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    Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

    This is a discussion on Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi guys wondering if you can help me, Basically I am getting sky fibre on the 23rd and our master ...

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      Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      Hi guys wondering if you can help me,

      Basically I am getting sky fibre on the 23rd and our master socket is in our bedroom as far away from anything that can actually use Internet. We want to have the modem or router where our current router is placed which is next to an extension in the main room. I spoke to a sky guy on the phone and he said it should be fine the engineer will do it. The only issue is that it's a rented property does that mean I need written permission from the landlord for him to do it? The landlord doesn't have a problem with us doing anything just gonna be a pain to get written permission before the engineer comes.

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      Re: Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      I do not think that the BTO Engineer will not know nor care about any such permission.

      He may ask about the wiring between the extension and the Master socket, particularly if there is more than one. He should also replace the existing Master socket with an Extension Socket, if he doesn't swap in the old Extension socket.

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      Re: Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      Thanks for the reply is he going to need to drill through internal walls if he doesn't swap the sockets. I assume it would be easier for him just to switch the extension and the master socket rather than use a data extension kit

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      It would be difficult to answer that. Certainly the cable between the two sockets would be fine.

      The big question would be how would the cable come in from outside.

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      Re: Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      Wouldn't swapping the extension socket for a master still have potentially the same issue as simply using the extension socket as it is for the OR modem: the quality of the internal phone cabling?

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      Re: Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      Perhaps if I explain it differently (sorry if the actual details vary):

      Current Setup: Telephone cable comes in from telegraph pole to bedroom, where the Master Socket is. Extension lead is fed to Extension socket in lounge.

      Proposed New Setup: Telephone cable comes from telegraph pole to lounge, where the new Master Socket is. The old Extension lead is feeding the socket in the bedroom which is now the old Extension socket.

      In this scenario the BTO Engineer may fit a junction box on the outside to allow him to fit a new quality telephone cable which will feed the lounge. This would mean that he doesn't need to run a new cable from the telegraph pole but a hole will need to be made to allow the cable to come in from outside.

      Obviously I am partially guessing as to what the engineer will actually do. Whether he will wire up the extension socket or leave the OP to do it I can't say (a crimp tool will be needed if the OP needs to do this bit). I don't know the actual route that the telephone cable comes from (could be underground) and I don't know which side of the home each room is on and how easy it would be to take the telephone cable from one room to the other.

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      Re: Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      They will run all cabling over/around doorframes (rather than along the bottom) and through walls (they wont go through the bottom of a door frame, they'll go through the wall next to the door).

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      Re: Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      Quote Originally Posted by audioslim View Post
      They will run all cabling over/around doorframes (rather than along the bottom) and through walls (they wont go through the bottom of a door frame, they'll go through the wall next to the door).
      That does not appear to be another contributors experience.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tezcatlipoca View Post
      Yup The engineer was great. She changed the master to the new Fibre one, and ran the cable from there to where I wanted the modem in the lounge, neatly tacking it down along the way, with a bit of drilling through the doorway.
      As least BTO engineers will undertake this type of work. A Sky engineer would never drill through an internal wall or door frame.

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      Re: Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      That does not appear to be another contributors experience. As least BTO engineers will undertake this type of work. A Sky engineer would never drill through an internal wall or door frame.
      Yeah have had that problem several times before with sky engineers.

      Hopefully, and going by other forum members this should be a non issue and they should just do it. It will definitely be simple enough, just hope I get a helpful engineer.

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      Re: Moving master socket or using data extension kit in rented property?

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      That does not appear to be another contributors experience. As least BTO engineers will undertake this type of work. A Sky engineer would never drill through an internal wall or door frame.
      My engineer didn't drill through the door frame - she drilled through the internal wall just above the top of the door frame, as close to the door frame as she could get it.

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