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Standard User 180turbo
(learned) Fri 20-Sep-13 18:50:24
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What happens during a Fibre install


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As post title states, what does happen during a new fibre install?

Out ADSL2+ contract has just finished so wondering whether to continue with this (download speed 12Mbps) or move to Fibre TTC...

Does another line have to be installed along with the current copper, or in place of?

If another line install then i guess its at the side of the master socket (which is no where near the current router and has no power near it)?

Shame i didn't get an email from Plusnet to say the reduced price contract had expired, just noticed the bill had increased...
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 20-Sep-13 19:00:34
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Re: What happens during a Fibre install


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In reply to a post by 180turbo:
Does another line have to be installed along with the current copper, or in place of?

No, it uses the existing copper line from the cabinet. You will get a new faceplate on your master socket, all the other work is done at the cabinet. If your master socket is in an inconvenient place, make sure you have ordered the data extension kit (or whatever it is called now). A friendly engineer might move the master socket for you.

Kevin

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Edited by kasg (Fri 20-Sep-13 19:01:53)

Standard User Damoxuk
(regular) Sat 21-Sep-13 12:44:27
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Re: What happens during a Fibre install


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Yes not much at all. I was thinking the same until engineer came and went within 5 minutes haha.

I have a extension socket near my pc here jsut replaced that with a new Fibre socket and bobs your uncle.

I was thinking the actual master socket had to be changed the socket directly connected to the line outside but i guess not.

32 days so far no drops perfect also getting 72mbps rather than the quoted 63mbps so well happy.


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Standard User marillionuk
(newbie) Tue 24-Sep-13 15:59:44
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You also get a Modem installed by BT and you need to connect your Fibre router to this (the old ADSL router won't connect).
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 24-Sep-13 16:45:08
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you need to connect your Fibre router to this (the old ADSL router won't connect).

Well it might, it depends on the router - there's nothing special about a "fibre" router, you just need one with a WAN Ethernet port.

Kevin

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 24-Sep-13 18:36:50
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The person you replied to has been connected for 35 days smile.

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Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 25-Sep-13 07:01:06
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My engineer spent an hour on site trying to get the Fibre to work, then disappeared. He was useless; unlike Plusnet CS, who got be up and running in a couple of minutes.

Steve
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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 25-Sep-13 13:58:36
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Re: What happens during a Fibre install


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I have a extension socket near my pc here jsut replaced that with a new Fibre socket and bobs your uncle.

I was thinking the actual master socket had to be changed the socket directly connected to the line outside but i guess not.

Then it sounds like your installation has been done incorrectly, unless the engineer did work you have failed to describe. That your speeds have stayed up indicates that they have done it right, or you are so close to the cab, that it makes little difference.

Standard User tehidyman
(regular) Wed 25-Sep-13 16:35:33
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I have an filtered extension socket wired into the back of a filtered faceplate on the master. The modem was plugged into the extension and the rest as standard. All done in a few minutes by the Kelly man. Everything works and have been getting a steady 37 Mbps down and 9.32 Mbps up for over 4 months. Very satisfied.
Standard User 4M2
(knowledge is power) Wed 25-Sep-13 17:04:09
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I have an filtered extension socket wired into the back of a filtered faceplate on the master. The modem was plugged into the extension and the rest as standard.


Is that the A&B terminals on the back of the NTE5 filtered faceplate connected to a dual filtered phone and adsl socket on the extension?
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