Fact: A considerable Broadband speed increase can be achieved by fitting an ADSL Faceplate for BT Infinity Broadband. Do you have extension wiring to various telephone sockets in your house? Even if not in use you must fit one of these to your Master Socket for the fastest possible Internet.
Enjoy Faster Internet Connection – Use a ADSL Faceplate for BT Infinity Broadband
The BT ADSL Faceplate is in itself easy to fit. However to function properly it is essential for your telephone wiring to be connected correctly.
It will improve BT Infinity Fibre to the cabinet High Speed Broadband, plus conventional Broadband connections too.
The effect of poor quality extension wiring – after the BT Master Socket should not be underestimated. It will degrade your Broadband speed.
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What makes BT Infinity or Fibre Broadband faster?
The telephone line starts at the exchange, travels to your property through copper cable (aluminium alloy cable if you’re unlucky). If you have Fibre or BT Infinity High Speed Broadband this leaves the exchange on a Fibre Optic cable. It goes as far as the ‘cabinet’ or ‘green box’ that serves your estate. From there it terminates on the copper pair of wires for the remainder of it’s journey to you. Therefore BT Infinity Fibre is faster because it travels a shorter distance on traditional copper wires. It is that last section between the green box and your property that restricts Broadband speed.
How should the Telephone Wiring inside my house be connected?
It’s essential for the BT phone line to enter your premises and connect initially to the Master Socket or NTE5.
In some cases extension sockets and burglar alarms are ‘tee’d’ into the line before the Master Socket. This causes unwanted reflections back down the wiring, hence the drop in Internet speed. This diagram shows how things should be wired up.
First, you (or a competent telephone engineer) MUST make sure the NTE5 is the FIRST device connected to the line. This gives the correct test signature when your Service Provider carries out a Line Test.
The BLUE cable is BT Openreach’s responsibility, and the RED one is the customers responsibility. The ‘Network Interface Device’ is your NTE5 or BT Master Socket. BT Openreach are responsible for the phone line up to – and including this, the Master Socket. Thereafter any faults are down to you (and chargeable should you want Openreach to fix it).
Importantly the removable front plate gives you a way of isolating your own wiring, should there be a fault present. It’s essential to be able to disconnect your extensions from the main incoming line. Proof that the telephone line is OK at the BT Test Socket means you have identified an internal fault. This will be your responsibility to rectify. If you have no dial tone or other problem present at the Test Socket, call your Service Provider.
OK you’re ready to connect the new ADSL Faceplate !
Once confident that everything is wired correctly, remove the lower part of the NTE5 front plate, placing to one side. Manoeuvre the ADSL Faceplate into position so it plugs in to the part of the NTE5 attached to the wall. The gap cut out at the bottom allows you to fit this without disconnecting the extension cable from the frontplate.
Once in position, offer up the lower half of the NTE5 front plate and secure using the replacement long screws. Remove your existing conventional ADSL filter and insert the cable from the router directly into the top socket. Plug the cable from your telephone into the lower conventional phone socket.
Things should now be looking like this. In the picture the Blue wire connects to ‘2’ and the White Blue to ‘5’. If you wish you can connect the ‘Bell Circuit’ wire to ‘3’.
The ‘barrier’ created by the filtered Faceplate ensures the extension wiring and bell circuit will have negligible effect on Broadband.
Lastly carry out a Broadband Speed Test
Now if you do a Broadband Speed Test you should find that your speed has increased. Is your Service Provider is Sky? Call them, notifying them that you have made changes to the telephone wiring. Ask them to ‘re profile’ your line. They will reset the connection speed of your router and it should connect without restriction.