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Standard User arthurmauk
(newbie) Wed 25-Mar-15 13:29:31
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Hardware q: can I get wired connection via a tel socket?


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Hi guys, I recently got a BT fibre optic hub/router set up in my house, but because the instructions said I should connect it up to the Openreach box which is in my storage cupboard, I haven't been able to get a wired Ethernet connection between the hub and my desktop computer since it is in my bedroom.

Is there a way I can get a wired Ethernet connection? Does the BT hub need to be connected up to the Openreach box? Does the hub need to be in my bedroom in order for me to have a wired connection? There are telephone sockets all around the house including the storage cupboard and my bedroom, would I be able to make use of those at all, maybe buy an extra splitter or something that would allow me to get a wired connection? Would that wired connection be much more stable than the wireless? Thanks in advance! smile
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 25-Mar-15 13:54:49
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the Hub needs to be connected to the modem.

You have two choices: leave the hub in the bedroom and run an Ethernet cable to the modem or move the hub to the modem location and run an Ethernet cable to the bedroom.

You could move the modem to the bedroom using the phone cabling however that will need some rework and new filters. There is also an element of risk in that you could loose speed too.


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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 25-Mar-15 19:35:32
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Re: Hardware q: can I get wired connection via a tel socket?


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In reply to a post by MHC:
the Hub needs to be connected to the modem.

Don't think he's got a modem, the "openreach box" is likely the NTE5.

Homeplugs could be a simple answer.

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Edited by jchamier (Wed 25-Mar-15 19:36:04)


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(staff) Wed 25-Mar-15 20:21:50
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Could even be fttp from the description

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 25-Mar-15 20:26:03
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Could even be fttp from the description

Very true, or a leased line circuit or even ISDN wink

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 25-Mar-15 21:40:09
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Could even be fttp from the description

Very true, or a leased line circuit or even ISDN wink



It would need to be ISDN 30 to be delivered on fibre!

I think we are in agreement that without a better description of the "Openreach Box" it will be hard to assist.


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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 25-Mar-15 21:53:51
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In reply to a post by MHC:
It would need to be ISDN 30 to be delivered on fibre!

Given how badly the word 'fibre' is used these days, who knows. The only ISDN30 connections I've seen are on E1 style circuits.

I think we are in agreement that without a better description of the "Openreach Box" it will be hard to assist.


Agreed smile

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