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    Miles Of Cable Extension - Help!!

    This is a discussion on Miles Of Cable Extension - Help!! within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I would guess the telephone wiring in my house was probably done mid 70's. I have no master socket and ...

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      Miles Of Cable Extension - Help!!

      I would guess the telephone wiring in my house was probably done mid 70's. I have no master socket and 5 extensions. OK! This how the wiring lays out..

      Cable from outside pole to small brown box on front of house. From this box are 2 cables both going into the loft. Cable 1 runs through the loft to back of house to another external brown box. Outputting from that box is another 2 wires which go to telephone extension boxes. I'm currently not sure where the 2nd cable at the front of the house goes! Will check tomorrow.

      The problem is my router is connected to an extension box in the adjacent upstairs room by a 10 metre extension lead. Nightmare!! The ironic thing is I can see the 1st brown box from my computer chair out of the window, which is about 3 metres away. So I would guess that my router is on about 30+ metres of extension and could be easily cut down to about 4 or 5m.

      Is it possible I could reroute the cable in the loft through the ceiling direct onto a filtered faceplate. Or can I not touch that cable as it is BT's property (pre master socket)

      I actually only use 1 extension downstairs for the sky box, would there be anyway of keeping that without undoing the neater work in the loft.

      Also note that I have removed all ringwires and this made no difference.

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 7168 kbps 448 kbps
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      Noise Margin 10.2 db 21.0 db

      I'm 1.44km from exchange.

      I've applied for the Sky Max product and should hopefully be connected within the next few weeks. The above stats relates to an 8meg connection with another ISP.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bobbyrabbit View Post
      I'm currently not sure where the 2nd cable at the front of the house goes! Will check tomorrow.
      Well, this cable actually runs into the adjacent bedroom via a blue and orange wire on 2 and 5 to an LJ2/1A which I believe is an older type master socket and thats where I have a 10m extension, with filter on the end, going to my router.

      The dilemma is which box is actually classed as the master. Is the brown box outside or the LJ2/1A technically the master. Can I replace the LJ2/1A with a NTE5 and ADSL faceplate?

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      The LJ2/1A is being used as your master socket. The brown boxes outside are just protecting the joined wires from the weather.

      Legally your re-wire should be centered around the LJ2/1A.

      It may be a good idea to recover the extensions that you don't use, this will give you a better look at what cables does what.

      Usually cables are only run through a loft if you live in a bungalow as it is easier to drop cables through the ceiling rather than running wires around rooms.

     

     

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