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#153905 12-Oct-2014 12:19
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I have an appointment on Tuesday afternoon with an installer from Vodafone idk to install it into my place and was wondering what they actually do to look for?

Do they need to alter the structure to get to the wiring?

There is an old adsl line here so would that affect he install?

Thank you.

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  #1152144 12-Oct-2014 12:30
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If your ADSL was properly installed then they probably won't need to do anything (except maybe replace the splitter with a VDSL-compatible one if it's old).

If it wasn't properly installed then you'll end up with a new DSL socket for your modem.

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  #1152146 12-Oct-2014 12:34
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they come and add a dedicated cable and jackpoint for the VDSL modem in a place of your choosing (there is some caveats to this) they also install a VDSL filter either in the external termination point (ETP) or at the first phone jack.

This means you VDSL line has a uninturrupted connection to the telephone line that enters your property which reduces interference etc. giving you a better sync speed


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  #1152159 12-Oct-2014 12:51
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What are the caveats?

I have a jack in my bedroom where I'd like them to install it too because I prefer to hardwire my consoles and laptop in to the modem, and a jack in the lounge that's I never use, would that be an issue?

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  #1152168 12-Oct-2014 13:05
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no you can have it where you like but they need to be able to run the cable there relatively easy, if its a difficult job they more than likely wont do it.

Its makes more sense to have the dedicated jack point in a central location though

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