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Standard User Xplosion
(member) Sun 19-May-13 15:45:46
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BT vs BT Openreach branded master sockets?


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I have seen 2 almost identical looking NTE5 socket designs, one which bears the simple BT logo and another bearing the Openreach logo. I was wondering what the difference between these are, is one newer/better quality?

The BT one I mentioned (which I have): http://m1.ttxm.co.uk/sites/rightnow/broadband/master...
The Openreach one I mentioned: http://www.plus.net/images/support/broadband/btmaste...

Edit: found this TBB article, so I'm right in saying most new builds would get the Openreach one and it has no bell wire?

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 19-May-13 16:00:33
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The newer socket just does what a broadband accelerator does automatically

Nothing else really
Standard User Xplosion
(member) Sun 19-May-13 16:08:41
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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
The newer socket just does what a broadband accelerator does automatically

Nothing else really
Ah fair enough, thanks for your reply.

When I get TalkTalk broadband installed I may ask the engineer if I can have a new socket on the cheap, simply because my one is getting on a bit now and I might as well have a new one if I can get away with it wink

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 19-May-13 16:50:29
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Should be no problem, just ask the installer to replace the existing one, act coy, say you had heard the new ones have a bell wire choke in them, which you would like. (It's the white cylinder on the back of the face plate)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 19-May-13 16:58:25
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That sounds as though you are talking about FTTC. So (subject to correction) the interstitial filtered faceplate that will be fitted anyway does the bell wire filtering - that being the difference between the two NTE5As.

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Standard User zom22
(newbie) Sun 19-May-13 17:13:06
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According to a running thread on Kitz forum the newer NTE5's also have the surge supressor removed as it was found to cause problems with FTTC lines.
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 19-May-13 17:51:46
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Do you mean while FTTC is being installed, or even when fitted on ADSLx? (I assume you mean the NTE5A).

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 19-May-13 18:24:57
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Link ?

Standard User zom22
(newbie) Sun 19-May-13 18:31:11
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Sorry - missed out link
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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 19-May-13 18:40:01
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AFAIK, the is NO RF3 component in the new NTE's, only the bellwire choke.

I shall take the comment about the surge protector with a pinch of salt for now.

In the whole of the Kitz thread, no one mentions the most obvious reason for the design of the 'VDSL' faceplate filter over the original SSFP's, they are easy for Joe Public ( and contractors) to fit.

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