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    BT NTE faceplate - mine's not connected to anything?

    This is a discussion on BT NTE faceplate - mine's not connected to anything? within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; If you don't have an extension, apart from being tidier, a filtered faceplate will not make any difference. If you ...

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      Re: BT NTE faceplate - mine's not connected to anything?

      If you don't have an extension, apart from being tidier, a filtered faceplate will not make any difference. If you reconnect the extension, then it will.

      Edit- Not very well put, you will not see an improvement when you reconnect the extension, but you will not see a degradation either. -)
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      Re: BT NTE faceplate - mine's not connected to anything?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      If you don't have an extension, apart from being tidier, a filtered faceplate will not make any difference. If you reconnect the extension, then it will.

      Edit- Not very well put, you will not see an improvement when you reconnect the extension, but you will not see a degradation either. -)
      Really? Oh well, I've ordered it now! If anything, it will be tidier than the current set up.

      In any case, I'm still toying with the possibility of having the extension back!

      However - Brian69 has advised me that I will not get the best out of ADSL2+ with the current filter I have?
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      Re: BT NTE faceplate - mine's not connected to anything?

      It was the possiblity that you may want the extension that prompted me to advise the filter faceplate, as this covers all the bases in one go. Just to re-cap, to reconnect the extension proceed as follows.

      (1) Fit extension socket upstairs and connect as follows.
      Blue wire to terminal marked 5
      Yellow wire to terminal marked 2
      Green wire to teminal marked 3

      (2) At the master socket, connect the following wires from the extension socket to the filter faceplate.
      Blue wire to terminal marked 5
      Yellow wire to terminal marked 2
      Green wire to terminal marked 3

      Do not connect any wires to the filter faceplate terminals marked A and B. Their function is not for a telephone extension and is explained in the instructions which come with the filter faceplate.


      I am not sure if I should tell you what follows, not because it is illegal or anything, but because you may have problems following the proceedure, here goes anyway.

      All that follows refers to the upstairs extension socket.

      (1) It is possible to convert the socket which you already have upstaires to an extension socket, by removing the parts which make it a master. as follows

      (2) remove the upstaries socket completly (you can leave the mounting box fixed to the wall and the cable within it)

      (3) On the back of the master where the A and B terminals are is an L shaped housing which contains the test socket and master socket components. It may be green or white in colour, and may be fixed with two screws or just clipped in.
      Remove the housing, this will leave you with a plate which has two holes, one where the test socket used to be, and another , larger square-ish one.

      (4) Fit this plate back on to the mounting box and pass the cable through the larger hole.

      (5) Connect the wires as follows.
      Blue to 5 of the removeable faceplate
      Yellow to 2 of the removeable faceplate
      Green to 3 of the removeable faceplate

      (6) Refit the faceplate back on to the master socket. It now looks just the same but is an extension socket.

      (7) You can discard the housing an circuit board you removed.


      I hope that makes sense, it is very easy to do.
      Last edited by Brian69; 07-10-08 at 09:30 AM.

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      Re: BT NTE faceplate - mine's not connected to anything?

      thanks Brian - I'm just on my lunch at the moment, so will have a proper look at your post when I get home tonight.

      I've received the new faceplate from adslnation this morning, and have connected it.

      I've now noticed that the connection speed is lower than it was prior to me connecting this new faceplate.

      Old stats:

      Connection speed - 8032kbps downstream, 640kbps upstream
      Line attenuation - 29.0db downstream, 14.5db upstream
      Noise margin - 12.1db downstream, 13.0db upstream

      New stats:

      Connection speed - 7232kbps downstream, 640kbps upstream
      Line attenuation - 29.0db downstream, 14.5db upstream
      Noise margin - 12.4db downstream, 13.0db upstream

     

     
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