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    Sky Fibre Extension

    This is a discussion on Sky Fibre Extension within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi everyone, first post here! I'm due to be activated onto 40/10 in a couple of weeks, I've already done ...

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      Sky Fibre Extension

      Hi everyone, first post here!

      I'm due to be activated onto 40/10 in a couple of weeks, I've already done some research and ordered a new vDSL plate and a new Mains plate(RunITDirect) as my current one is just a bog standard.

      Now my real question/problem is that the Main is some 15 meters - maybe more if wiring had to go outside the building from a current wireless blackspot (where the tv/entertainment system is that I want to use for Netflix), I noticed that there's a link for an extension on one of the plates, could I extend off that with some CAT5e cable to the tv etc? Do you lose speed? Whats the best way of doing it? Thanks!


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      Re: Sky Fibre Extension

      Hi, can you clarify what you are looking to do? If the master socket is not near where you need internet access it makes sense to run an Ethernet cable from the router to that location. You won't lose any speed that way. If you mean move the phone point 15m you are unlikely to see a significant speed drop off if you use decent cable. Hope this helps.
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      Re: Sky Fibre Extension

      Thanks for your help, now I just have to decide which method to use. If I wanted to move the phone point what would be needed?

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      Re: Sky Fibre Extension

      Assuming you need to join the cable you'd need an internal junction box (BT80A usually used). Then use CW1308 or CAT5e cable to go from there to where you want the master socket.
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