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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Thu 11-Jan-18 01:35:21
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Re: I can finally get FTTP/FTTC, question?


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Well once we finally got all our issues resolved which I won't get into, ours was done in 2 stages over 2 to 3 days, but the Chairman's Office and the CEO of BT was involved, but with a 2 stage install there is normally around a week between the external and internal work.

Not really sure about a 1 stage install.

Paul


did they have to dig up around your house?

Nope, all fibres from DP goes up phone pole to the Manifold and then hangs to the CSP on the wall of my house.

I am just guessing here but if yours requires digging then planning permission may / will be requested and have to be approved which "can" take a while to be processed and then the work gets a scheduled date and once completed engineers "should" then be allocated / booked.

Paul

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Standard User broadbandman
(learned) Thu 11-Jan-18 10:08:02
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so I rang BT and said I'm moving to zen do I need a pac code? ( I'm not stupid, but it was a way for me to ring them, or else I wouldnt need to do anything )

they said " no, why are you leaving"

I said because cerebus is offering 300mb/s cheaper, so they gave me 300mb infinity 300 for 48 a month including line rental, and dropped my bt sport price from 25 a month to 5 a month, so quids in
Standard User broadbandman
(learned) Thu 11-Jan-18 10:53:14
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technical question, if I want to connect the BT hub to a computer upstairs via ethernet, will any ethernet cable do or do I need a special one for these speeds?


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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 11-Jan-18 11:29:15
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Assuming this is just internal cabling then a standard ethernet cable, at least cat5e. Will you need to put it through walls? If so you can do smaller holes by buying a reel of cable and then terminating yourself (easiest way being to terminate with a wall socket each end that way you don't need specialist crimping tools).
Standard User broadbandman
(learned) Thu 11-Jan-18 11:36:27
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Assuming this is just internal cabling then a standard ethernet cable, at least cat5e. Will you need to put it through walls? If so you can do smaller holes by buying a reel of cable and then terminating yourself (easiest way being to terminate with a wall socket each end that way you don't need specialist crimping tools).


there are already holes where my phone line cable goes from phone hub downstairs to my PC, I just wanted to know if I needed a special rated ethernet cable
Standard User robertcrowther
(member) Thu 11-Jan-18 11:44:21
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As you are going for an FTTP service then I would go for CAT6, as this way you would be covered when FTTP get's faster speeds.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 11-Jan-18 11:58:53
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Cat5e will very happily do gigabit - I'm guessing that will keep most people going for quite a while. Cat5e is the minimum - cat6 might possibly be worth it.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 11-Jan-18 11:59:45
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I assume the holes are fairly large? It needs a reasonable diameter hole to fit the plug of an ethernet cable through - if they are large then fine but worth being sure.
Standard User robertcrowther
(member) Thu 11-Jan-18 12:09:53
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In theory Cat5e can do gigabit speeds, but in practice it just falls short. Which is why when I install networks for people who have FTTP I always put in at least CAT6, that way they can have such things as NAS devices running at full speed without fear of loosing any speed and it also future proofs them up to 10 gigabit internet speeds.

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Standard User robertcrowther
(member) Thu 11-Jan-18 12:14:35
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I assume the holes are fairly large? It needs a reasonable diameter hole to fit the plug of an ethernet cable through - if they are large then fine but worth being sure.


generally you don't use patch cables, therefore you either use keystones or just a punchdown faceplate. So the holes don't need to be so big.
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