The Plusnet-supplied router comes with two pages of useful info from Plusnet. Including the login details you need. The username is your PN account username followed by @plusdsl.net. The password is your account password. Easy .
I have ditched mine and reverted to my Buffalo Airstation I bought for use on IDNet FTTC, as I primarily use wireless and in my (metal frame) house the PN one is poor.
Re power sockets, there is nothing to stop you using a multi-point power extension cable.
Given the info already posted, plus this, is there no way you can conveniently arrange things? Summarising: the modem can be up to 30m from the master socket, and requires a power socket, and the router can be up to 100m from the modem.
Plus! Wherever you put those two, with a few setting adjustments you should be able to connect your existing router to the Plusnet one via ethernet, giving you a further 100m to play with, and a second wireless access point if that is any use. You lose two of the ethernet ports of course, so a total of six. But the wireless may be usable for some of your kit in that setup.
Edit - I forgot, you have the gigabit switch. That fits in easily as well or instead .
Also I have a single power socket in our spare room, with a power extension cable round to the diagonally opposite corner where there are three 4-way extension sockets on it. At the moment powering a DECT base unit, one or both of my routers, FTTC modem, network disc, printer, shredder.
Thank you for the suggestions. Certainly I was unaware of exactly what plusnet supply by ways of documentation and I was a touch concerned that they may bury some essential info in the firmware ala Sky
Currently I have a extension cable from the master socket (due to there being no power conveniently close) and the bb modem/router is currently by the TV.
The router is connected by a hard wired cat 6 ethernet cable to the upstairs gigabit switch that handles a NAS, PC and printer.
One of the three remaining ports on the router goes to another gigabit switch that handles the TV, BluRay, SkyBox and console.
I've already got a power extension lead there but due to my house being pretty old and it's probably within a couple of years of a rewire being necessary I'm running a lot through a single power socket. Hence the concern about minimizing power usage.