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Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

I have recently  upgraded to BT Fibre but I  need to move my router.   The Fibre mains cable is not long enough to connect to the wall socket.  Are there extensions available from BT or any other reputable dealer.

What would be the spec of this plug?

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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

Full Fibre does not have a wall socket but an ONT (router) for which an ethernet cable (CAT5e or 6 up to 100mts can be used).

FTTC  will use an RJ11 from the master socket..

Both are available on amozon or ebay in various lengths.

If you are on about 240v mains cable just use an ordinary mains extention cable.

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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

"The Fibre mains cable is not long enough to connect to the wall socket."
You need to clarify what you mean by "fibre mains cable", and also whether you get your broadband via a copper wire to the BT master socket, or fibre cable to the ONT modem. The master socket needs no mains power supply and is passive, but the ONT modem does need a mains supply and is active (several lights on it)
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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

ONT has box inside the house (green lights on top) with a plug which is connected to my mains socket. This plug and cable is not long enough. It also has an ethernet cable to my existing BT router
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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

Then, has already been suggested, just use a mains extension lead.

Edit: in your original post you said you wanted to move your router. The router doesn't need to be next to the ONT, it can be connected by up to 100 metres of Ethernet cable.

Can you explain exactly what it is you wish to do?

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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

It's the mains cable from the ONT which is too short
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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

So how was it powered to test it when it was installed?

So how is moving the router involved?

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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

It worked OK until I wanted to move it, now the cable from the ONT box won't reach the mains socket. You're correct, I don't need to move the BT router. NB. I was unaware that the ONT box needed a mains connections, I was previously on Virgin and I only have 1 mains socket using an extension to connect to.
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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

How have you moved the ONT,  that has a fibre connection and shouldn't be touched.

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Re: Mains Cable on Full Fibre connection

I haven't moved it , it's fixed to the wall. All I require is the mains plug from the ONT to be half a metre longer. If I know the configuration of that lead then I can replace it
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