FTTC won't make any difference to the wifi as the problem is the signal strength and the particular layout.
What I suggest for that is you get a Wireless Access Point and connect that in a suitable place via a homeplug. Some makes actually have combined homeplug and wifi point.
If you do go to fibre, most people with it here seem to think 500Mbps homeplugs are needed, certainly if you get anywhere near an 80Mbps connection. I expect 200Mbps ones might be OK for a 40Mbps FTTC service.
It might be best to post a couple of pictures somewhere of the access to your master socket and give us a link. It doesn't sound too good to me, as how is the extension going to get out? Which you don't want it to anyway!
How many power sockets are there in that cupboard? Enough space for the two items anyway - modem and router? If so, or if you wait until you can have a combination unit, then there probably isn't a problem with your restricted access, as long as the whole of the master faceplate is visible!
I get the feeling it isn't, in which case any fault even now could be a disaster.
Without the HWS, the engineer removes the faceplate, plugs the new filter plate in, and plugs the faceplate into that. So it all just sticks out a bit more.
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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 29-Oct-13 18:11:07)