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Standard User Rob_27
(newbie) Wed 20-Jan-21 18:52:47
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Fttp identify box on wall


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Just moved into a house in a private road.

I have ordered the broadband and they have said that I should have a NTP installed but I don't. Its just some BT main socket with a MK3 filter plugged into it.

The previous owner said the Internet was really slow. An openreach engineer is booked for 18th Feb to install the broadband. So not sure how he will do that?

Can you guys tell me from the pic added if that newer brownish box has fibre ready? Or is it just phone wires.

Thanks.
Rob.




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Standard User AL66
(member) Wed 20-Jan-21 19:18:24
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Re: Fttp identify box on wall


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The brown box is an FTTP fibre splice point, the grey box is a BT66B copper joint box.

The brown FTTP box is probably 3 or 4 years old. There should also be a mains powered ONT unit inside the house but maybe that’s been removed if the previous owner reverted back to a cheaper copper based connection for some reason.

What service have you ordered (and who from) - is it definitely FTTP? If so, might need an Openreach engineer to install and commission a new ONT if the original one is missing.
Standard User Pheasant
(committed) Wed 20-Jan-21 19:19:56
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Looks like there's a sealed conduit at the top edge of the box. What's on the other side of the wall / where does the conduit exit?

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 20-Jan-21 19:45:37
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Re: Fttp identify box on wall


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The ONT would/should be left in situ.

If it’s not there, maybe the people who lived there before took it with them (eejits)

Standard User Rob_27
(newbie) Wed 20-Jan-21 19:50:11
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Thanks for the reply.

It's super fast from sky who require openreach engineer to provide the service.

Behind that wall is the downstairs toilet. I've had a nose in there but can't see much.

Talking to the help line they said there has to be an ONT for superfast to work. Which I'm not sure about. Depends if there was a coax I suppose but I presume that BT66B is twisted pairs?
Standard User AL66
(member) Wed 20-Jan-21 19:59:31
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Case in point, spot the ONT at 20m 37s:

Homes Under the Hammer

If you can be bothered to watch to the end the ONT has disappeared! (44m 57s !)
Standard User kitcat
(experienced) Wed 20-Jan-21 20:03:49
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You should have a white Powered box somewhere inside which should have LEDs visible that if the power is on these will show the status of the line.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 20-Jan-21 20:05:35
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It just causes issues for the next owner .....

Standard User AL66
(member) Wed 20-Jan-21 20:07:16
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Yes, will need an ONT, either the original one (that should have been left in place) or a replacement. Might also need the fibre rerunning from the external brown box if some wally has also cut/removed that too. If that’s the case you may well find the Openreach engineer that first arrives isn’t equipped for resplicing the fibre and you will need a new appointment for that to happen.

Presumably Openreach are still actually going to attend as you currently have no active service? Generally, FTTP upgrades are on hold until at least March due to C19.
Standard User AL66
(member) Wed 20-Jan-21 20:12:17
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The original ONT would most likely have been a Huawei 8240, as here:

Huawei 8240
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