I'm having a bit of trouble getting a secondary phone socket wired up correctly. I've read and re-read everything on www.rob-r.co.uk/other/UKphonecatwiring.htm yet can't get a dial tone (on the secondary socket) for love nor money.
Master socket in lounge is working fine. Micro filter is attached splitting into phone and modem. Looks like a standard(?) NTE5 to me, customer-detachable section looks like this one - www.readman.dsl.pipex.com/other/UKphonecatwiring_files/image027.jpg
Secondary socket - I've replaced the blank panel in our study with a Mercury 283942 socket (www.chsinteractive.co.uk/images/products/1205455605-24103700.jpg), and wired blue/white to 2 and white/blue to 5. 1,3,4+6 are all unconnected.
Now things get messy. When I looked at the master socket wiring closer, I discovered that there was no external BT drop wiring connected to the A+B points. Instead, the blue/white and white/blue from the extension cable is connected to points B + A respectively.
There is no sign of the external BT line anywhere.
Now I'm pretty confused and wondering what to try next. It's probably worth mentioning we live on the 5th floor in a block of flats so maybe the actual external line doesn't actually make it into our flat...? I'm just clutching at straws tbh!
Any help anyone could offer would be much appreciated.