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lewispeano
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So I have just moved into a new build property. BT openreach has just connected my house to the green box - copper broadband - on the estate. Also, the postcode isnt recognised on most sites. 

 

I want to test the speed before I commit to buying broadband from a provider. I have a CAT5e cable, can I plug that into the master socket and a laptop and connect to the internet and test on Ookla or something like that?

 

Really appreciate the help, not so good with things like this 

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Re: New build property

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no you cannot run an internet speed test unless the line is activated

Can you run this checker and post back a screen shot of the results. Make sure you delete your phone number before posting.

http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome
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lewispeano
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Re: New build property

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I dont have a landline number either yet. I put my address in to the same site and it came up with this. Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 19.28.37.png

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@lewispeano wrote:

So I have just moved into a new build property. BT openreach has just connected my house to the green box - copper broadband - on the estate. Also, the postcode isnt recognised on most sites. 

 

I want to test the speed before I commit to buying broadband from a provider. I have a CAT5e cable, can I plug that into the master socket and a laptop and connect to the internet and test on Ookla or something like that?

 

Really appreciate the help, not so good with things like this 


Unless you have ordered broadband/phone from a supplier you are not connected to anything.

 

If you were to order Infinity1 you could expect speeds of 45-50Mbps

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lewispeano
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Is infinity1 fibre?  The Openreach person said we don't have fibre where we live unfortunately

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Yes and yes you do, that is what the checker shows.

 

You have FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) aka VDSL available to you.

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