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Can I connect NBN FTTC connection box to seond phone socket?

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I am going over to NBN FTTC from cable shortly and my Telstra Smart modem gen 2 is in the office connected presently to the coaxial cable point there . I want to keep the Telstra modem in the office. The office has the second phone socket . It is an extension from the kitchen where the first socket is situated.I know I have to use a phone socket for the FTTC Connection box. My question is will the second socket in my office work with the FTTC connection box connected to it? I presume the wiring is good but someone told me when they set NBN in the street they pick a socket usually the first and that is what you have to use.Will the Fttc give internet to this second socket. If not can I rewire the phone copper wire from the entry to the house directly to the office so that it becomes the first socket.

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Re: Can I connect NBN FTTC connection box to seond phone socket?

If you only have one phone line then both sockets are wired to the same street cable pair. You should be able to connect the NTD box to either socket. 

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Re: Can I connect NBN FTTC connection box to seond phone socket?

If you only have one phone line then both sockets are wired to the same street cable pair. You should be able to connect the NTD box to either socket. 

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Re: Can I connect NBN FTTC connection box to seond phone socket?

HI All , the NBN came to our place and yes I was able to put it on the second socket with out a hitch. I was told by the Telstra lady when on the phone buying the plan that I might not be able to put it on the second socket.I thought at the time that that  sounded dodgy.The only thing ,NBN Fttc is slower than the  CAble I had before.I used to get 113 mbits now I get 101 mbits.

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Re: Can I connect NBN FTTC connection box to seond phone socket?

All , the NBN came to our place and yes I was able to put it on the second socket with out a hitch. I was told by the Telstra lady when on the phone buying the plan that I might not be able to put it on the second socket.I thought at the time that that  sounded dodgy.The only thing ,NBN Fttc is slower than the  Cable I had before.I used to get 113 mbits now I get 101 mbits.

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Re: Can I connect NBN FTTC connection box to seond phone socket?

A lot of the time, second connection points are disconnected to resolve issues with cabling, but it sounds like you are lucky in that regard.

 

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