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albertj
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Message 11 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours


@Oneill1985wrote:

Can’t upload a photo as the image is to many MB


You can use a website like tinypng.com to optimize the images, and post them on here. 

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Oneill1985
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Message 12 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

Yes it’s the black cable from the telephone pole. 

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Starwire
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Message 13 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

Right, then it’s not 4 white wires and one orange.

Its a One Pair Drop Wire 11 or 11g. The One Pair being a twisted Orange (Battery Leg) and White (Earth Leg) Wires.

The other 3 that you perceive as white will either actually be yellow or a greyish cream colour and are not wires for your phone/broadband service but support cables to keep the Drop Wire Tensioned where it attaches from the clamps on the pole and at your house.

I don’t even know why I’m asking this but exactly what do you intend to Joint the Drop Wire to your Cat6 Cable with? 🤔

Distinguished Sage
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Message 14 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

@Oneill1985 

as you appear to keep avoiding confirming you are a bt broadband customer I assume you are with another ISP



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Oneill1985
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Message 15 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

Thanks, I have a Cat 6 connection block, and I also have gel blocks. 
but was i was planning on connecting the telephone cable into the back of the filtered socket and then coming out the same socket with the CAT6 cable? 

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Oneill1985
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Message 16 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

I’m not with any provider yet for my broadband as I’ve not moved into the property so just setting thing up ready. 

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Oneill1985
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Message 17 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

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 where would the orange and white cable  from the main phone line go and then where would I put the CAT 6 cables ?

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Starwire
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Message 18 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

That’s not a Socket I’ve ever seen before but would say the Orange goes into L2 and the White into L5.

I’d then hazard a guess Pair 1 of your Cat6 Cable, that’s Blue White/Blue would would go Blue F2 and White/Blue F5.

Oneill1985
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Message 19 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

What socket would you recommend, I did have a openreach filtered socket before it got damaged so this time I just brought a filtered flat plat socket as the openreach sockets are very bulky. 

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Starwire
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Message 20 of 20

Re: How to connect main by cable to Cat6 colours

To be honest a sockets a socket at end of day.

You’d be best off getting an Openreach Branded NTE5c, plenty of stolen ones for sale on the Internet, usually from Developers/Builders who have excess stock.

When and if you ever had an Openreach Engineer out on a fault they'd change that Socket to one of their own NTE5c’s to, ‘Bring it up to Quality Standard’ and charge your Provider for it regardless of whether that was the fault or not.

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