on 08-05-2012 21h56
Hi, on thursday I am having BT Infinity installed.
At this moment in time, my setup is this:
My computer is upstairs, I have my router up there connected to it. The wire from the router goes to a socket in this room through a broadband/phoneline filter. (I just put the broadband in)
I noticed for BT Infinity there's a new face plate being put on the master socket by my door. Normally, for speed issues, I bring the router downstairs and set it up there. With Infinity, I will have a router + modem. Once it is installed downstairs, can I still bring it upstairs to connect to my PC?
Any help very appreciated!
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on 08-05-2012 22h05
08-05-2012 22h12 - edited 08-05-2012 22h14
As you have a phone socket upstairs [the one that you now use],it would be a good plan to ask the installer to put the faceplate onto that socket,it would then be the master.
The socket by your door [downstairs] would then just be a normal phone socket.
You could plug a phone into the upstairs or downstairs sockets that way and your OR modem & HH3 could then be used upstairs.
To sum up,Infinity uses the master socket,so if the installer will make your upstairs socket the master,job done.
on 08-05-2012 22h37
But is it still possible I can have the BT modem + router downstairs for installation and then move upstairs anyway?
(I usually get better speeds upstairs than the master socket and it is more convenient)
08-05-2012 22h46 - edited 08-05-2012 22h56
Nope! because if the upstairs socket is not the master infinty will not work,it needs to be installed on a special faceplated master [or converted master],and filters are then not needed.
You could have the plate put downstairs,but then you have to run more wiring etc.
The infinity faceplated master has a normal phone socket and a data cable output plug too,so making the upstairs socket the master makes sense to me as you don`t have to change anything.
BTW,your OR modem and HH3 router would be upstairs too.
on 09-05-2012 21h37
Hi, sorry just bumping this for a similar question. I was reading through BT Infinity help links and it says it has to be at the master socket. So if I want it upstairs, can they 'change' my master socket to upstairs?
And what's with the modem/what does it do/does it affect the position im in?
on 09-05-2012 21h48