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    Moving the BT Master Socket?

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      Moving the BT Master Socket?

      Hello, I'd like to move our BT Master socket but don't have the money to pay BT to do it & was just wondering if its even possible to do it yourself? I know your not supposed to but I'm willing to take any risks involved if its possible.

      At present its located in a really awkward place half way up the wooden wall covering the cupboard under our stairs & its not going to be used for anything once I wire up a new extension for the broadband so i'd rather have it the other side of the cupboard out of the way where it doesn't look the mess it does in its current location.

      I need to get this new adsl extension wired up because the cable were using currently is picking up a lot of noise due to damage (Suffering a lot of disconnects) & I don't want to wire this new extension up & then have to do it again later on when we can afford to pay BT to move the master for us, Especially since i've paid for some good quality twisted pair cable (Existing damaged old cable going to upstairs extension is straight & not twisted) to stand the best chance of good, reliable speeds.


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      Re: Moving the BT Master Socket?

      It's easy enough to do, just make sure you make a note of the connections as they exist before removing it and refitting it on the other side of the wall. I've moved mine a couple of times over the years, never had any problems. If it's a screw type connection for the wires it's easy otherwise if it's IDC you should really use a Krone tool.
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      Re: Moving the BT Master Socket?

      If you just connect the two wires coming in to the socket to your new socket you will, in effect, get a "new" master socket.

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      Re: Moving the BT Master Socket?

      You shouldn't but it's easy, just take a photo.

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      Re: Moving the BT Master Socket?

      Quote Originally Posted by Steph2010 View Post
      Hello, I'd like to move our BT Master socket but don't have the money to pay BT to do it & was just wondering if its even possible to do it yourself? I know your not supposed to but I'm willing to take any risks involved if its possible.

      At present its located in a really awkward place half way up the wooden wall covering the cupboard under our stairs & its not going to be used for anything once I wire up a new extension for the broadband so i'd rather have it the other side of the cupboard out of the way where it doesn't look the mess it does in its current location.

      I need to get this new adsl extension wired up because the cable were using currently is picking up a lot of noise due to damage (Suffering a lot of disconnects) & I don't want to wire this new extension up & then have to do it again later on when we can afford to pay BT to move the master for us, Especially since i've paid for some good quality twisted pair cable (Existing damaged old cable going to upstairs extension is straight & not twisted) to stand the best chance of good, reliable speeds.
      Technically this is "illegal" since no-one else has said it.
      You could just leave the wiring intact but reposition its' end point which should be fine. I suppose you could alter the wiring and even the socket itself but then if you got a fault where Openreach came out they might complain about changes and you could get a big charge or in extreme cases a court case.
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