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    Where to put ADSL faceplate

    This is a discussion on Where to put ADSL faceplate within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, From what I've read it seems that the ADSL faceplates on the market are supposed to replace the master ...

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      Where to put ADSL faceplate


      From what I've read it seems that the ADSL faceplates on the market are supposed to replace the master socket.

      The thing is, in my scenario, I don't ever use my master socket?

      I've posted an image/diagram below that shows what I am proposing to do.

      My questions:
      1, Will this work? and in doing so does this configuration completely eliminate the need for dongle type splitters?
      (assuming I stick with my rules about what type of device gets plugged in where)

      2, What's the best cable to use?
      I ask this for 2 reasons:
      a, There is currently a telephone extension lead running from the master socket to the lounge with a dongle type splitter in the lounge.
      In one side of the splitter is the router (obviously) and in the other is a double adapter with the phone and sky plugged in.
      The line quality for calls is rubbish!
      I have to be honest, I haven't checked the stats for the router - performance is good enough but if it could be better then that would be a bonus.
      b, When picking a route for the new extension I can't 100% guarantee that cable won't be near other cables.
      From what I can tell it shouldn't be near power cables, but I was planning to run it in some conduit along with some Cat5. Is that okay or is that going to cause interference?

      Many thanks,


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      Re: Where to put ADSL faceplate

      There would be no point fitting a faceplate to the NTE5 IF you have no other extensions for phones wired off it? If you are wiring an extension for a router you can wire that off the NTE5 and fit one of these:-

      BT Socket, Master, ADSL Filtered With RJ45/RJ11

      If other extensions DO wire back to the NTE5 then yes, it would make sense to fit a filtered faceplate as this will filter all those extensions(so no plug in filters) BUT you would still need to run an extension for the modem/router.

      Running this along side CAT5e will cause no problems, avoid mains cable as much as possible.
      run-IT-direct, For all your networking, ADSL & telecom requirements.



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