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Router Test Lead


Legslip

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I want to make up a lead so that I van check B.Band speeds at the incoming point using croc clips on the end of the socket to router line cable. What colour(s) are the A & B wires in a standard lead?

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lotvic

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I'm intrigued, but not sure I understand which cable 'from where to where' you are meaning.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Remove faceplate off the MAster phone socket and there is a test poit inside that takes a standard telephone cable.

couple the router using its own cable to this point and carry out the speed test.

this will eliminate extension cables and the possibility of a faulty faceplate (had to renew my faceplate last month).

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Legslip

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Thanks Lotvic & Fruit Bat and good to hear from you again. Understand about the faceplate but a lot of people I know have wiring to additional sockets tee'd in before the socket faceplate. On underground fed properties, BT generally have a grey box on the outside wall. I would like to test there and see what the true BT Bband speed is. My pal is currently with Plusnet and is getting 0.2mb. He does have cables goin everywhere, that's why I want to test on the end of the BT line with his cables disconnected.

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ßeta

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Your find yourself in hot water playing around in BT's external boxes.

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Legslip

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Thanks Beta but if you report any fault and it's on the non-BT wiring, they charge about £140 for the visit. I'd sooner take the chance and test at the true end of their wiring.

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ßeta

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Go ahead. It's only a pair of cables in there anyways, don't forget your marigolds.

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lotvic

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That's a £1,000+ fine if you mess with those greybox cables and anything beyond the test socket on the Master.

If you remove the faceplate on the master socket (which is the extent you are legally allowed to do) you can see that the additional sockets are connected to that faceplate. By removing the faceplate and revealing the Test socket you have disconnected ALL internal wiring and extensions.

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Woolwell

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How far is your pal from the exchange? How are you going to test the broadband speed? I would leave well alone and get plusnet to do a test.

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Legslip

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He is a LONG way from the exchange but 0.2 mb is ridiculous. just going to clip his router onto the end of the BT line and do a speed test with all back wiring disconnected. If it's still 0.2mb then it's a Plusnet/BT problem.

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lotvic

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"the true end of their wiring" is the test socket behind the faceplate of the Master Socket.

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