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KremmenUK
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BT Infinity 1 Installation

Currently I have a 10 metre extension cable plugged into my BT master socket. This flat ribbon cable is neatly hidden from view round the room and my current ADSL2+ modem/router is attached to the other end.

 

Works perfectly.

 

If I opt for BT Infinity 1 (FTTC) can this existing cable be used so I can have the BT Hub near the PC ?

 

 

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Re: BT Infinity 1 Installation

Hi

Prob not a good idea due to it being the flat type of cable, could seriously impact on your speed. The engineer can run a data extension cable to where you PC is from the main socket. This cable is a twisted pair, and the cable size is a lot smaller than a Cat 5 cable.

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KremmenUK
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Re: BT Infinity 1 Installation

OK thanks, so my current 10 metre RJ11 cable is no good for the job.

 

I've been doing some searching and I've currently got an old 1970's LJU single port BT Master Socket with a split ADSL Microfilter and the 10 metre RJ11 plugged into that.

 

I assume that in my case the engineer would fit a new more up to date master socket and a replacement 10m extension cable to the required Router and Home Hub location.

 

As per others If I can get the cable in advance I can do the invisible routing round the room in readiness.

 

(or just go BT ADSL2+)

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Re: BT Infinity 1 Installation

The RJ11 should normally be as short as possible as you could get noise/interference induced (normal telephone/computer cables have twists in the wiring to counteract noise/interference)

Yes the engineer will replace the socket for a NTE5 (linebox) and will install the infinity plate and front plate and then run a data extension cable to where your PC is.

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Re: BT Infinity 1 Installation

Understood.

 

So there will be an extension cable (10 metres) from the new NTE5 to my preferred Router/Home Hub location where my current CAT5 from the PC already terminates ?

 

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