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Standard User NBK
(experienced) Wed 31-Aug-16 12:17:15
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Extension for fibre modem from master socket.


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Hi, couldn't decide which forum to go to so stuck it here smile

I'm going to run an extension from the MK3 faceplate (the internal IDC connectors) to a box 5 or so metres away as the master socket is on the front wall of the house at the furthest possible corner...Want to get the modem/router closer in to the house for a more favourable positioning (which would NOT be a problem if BT still provided the huawei modems and routers that can actually connect to them...stuck with dealing with a home hub 6 or whatever it's called now smile )

Anyways, firstly would I be better using CAT5e or CW1308 for it? It'll be passing along a wall going through 8 or so power leads although I don't know how much difference that makes.

...Also any idea where to get a decent RJ11 faceplate and back box for it? Not that I intend to mount it to a wall, just want to make it tidy. Although I might have an ancient extension from 2002 that BT gave me when I signed up for ADSL before the self install/micro filter era...don't know if I want to use that though for FTTC since it is pretty old...

THanks smile

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 31-Aug-16 12:57:16
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Re: Extension for fibre modem from master socket.


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Cat5e and if you can get it, just 2 pair.

There are plenty of RJ45 faceplates or modules around however finding someone who stocks RJ11/14/25 6 way version may not be easy. You can use an RJ45 socket as the RJ series are designed such that 6P/xC plug will fit an 8P socket.

I prefer to use Krone original RJ-K series as they are well made and look nice.


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 31-Aug-16 13:08:13
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Try not to run the Cat5 parallel and close to power cables. Crossing them at right angles is best.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Wed 31-Aug-16 13:54:06
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The power cables could present an issue. I would say avoid them wherever possible even if it means the cabling being longer / going a different route.
Standard User NBK
(experienced) Wed 31-Aug-16 15:02:20
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Thanks smile any recommendations on where to get it?
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Standard User NBK
(experienced) Wed 31-Aug-16 15:04:01
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Unfortunately I have little to no choice with where I can route it...I suppose STP could be an option... Or buying a modem on eBay and getting a cheap tp link router fort it...

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 31-Aug-16 15:10:39
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Yes, if you want 305 metres! However with delivery that is not really feasible! Try your local electrical wholesalers - some sell cable by the metre. If not you can use 4pair - which is larger in diameter and harder to hide.


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Standard User NBK
(experienced) Wed 31-Aug-16 15:36:16
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Cough 305m may be a tad excessive.
What about the rj11/45 boxes? I've had a look around but can't find owt that looks decent decent

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 31-Aug-16 16:04:08
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I would use an MK back box, MK modular faceplate and then add a Krone RJ-K outlet and Mounting frame in the 45 degree option. Do a search for Krone RJ-K and you should find a stockist.


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Standard User NBK
(experienced) Wed 31-Aug-16 17:21:05
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Yeah this is a pain, every time I search for 2 pair Cat 5 it gives me CW1308 in the results smile
Makes me wonder if something like this might be better...hmm...

Found https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-Surface-Pattress-Sing... and https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-Single-Shuttered-Sock... though, I like Lindy stuff...
or http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rj-socket-modules-blan...

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