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Standard User ansam
(learned) Sat 19-Apr-14 01:01:23
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Data Extension Kit


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Hello,

I have my fibre install booked for the 30th but I am contemplating having the modem/router placed upstairs on the landing. I have not decided yet, I assume if I ask the open reach engineer to install the extension anyway until I have made a decision (if I have not by then) that will be okay? Or does it need to be used for the engineer to sign off on the job.

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Sam
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 19-Apr-14 11:26:43
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Which ISP? As far as I know only BT (Infinity) order it for the job by default. Others you have to order it, even though its free.

If it isn't ordered I don't know if the engineer would install it, and if you get a Kelly's or Quinn's one there's a fair chance they won't know what your are talking about anyway.

As long as you have ordered it you should be OK, and you don't have to have it if you change your mind.

Edit - it didn't really click in my head that you might not have decided by the time. If he installs it, as I understand it you could use either the master or that new extension for the FTTC. I could be wrong about being able to use either!

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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 19-Apr-14 11:30:23)

Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 19-Apr-14 11:43:46
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Even if you are wrong Robertos it's very easy to disconnect.


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Standard User ansam
(learned) Sun 20-Apr-14 20:23:12
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Even if you are wrong Robertos it's very easy to disconnect.


Aye I mean if I have nit decided to move the router to the top landing (need to test wiresless performance) can the engineer fit this anyway and I can decide to use it or not?

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Sam
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 20-Apr-14 20:47:47
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If you don't want to use it then just plug the modem into the master socket.

Standard User systemx
(experienced) Mon 21-Apr-14 08:15:08
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If you don't want to use it then just plug the modem into the master socket.


That is fine so long as the extension kit plugs into the relevant socket on the faceplate (it would then have to be unplugged to plug in the modem)

But if the extension kit were fitted using the internal IDCs of the faceplate (a neater approach) then if the faceplate socket were used, the extension kit would act as a bridge tap. It may make little difference as it would be quite short, but you never know.
Standard User aquiss
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 21-Apr-14 09:45:13
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Others you have to order it, even though its free.


Nope, we order by default and have always done, even when it cost us to do so. We have always felt it was part of the job to ensure to a good solid install for our clients.

Naturally I can't speak for other providers.

Martin Pitt
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 21-Apr-14 10:02:39
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Thanks Martin. I shall try to remember. (I did say, "As far as I know" smile).

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 21-Apr-14 10:17:18
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In which case it would be best to take the lower section of the master socket off and hook the wires out of the A and B idc connections.

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