I am contemplating ordering the BT Infinity service but have a few queries regarding the Openreach modem RJ11 cable.
The BT master socket in my property is located below and to the side of the window sill of the entrance window. I would like to place the Openreach modem and BT router in the bedroom directly above.
My understanding is that the Openreach engineer installs a new faceplate onto the BT master socket which contains two ports with, the upper being an RJ11 jack that allows the OR modem to be connected.
Now, i was considering purchasing an RJ11 extension cable (male-male) of approx 4-6m in length, so that i could pass the cable up through the ceiling board in one of the corners of the entrance hall, and out under the skirting board of the bedroom directly above. Once the OR engineer installs the faceplate i can simply plug one side of the cable into the faceplate RJ11 jack and the other end into the OR modem in the bedroom upstairs. Avoiding a cable extension around skirting boards and going up the stairs would both result in a smaller extension length and be aesthetically pleasing provided it is properly clipped/secured to any contacting surface.
Here is an example of the cable i am going to purchase:
Obviously i would need to do this before the OR engineer comes, as trying to fish the cable through an already existing path may take some time, not to mention clipping/setting the cable neatly.
I cannot think of how this may be an issue given that the length of the extension cable is much shorter than the available 30m extension as offered by OR. Alternatively i considered an RJ11 male-female extension but thought it is just an "extra" point of contact between the OR modem and the RJ11 jack on the faceplate.
RJ11 M-F extension:
Please advise as to whether this would be acceptable by an OR engineer?