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Standard User jalzoo
(newbie) Wed 15-Feb-17 21:21:26
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Need help finding what is feeding my master socket *inc pics


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We have just moved into a property a couple of weeks ago. Due to virginmedia having a serious over subscription issue in the area we are moving to a fttc provider.

I have included pictures so i am hoping someone can help me identify were the feed is coming from.

Outside our front door we have a electric/gas cupboard also in there, there is a GPO phone socket from the middle ages that has a white wire coming down then fed through the wall into our hallway:




From the left hand side of the hallway were the cable is fed in it then goes all the way to the right wall where it feeds into this small white box, There is also another smaller cable coming off it that leads upstairs but there is no longer a phone socket there as it has been plastered up:

https://s22.postimg.org/44tfua6mp/image.jpg

From that white box a slightly larger cable is then fed through our living room into the master socket in the bottom left hand corner. I'm not sure if the large wire is coming out of the master socket into the small white box or if it's the other way around.

I have added an arrow showing the wire that goes to our master socket:

https://s7.postimg.org/z862n8jq3/arrow.jpg

We also have green tubing going through our garden that leads to our shed inside the shed there is large black cable that has coax with phone wiring attached to it. On the inside of our house we have the virgin media wire cover and from that there is a small white cable feeding into our master socket.

Inside the shed:
https://s4.postimg.org/mtmaz5azh/Camera_ZOOM_2017021...

The otherside of the wall showing the small wire going from the virgin point to the master socket and the other wire coming from the small white box in the hallway:

https://s27.postimg.org/40ikic1hf/omg_lol.jpg



I'm confused as to what is actually feeding it. If anyone could shed some light i would be very grateful. Sorry about the long post smile

Edited by jalzoo (Wed 15-Feb-17 21:35:25)

Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(member) Wed 15-Feb-17 21:38:54
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Re: Need help finding what is feeding my master socket *inc


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The wire that is entering the master socket will come from either the DP on a telegraph pole or from underground.
Standard User jalzoo
(newbie) Wed 15-Feb-17 21:47:20
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Re: Need help finding what is feeding my master socket *inc


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There is no telegraph pole outside so i guess it is underground. Im just confused if it is coming in through the old GPO socket or coming in through our back garden


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Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(member) Wed 15-Feb-17 21:50:19
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Re: Need help finding what is feeding my master socket *inc


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I'm not sure. I would presume through the garden to the GPO socket, unless "garden" means shed?
Standard User jalzoo
(newbie) Wed 15-Feb-17 22:00:23
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Re: Need help finding what is feeding my master socket *inc


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i say shed it is more of a small brick building attached to our house in our back garden. the gpo socket is in our electric cupboard outside our front door the cable comes up through the floor. Neither feeds are related they both look seperate but im trying to work out which one is feeding the master socket as they both lead to it.

Edited by jalzoo (Wed 15-Feb-17 22:08:34)

Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(member) Wed 15-Feb-17 22:36:57
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I would say it's the cable entering the GPO socket from underground.
Standard User jalzoo
(newbie) Wed 15-Feb-17 22:50:07
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Thats what i was thinking.

There goes my internet speed when i go live the thing is a right rickety piece of junk lol
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(member) Wed 15-Feb-17 22:58:47
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We can help you with that. It would be best to start a new thread.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Wed 15-Feb-17 23:52:04
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Looking at the master socket that's a fairly new socket.

This indicates that BT have recently been to the property and will likely have sorted any issues.

I think it'll work fine.

If no telegraph Pole it's from underground and likely the GPO one.
Standard User jalzoo
(newbie) Thu 16-Feb-17 00:19:38
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I fitted the VDSL face plate. Before i fitted it the socket was still fairly new looking. The previous owners of the property had sky i believe.

Here is a picture of the GPO box outside with the wire coming off it:

Picture

What wire is it?, it is really thin. Once it goes in the small white box in the hallway the cable that leads to my master socket is ALOT thicker:


Picture2


Does this all look ok for VDSL connection?

Edited by jalzoo (Thu 16-Feb-17 00:26:32)

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