How Does A BT Master Socket Work?

Can you have 2 master telephone sockets?

If you have more than one socket, the master socket is the one that will feed any extension sockets.

It’s always best to connect your BT Hub to the master socket if you can.

This is where the broadband signal is strongest, before it goes through any other home wiring which could cause interference..

Can I plug my router into any phone socket?

So no, you cannot plug a router into any phone socket – and expect Internet service. You would need, at minimum, a DSL modem – assuming that you have DSL service provided by an ISP, connected to the phone socket. The router connects using RJ-45 to the modem, which connects using RJ-11 to the DSL enabled phone line.

Can I move my BT phone line?

Re: Moving incoming line External connections are no longer fitted. The incoming line has to terminate on an internal master socket. Any extensions must be run from that master socket. Its Openreach not BT Retail that do the work, so you need to contact your phone Service Provider and ask for an Internal Home Move.

How do you check a phone line is active?

How can I check if my phone line is active?Check for an active connection by plugging in a phone and checking for a dial tone.Alternatively, call a service provider to verify if your line is active or not.Naked broadand plans are worth considering if you do not have nor want an active phone line.

Are BT responsible for the master socket?

BT Openreach has total responsibility for the telephone network to your property and your NTE5. However, the wiring going from the NTE5 into your property is your responsibility. … BT may charge you for this. A cheaper alternative is to fit your own NTE5-style box next to the BT master socket as an extension.

Will BT install a master socket for free?

Re: New Master Socket/Install Charges Either way that won’t be doing your ADSL speed many favours. Anyway, answer to your question, no BT won’t upgrade your internal wiring for free, their a business not a social service.

Can Sky move my phone socket?

Sky can arrange a master socket relocate for you. However, there are some things to consider: It’s recommended that the homeowner be present to discuss the location of the socket with the engineer. Although you’ll book a visit with Sky, the work will be completed by an Openreach engineer.

Can I use a master socket as an extension?

Master sockets should not normally be used for extensions. Extension (Slave) Socket. … The fixed plug is a standard BT plug and socket and allows all the internal wiring to be easily isolated for fault finding. A normal phone can be plugged directly into the socket remaining in the wall to test if the line is OK.

Can you use the test socket permanently?

You can use the test socket for as long as you want. People generally don’t because they have phone extensions. It might be worth investigating your internal wiring. It sounds like it is faulty as there should be very little difference between the test socket and normal sockets.

Where is the test socket on BT?

The BT line coming into your premises will terminate at the BT Master socket. However, BT will only guarantee a service, whether it is Broadband or Telephone, to the Master test socket. This socket can be found behind the front plastic cover of standard BT (NTE5) sockets (see illustrations below).

How much do bt charge to move a master socket?

If you ask Openreach to move the BT master socket, they will charge somewhere around £150. You may have to wait a fair while for the work to be done. It’s not worth the wait, cost, or hassle.

Can I replace a BT master socket?

No, they won’t come out and change it. Obviously they can’t actually stop you from changing it but be warned if you ever had to call Openreach out for a fault the Engineer would replace it with an NTE5a as they have to per procedure. Oh, and they may then charge you for having to replace a none standard Openreach NTE.