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Bjscc1989
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Bt hub badly placed

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Good morning everyone, I live in a coach house with 2 floors, the bottom floor is the garage and the second floor is the living area, recently had an engineer come round to Instal the full fibre package (wifi only) with the hub 2, and he placed the hub on the bottom floor at the entrance, my question is, is there anyway I could get it on the top floor where the signal would be better? Is there anyway I could get BT to provide longer fibre cable? Or any other solution? Thank you for your help

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licquorice
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A longer fibre cable is not required. The ONT (fibre modem) can remain where it is and you can simply run a Cat5e Ethernet cable from the ONT to the relocated hub.

If you don't wish to run a cable, you can connect the hub to the ONT via powerline adapters but you may not get the full speed.

Bjscc1989
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Thank you for the Quick reply, do you know where I could get cat5e Ethernet cable from, I reckon id need at least 10 meters worth of cable! 

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Carlusha
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@Bjscc1989wrote:

Thank you for the Quick reply, do you know where I could get cat5e Ethernet cable from, I reckon id need at least 10 meters worth of cable! 


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Alternatively, a perhaps a little pricier, your usual electrical shop which sounds like eastern hot stuff!

gspearson
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or the Station that has Tools or the place to get Screws fixed - they have this stuff.

Bjscc1989
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Brilliant

Thank you so much for your help

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licquorice
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@gspearson @Carlusha 

It is perfectly within forum rules to name Amazon etc, just not to post a link to items.

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@licquoricewrote:

@gspearson @Carlusha 

It is perfectly within forum rules to name Amazon etc, just not to post a link to items.


Thank you, @licquorice !

😂Amazon, Currys, Tool Station and, last but not least, Screwfix! 😂

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Bjscc1989
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Any advice on what cable to buy? 

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licquorice
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Any Cat5e Ethernet cable will be suitable. If you are not confident in buying the cable and fitting the RJ45 connectors at each end youself, just buy a patch lead of the requisite length.

The most elegant solution would be to fit an Ethernet socket at each end and run the cable between the sockets, then connect the ONT to one socket and the hub to the other using short patch leads.

ONT --patch cord-- Socket1 -----cable------Socket2--patch cord--Hub

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