I have ordered BT Infinity and am concerned about how the installation is going to work in my house which is newly built.
The master socket is in the boiler room, and there is only one plug socket
there. It states there need to be two on the BT Infinity website.
Along with the master socket there is another small box embedded in the wall which joins 8 extension to the master socket. I think (will need to check
) that the extensions are wired with Cat5e cable. I currently have my ADSL router connected up to one of the bedroom sockets, i also use one in the lounge for the telephone and another 2 for my Sky TV boxes (I have 2).
Ideally I would like to keep all the extensions functioning even after having BT install Infinity. If I ask the engineer to make one of the extensions into a master socket (if this is possible) will this make the rest of the extensions useless, considering the extension junction box is located next to the master socket?
Alternatively (if the extensions are wired with Cat5e I could turn the current bedroom wall plate into an RJ45 from an RJ11 port and take its individual cable out of the extension junction (in the boiler room) and connect it to another RJ45 wall plate. (This being in the boiler room).
This would allow me to have the VDSL Modem connected directly to the master socket (hopefully the extensions will all keep working now). However, could the VDSL modem now be plugged into the (NEW) RJ45 connector in the boiler room which will then directly connect it to the HomeHub in the bedroom. (I think this would be about a 10 - 15m distance over Cat5e ethernet cable).
Or does BT insist on the HomeHub being connected by a single ethernet cable in relatively the same position/room? - This being a minor problem as there is only 1 plug socket and WiFi from the boiler room will not be great. - Also I have had problems with Power Line Plugs in the past and with only 1 power socket they may not be ideal.
Finally is it safe to put the VDSL modem in a boiler room as I heard the modem gets quite hot itself and the room also gets pretty warm.
Will post images if your want