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Can I fit my own BT master socket?

Can I fit my own BT master socket?

You can separate your broadband signal at the master socket and cable it to a broadband-only point elsewhere. Therefore, run a cable from front-most A and B on the master, to a specially-installed data socket for your modem lead. An instant new broadband-friendly outlet!. No need to move your BT master socket.

Do you need a master phone socket for broadband?

You must always plug your Hub into the broadband connection on your master socket. If you plug it into a phone socket or extension, it just won’t work.

Can I change my master phone socket?

Use an Experienced Telephone Engineer You could move the Master Socket yourself however if you get things wrong BT will charge you to reinstate the wiring. Therefore, work should be completed by an experienced telephone engineer.

Can an electrician move a phone socket?

Only Openreach are allowed to move the master socket. There would be nothing to gain by fitting a new box as the Openreach charge would still apply to provide the cable.

What is an Openreach master socket?

A Master Socket represents the first / main point inside your home or office for connecting to Openreach’s outside copper cable, which makes it the best socket for connecting with your broadband router.

How do I connect a master socket to a router?

Connect your phone cable to the phone port on the master socket. Connect one end of the RJ11/DSL cable to the data port on the master socket, and the other end to the port on the back of the router labelled, ‘DSL’. Ensure the two part power supply unit is assembled correctly before connecting to the mains.

Can I plug a router into a phone socket?

Technically, you can’t connect a router to any phone socket, because a router is not the same as a modem. You can connect a modem or router/modem combo to a phone socket, but it still has to be a DSL modem.

What is a master socket?

Your master socket is the point at which your telephone line enters your property. It’s where to connect your wireless router in order to get the best performance and fastest broadband speeds.

How to install phone socket?

Using a small headed screwdriver, remove the test socket part of the master telephone socket.

  • Insert cable extension cable.
  • Remove outer jacket of telephone cable with utility knife.
  • If you cable has a drawstring.
  • With the krone tool.
  • Screw back test socket and telephone extension cabling.
  • Repeat steps 3, 4, 5 at the telephone extension end.
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