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Standard User aquilla
(knowledge is power) Thu 04-Sep-14 16:23:27
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BT Master Socket Question


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My father has been in contact with me and wants to move his router from the front room to the upstairs spare room. Spare room doesn't have a BT socket at the moment however I can wire in an extension socket.

Hypothetical question time - My parents have digital cordless phones so only the base needs a phone socket. If we were to get the master socket relocated upstairs from the front room, could the external wire be cabled straight into the back of the NTE5?

At the moment the external wire comes in and is jelly crimped inside an old GPO box before going to the NTE5.

Inside the GPO box: https://www.dropbox.com/s/069zlj6fan4a9r6/IMAG0598.j...
GPO box to NTE: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2sy0dg8y9684uh/IMAG0601.j...

Regards,

Stuart

Current ISP: Xilo (via Be LLU)
Previous ISP: Zen (for 9 years).
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 04-Sep-14 16:44:16
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Re: BT Master Socket Question


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The extension would run from the extension IDC connectors on the back of the removable faceplate.

If you were to relocate the master then yes potentially the old master could be removed and the line connected to where the gel crimps are. Current pricing for that is £25+VAT plus a £125 call-out unless having some other work already done.

So running an extension upstairs is the cheaper option, just use CW1308 specification or better cable.

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Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(committed) Thu 04-Sep-14 17:50:12
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Re: BT Master Socket Question


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I presume he wants the router upstairs because of WiFi reasons. Have you thought about Homeplugs?

They are virtually giving the away nowadays see.

Edited by Stevenage_Neil (Thu 04-Sep-14 18:13:46)


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Standard User aquilla
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Sep-14 01:11:42
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Re: BT Master Socket Question


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Thanks for the clarification Andrew.

Regards,

Stuart

Current ISP: Sky LLU
Previous ISP: Xilo (via Be LLU) , Zen (for 9 years).
Standard User aquilla
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Sep-14 01:16:06
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Hi Stevenage_Neil,

I am well aware of Homeplugs and use them at my place. I will probably need to get him some for the smart TV. smile

The reason for the question was that my father is redesigning the area where the router is currently located, hence his query about relocating the device upstairs.

Regards,

Stuart

Current ISP: Sky LLU
Previous ISP: Xilo (via Be LLU) , Zen (for 9 years).
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Sep-14 01:35:11
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Re: BT Master Socket Question


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Most smart TVs have Wi-Fi nowadays smile. To be honest I would personally just stick with the master socket unless it's absolutely essential to move the router.

You can easily run an extension from the master socket nonetheless but be careful where you run the cabling. Running it alongside electrical wiring for example could cause issues such as an intermittent connection and/or slower broadband speeds.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 27-Sep-14 16:06:12
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I bought those on your recommendation, when they were cheap, but only one works. The other seems to be running Bootloader firmware .


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Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(committed) Sat 27-Sep-14 17:28:38
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I apologise if you misunderstood me, I was not recommending them, I just happened to see an advert and thought that they were a good price.
Standard User MattJessop
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 27-Sep-14 17:43:02
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Re: BT Master Socket Question


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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
I bought those on your recommendation, when they were cheap, but only one works. The other seems to be running Bootloader firmware .

Send them back then....
Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(committed) Sat 27-Sep-14 17:54:23
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
........but only one works........


Works with what?
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