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Standard User bapesta786
(newbie) Fri 04-Jan-19 12:17:44
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Relocating my Modem and Router - Faceplate question


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At present my master socket is in my living room, in an awkward position. A couple years ago I had my house cabled with Cat6 with the termination point being the garage where the patch panel and network switch are. Whilst doing this, the installer ran what looks like Cat5 or Cat6 from my master socket into the garage too.

I now wish to take advantage of this and move my BT Openreach modem and Asus router into the garage. My knowledge of BT faceplates and sockets isn't great. I've unscrewed the master socket and from the top of my head, terminals 2 and 5 have been punched in and are going into the garage. In the garage, the other end of the cable is waiting to be wired into a socket.

Is it just a case of wiring in a new socket/faceplate? If so, which one do I need?

At present I have this in my living room. I use a microfilter with this into which my modem goes.

Existing Socket
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 04-Jan-19 13:20:19
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Re: Relocating my Modem and Router - Faceplate question EDIT


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So you have an extension wired to the faceplate but nothing at the end of the wires

If going to do it so there is minimal impact on any FTTC speeds

Replace the small removable faceplate with https://amzn.to/2SA79aj (when wiring in the new faceplate the extension will need connecting to the A/B terminals on the faceplate rather than simply reconnecting to 2/5 - plate should come with set of instructions showing this) and at the end of extension install https://amzn.to/2Rtrilc

This avoids the needs for microfilters

You can get by without changing anything at the master socket, just make sure that any phones plugged in use a microfilter and then fit the https://amzn.to/2Rtrilc on the end of the extension.

EDIT to make it clear that if going the faceplate route that will need to wire up to A/B on the faceplate for the extension to support ADSL/VDSL

Edited by MrSaffron (Sat 05-Jan-19 13:49:45)

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Standard User dect
(newbie) Fri 04-Jan-19 14:18:10
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Re: Relocating my Modem and Router - Faceplate question


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The only thing I would add to what Andrew has already said is hopefully when the Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable was connected to the master socket (aka NTE 5) the Blue/White was connected to terminal 2 and White/Blue was connected to terminal 5, if this is the case just make sure you connect the same colours to the same terminals in the extension socket, Always use a matching pair (e.g. both blues or both oranges or both greens or both browns) as they will be twisted together throughout the length of the cable which is important to get the best possible speed.


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Standard User bapesta786
(newbie) Fri 04-Jan-19 15:18:58
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Re: Relocating my Modem and Router - Faceplate question


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
So you have an extension wired to the faceplate but nothing at the end of the wires

If going to do it so there is minimal impact on any FTTC speeds

Replace the small removable faceplate with https://amzn.to/2SA79aj and at the end of extension install https://amzn.to/2Rtrilc

This avoids the needs for microfilters

You can get by without changing anything at the master socket, just make sure that any phones plugged in use a microfilter


So in my garage I should use this? https://amzn.to/2Rtrilc
This is a faceplate yeah? What type of socket do I need to install the faceplate on to?

And in my living room I should install this? https://amzn.to/2SA79aj
Standard User bapesta786
(newbie) Fri 04-Jan-19 15:19:58
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Re: Relocating my Modem and Router - Faceplate question


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In reply to a post by dect:
The only thing I would add to what Andrew has already said is hopefully when the Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable was connected to the master socket (aka NTE 5) the Blue/White was connected to terminal 2 and White/Blue was connected to terminal 5, if this is the case just make sure you connect the same colours to the same terminals in the extension socket, Always use a matching pair (e.g. both blues or both oranges or both greens or both browns) as they will be twisted together throughout the length of the cable which is important to get the best possible speed.


Yep - off the top of my head they were definitely blue/blue-white and were connected to 2 and 5.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 04-Jan-19 15:22:27
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Re: Relocating my Modem and Router - Faceplate question


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Yes

And you'll need a punch down tool to make the connections again

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Standard User bapesta786
(newbie) Fri 04-Jan-19 17:53:26
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Yes

And you'll need a punch down tool to make the connections again


Thanks - sorry for sounding stupid but what type of socket does the faceplate you mentioned go on to? I'm just looking to order everything from Amazon now smile
Standard User Realalemadrid
(member) Fri 04-Jan-19 18:22:18
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It isn't a faceplate, it is a stand alone dual socket that fits on backbox, you don't need any other socket.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 04-Jan-19 18:23:13
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You posted a picture http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/attachments/cabling-f...

In that the lower part with the two screws is what your extension wiring should be connected to (i.e. on the back) and the new faceplate will replace this smaller faceplate. The larger box with the Openreach logo on it remains untouched,

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Standard User bapesta786
(newbie) Fri 04-Jan-19 19:23:32
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
You posted a picture http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/attachments/cabling-f...

In that the lower part with the two screws is what your extension wiring should be connected to (i.e. on the back) and the new faceplate will replace this smaller faceplate. The larger box with the Openreach logo on it remains untouched,


Thanks, i get the living room bit but what i don't get is what I should install in the garage. I have no backbox either as mentioned above. I'd be grateful if you could link me to exactly what I need to install in the garage. I know you linked me to a filtered faceplate for the garage bit that should go on to a backbox?

Thanks in advance
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