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RDowson
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Running an extension

I'm planning on relocating all my AV/Comms to a cupboard under ther stairs.

 

The installer is going to leave the NTE5 socket where it is and wire an extension, I assyme from the back of the faceplate, to the cupboard. He will use Cat7 cable to wire it up.

 

Will this be ok given the quality of cable to be used and the relativelty short distance that it'll run?

 

To be clear, it's not running an ethernet cable. It's a telephone extension using Cat7 cable.

 

What happens with the filtered faceplate that sits between the NTE5 back box and the faceplate?

 

I assume he knows what he's doing as he does this for a living and has had no issues before. I just wondered how he does it.

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Message 2 of 17

Re: Running an extension

Why not ask him?

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Helios
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Re: Running an extension

Openreach only supply their engineers with 2 pair and 3 pair Cat5 grade cable and 4 pair Cat5e.

The 2 pair Cat5 is mainly used for data extensions for the Modem/Router only. The 4 pair Cat5e is really only for a RJ45 data line for their IPTV service.

So no, he won't use Cat7 cable, unless you supply it...
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Helios
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Re: Running an extension

'What happens with the filtered faceplate that sits between the NTE5 back box and the faceplate?'

What happens with it? The engineer fits it, it filters your own internal extensions/equipment from the Openreach Network and that's pretty much it....
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RDowson
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Re: Running an extension

It's not a telephone engineer. It's an AV installer. He is supplying the cat7 cable.

 

If he is putting a normal telephone socket in the cupboard will I need to connect to the router with a different cable or use a filter to convert the connection to the right plug needed for the HH5?

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Re: Running an extension

If he wires it as a telephone extension, this will not include the broadband - only the telephone.
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RDowson
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Message 7 of 17

Re: Running an extension

So how would he wire it then?
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Re: Running an extension

From here:

 

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RDowson
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Re: Running an extension

Ah ok. So is that just a broadband extension? The phone would still connect to the NTE5 in the living room?

 

What socket goes on the other end of the extension?

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RDowson
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Re: Running an extension

Is it just an rj11 wall socket that would go in the cupboard for the HH5 then?
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