I have a Master Socket 5C and wanted to purchase a MK4 Faceplate. Is it just plug and play - no rewiring required?
E.G. Master socket in Garage. when smartbub plugged into test, speed stable as is connection. when i attach the front plate, the speed drops which means internal wiring/extensions causing noise.
I've read that the MK4 will help. I plan to just leave the Router in the garage (attached to house) and run powerline adapter to effectively ethernet the other connections around the home. I have this already with hub connected to test socket and works perfectly.
I don't want to have my phone in the garage though and from what i've read, this basically isolates the broadband signal the same way as having it inserted in the test socket and thus activating my extensions for phone again.
Would a MK4 just slot on in place of the existing 5c faceplate?
I've only been able to locate the full package, but i only want to buy the faceplate.
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if you are having problems with noise due to your extension wiring I cannot see how changing faceplate will help as extensions will still be connected you really need to find the extension that is causing the problem
Its supposed to be a direct replacement, and clips on, just like the 5C. It has the inbuilt filter, and connections to connect any extensions to the filtered side.
There is a thread about it https://community.bt.com/t5/The-Lounge/New-NTE5C-VDSL-MK4-master-socket/td-p/1587173
Extensions are supposed to be isolated from the broadband signal with the MK4 (unless i'm mistaken)
any ideas on where to purchase just the MK4 faceplate. I can only find the full unti containing the 5C also
Just reporting back - bit the bullet and bought the combined 5c & MK4 - spare 5C going in the man drawer 🙂
MK4 Faceplate gave me another jolt and allowed me to use my phone again on an extension socket without impacting the data connection. Just waiting on a RJ45 to RJ11 connector coming in the post to see if i can squeeze any more juice.
Data Rate is strongest its been and Line attenuation has dropped another few points.
No need for filter on extension socket either 🙂
Still no chance of lightning speed (even though cabinet is fairly close but prob going on a 1km round trip first) but every little helps.
Garage :- Master Socket 5c with MK 4 faceplate > rj11 cable to smart hub > ethernet to mini hub > mini hub receiver to xbox (Happy son)
Living Room :- Extension Socket > Phone plugged straight in (happy wife not having to go into garage to use phone
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|Upload speed achieved during the test was - 2.9Mbps|
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I would split the bands so the 5ghz gets a 5 after existing SSID many devices are not happy with bands together