I have a quick question about phone cable length that I am thinking of reducing...
Currently as I have said before in other posts that our line comes into our house through our living room wall, into a gutted BT80 Junction box, that has 2 cables coming out from it.
Actually let me show a drawing of how its set up, not really happy TBH.
Here is my awesome drawn image
of how our connection is wired up at the moment, and before you ask, it was done this way by a BT Engineer, now whether it was a sub contractor I don't know, but it was done a while back.
The connection from the Data socket (top of NET5A) uses CAT5e and is about 36 feet and goes from our hallway to upstairs (middle of house) to our HH4.
Like I have already said in another post the engineer installed two BT80 boxes to save on installing cable, I know at least the first BT80 is gutted and has no board in it and the wires are GEL Crimped.
One thing I did notice was they used the same cable between the BT80 and the NTE5A box for both the main line as well as the filtered phone cable, so its using both pairs.
I am now thinking of moving my HH to our front room, along with the Master Socket, so the cable length will be the minimum that it can be going into the HH4, I plan to use my FRITZBOX! 3390 for the Wi-Fi upstairs and have that connected to our LAN and have that switched to cable mode.
Doing so will remove the 16 feet of CW1308 cable that was between the BT80 and the NTE5A along with 36 feet of CAT5e that's 52 feet of cable removed between the line entering my house and the HH4, surly that should increase speed some what
Knowing my luck it will be worse LOL.
Oh yeah, I am aware that I am not allowed to touch the BT80 and the NTE5A master Socket and the cable(s) between them
, but the cable between is mine and so is the NTE5A master socket which I brought years ago when a storm took out the master socket and BT refused to replace it free of charge (YES THEY WANTED TO CHARGE US), a few years later the BT Engineer re-used them when he did his botch-up a few years ago when we got a break in the main phone cable and to save installing a new cable from the pole he just drilled another hole higher up the wall (i.e. 4 feet up) to remove the break
Plus I am not paying BT to come and rectify their mess they did a few years ago.