Try your master socket for better results
This is a discussion on Try your master socket for better results within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Lol! One more question, promise last one AFAIK the XTE has terminals A, B, 2, 3, 4 and 5. I ...
- 13-11-06, 05:11 PM #111
Lol! One more question, promise last one
AFAIK the XTE has terminals A, B, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
I have looked at my wires coming from my extensions and i have the following:
For my extensions that i want only for phone (filtered) connections i have wire colours: Brown, orange, green and blue.
For my extension that will be using for ADSL ONLY (unfiltered), i have orange with specks of white, white with specks of blue, blue with specks of white and white with specks of orange.
Please could someone tell me when I get my XTE which coloured wires will be going where? This will simplify alot for me
Thanks once more!
- 13-11-06, 05:34 PM #112
There is a standard for wire colours which should be followed. However, though BT should have/will have followed the standard, whoever put the extensions in may not have.
The colours don't actually matter. What matters is what the wires are connected to. The terminals are numbered on your existing mastersocket. Just make sure that you replicate the connections exactly on the new faceplate i.e whatever wire is connected to terminal 2 on the original, connect to terminal 2 on the replacement and so on.
This is the standard BT wiring:
Blue wire/White rings connector 2
Orange wire/White rings connector 3
White wire/Orange rings connector 4
White wire/Blue rings connector 5
Connectors 2 and 5 are your phone wires that carry the voice and ADSL signals. Connector 3 is your ringwire. Connector 4 is not used but usually connected "for neatness"
- 13-11-06, 05:50 PM #113
blue wire with white rings and white wire with blue rings should go in the A and B terminals, the rest of the wires should just be replicated from the old faceplate.
- 13-11-06, 06:31 PM #114
- 13-11-06, 06:55 PM #115
- 15-11-06, 02:40 PM #116
Just to let you know, I installed the XTE today, really quite easy lol.
My downrate (and this is on ****ty Plusnet, who I am currently migratiing from), I'm getting 6592kbps downrate, compared to a ~3000kbps, than I had before
I guess it'll be even better on sky, as looking at the router stats guide on her, I am 1.6miles from the exchange so I should get a pretty high rate (well compared what I've been getting). Just got to get onto sky first!
My router stats are attahed, don't know if they mean anything while i'm not on Sky.....
EDIT: damn, attachment is really small, here is another:
Last edited by kaybing27; 15-11-06 at 02:44 PM.
- 15-11-06, 04:54 PM #117
- 16-11-06, 11:24 AM #118
I put my faceplate on couple of days after ordering sky bb, will they have tested my line to see what speed I could get as soon as I ordered (when i had my old faceplate), or will they have not tested it yet, I don't wanna have my sync speed capped because they tested before my new faceplate.... What do you think?
- 16-11-06, 02:24 PM #119
To the best of my knowledge Sky normally cap lines following on from a customer calling in about problems.
If they were to also cap at installation then I would have thought that this would be done on the basis of tests done at that time not days or weeks before.
- 16-11-06, 03:29 PM #120