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    Attenuation/ downstream low

    This is a discussion on Attenuation/ downstream low within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by Brian69 It's not likely to be the junction box, and as things stand you cannot isolate your ...

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      It's not likely to be the junction box, and as things stand you cannot isolate your internal wiring.
      However If you were to open the junction box and disconnect the incoming line and connect a master to it as a temporary measure, you would then be able to do a speed test with your internal wiring disconnected.
      Yes, my plan was to replace the junction box with an updated BT Master socket, and then connect my router upstairs in the bedroom, as i do have a freshly installed socket near by, for powering of router. I already have cat5 ethernet run in the house from a past wiring project . As obviously at the minute the router is plugged in to the lounge extension plate running from said junction box (which i guess will not help?).
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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Well so long as you make a good job of it, and use a NTE-5 master, it's not very likely that BT would ever find out.
      The very best BB connection is.
      (1) Get a filter faceplate for your NTE-5 master.
      (2) place your router as close as possible to the master socket and connect to the faceplate filter with a nice short twisted pair cable.
      (3) you could then use cat5e to run from the router to the computer.

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Sounds like a plan Brian!!! Thanks for all your help, i'll let you know how i eventually get on, the master NTE-5 is currently on order, as of last night. I may check back to make sure i've got the right type before going ahead with install, if thats ok
      Thanks again!
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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      O.k, The correct NTE-5 master will have an over-volt protection device. These days it will look like a diode, but may look like the one you have in your old master (a little gas discharge tube) . You will know it's there as it will be the only visible component near the A and B connections.

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      but i dont have a master do i? or are you referring to the two faceplates connected via the junction box?
      Just to clarify the external droplink comes from outside directly into the junction box
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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Don't worry about it then. I'm sure you will get the correct NTE-5.
      Now the only problem that I can forsee may be this.
      Your drop cable which you plan to connect directly to the new master, may be an old copper plated steel one, and new NTE-5 masters come with IDC connections for A and B.
      so you may have to solder a length of standard 0.5mm wire to the drop to make the connection. Or you could leave the junction box and connect the new master there.
      You will have to see how you go.

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      I'd hazard a guess that your sockets wired from the JB are probably masters - otherwise I don't see how they could ring.

      My master looks exactly like a normal extension socket, but take the faceplate off and you see a load of other gubbins in there.

      If you replace your JB with a NTE5 master, you may also have to replace your extensions with "normal" extensions - I don't know if it matters or not, but I'm sure Brian can advise!

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Yes for sure one will be a master, maybe both, and yes you should convert these to secondarys by just clipping out the components.
      It is then just a matter of connecting 2 on the sockets to 2 on the faceplate filter, then 5 to 5 and 3 to 3 .

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      i guess it might help if i take one of the face plates off and take a picture - are they allowed on here? Or would a description be suffice, to be honest though, i think i'd prefer to replace the extension cables anyhow.
      I do know that in the junction box (i've had a look), the external dropling has the two conductors screwed down under screw terminals, not IDC. The internal extension are pushdown type connections that is a fact.
      Sorry if i'm not up to speed with correct terminology of these components.
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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      ^^ no problem with pics, when you press the attachment button just note the maximum sizes

     

     
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