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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Fri 18-Jan-13 13:45:10
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Fibre Extension Kit


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Just trying out the Plusnet fibre order process (fibre cabinet switched on today, 10 months from cabinet installation to enablement!).

When the option for "Fibre Extension Kit" comes up, it says:


The Data Extension Kit provides a wired connection between your master socket and your router

That seems to completely ignore the existence of the modem and where it is sited. What should it read?

Oliver.
Standard User Uilebheist
(legend) Fri 18-Jan-13 13:48:21
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Re: Fibre Extension Kit


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I'd say that's supposed to be "between your master socket and the modem"?
And of course, another cable will need to connect modem and router.
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Fri 18-Jan-13 13:55:08
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Re: Fibre Extension Kit


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Yeah. The previous line is also confusing:


With fibre broadband your router needs to plug directly into your telephone master socket, not a telephone extension socket

The router doesn't plug directly into the master socket!

Oliver.


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Standard User Uilebheist
(legend) Fri 18-Jan-13 13:57:12
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This is made worse by the fact that the faceplate has a RJ45 connector - so you would be able to plug the router in the master socket - it won't work, and may damage things, but the connectors will fit frown
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Fri 18-Jan-13 14:13:56
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So, attempting a re-word:

With fibre broadband your router modem needs to plug directly into your telephone master socket, not a telephone extension socket.

The Data Extension Kit provides a wired connection between your master socket modem and your router.

Our engineer will fit the cable during your fibre installation, allowing your hardware router to be located up to 30 metres away from your master socket modem.

Is that any better?

Oliver.
Standard User abhijack
(regular) Fri 18-Jan-13 14:14:23
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If you tick it the engineer will bring it for you...
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Fri 18-Jan-13 14:16:41
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Yeah. Plusnet's description of what you actually get is confusing though.

Oliver.
Standard User abhijack
(regular) Fri 18-Jan-13 14:18:20
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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
So, attempting a re-word:

The Data Extension Kit provides a wired connection between your master socket modem and your router.


Are you sure?
In my case the extension cable is from the master socket to the extension socket. The modem goes into the data extension socket..

master socket >>> data extension wire >>> socket >>> modem >>> router..
Standard User abhijack
(regular) Fri 18-Jan-13 14:19:07
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Oh ok.. I didnt read it thanks to info from this forum...smile
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 18-Jan-13 14:23:23
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Total garbage.

The data extension kit, now officially called the Home Wiring Solution, provides a link from the master socket to a new socket for the modem to plug into. Engineers will often happily re-site the master using it, and some will backwire through it to provide a phone service at the previous master point.

I'm not sure what this stuff about the sockets is that keeps getting posted. (I always forget which is RJ45 and which RJ11, and aren't those socket specs anyway not plugs?)

My Openreach VDSL2 interstitial filter has a normal phone socket - the pre-existing NTE5A faceplate, and the smaller modem cable socket above it. Clearly visible in this pic of it on this page.

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