So, I had FTTC installed today in my new build house.
- Master NTES5 Socket in my hallway (nothing plugged in)
- Secondary Socket Under the Stairs (had my Speedtouch ADSL2+ Modem plugged in there)
- Secondary Socket in the Living Room (Phone plugged in here)
I figured it would be pretty straightforward. I read that the new FTTC faceplate goes on the existing master socket. I ordered the '30m Extension Kit' from Plusnet which was supposed to come with the (Kelly Communications) engineer.
Before the engineer came, I drilled a hole under the carpet of my bottom stair, poked a bit of cable through to under the stairs to pull the 'extension cable' through here and made it all super neat and tidy with a bit of sticky trunking running from my master socket to the hole along the skirting in anticipation of asking the engineer to put the VDSL socket under the stairs.
The engineer came. I told him what I wanted, and he gave me a quizzed look when I said 'Extension Kit' - he didn't have an extension kit. Then he said the best thing to do would be to simply install a new master socket under the stairs. He put another NTES5 where the secondary socket used to be, put the FTTC faceplate on, plugged in the modem and that was that.
QUESTION 1: So, is the new NTES5 under the stairs my master socket now? The engineer did not touch the existing master socket in the landing.
QUESTION 2: I would expect my living room socket with my phone to terminate at the original master socket in the landing - I get that I would not need filters anymore if that socket had the FTTC faceplate on it. But what now? Do I need a filter on my phone? The Engineer said no - I don't really get how this works in that case. If someone could please confirm this it would be much appreciated.
QUESTION 3: Plusnet estimate that I should get 56Mb/s. Thinkbroadband Speed Test says I get 32Mb/s. How accurate are the estimates? Do you think this would be hampered by the double master socket shenannigans? Does Fibre take time to sync up like ADSL does?