So my cabinet is now FTTC ready and I have ordered "Unlimited Fibre 2" with Zen. BT broadband availability checker states;
High Low High Low
FTTC Range A (Clean) 80 68 20 20 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 80 61.3 20 19 -- Available
I've read a few bits and bobs and am starting to worry about the extension wiring in my house. What I am presuming is the master socket by my front door looks like this;
There are three further extension points dotted around the house. I am currently running my ADSL2+ modem / router connection from one of the extension points in my "home office" as there is no power near the master socket (and the extension point is near my PCs for ethernet from router to one of them). I use an ASUS DSL-N55U (recommended on here I think!) for this and although I don't really use the features it has been stable with a good wireless signal throughout the house, so am happy with it. The ADSL2+ line stats are as follows;
Modulation : ADSL2+
Annex Mode : Annex A/L
SNR Up : 9.5
SNR Down : 6.0
Line Attenuation Up : 7.1
Line Attenuation Down : 18.0
Data Rate Up : 1020
Data Rate Down : 20005
I read that FTTC might be a bit more finnicky with extensions and suchlike, but am reassuring myself that the ADSL2+ stats seem decent enough so that might mean it is a good starting point at least?
Zen are supplying the Technicolor TG589vn for me to use and I suppose my ASUS become redundant.
Anything worth doing before end of next week when I go live, or just try it temporarily in the master and on an extension to see if there is much difference? I remember something about removing the faceplate to get to the test socket but I haven't gone that far yet (and it looks kind of old!).