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BB Extender: Router move

I'm having fibre fitted soon but do not want the SmartHub in the room where the fibre "gubbins" will be, i.e. where the cable comes into the house.

Can I use the BB powerline extenders to have the router not in the same room but elsewhere?

Thanks.

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Re: BB Extender: Router move

In theory they are designed to extend the LAN rather than the WAN but I have heard of them being used to carry the WAN, no guarantees, I think it is a case of try it and see.

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Re: BB Extender: Router move

Ah. That is a pain as the engineers said that I could do this. I posted here when I couldn't find anything on the Internet of people doing this.

Is there any other way?

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Re: BB Extender: Router move

As I said, I'm fairly sure it will work but you need to try it, the protocol on the WAN is Ethernet so should be ok. The only alternative is to run Cat5 Ethernet cable between the ONT and Hub.

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Re: BB Extender: Router move

Thank you.

I'm just thinking about what to do if it doesn't work.

When I asked about plugging the router in via a long cable, the BT guy said that they can't guarantee that this will work!

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Re: BB Extender: Router move

That will definitely work up to 100 metres.

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Re: BB Extender: Router move

Cheers.
I've just realised (durr) that the phone has to go into the ONT too.
I think I'll cancel the order.
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Re: BB Extender: Router move

Seems a bit drastic. Just plug a cordless base station in the ONT and use cordless phones.

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Re: BB Extender: Router move

I'm getting a bit melodramatic!
Cheers.
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Re: BB Extender: Router move

In the end I got p'ed off and cancelled the order.
Cut off my nose to spite my face!
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