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    Bare minimum cables!!

    This is a discussion on Bare minimum cables!! within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hey all, I was wondering which cables are necessary ( as bare minimum ) to run my phone and broadband. ...

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      Bare minimum cables!!

      Hey all,

      I was wondering which cables are necessary (as bare minimum) to run my phone and broadband.

      I have a standard BT faceplate/socket, of which I run my ADSL filter out of the MASTER Socket.

      I am aiming to reduce interference and improve my speed so I want to know which wires I can detach from their connectors so to get rid of anything that I don't need!

      (I know the blue and blue\white are needed for the phone (voice)...so which one/s do i need for broadband (data) to come through my line!)


      This pic is for illustration purpose only. This is not my socket!

      Thanks in advance.

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      Re: Bare minimum cables!!

      only cables attached to pins 2 & 5 are needed, so you can remove them from the back of the removable plate (as in above pic) if you use your router in there normally...
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      Re: Bare minimum cables!!

      Hi,

      I currently have NO cables plugged into the back of the removable faceplate. I never have!...I just have it removed and plug straight into the Master Socket. To be honest...as soon as the BT engineer left i put the removable plate in my kitchen draw, for safe keeping!!

      So if i unwire everything and just have cables 2 & 5 plugged into the master socket, then i will be able to use my phone and Sky BB, with no problems...and minimal interference???
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      Re: Bare minimum cables!!

      The BB uses the same lines as the voice side of the system, you only need those 2 wires for both services. I really do not advise constantly using the test socket though just in case it gets damaged in any way.

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      Re: Bare minimum cables!!

      Quote Originally Posted by PaulSky View Post
      The BB uses the same lines as the voice side of the system, you only need those 2 wires for both services. I really do not advise constantly using the test socket though just in case it gets damaged in any way.
      Agreed! The faceplate socket is a straight through connection to the test socket and if no extensions are wired there is no advantage in leaving it off - and it is much tidier with it on!

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      Re: Bare minimum cables!!

      Quote Originally Posted by PaulSky View Post
      The BB uses the same lines as the voice side of the system, you only need those 2 wires for both services. I really do not advise constantly using the test socket though just in case it gets damaged in any way.
      Thank you very much for the info. Simple answer...for a simple question! Great stuff!!

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      Re: Bare minimum cables!!

      Or you could replace the BT faceplate with a shiny ADSL Nation XTE2005, and it will look even neater, no dongle required!

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