I am having a FTTP connection installed in a couple of weeks.
I would like to have the optical modem installed in a separate place from the hub (circa. 15m away).
Reading the installation manuals available online, they are quite specific about the use of a "red-ended" cable between the modem and the hub. Is this a special cable or can I use a standard ethernet cable (Cat 5?) between the two?
Thank you for the quick reply.
With regards the proximity of the modem to the hub, I have read this:
"2. The Hub and the Openreach fibre modem need to be next to each other, and both need a power socket"
Is this necessary? What are the reasons for this requirement?
They can be even further than 30m apart if needed. The only reason BT say 30m is because that is the length of the data extension kit they sell.