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    Master socket and new faceplate

    This is a discussion on Master socket and new faceplate within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Amongst other problems, I have identified a slow connection may be down to not connecting to the master socket. As ...

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      Master socket and new faceplate

      Amongst other problems, I have identified a slow connection may be down to not connecting to the master socket. As it stands I have a socket (secondary) next to the computer. If I install the XTE-2005 faceplate will i need to run a cable to the other room where my computer is, or can i use the socket next to my computer.


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      Re: Master socket and new faceplate

      The XTE-2005 faceplate won't fit extension sockets, only an NTE5 master. How you improve things depends on the extension wiring and whether you can replace it. One way to go is replace the old master faceplate and reconnect your computer extension to terminals A/B or into the ADSL socket using an RJ11 plug. This would mean the extension is a computer-only socket, you couldn't use a phone on it. If you want to retain it as a phone extension, you should fix a dedicated RJ11 socket near the PC/router and wire it across with CAT5 cable to the new faceplate where you'd connect to terminals A/B (or into ADSL socket using an RJ11 plug). That would give the fastest connection possible on your system. To do this you'll need some RJ11 plugs and a crimper, but it's the best way. My sync speed doubled when I fitted an NTE-2005 faceplate and rewired the modem.
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      Re: Master socket and new faceplate

      As i have the sky box plugged into the socket near my computer also, the only solution is really, to crudely put it, use a long cable to connect the modem to the adsl socket on the faceplate via methods of the CAT5 cable and the connectors. Would this provide the same service as connecting to the test socket and also would this remove the requirement of the microfilters supplied with the router.

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      Re: Master socket and new faceplate

      Quote Originally Posted by rywo View Post
      Would this provide the same service as connecting to the test socket and also would this remove the requirement of the microfilters supplied with the router.
      Yes it will.

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