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Themoog
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Nte5c master socket plus extention.

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Right.. I wanted to swap my old fashioned master socket for a modern NTE 5c mk4 with an extension to an RJ11 where the home hub will be. I connected two wires from outside to the A+B at the rear of the 5c and blue/white and white/blue from the extension cable to 2+5 on the inner faceplate of the 5c. At the other end of the extention cable the blue/white to 2 and white blue to 5 in the RJ11 socket. I had a dial tone when the phone was plugged into the front of the 5c but the router would not work from the RJ11. I also tried the router direct to the 5c via an Ethernet but it still wouldn't work.. Have I done something obviously wrong that I can't see? Should the extention be into 2+5 on the 5c or into A+B at the rear?
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imjolly
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You need to connect to the terminals on the back of the faceplate not the 2&5 extension connection. The front is the data extension connection



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Themoog
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Ah.. As I was typing the question I wandered about that. I take it you mean the a+b on the middle plate. Why does the rj11 need to be on there and not 2+5? Does the socket work differently from the old sockets?

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Connections 2&5 are for phone extension and are filtered hence why phone works but no broadband. You need to use the data extension connections on back of front plate



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Themoog
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Right. I connected the extension wires (blue/white and white /blue to a+b at the rear of the faceplate. Then connected them to the rj11 at 2+5. No joy. Router just flashes the red b. I also tried swapping 2+5 but still nothing.
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did you use a filter as well at data extension



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Themoog
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No. Do I need to? I thought the 5c is filtered for extensions. I've followed davefrydoes.co.uk photo of the same set up and that states no filter required at the rj11.
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@Themoog wrote:
Right. I connected the extension wires (blue/white and white /blue to a+b at the rear of the faceplate. Then connected them to the rj11 at 2+5. No joy. Router just flashes the red b. I also tried swapping 2+5 but still nothing.

Who provides your phone and Internet connection? Which router are you using?

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Themoog
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Bt home hub. It's about 4yrs old. I'm not on fibre.
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Themoog
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Sussed.. The back of the RJ connection is 3+4 not 2+5...
I ran a speed test before and depending on time of day it varied from 0.8 - 2.3 mbps.
I just did a test and it's at 6.87mbps at the moment. That's a big increase I think... Thanks for the replies.
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