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Standard User DaveSmith2020
(newbie) Wed 06-Jul-11 18:40:03
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Poor internal wiring


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After checking my test socket, I can sync at 6.5Mbps but when I connect using my office extension upstairs, I only get 1.6Mbps. This suggests internal wiring issues.

To fix this, I presume I need a telecoms engineer or something? Or what are they called? What is a typical cost to fix this?

Thanks,

Jon
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 06-Jul-11 18:48:23
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After checking my test socket, I can sync at 6.5Mbps but when I connect using my office extension upstairs, I only get 1.6Mbps. This suggests internal wiring issues.

To fix this, I presume I need a telecoms engineer or something? Or what are they called? What is a typical cost to fix this?

Thanks,

Jon


You could end up paying £40/hour for a decent technician ... And it could take anything from 1 hour to a full day! Whereabouts are you?

There is a cheaper alternative, DIY - you can get plenty of advice from here.





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Standard User DaveSmith2020
(newbie) Wed 06-Jul-11 18:54:43
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I am near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 06-Jul-11 18:57:03
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I have a few contacts dotted around who do that sort of work (and at reasonable rate too) but no-one down there.





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Standard User DaveSmith2020
(newbie) Wed 06-Jul-11 19:02:07
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I've had a quick look on yell.com. One fairly local guy said he does prices about half BT's rate. But BT charge a fortune!
Standard User shtu
(experienced) Thu 07-Jul-11 11:17:38
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£20 worth of tools and a few hours of asking questions here and getting advice will sort this out for you.

If you've wired a plug you can fix this.

Start by taking a look here,

http://www.wppltd.demon.co.uk/WPP/Wiring/UK_telephon...

(first half of page is most relevant,, and I would only connect 2 and 5 internally these days.)

Other thing to do is carefully remove each phone extension from the wall, take a photo of the rear of each and post links to them here.

Are your extensions DIY kits using "flat" cable?

Finally, are you CERTAIN that evey item in the house connected to the line is filtered? Alarm? Oil or gas tank dialler? Sky box? That never-used phone in the spare bedroom?
Standard User systemx
(experienced) Thu 07-Jul-11 11:26:32
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How did you know I have a never used phone in the spare bedroom. Do you work for the News Of The World?
Standard User G3UZF
(member) Thu 07-Jul-11 11:42:34
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I had a rats-nest of internal extension wiring, so ripped the lot out and just retained the Master Socket. Now use DECT phones in the house.

Why not get a Wirless Router Modem and connect the Office PC wirelessly?

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Standard User shtu
(experienced) Thu 07-Jul-11 13:12:52
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How did you know I have a never used phone in the spare bedroom. Do you work for the News Of The World?


It's probably a white BT Decor as well.

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