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    NTE5 Faceplate wiring

    This is a discussion on NTE5 Faceplate wiring within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have a 6 terminal nte5 socket. I get around 3MBps less plugged into the socket on the faceplate to ...

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      NTE5 Faceplate wiring

      I have a 6 terminal nte5 socket. I get around 3MBps less plugged into the socket on the faceplate to being plugged into the test socket. I have therefore followed some tutorials and removed any wires not in terminals 2 & 5. However the difference in speed is still the same.

      In terminals 2 & 5 in addition to the expected blue/white and white/blue wires (asumed to go out of the house) there are a red in 5 and a black in 2. I am wondering if these go to the extensions. I have just read that it is important to maintain powered twisted pairs and now I have removed the bell wire, I wonder if one of the wires to an extension will no longer be a proper twisted pair.

      The master socket location is inconvenient for my router. I dont want to spend 200 to move the master socket to a more convenient place for my router and there appears to be no consistent and definitive information on whether one can use a third party engineer, so I am trying to solve the speed problem internally, so I can ultimately use one of the existing extensions at full speed.

      Any help or advice greatly appreciated.

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      Re: NTE5 Faceplate wiring

      If the extension you want the router on IS twisted pair then you will be fine. First off for an NTE5 ADSL faceplate, extensions for phones wire to 2,3 & 5. The extension for the router connects to A & B. You no longer require filters for the extensions wired to 2,3 & 5 but you WILL need one for the router(only so you get an RJ11 socket for the router-added bonus of still being able to plug a phone in!). If the extension for the router is NOT twisted pair then you would ideally need to replace it. The BT NTE2000 Extension Kit is ideal for this. More info with pictures can be found on our website. Red & Black sounds like alarm wire, if this runs to where you want the router i doubt it will work any better.
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      Re: NTE5 Faceplate wiring

      A couple of pictures of the socket wiring would be useful. If you do have a monitored alarm fitted, check that it is properly filtered.


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