on 12-03-2012 10h32
as you can see from the photos, my master socket is very old.
I would like to replace this socket with a new one so I can plug in a broadband router. Currently, the router is a long way from the master and I'm sure the distance is affecting the speed of the broadband.
My question is this: if I buy a NTE5 and an ADSL splitter, is installing them something that I can do? I'm not great at DIY!!
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12-03-2012 10h36 - edited 12-03-2012 10h41
That is just a normal terminal box.
How does your phone plug in at the moment?
A master socket will look like one of the first two here.
One of these
Or one of these
Or if you are lucky
One of these
on 12-03-2012 11h08
That is your master socket. Is your home hub plugged in there, or in an extension that runs from that master socket?
on 12-03-2012 11h12
The router is plugged into an extension cable that runs from the socket.
Is it possible to plug it into that socket?
What are your ADSL stats
at the moment.
12-03-2012 11h19 - edited 12-03-2012 11h22
My broadband speed is about 1.1MB.
Neighbours get 1.5 - 1.7MB
We are quite a long way from the exchange so I would not expect to get more than 1.5MB or so.
12-03-2012 11h20 - edited 12-03-2012 11h21
If you can post your connection speed now, then I will suggest a method to test whether upgrading the socket would be worth it.
I need the full ADSL stats from the BT Home hub, as mentioned in my earlier post.
Then I can check the attenuation and noise margin, and give you an answer.