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Standard User ixnay
(newbie) Fri 15-Jun-12 12:12:00
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Getting FTTC soon - what cables do I need?


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I have booked my regrade and will be getting fibre from Eclipse next month and I want to be prepared.
I have a Billion 7800 wireless modem/router/switch at present and this has a WAN port so I understand that I can plug the outout from BT Openreach VDSL modem into this and it should all work?
However, what else should I get to make sure I get best possible connection>

Starting at the master socket - I assume that BT engineer brings a cable that goes from socket to modem.
Is this the same type of cable that goes from master socket/ADSL faceplate to the Billion 7800?
If so I have a good quality Belkin high speed modem cable that I could use as I suspect that BT will provide generic El Cheapo cable.

Next, from VDSL modem to router - this is just a regular ethernet cable right? If so should I get a CAT6 patch cable or is a regular one okay?
Any tips most apprecciated.
Cheers!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 15-Jun-12 12:27:46
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Re: Getting FTTC soon - what cables do I need?


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Normal cat5e ethernet cables are fine, no need for anything special or expensive.

The socket to VDSL modem, is just a standard dsl modem cable, nothing fancy, as no need for oxygen free, gold coatings or similar.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User ixnay
(newbie) Fri 15-Jun-12 17:33:54
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Re: Getting FTTC soon - what cables do I need?


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Okay cool, thanks Andrew.


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