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Standard User bryan001
(newbie) Thu 10-Feb-11 14:45:01
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Asdl BT socket


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I have recently moved house and the existing BT socket is a Split type with a front face that has both telephone and asdl socket.
Does this mean I can only plug my router into this socket?
It is too far away from the PC.
Can I extend it and do I still have to use filters?
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Feb-11 15:18:43
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In reply to a post by bryan001:
I have recently moved house and the existing BT socket is a Split type with a front face that has both telephone and asdl socket.
Does this mean I can only plug my router into this socket?
Yes.
Can I extend it and do I still have to use filters?
There is no need to use filters anywhere with that arrangement. In effect the socket has created two separate circuits. One of them is for telephony, the other is for broadband.

You can extend the broadband circuit if you want but I'd recommend using good quality cable. It may only be a small part of the total length back to the exchange but that kind of socket is the best way to install ADSL and it's a shame to negate the benefit by running a long length of cheap cable from one end of your house to another.

Actually the best solution would probably be what I've done. Site the modem near the socket then use a combination of switches and Cat6e cable to distribute Ethernet sockets around the house.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Thu 10-Feb-11 16:36:08
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It is too far away from the PC.


you put the PC in the wrong place then smile

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Thu 10-Feb-11 18:47:35
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I have one of these in my home setup.

The router is in a room upstairs, with CAT6 wiring through the loft to a wall plate near the router. It might be one alternative. Recommend CAT5 / 5E cable though. the IDC terminals aren't quite suited for CAT6.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 10-Feb-11 20:19:40
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Is the bit that detaches, with the two sockets in it, BT logo'ed, or is it a different one like ADSL Nation XTE-2005, or perhaps Clarity or Solwise?

The solution to your problem can be slightly different.

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Standard User bryan001
(newbie) Thu 10-Feb-11 20:24:32
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The bit that detaches is BT logo`d
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