on 13-09-2012 11h39
Hello, i am new to infinity and i will be getting a engineer round in a couple of weeks, i was told on the phone the hub will need to be connected to the master socket, the master socket in my house doesnt have a close power socket and i would be unable to connect my main computer to it via ethernet cable.
my aol BB router i have at the moment sits on my computer desk connected via ethernet cable not connected to the master phone socket.
is it possible to connect the infinty to the same non-master socket? and if so, will it effect my connection speed or anything atall?
please respond, thank you!
on 13-09-2012 12h11
on 13-09-2012 20h42
The connection from the master socket to the Openreach modem is wired. The connection from the modem to the Home Hub is also wired. After that, it's up to you whether you want to go for wireless or Ethernet.
on 13-09-2012 21h37
i had mine installed today , the very nice man from openreach moved my main incoming bt socket to the other side of the room so i could have the modem and router where i wanted it. He routed the wires outside the house so no mess. If you ask nicely enough im sure they'll do the same for you
on 14-09-2012 5h27
Might be worth mentioning that only the modem needs to be near the phone socket, as long as you can run a network cable from the modem to HomeHub/router they can be as far apart as you like.
on 14-09-2012 9h16
The max length for a cat5 network cable is 100 metres. Don't forget that the home hub still requires a power supply.
My system is the master socket in the dining room with the modem - my own cat 5 cable then goes in conduit around the outside of the house to my office where the hub is positioned.