on 28-04-2012 18h50
I am currently on BT Broadband Option 3 and am having Infiinty installed this coming Friday but I have a question.
Currently my master socket is in my lounge at the back of the house, but my Home Hub and ethernet wired computer are upstairs in a bedroom at the front of the house; the Hub is connected to a phone extension socket.This socket was installed by BT about 5 years ago and is run off another socket in the back bedroom (which I assume is run from the Master directly beneath it downstairs).
My question is; will the engineer convert the phone extension in the front bedroom into a master socket? I ask because the way my house is laid out, there is no way he could run an data extension kit from the lounge to upstairs without going through ceilings and floors, which I know that they will not do (and I wouldn't want them to either!)
There is no space in my lounge to move the computer into so I need to leave it where it is upstairs. Therefore, I will not be able to have Infinity installed unless the extension socket is able to be changed to a master!
Can anyone please advise?
on 28-04-2012 19h01
on 28-04-2012 19h23
on 28-04-2012 20h02
28-04-2012 20h09 - edited 28-04-2012 20h10
If you house has standard telephone wiring then it contains four wires.
If the engineer is feeling helpful then he should be able to use two or the wires to feed to the new master socket on one of the previous extensions, then use the other two wires to provide extensions back to the old master and other extension.
Mine did this for me.
P.S. And I am getting nearly 70 Mbps down and 14 Mbps up, so no interference to speak of.
on 28-04-2012 21h20
on 28-04-2012 21h50
I'm not sure about the above. He moved my master socket as part of my install, and all my extensions (all eight of them) all still appear to work fine.
House builder went a bit over the top with phone sockets
on 28-04-2012 22h59
on 29-04-2012 9h57
In my case my old set up consisted of a master socket with BT Redcare and extension sockets attached. My modem was on an extension in the centre of the house to ensure wireless coverage throgh the house (old house, thick stone walls).
The OR engineer very helpfully installed a new master socket where I wanted the router to be which then turned my old master socket into an extension and left my original extensions and alarm set up unaffected. This involved drilling through a thick stone external wall.
He even called in another engineer to give him a hand as the job was considerably more involved than a standard installation. The did a really good job and were also very tidy.
on 16-01-2013 18h24
A bit of info re master sockets and ADSL microfilters
I have just had BT infinity installed including a new master socket plate which splits internet and phone into different sockets at the plate. This means you can only plug your internet modem into the master socket or run an additional extension cable.
This really peed me off as I do not want to run a new cable (why the BT guy didn't is another story) nor have a modem, a router, the connecting RJ45 and RJ11 cables and the two power supplies in my little hallway. I want them running off the kitchen extension socket as I always have done.
I have done a bit of homework. All you need to know is here http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/socket.htm
"The new I-Plate (Interstitial Plate) from BT. (Master plate fitted by BT)
The iPlate is for NTE5 master sockets and has a 22mH choke which is intended to filter out interference that would normally be picked up on the bell wire*.
"If you already have an adsl NTE5 faceplate and/or have removed the ring wire, then there isn't much point installing an i-plate"
Oh dear, I think you've made a mistake. The FTTC Master Socket looks like this: