Thanks to the BDUK funding my cabinet has been enabled for fibre and so now I can order fibre but i'm wondering if you can help with deciding on the location of everything.
At the moment the faceplate/test socket is at the bottom of our stairs and the nearest power socket to it is in the hallway 3 or 4 metres away and someone in the house doesn't like wires showing and so likes them out of sight.... because of this I currently run a RJ11 cable from the faceplate underneath the carpet upstairs and into the spare bedroom where my main computer/console/router etc currently are.
Now my first question is can i just use this cable to plug it into the new faceplate when fitted and then plug the other end into the fibre modem upstairs? (which would then be connected to my Billion 7800n), or does it connect to the faceplate via a cat5/6 cable or something?.
Ideally I'd like to leave it as it is and just use the 10m RJ11 cable I currently do but as I said I'm not sure if that's even the right cable between the fibre modem and the face plate, at the moment using this lead on ADSL2 I dont get any difference in speed if I use this 10m RJ11 cable or if I plug it directly into the faceplate/test socket, then again I only get 2.5meg ish at the moment so realise that I could experience a drop in speed if I did use it, although if it works and I don't lose too much speed I'd be happy to use it.
I guess if I cant do that (or i lose too much speed) is that I can either
1) Run a extension lead from the power socket 3+ metres away to the faceplate and then run a cat5/6 cable from the modem upstairs to my Billion 7800n
2) Get the home wiring solution and get the entry point moved upstairs (both of these are far from ideal though as I'm guessing the HWS would be stapled along the skirting board and over 2 door frames before it even gets to the spare room, (even I would probably notice this a fair bit). The cat 5/6 cable I could probably end up running under the carpet again although that would be a pain in the rear it wouldn't be showing (although I couldn't hide the power extension lead required for the fibre modem downstairs).
Or is there another option I could be missing?, I really don't want to move the Billion downstairs as well as like I've said I've got my computer/console wired upstairs and don't want to use wireless with them as wireless can be a little flaky sometimes and so then I'd have to run 3 or 4 cables upstairs to them.
Any help greatly appreciated