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Standard User eddie1150
(regular) Thu 20-Sep-12 23:53:30
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Moving House


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Currently on 80/20 and get full sync speed.
Cabinet is around .1 miles away from me.
New house, phone cable runs over head from the house, to the pole, where the cabinet is at the side of it.
Now my only question is, the wiring inside looks really old - prehistoric
no NTE5,
so will BT replace both of these with new wiring?
(lets say the drop wire also needed replacing, would they do that?)
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 21-Sep-12 00:02:00
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The first pic is the master, as I expect you know. That will be replaced free by a new NTE5 fitted with a VDSL2 filter. See my FTTX page for a picture. Also read about the data extension cable, which is available if ordered by the ISP to allow the modem to be sited other than by the master. This is also (so far) free.

I've no idea what your second pic is.

Drop wires are not normally replaced unless they show sings of damage, or it is suspected a poor connection may be caused by them.

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Standard User eddie1150
(regular) Fri 21-Sep-12 00:11:31
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I've ran my own cat 5 so don't need extension smile
The box seems to be where the outside cable comes in and connects to the internal one.

As for the drop wire it seems very tatty and like it might slow me down frown


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 21-Sep-12 00:29:32
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Do you need a socket where the current master is?

If not, most engineers will happily use your CAT5 to move the master.

If you do need one, many engineers will also provide a feed back from the newly-sited master to an extension where the master is now.

Tea/coffee and a choice of biscuits can a good idea, especially if you want to see if you can get them to replace the drop wire.

I wouldn't go forking out good money beforehand to have it replaced. Unless I was rich of course tongue, when a choice of colour mighty be nice.

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Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Fri 21-Sep-12 10:13:59
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If the cabinets that close you'll probably get full speed even with poor cables, with good cabling you'd probably have an obtainable rate of about 130 Meg.

Standard User greenglide
(committed) Fri 21-Sep-12 11:41:16
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In reply to a post by eddie1150:
I've ran my own cat 5 so don't need extension smile
The box seems to be where the outside cable comes in and connects to the internal one.

As for the drop wire it seems very tatty and like it might slow me down frown


Just because the drop wire is "tatty" doesnt detract from it's performance.

Go-faster stripes don't make cars go faster - the same is true of xDSL!

It it works with ADSL it should be fine with VDSL.

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Standard User eddie1150
(regular) Fri 21-Sep-12 20:29:37
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I don't know it does work for Adsl. I've not moved yet.
It looks like bell wire from the drop wire to the junction box!
Standard User eddie1150
(regular) Mon 24-Sep-12 21:47:08
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Now I have another issue, called PN to inform them about the house move, their next available OR appointment is 5/11. blush
I'm moving in on the 11th oct!
That's a month without phone and broadband! :/
Why does it take so long? Surely BT can't be THAT busy?!
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 24-Sep-12 22:28:58
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Yep, real busy at the moment ......

Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 24-Sep-12 22:32:55
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I've no idea what your second pic is.

As the OP later point's out, it is a VERY old form of 'BT80' where the incoming lines feeds the internal. There are a couple of exceedingly robust lightning protectors in there.

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