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Deathtrap3000
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Message 11 of 14

Re: Which splitter for Analog modem and BT VDSL modem ?

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The newer CAT5 the engineers carry is two pair. The older stuff was 3 or 4 pair. The phone only requires one pair so it just requires terminating onto the frontplate of the master socket and into the phone extension on the other end next to the data socket.

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cw-kid
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Re: Which splitter for Analog modem and BT VDSL modem ?

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"The newer CAT5 the engineers carry is two pair. The older stuff was 3 or 4 pair. The phone only requires one pair so it just requires terminating onto the frontplate of the master socket and into the phone extension on the other end next to the data socket."

 

The long CAT5e cable under the living room floor was a cable I put in place so I could have the BT modem in the cupboard under the stairs therefore it has 4 pairs / 8 wires.

 

BT Master Socket (Living Room) with 3" CAT5 cable connecting to small joiner box pictured right of the master socket, this then connects to my long CAT5e cable (behind skirting board) under the floor.

 

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BT Infinity Data socket (Cupboard under stairs) This connects to the other end of my long CAT5e cable. This socket has a RJ11 cable that goes to VDSL modem.

 

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So I just need to do this: "The phone only requires one pair so it just requires terminating onto the frontplate of the master socket and into the phone extension on the other end next to the data socket"

 

Will it be obvious when I take off the master socket face plate where I punch down the two cables to add a phone socket extension?

 

And I just need a regular phone socket like this one?

 

 

Many thanks

 

 

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Deathtrap3000
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Message 13 of 14

Re: Which splitter for Analog modem and BT VDSL modem ?

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Its not hard. The pair you chose must be connected to terminals 2 and 5 on the frontplate where your existing phone is connected (the bottom half of the socket). The small socket pictured will be the right sort to buy.

cw-kid
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Re: Which splitter for Analog modem and BT VDSL modem ?

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Thank you !!! I have installed the new analog phone socket in to the cupboard and I have a dial tone! Just waiting for my new USB Modem to arrive and I can setup Caller ID on my Media Center system.

 

Thanks again for your advise. 

 

Regards. 

 

 

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