I just though I would post a quick question/info regarding Zen FTTC installations:
I have asked the same of Zen CS, but it is late so I don't expect them to reply until tomorrow , but replies here may be useful to others -
I currently have an adsl setup as follows:
Master socket in Room A (Installed by BT engineer when I got ADSL with Zen, 1st floor room, not ground)
RJ-11 cable from master socket in Room A to DG834GT adsl modem/router in Room B (10M ish cable)
The RJ-11 cable routes under the carpets through the rooms.
The FTTC requirements section lists:
- 2 power sockets within 1 metre of the master socket.
- A firm surface, or area for wall-mounting the BT modem.
So, where the master socket is currently, there are no power sockets near, nor is there room to sit/mount a modem (due to my toddlers bed/cot being there)
What I have asked Zen is, can the BT engineer not just replace existing adsl faceplate with RJ11 socket in Room A with the Fibre faceplate with RJ11 socket, connect the exising RJ11 (already in Room A) cable to it, and in Room B connect the openreach modem to the other end of the RJ11 cable that currently goes into my DG834GT ?
Also, wrt the firm surface/area for wall mounting:
is this necessary, I dont want cables dropping down my walls, my DG834GT sits quite happily on my desk next to my netgear WND3500 and Draytek 2130n, cant the openreach modem do the same ? I dont want more holes in the walls
I did order the data extension kit, but I am unsure if that just extends the data socket (RJ11) to another room within 30m or if it is just a long RJ45 style cable, hence my query
Thanks for any info if you have had a similar install, I'm sure Zen will say this is fine, as the engineer wont even have to bend down to connect the new modem if he uses my existing RJ-11 cabling
Edited by snurt (Thu 08-Mar-12 23:05:19)