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OzWald595
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Cable from Optical Modem to Hub

Dear All,

 

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?

 

Many thanks

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john46
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Re: Cable from Optical Modem to Hub

it is a standard ethernet cable
OzWald595
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Re: Cable from Optical Modem to Hub

Hi john46,

 

Thank you for the quick reply.

 

With regards the proximity of the modem to the hub, I have read this:

 

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/45373/346

 

 

 

"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?

 

Many thanks

 

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john46
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Re: Cable from Optical Modem to Hub

No it is not necessary as the article goes on to say the hub can be up to 30 m away using a data extension kit which the engineer can fit during the install
gg30340
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Re: Cable from Optical Modem to Hub

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.