I have a problem I hope someone can answer as I have been banging my head against the wall.
Now I hope it is not something simple as I will really kick myself.
I have a dropwire cable coming into the garage that enters an old junction box. See photo. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_BhRYYAMizjbGhIY2...
The dropwire has orange and white and black and green cables.
From the junction box an old cable has orange, green and blue cables running to a master socket. The master socket has numerous coloured cables terminating on the old master socket. See other photo.
Am I correct in thinking this is a STAR wired system?
The problem I have is that this system works, I get slower broadband but I get a phone dial tone.
I decided to get a new nte5 master socket and new dropwire cable. I did this by buying a new junction box and connecting orange and white old dropwire cable to orange and white new dropwire cable.
I then connected up the new dropwire cable to A and B on the rear of NTE5 socket.
On connecting my router and telephone, broadband speed has increased by 5mbps but I have no telephone dial tone.
I have connected the phone directly into the BT NTE5 test socket with no dial tone as a result. Broadband is working fine. I have tried another phone and still no dial tone.
Do I have no telephone dial tone due to the old wiring being in a STAR configuration or am I being stupid.
Thanks for any help.