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Standard User Squirrel
(knowledge is power) Mon 05-Aug-13 09:54:42
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Re: Move the connection point?


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In reply to a post by bet_here:
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
If you have existing wiring, then fit the new style faceplate to the master socket, and if the Home Wiring Solution (free at order time - HWS acronym) is ordered then they will install a data extension of up to 30m in length.

There's been a couple of posts here indicating that ordering the HWS allows the engineer to do an NTE shift.
e.g. http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/t/4067653-re-...

Simon.


My daughter had BT Infinity installed in her new flat a week ago today. Old NTE was in the kitchen, new one is in the lounge. Openreach engineer used an existing extension lead from the kitchen to the lounge to make the change, just changed each end of the cable to be "proper" connections behind the faceplate at both ends, rather than the plug at the old master and the loose trailing socket in the lounge, similar to this but had a round cable rather than flat

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p61898?mkwid=sPbL1Oq...

Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 05-Aug-13 09:57:42
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Re: Move the connection point?


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Upload it here

http://postimage.org
Standard User alpine
(regular) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:03:02
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Re: Move the connection point?


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That's where I'd put it! But the 'link' box doesn't seem to work for me.
It's here: h**p://postimg.org/image/9ovbfinh3


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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:05:26
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Got the image - great.

Can you take a picture of the cable running to this or atleast describe it... Is it flat like this http://www.cablesdirect.co.uk/write/Images/Products/...

or is it round like this http://www.cables2u.co.uk/images/products/Black_rj11...

Edited by ukhardy07 (Mon 05-Aug-13 10:06:21)

Standard User alpine
(regular) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:09:18
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It's round, like your second link.
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:12:57
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Ok so basically the round cabling is better than the non-round cabling.

So you have a few options:
1)
If you order fibre, when the engineer comes have him install it in the kitchen socket. Then when the engineer leaves, plug in your current cable and move everything upstairs.
This option should work however if your cable isn't great quality your fibre speeds may suffer.

2) Order a home wiring solution during the fibre order.
Here they will either a) relocate the master socket or b) run a cable inside your property upto 30m.
This options better as it guarantees good quality cabling is used so you should see the best possible speeds.

If you PM me your postcode I can look up what cabinet you are connected too and a few other bits and pieces.
Standard User alpine
(regular) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:21:34
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Thanks for your help, I'll pm you!
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:25:17
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Another option would be to move the NTE, you say the cable comes down the house wall, so the best option would be to get it run into the loft using the existing cable unclipped from the wall. I know several people that have done this. Of course you will need to be able to run the phone and VDSL cables to there respective places.

My brother managed to persuade a BT engineer to do it, although he wouldn't go in the loft he was more than happy for my brother to pull the cable through the loft and then he stood on the loft ladder and wired it back up again.

Please note, you not supposed to move the NTE yourself, it's BTs property.

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