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    Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate

    This is a discussion on Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I am wanting to install a filtered faceplate at the master socket, I am going for the Pro XTE 2005 ...

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      Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate

      I am wanting to install a filtered faceplate at the master socket, I am going for the Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate.
      Now first can i buy the external extension cable needed, so that it can reach my modem which is upstairs, and what socket do i need at the other end of the extension, so the modem can be plugged into the extension leading to a unfiltered terminal on the filtered faceplate.

      Can anybody please help me with this, as i am not sure how to proceed.

      Any help would be great.

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      Re: Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate

      There is a faceplate thread elsewhere on this site, have a look in the tools and tutorials section.

      This article is a good place to start.
      DSL ZoneUK - Improve your speed - Extension wiring and Disconnection help

      http://www.adslnation.com/downloads/...2005_Guide.pdf

      BTW if you intend to run your modem on your extension then you can either use a standard BT extension socket and filter dongle, or a filtered extention faceplate like the Xtf85.

      ADSL Nation - XTF-68/85 - Pre-filtered Telephone Socket


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      Re: Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate

      Quote Originally Posted by Andy17 View Post
      Now first can i buy the external extension cable needed, so that it can reach my modem which is upstairs, and what socket do i need at the other end of the extension, so the modem can be plugged into the extension leading to a unfiltered terminal on the filtered faceplate.
      The cable you need to do this is called CAT5 or CAT5e, which consists of several twisted pairs of wires. These are very low noise cables suitable for connecting from your XTE-2005 faceplate to an ADSL wallbox elsewhere in the house. You use one twisted pair to connect the master socket faceplate to your router socket. This cable is usually sold in long rolls of 25metres or more, but some retailers will sell it by the metre. Check the Screwfix website for large rolls of CAT5. See Data Cable - Buy quality Data Cable at Screwfix.com

      You can also get RJ11/RJ11 terminated cables of various lengths from ADSL Nation. See ADSL Nation On-Line Shop
      External quality CAT5 cable is more expensive but whether you really need it is a matter of choice. Internal cabling is cheaper so you get what you pay for.
      The cables sold by ADSL Nation will connect straight into the faceplate and into the router at the other end. If you prefer a wallbox, you can also get these with RJ11 sockets, but they seem less easy to find than RJ45 boxes. However, I'm told that an RJ11 plug will connect into an RJ45 socket OK. Others may know different, I haven't tried it.
      If you decide to connect the CAT5 directly to the faceplate terminals, you'll need an IDC punchdown tool as well. These are 50-60p for a throw away one.
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      Last edited by JaXanim; 16-10-07 at 10:04 PM.

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      Re: Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate

      would BT spec extension cabling, be up to the job at being out side of the house.

      Thanks for the help on the is matter...

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      Re: Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate

      Telephone extension cable may not be CAT5. Don't use any other or all your effort could be wasted due to radio interference. If the BT cable is CAT5 that's fine.

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      Re: Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate

      The extension i was thinking of using was telephone cable type CW1308, can this be used outside at all....


      Thanks for the help.

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      Re: Help with Pro XTE 2005 filtered faceplate

      Googling for CW1308 indicates it's internal grade. It is perfectly suitable for your application, but will have a shorter life than external grade when subject to weathering. If I had CW1308 available I'd use it and renew it in 5 or 10 years as necessary.

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