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    Cabling / faceplate / patch panel advice please

    This is a discussion on Cabling / faceplate / patch panel advice please within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi i'm getting fibre installed in 2 weeks or so, and as i'm decorating and getting plastering done in the ...

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      Cabling / faceplate / patch panel advice please

      Hi

      i'm getting fibre installed in 2 weeks or so, and as i'm decorating and getting plastering done in the house anyway i'm using it as an excuse to put in cat 5 cabling / patch panel / cabinet etc.
      Some of the cabling is already run using decent cat5e cable, but i have a few queries that i'm not 100% certain about if anyone can advise please.

      1. i'm going to move the master socket as its damaged and in wrong place, and install a new one with vdsl faceplate. I intended to run 2 cat5 cables from there (1 for voice, 1 for fibre) directly to back of patch panel (1 port for fibre, voice linked across 3 ports on patch panel). Am i correct that i only need to connect up 2 wires for each on patch panel?

      2. Once fibre is connected to patch panel, what cable would i need to connect from patch panel port to sky router - i've seen the rj45 - rj11 on Run It Direct are they the right one?

      3. Assuming i can now use standard cat5 patch leads to link the 3 voice ports on the patch panel to any other socket on patch panel, what would i need on the socket / room end to convert from cat5 socket to sky multiroom box or dect phone handset?

      Any advice appreciated, as would any links to the kit i'd need on Run IT direct if possible to ensure i'm ordering the right bits.

      thanks


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      Re: Cabling / faceplate / patch panel advice please

      You could do it that way but i'd be more inclined to site the master socket next to your patch panel. You can then connect the modem/router directly to the master socket (using this cable 1m RJ45 to RJ11 ADSL/VDSL Patch Lead ). It's also easy to then patch between the master socket & the patch panel for voice, you can either use our BT to RJ45 patch kits (for 3 outlets BT to RJ45 Patch Kit-3 User Standard Version (RJ45V3S) ) or use this converter BT Male to 4 RJ45 Female Sockets Converter & standard patch leads to patch to the panel. At the outlet need use these converters (the BT to RJ45 kits come with everything you need if you go that route) BT to RJ45 Converter, PABX Master.

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      Btw, if you need the NTE5 & vDSL faceplate we have those too.
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      Re: Cabling / faceplate / patch panel advice please

      Quote Originally Posted by RUNITDIRECT View Post
      You could do it that way but i'd be more inclined to site the master socket next to your patch panel. You can then connect the modem/router directly to the master socket (using this cable 1m RJ45 to RJ11 ADSL/VDSL Patch Lead ). It's also easy to then patch between the master socket & the patch panel for voice, you can either use our BT to RJ45 patch kits (for 3 outlets BT to RJ45 Patch Kit-3 User Standard Version (RJ45V3S) ) or use this converter BT Male to 4 RJ45 Female Sockets Converter & standard patch leads to patch to the panel. At the outlet need use these converters (the BT to RJ45 kits come with everything you need if you go that route) BT to RJ45 Converter, PABX Master.

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      Btw, if you need the NTE5 & vDSL faceplate we have those too.
      Thanks. Ideally i'd do that, but it would mean extending the master socket by quite a bit and the master socket would be in a cupboard with difficult access to it. Ideally i want to hide the cables under floorboards, so i'm not sure what BT's response would be if they ever came to check a fault and master socket cabling was under the floor?

      Can i just ask about BT to RJ45 Converter, PABX Master please. What is the difference between master, secondary and pabx convertors? I'll have 2 multiroom boxes and 1 panasonic dect phone plugged in.

      Thanks again for your help, i'll have a think about how i'm going to do it again then place an order for the bits i need with you.

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      Re: Cabling / faceplate / patch panel advice please

      To be honest it sounds like it would be easier to move the master if you are going to have to extend it anyway to get to the patch panel? With regards to the converters we say use PABX master as you then only have to patch the line pair (no ring wire) & you can be sure ALL phones will ring OK. Secondary don't have the ring capacitor.
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      Re: Cabling / faceplate / patch panel advice please

      Quote Originally Posted by RUNITDIRECT View Post
      To be honest it sounds like it would be easier to move the master if you are going to have to extend it anyway to get to the patch panel? With regards to the converters we say use PABX master as you then only have to patch the line pair (no ring wire) & you can be sure ALL phones will ring OK. Secondary don't have the ring capacitor.
      Thanks, i've ordered master sockets, patch lead and pabx master. I'll have a think about master socket and come back to you if i need to other bits. thanks

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      No problem at all & thanks for your order
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