NTE5 socket. Reason i'm asking is that I have a 20 metre Ethernet cable going from my Openreach modem to my netgar router.

I want my HH5 where my netgear router is because it's connected to my USB printer which is shared over the network.

I'm looking to get rid of the BT openreach modem because my 2 year old son keeps messing with it and switching it off.

Can I use a RJ45 to RJ11 converter if it's not possible?

Edited by rocketronnie75 (Wed 25-Dec-13 00:24:06)

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 25-Dec-13 00:47:48
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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Yes, it is possible but may pick up more locally generated noise from inside the house and result in a drop in speeds.

As for the wiring - install a standard backbox with RJ11 or RJ45 socket at the remote location and run some solid conductor Cat5e back to the existing master and then connect that to the unfiltered output on the back of the NTE5 faceplate.


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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Wed 25-Dec-13 11:25:56
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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as MHC says, you can extend the phone line from the master unfiltered output.
this would go to the dsl (black) socket on the hub5.

the red one is for using with the BT modem (particularly for real fibre)


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Standard User rocketronnie75
(regular) Sat 28-Dec-13 00:16:24
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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Would this work

http://www.run-it-direct.co.uk/RJ11maletoRJ45femalec...
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 28-Dec-13 07:32:13
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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Yes, you would need 2 - one each end of the Ethernet cable.

They would also work with the Openreach modem, so no need for a HH5. You could just move the modem to the other end, next to the Netgear.


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Edited by BatBoy (Sat 28-Dec-13 07:34:27)

Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Sat 28-Dec-13 17:56:55
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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some filtered faceplates will take an rj45 directly, so may just need a converter at the modem end.
Standard User rocketronnie75
(regular) Sat 28-Dec-13 20:08:42
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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I have the VDSL faceplate and a google search suggests that it will take a RJ45 cable.
Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Sat 28-Dec-13 20:20:05
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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try it...
Standard User rocketronnie75
(regular) Sun 29-Dec-13 00:39:24
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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I've just found out that my homehub 5 won't recognise my printer via USB.

Can I just replace the BT openreach modem with the Home Hub 5 and keep my netgear router.

I plan to disable the wireless on the homehub 5 and use the Ethernet ports to connect to my skyhd box and tv

My netgear router is a dgnd4000.

Edited by rocketronnie75 (Sun 29-Dec-13 00:43:02)

Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Mon 30-Dec-13 19:49:07
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Re: BT Home Hub 5


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Can I just replace the BT openreach modem with the Home Hub 5 and keep my netgear router.
hh5 doesn't have a modem only mode, for that its best to use the original openreach modem.
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