FTTC should be available in my area very shortly, BT OR have been saying “in the next month” for a couple of weeks.
I’m now reviewing my hardware & would appreciate advice.
I live in an ancient house, according to the previous owner the wiring in the house was installed when the telephone was installed “probably in the 1950's”.
I believe the overhead wire to a pole close by was probably renewed in the last ten years due to “problems”.
This is the FacePlate
which was installed, possibly by the previous owner’s son, at the same time as the external wiring was renewed.
The ‘phone wire from the faceplate goes to an autodialer for the intruder alarm, and to a single ‘phone socket, to which DECT 'phones are connected.
Am I right in thinking that the faceplate needs to be replaced with, I assume, an Openreach VDSL2 Mk3 interstitial filter plate? I gather that this reduces or eliminates noise from the phone wiring side being fed back onto the line.
If this is so can I do this work, or do I have to ask my ISP to arrange this? In this case will the work be done by BT OR? If BT OR are working in the house at my expense I assume it might be a good time to move the location of the incoming line?
Is there any better faceplate than the OR VDSL2 Mk3?
Final question, for the time being, I am currently using a DrayTek Vigor 2860 N router, I assume that this will be OK for FTTC whoever provides the service?
My apologies for the long post - thanks in advance for any replies & advice.