Our main telephone socket is at the front of the house. We already have an extension running from the socket at the front to a socket at the back, into which we currently have our router and telephone (on a splitter). We have been told that if we upgrade to Infinity they will replace the face plate on the main socket at the front of the house, but if we want to plug in the Infinity at the back of the house (as we currently have our standard broadband) a new extension will have to be run. Will this extension use standard telephone extension cables, and if so, why can’t the existing extension be used for this?
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As I understand it they can either put the new faceplate on your current master socket and run cat5 ethernet to where you want your router or (and this might suit you better) they can change an extension socket into a master socket. (I could be wrong of course).
But of course I am guessing that changing the master socket will cost me a fair 200 squids so not really a possibility. Anyone got any more ideas? Please?
This might just be of interest to you:
Hope it helps.
The extension cable will be run (up to 30m I believe) as part of the installation, so that you can put you router where you wish.
The Infinity modem needs to have a mains feed, so that is something else to consider.
If the wiring to the second socket is in good condition, the engineer can make that the Master which will avoid the need for any wiring changes.
If the wiring is not suitable, he can run a Data Extension Kit (Cat5 cable) from the master to where you want the hub.
They don't charge for the move of the Master if there are no wiring issues and at the moment they don't mention a charge for the Data Extension Kit or installation.
Thank you so much for all your replies. I will take on board what you have said and order Infinity soon, hopefully the engineer can do what jjgraphics has said. If not I will prepare a backup plan for it.
Thanks again, you lot are amazing