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Standard User ansam
(learned) Wed 30-Apr-14 16:23:03
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Hello,

So just had the fibre installed (was a contractor M.J Quinn) and the guy didn't have a clue about the data extension kit. As I needed the modem to be upstairs he said he did it in a way that the master socket is now upstairs and he has now made the old master socket an extension.

Does this sound right?

-Sam
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 30-Apr-14 16:30:12
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It is possible to do this, if done right when you take apart the master as shown at http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/faceplate/ to reach the test socket then you should find the old master has stopped working.

The wiring for the old master should be on IDC connection shown by the red arrow in the last image on the above page.

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Standard User ansam
(learned) Wed 30-Apr-14 16:43:27
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Hello,

Thats good, I just thought it a bit strange he didn't know what the extension kit was and decided to go down this route instead (moving the master upstairs, making the old master an extension).

Regards,
Sam


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Standard User ansam
(learned) Wed 30-Apr-14 22:45:59
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Hello,

Here is a photo of what was the master socket (now the extension).

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y388/samuelbarr/...

Thanks
Sam
Standard User ansam
(learned) Wed 30-Apr-14 22:48:17
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Hello,

Also done some speed tests.

No to very little network activity I am seeing:

50MB Download
16mb Upload

When wife was downloading on her phone from BBC iPlayer

31MB Download
7MB Upload.

Thanks
Sam
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 30-Apr-14 22:50:29
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TBH I think that's a better solution than a data extension kit - as long as the cable is copper and twisted pair wink


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 30-Apr-14 23:50:28
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It can be done but is certainly frowned upon.

Where did he tie up his horse?


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Standard User systemx
(experienced) Thu 01-May-14 01:09:32
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In reply to a post by MHC:
It can be done but is certainly frowned upon.

Where did he tie up his horse?


Yes not good. I would remove the master socket board from what is now the extension socket (just unclip it ) so as not to double master the line.
Standard User ansam
(regular) Thu 01-May-14 08:11:00
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Hello,

I think I will just get onto plus.net and tell them I am not happy with the way its been wired up.

Thanks
Sam
Standard User ansam
(regular) Thu 01-May-14 08:26:06
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Hello,

Seems to be a lot of conflicting information about what is the wrong/right way to do it (I know its not that black and white).

https://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Infinity-Speed-Connec...
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