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    This is a discussion on Confused within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi All, Have just upgraded to MAX on Sky and also tested the master socket - found that my speed ...

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      Hi All,

      Have just upgraded to MAX on Sky and also tested the master socket - found that my speed went from 2.9 to 3.5 - I know it is not an enormous jump, but given the distance from Exchange I was pretty pleased.

      So - I have ordered BT ADSL Adaptor Front Plate for NTE5.. but am a little confused...

      We have Sky+ downstairs - currently connected to Master Socket via standard telephone extension.. also off of this extension is the Sky Router. We also have a phone plugged in downstairs in the hall and another Sky box plugged in upstairs in the bedroom - off a telephone extension.

      If I fit the new Front Plate to the Master Socket what happens to the Sky box upstairs/SKY+ box downstairs. These currently have the Microfilters on them.. Do I remove these Microfilters? My plan is to fit the plate - then run a RJ11/45 to the router instead of using telephone extension. Sorry for noob question - is it not easier to pay BT to come in and rewire all of this lol..

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      Re: Confused

      if you have master socket filtered you don't need filters on other sockets and yes make sure router is not on any extension

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      Re: Confused

      The front faceplate has BT & ADSL socket-no filters required there. Anything connected to 2,3 & 5 on the REAR is also filtered, so again, no filters required BUT the ADSL signal is now gone. If you wanted to run an extension for ADSL you would need a 6 way faceplate & connect that extension to A & B on the rear. You can either do this or install the router where the master socket is & run an ethernet cable to your PC(s). If not hard wiring an extension for ADSL(ie, plugging into FRONT ADSL port on faceplate) then you would need an RJ45/RJ11 to RJ11 cable. The NTE2000 extension kit also has prvision for this as it is fitted with an RJ45 plug at one end(which we chop off if hard wiring)

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      Re: Confused

      is it not easier to pay BT to come in and rewire all of this lol..
      It probably is, if you feel like stumping up about 200 for a job that will take a competent 12 year old about five minutes. Just make sure you use the proper IDC tool to refit the wires to the new face plate. Pick one up in a B & Q type shop for about 1, if you are not having one delivered with the plate.


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