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Standard User flimbo
(member) Fri 03-Aug-12 10:41:02
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Sky Fibre installation - Any changes to master socket?


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I'm getting Sky Fibre installed next week and was wondering if they are going to make any changes to the regular BT master socket that I currently use for broadband.
A few years ago I disconnected a couple of the wires in there to increase my speed, the ring wire and I think another one too. And now can't remember which pins they would reconnect to if I needed to put them back the way they originally were. We have no extension sockets in the house.
So, do Sky fit a new socket or things like that?
Should I reconnect the wires back up?
Thanks.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 03-Aug-12 11:00:20
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If you have no extensions - where did the ring wire and other wire go to?

With just a master there should be just the incoming BT pair connected to the very back of the master and nothing else.

BT OR will remove the existing faceplate and install a VDSL specific faceplate and if your existing had any wires connected, those will be reconnected exactly the same.


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Standard User flimbo
(member) Fri 03-Aug-12 11:04:48
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We have two extension sockets but they are never used (bedroom and bathroom).
So I don't need to worry about reconnecting the redundant wires so BT don't suspect I've been fiddling?


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Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 03-Aug-12 11:08:07
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Where are they connected to? If connected to the removable face plate - no issue. Can you get a picture of the inside of the master, host it somewhere and provide a link.


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Standard User flimbo
(member) Fri 03-Aug-12 11:32:21
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I assume they are connected to the master socket. There is a thick wire from the underneath of the socket that goes along the wall and upstairs to the extensions. As I said I have never used them and it is an old house, not sure they even work.
The only connections inside the socket are a thin blue wire and a thin white/blue wire to the front faceplate.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 03-Aug-12 11:39:07
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That sounds OK - at a guess you may have just removed an Orange wire.


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Standard User flimbo
(member) Fri 03-Aug-12 12:25:27
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Should I reconnect the wires before the engineer arrives?
Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 03-Aug-12 12:30:09
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NO


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 04-Aug-12 23:14:30
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The extensions are yours to do with as you please so you can tamper with them all you like.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Sat 04-Aug-12 23:45:43
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
The extensions are yours to do with as you please so you can tamper with them all you like.


Why are you telling me something I already know?


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