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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 12-Jan-11 09:49:43
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Installation questions ...


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For the BT techs

1. How long is the power lead that is used for the modem? I know where I want to put the modem - just need to ensure the socket is close enough.

2. Have you ever seen one wall mounted? or is there provision to do so?

3. Can I assume the 2701HGV-C Fibre Hub is the exact same profile as the standard ADSL variant but with a WAN port rather than DSL - I can then use the same wall mount fixings.





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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 12-Jan-11 10:38:54
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Here ism one thats was wall mounted:
http://community.bt.com/t5/BB-in-Home/BT-Infinity-No...
Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 12-Jan-11 10:39:25
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Not a BT Tech, but I measured mine- power lead is 3 metres.

I've wall-mounted mine- two "keyhole" type screwhead slots at 4" centres, can be either vertical (cables exit on right) or horizontal (cables exit at bottom).

Can't help with the last point.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 12-Jan-11 10:50:58
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Thanks ...

I noticed teh speedtest.net results there - pre Infinity 350 miles from London, and then suddenly when installed it's just 100 miles! So, Infinity really does bring you closer.





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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 12-Jan-11 10:51:56
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Excellent ... It will be just under 2m so all should be fine.





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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 12-Jan-11 11:02:18
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The lead to the master socket is 2 metres (I think, didn't actually measure it) and is cheapo voice quality flat twin, not even twisted pair so you might want to think about something better if you have any local problem with electrical noise.

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Edited by billford (Wed 12-Jan-11 11:04:08)

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 12-Jan-11 11:08:42
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There are two possible locations for the modem - one will require about 200mm of lead from the master and the second about 400mm. I have got some 2 pair Cat5e leads terminated in RJ11s already and use those for the existing ADSL.





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Standard User krazykizza
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 12-Jan-11 12:17:19
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That doesn't mean anything really, its based on where your IP address has been registered.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
AOL > Virgin Media > Tiscali > Falconnet > UKFSN > Norfolk Internet
2mbps > Shapped 512k > 1mbps! > 6.5mbps > 4.5mbps > 6.5mbps
ADSL Joy. 31db att, 9db SNR, EntaFail.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 12-Jan-11 12:24:27
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You did not recognise the comment being a little TiC!





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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 12-Jan-11 17:11:15
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In reply to a post by MHC:
Thanks ...

I noticed teh speedtest.net results there - pre Infinity 350 miles from London, and then suddenly when installed it's just 100 miles! So, Infinity really does bring you closer.
Ah, but at the speed of light your mass becomes infinite, so better start watching your (band)width stats. 300kg per month is easily achieved!

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Jan-11 21:22:49
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The power lead length has been answered. Yes, wall mount it, I am starting to have a pet theory, that wall mounted is best. Your new 'fibre' 2-wire is identical in shape, but the side 'panels' are solid rather than vented. I can't recall wall mounting holes for either, but will check for you later.

Standard User wichitalineman
(learned) Wed 12-Jan-11 22:19:00
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If the given lead is not used then make sure you change it if anything goes wrong !

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 12-Jan-11 22:30:33
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I keep the old one coiled up and draped over the modem just in case tongue

Why on earth BT couldn't supply Cat5 beats me, it's not that expensive. An old saw about a ha'porth of tar comes to mind frown

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 12-Jan-11 23:07:23
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By side panels I presume you mean the 200x150 mm sides.

I have two elongated Z shaped brackets screwed to the wall which slot quite nicely into the vent slots on the top and bottom - when viewed on the stand with te cables dropping out from below. It works well and the case does not even get warm.





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Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 13-Jan-11 10:13:45
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2wire2700HGV wallmount - a nice simple solution

General Layout - I will probably mount the modem where the ISDN PBX is currently fitted as it uses the same fixings and then move teh PBX off to the right of the NTE8.

Power is about 1 meter to the left - plenty of sockets too!





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Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 14-Jan-11 12:11:49
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It arrived yesterday - a quick look and can see it has just three slots in the edges - but they are still just right to mount it - all the indicators are on the top though rather than a corner but only a problem if it fails.

Just have to wait for Tuesday midday.





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Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 20-Jan-11 09:09:49
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The modem and hub sat flat for a few hours before being properly mounted and the case temperature was probably 10 to 15 degrees warmer when flat. Now they are wall mounted the cases are at ambient with obviously a good air flow through them.





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Standard User wichitalineman
(learned) Thu 20-Jan-11 11:37:27
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Thats why we advise people to leave both on a hard flat surface, not on the carpet...simples !

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 20-Jan-11 12:01:31
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In my case they were on a nice hard flat surface ...





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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 20-Jan-11 16:48:29
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In reply to a post by MHC:
In my case they were on a nice hard flat surface ...
Mobile broadband does not mean walking around with the router on top of your head tongue!

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