Could someone clarify please, as I'm not quite clear from the various threads I've been reading. I have an engineer booked to install a fibre connection on a line currently using ADSL.
The BT master socket in this house has an adjacent power socket, and it would be a simple installation to site the new Openreach VDSL modem next to the master socket, however this would be a poor arrangement in respect of the router, as the master socket is on a back wall in a downstairs spare room, which is normally closed and unused; it is not a good spot for a router in respect of wireless reception to the rest of the house.
To site the OR modem adjacent to a power socket in a better position, would mean the data extension lead would have to go into the next room - i.e. along the skirting and through the foot of the door frame. Unless it goes through the door frame (not possible through the wall at that point) the door could not be closed. It would then need to go up and around another door, and along a bit more skirting, I reckon around 10 metres at most by this route, from the master socket to this position.
I'm not clear whether channelling a data extension lead through the corner of a door frame is an option for the engineer, would this be up to the individual who calls or would it be ruled out as an option.
Alternatively is it a better idea to use a long CAT 5e cable between the OR modem and the router, and channel this through the door frame. If I need to restrict the size of the hole drilled to the size of the cable and not the size of the RJ45 connector, I assume I would have to buy a crimper tool to fix a connector to the cut end of the cable, as detailed here
for instance. In this case if I wanted to fix a small junction box instead, on the end, with a socket for an RJ45 connection, what component part am I looking for and is it easy to do?