Wiring a modified BT ADSL faceplate

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by db, Nov 17, 2004.

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    db Guest

    Well my modified BT ADSL faceplate has finally arrived from clarity,
    but I need help to wire it up. I'm ok at the faceplate end, Wires
    2,3,4 & 5 are self explanitory. I intend to use the other two wires (1
    & 6) to push ADSL around the rest of the house using the A & B
    terminals. I have also bought an ADSL plate for the phone socket by
    the computer. Here is where I need confirmation. Clarity say on their
    site to wire up the two blue terminals of the ADSL plate (sticker says
    586B and they are labelled Blue1 & Blue/White1). Is this correct? Does
    it matter which way round they are connected (ie A could go to either
    blue1 or blue/white1 or must A go to blue1).

    TIA for any help,
    db, Nov 17, 2004
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    Tiscali Tim Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    The ADSL signal isn't polarity conscious - so it doesn't matter which way
    round it's wired. What *does* matter though is that it's presented on the
    middle 2 pins of the outlet socket. So on RJ11 (6 pins) you use 3&4 and on
    RJ45 (8 pins) you use 4&5. [I don't know whether your faceplate has an RJ11
    or RJ45 outlet - but it doesn't matter as long as you use the right pins -
    the RJ11 plug on your modem lead will fit either type of socket].
    Tiscali Tim, Nov 17, 2004
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    Conor Guest

    Chuffing hell Tim, you'll have Mark and Bob telling you you're a
    heretic. 2 wires? How dare you fly in the face of convention? 4
    connections on a RJ11 so you'd better well wire em all up. Didn't you
    know that the ADSL modem won't ring without the third wire hooked up?

    Conor, Nov 17, 2004
  4. it would make sense to stick to a convention so that all the sockets
    have the A wire on the pin to the left of centre and the B wire on the
    other side (or vice versa).

    Phil Thompson, Nov 17, 2004
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