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    Cabling question

    This is a discussion on Cabling question within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; PG-Tips - I shall speak to the landlord and see whether it is a second line. If it is, would ...

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      Re: Cabling question

      PG-Tips - I shall speak to the landlord and see whether it is a second line. If it is, would it be best to leave it as it is. As for a dial tone, to be honest i havent tried a phone in it.

      If it is a second line, would it still interfere with the main line and internet speed whether it is live or not?


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      Re: Cabling question

      toploader25,

      If it IS a second line then, no, it will not be effecting the other circuit. And looking at your diagram; if the 2-pr is the actual incoming BT line cable I would suggest that it almost certainly a second line.

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      Re: Cabling question

      Ah, this IS different from normal. As stated already, this looks like a separate line. Since it has a BT Openreach box on the end I wonder if it's a dedicated ADSL line for the previous owner's computer? You said he had the 'puter in the dining room. Openreach scheme allows other service providers to use BT lines effectively. The first thing I'd do before disconnecting any wires is to try your router in this dining room socket and compare the speed with that in the other master socket. Could the earlier owner have had a high speed LLU service which you aren't using?
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      Re: Cabling question

      I have spoken to the landlord and he said that it is a seperate line and he had it put in when his girlfriend moved in to the house. She had her number from her previous house moved into this house. He has informed me that he contacted BT before he moved out and had the line cancelled.

      If it doesnt interfere with our main line's internet speed I think I might just take the box off the end of the cable in the dining room, feed the cable back to the master socket and cable tie it up neatly leaving it connected.

      Dont want to go cutting up cables he probably paid quite a bit to have installed!

      Thank you all very much for your help, I was just going to chop the wires yeaterday but though, "I better check with the experts!!"

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      Re: Cabling question

      Quote Originally Posted by toploader25 View Post
      I think I might just take the box off the end of the cable in the dining room, feed the cable back to the master socket and cable tie it up neatly leaving it connected.
      Thanks for the explanation. It was an intriguing setup. After you tidy up the spare wiring, I'd tie the other line wires with a label explaining that they are a 'spare phone line' and not the orange and orange/white bell and earth wires which normally accompany the telephone wires. Could save someone a heap of problems later.
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