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Standard User mxnmx
(newbie) Wed 16-Aug-17 21:57:58
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Master socket help


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Hello everyone,
New here - so please excuse if I've posted it in the wrong place.


I have just moved into a property where they have an old master socket (looks like an NTE5 socket) downstairs which feeds an extension socket in the loft. The extension socket in the loft is the new type BT filtered master socket, so my broadband router is in the loft. It doesn't work with the filter in the socket downstairs. After doing some research I bought an MK3 faceplate and tried with that without touching any cables downstairs and no luck.

What I'm trying to do is get my broadband router to plug in the socket downstairs...without paying £150 + VAT to Sky for moving the socket. Any help would be appreciated. Have I bought the wrong faceplate?
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 16-Aug-17 22:11:20
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Are you sure it's not the master in the loft and the extension downstairs?
Standard User mxnmx
(newbie) Wed 16-Aug-17 22:21:47
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Yes you are right. I stand corrected - Master socket is in the loft room and the socket downstairs which used to be the Main socket in the property is now an extension socket. If you look at the photos the upstairs socket is being fed from downstairs - I don't have any cables going to the upstairs socket from elsewhere.


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 16-Aug-17 22:23:59
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If you have photos it may be possible to discover how to re-arrange the wiring to do what you want.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 16-Aug-17 22:38:38
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Presumably the previous occupant was happy with their router in the loft room and there maybe power there. Does that not suite you?

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Standard User mxnmx
(newbie) Wed 16-Aug-17 22:59:35
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Here you go, thanks a lot

http://imgur.com/a/Q6rJq
Standard User 4M2
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Aug-17 23:13:05
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In reply to a post by mxnmx:
I don't have any cables going to the upstairs socket from elsewhere.


The quality and length of the cable could be an issue running as it does up through the house - as you have intended its best use the downstairs NTE5 + Mk3 faceplate by doing some basic rewiring.
Standard User mxnmx
(newbie) Wed 16-Aug-17 23:15:32
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Thank 4m2 I'm trying to find instructions for the basic rewiring..installing MK3 faceplate without rewiring doesn't work. What do I need to do to get it working? Thanks
Standard User 4M2
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Aug-17 23:28:51
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Is there a dial tone from the downstairs NTE5 test socket? If there isn't then I'm afraid its a job for Openreach.
Standard User mxnmx
(newbie) Wed 16-Aug-17 23:49:02
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Yes there's dialtone- I have a fully functional phone connected downstairs.

Thanks
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