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Jools026
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Connecting router to wall socket across a room

What kit do I need to move my router to the opposite side of the room to my wall socket please.
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Re: Connecting router to wall socket across a room

Welcome to this user forum.

 

What type of BT Master socket do you have?

 

See http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/40812/~/what-type-of-master-socket-have-i-got%3F

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Re: Connecting router to wall socket across a room

A data extension kit. Or a length of CW1308 cable and either an RJ11 socket if you only want broadband at the new location or a phone socket and filter if you want telephony as well.

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Re: Connecting router to wall socket across a room

Even simpler, just disconnect the existing master socket, move it to the new location run the CW1308 between old and new location and join to the existing wires using a junction box and re-connect master socket.

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Re: Connecting router to wall socket across a room

Thanks very much. Any recommendations as to where I can buy the data extension kit as I do want telephone too. A plug and play version (as much as possible) would be very useful as my skill in this area ranges from 0-3 🙂
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Re: Connecting router to wall socket across a room

A double socket, hub and phone connections
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@Jools026 wrote:
A double socket, hub and phone connections

You did not specify which type of master socket you had, as that is important.

 

If I read it right, you said you had one of these

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Is that correct?

 

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Re: Connecting router to wall socket across a room

Yes that's the one
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@Jools026 wrote:
Yes that's the one

Your options are somewhat limited unless you can run separate data and phone extension cables, as you seem to want a phone connection as well.

 

You could use a cordless phone, and leave the base station plugged into the master socket. Then plug an RJ11 data extension cable into the broadband socket at the top, and run it to the home hub.

 

The other option would be to remove the bottom section, and plug a normal phone extension cable in the test socket behind. Then plug a microfilter into the other end of the extension, and plug the phone and the home hub into it.

 

Is there any reason why you want to move the home hub, as you are likely to lose connection speed over a normal phone extension lead?

 

If its only a short distance, then it should be fine.

 

If its just a connection issue, then it would be easier to run an Ethernet cable from the home hub to your equipment across the room.

 

 

 

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Re: Connecting router to wall socket across a room

Message 4 provides the simplest option.

 

You don't need to run separate phone and data cables to the extension, just an unfiltered feed from the data extension terminals and use a filter at the extension. Not elegant, but straightforward.

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