If he can be persuaded to move it at all will the engineer be prepared/allowed to fit the master socket to the overhead wire which comes across the road from the pole or is an external junction box required? The exiting lead from the pole is long enough, without a joint, to get into the house and reach the proposed new master socket location which is right next to where the lead will enter the house. The present location of the master socket required a black square connector box on the outside wall that connects the incoming cable to a lead that goes to the master socket.
Are there any safety considerations about where they will fit a master socket/modem? I am thinking of in wardrobes/ fitted cupboards etc.
As BT are, I understand, no longer supplying a separate modem and the master socket location is/ will be unsuitable for my wireless router I want a separate modem. I prefer this solution to a data extension lead as I am concerned about interference. I need to have routed the cable before the installation as I don't think that the engineer will want to crawl around my attic. I have looked on ebay and there are two different Openreach modems. Does it matter which I have. I have no idea what brand of equipment is in the street cabinet.
16:48 amended for clarity
Edited by chris52 (Sat 18-Jan-14 16:48:40)