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Standard User MrPete
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 08-Jan-17 09:01:08
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Connecting to the master socket


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Hi
My BT master socket has an external RJ 9 socket and an internal single pair connector.

Using the internal connector would look neater, but which is better to connect my openreach modem to ?

Thanks

Peter
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 08-Jan-17 09:28:13
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Re: Connecting to the master socket


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What is an RJ9 connector ?

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 08-Jan-17 09:30:09
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Re: Connecting to the master socket


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I think he means RJ45 wink


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Standard User MrPete
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 08-Jan-17 09:42:50
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Re: Connecting to the master socket


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Think I should have said rj11

Peter
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 08-Jan-17 09:54:49
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Re: Connecting to the master socket


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My Bt Openreach Nte5a Master Socket has an RJ45 socket at the top and a BS6312 431A phone socket at the bottom.

I plug the modem lead RJ11 plug into the top RJ45 socket and don't use the internal connector as that would involve a krone tool.
Standard User MrPete
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 08-Jan-17 10:15:34
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Re: Connecting to the master socket


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Using a Krone tool isn't an issue.

Just wondering if either connector would give a better connection.
I'll try internal to start and see how I get on.

Peter
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 08-Jan-17 10:20:29
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Re: Connecting to the master socket


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Use the RJ45 connector.

The modem will have an RJ input which will need a connector and associated lead. The lead will be multi-stranded cables and NOT suitable for connection to an IDC.


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Standard User MrPete
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 08-Jan-17 11:20:44
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Re: Connecting to the master socket


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My master socket has one RJ11 and one BT Connector.
On the inside there is a Krone strip for a single pair.

I've made a cable that connects from the openreach modem and connects to the single pair connector.
(the cable is solid and not stranded)

Only reason to do this was to move the openreach modem nearer the master and plug it in to a mains socket on a different circuit to the main house.

My pfSense router has detected the connection and reconnected without issue. smile

Thanks

Peter
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 08-Jan-17 11:21:55
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Re: Connecting to the master socket


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Will make no difference to the connection as to whether you use the unfiltered IDC or unfiltered RJ45 socket

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 08-Jan-17 11:25:51
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Solid wire is generally unsuitable for connecting to an RJ11 plug for the modem.
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