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    New BT vDSL faceplate available!

    This is a discussion on New BT vDSL faceplate available! within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have noticed that a few near me have had Sky fibre installed and none have had any new faceplate ...

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      Re: New BT vDSL faceplate available!

      I have noticed that a few near me have had Sky fibre installed and none have had any new faceplate installed.
      Having trialled the sr102 I understand it works well without, having spoken with other fibre users, I'm not a fibre user.
      But I was surprised that these customers were not even offered a newer faceplate install.
      They all currently have a LJU2 faceplate and setup like Myself and have all been impressed by the speeds and are saying that they are maxing out their fibre close to the 38 mbps limit.
      But saying that they did have very steady 17mbps speeds on Unlimited before, like me.
      We are talking 1890s built houses and a similar line length of about 25 feet within the house and a roads width of length to telegraph poles opposite the house and then in both cases about 250 metres from the cabinet or approx 800 metres from the exchange.

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      Re: New BT vDSL faceplate available!

      Prior to BTO offering the Self-install path, which Sky now offers as standard, all Sky Fibre customers were provided with a VDSL Filtered faceplate and a BTO Modem.

      Sky timed the role out of the SR102 with the introduction of Self-install.

      They do supply microfilters which look the same as those supplied for ADSL customers, but I think that they are a little better. I am not 100% sure of this statement though.

      Based upon what happened with myself when I switched from ADSL to ADSL2+ and what I have seen on and off the forums, also based upon my own use own filtered faceplates, I would only recommend a VDSL Filtered faceplate for a FTTC connection.

      The moment you get someone using a cheap telephone extension and plugging their router on to that, their broadband speeds drop.

      All too often existing wiring impedes the speed potential as well. This does mean that even a correctly hard-wired extension can affect the performance, with or without wire 3 connected.

      The VDSL filtered faceplate fits in a way that means that any correctly wired telephone setup will cut out a lot of these issues in a very simple manner that most people can handle, even with minimal DIY skills. It does mean that the router will need to be located near to the Master Socket and that you also need an NTE5 socket as the master.

      It won't cue all the potential issues. There can still be issues with an old or broken BT Junction box, but these are easy to replace it you are interested in doing it. The wiring between your master socket and the fibre cabinet can also can get damaged.

      So basically not only does the VDSL filtered faceplate improve the signal quality, it also removes a lot of the issues that some people can have with their broadband.

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      Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.

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      Re: New BT vDSL faceplate available!

      Note that you will need an NTE5 to replace the old LJU2 if going the faceplate route.

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      Another thumbs up from me for run-IT-direct and their service. Ordered my vDSL faceplate from them a little while ago which arrived the following day, great product and finally fitted it today. Also fitted a brand new replacement BT NTE5 Master Socket (OK I know you're not *supposed* to do that, but the old one was yellow, cracked, covered in paint and looked an eyesore, the new one is nice and white and looks far more pleasing on the eye and just two wires, so not rocket science and confident enough - if BT ever ask, it wasn't me lol). All wired back up and used the hard wired A/B IDC connections to filter the DSL signal to the extensions and all works great. Rebooted the router and even on ADSL there has been a slight speed increase. Should be getting FTTC before the end of March (according to the BT checker), so I know now I am all ready to go for when I do!
      That's good to hear, thank you for your business.
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