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Topic # 115205 18-Mar-2013 06:11
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I'm going to have a DSL master splitter installed and the DSL line was going to terminate in the lounge which is upstairs and has the TV/Freeview/Router/NAS etc tech cluster.   But I'm now considering moving the router and NAS to a cupboard under the stairs which would mean a) less visible clutter and b) probably better wifi distribution, not that it's much of a problem.

Don't want to burn bridges though so was still going to have a DSL socket upstairs.  Plus, as I have some wired-only devices, I need wired ethermet from the cupboard back to the lounge. I think three connections should suffice.

I just want to make sure I'm on the right track here: what I'm expecting to end up with is a faceplate in the lounge with four ethernet/RJ45 sockets, one is DSL in (and marked as such) and the other three terminate in the below-stairs cupboard.  And a similar faceplate in the cupboard - one DSL in and three other sockets.  In the cupboard I just connect the ethernet outs from the router to the faceplate sockets, then upstairs I connect my wired devices to the sockets there.

Is this an unusual kind of arrangement?  Any problems with having two DSL sockets (obviously only one will be in regular use).


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  Reply # 783214 18-Mar-2013 07:35
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Hi having two seperate sockets for the DSL is going to circumvent the whole purpose of the filter, I recomend that you take the DSL to the closet as this is the most sensible place, and add not three but 4 LAN circuits, so that you have a spare that you could patch the DSL from the closet to the lounge should (I dont understand why) want to put the DSL modem there, in this case the cable end point is always where the modem goes with no stub beyond the modem.

As I said why would the modem need to go in the lounge, once its in a central location there is no reason a small switch cannot be used to extend the number of outlets.


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  Reply # 783568 18-Mar-2013 18:30
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Don't really need the lounge option, it was more for potential future houseowners (how considerate of me...)

And of course you're right about having the DSL terminate in one place only, I'd assumed master splitters were more to do with dodgily-wired phone extensions. 

Good solution thanks. 

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