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I'll rephrase my previous post, if you would like an extension running correctly without the use of the cheap tin cable commonly found at places such as Argos and B&Q, and not compromising your broadband connection stability give me a call.

If you feel you want to 'give it a crack' yourself, check that the cable you're being sold is SOLID copper, and when you connect to any existing extension sockets IDC it would be advised you use a proper krone punch down tool (the small plastic ones are prone to destroy the connectors, rendering the new socket unusable).

Every joint you make in a telephone cable causes deterioration in the quality of the ADSL signal, so consider what you already have in place before adding a shoe-string type extension to your network.

Lastly, make sure you don't short the line, if the exchange flips out because of your DIY attempt you'll be looking at a £120 call out from BTOpenreach.

Around 15% of my calls are where someone has 'given it a go', and found themselves with with crackly lines, low internet speed and unsightly cables around the house.

With a lot of people virtually running their lives online now a good quality internet state usually plays a big part too.

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I'll rephrase my previous post, if you would like an extension running correctly without the use of the cheap tin cable commonly found at places such as Argos and B&Q, and not compromising your broadband connection stability give me a call.

If you feel you want to 'give it a crack' yourself, check that the cable you're being sold is SOLID copper, and when you connect to any existing extension sockets IDC it would be advised you use a proper krone punch down tool (the small plastic ones are prone to destroy the connectors, rendering the new socket unusable).

Every joint you make in a telephone cable causes deterioration in the quality of the ADSL signal, so consider what you already have in place before adding a shoe-string type extension to your network.

Lastly, make sure you don't short the line, if the exchange flips out because of your DIY attempt you'll be looking at a £120 call out from BTOpenreach.

Around 15% of my calls are where someone has 'given it a go', and found themselves with with crackly lines, low internet speed and unsightly cables around the house.

With a lot of people virtually running their lives online now a good quality internet state usually plays a big part too.

 

 

Calm down dear, its only a commercial. :D:hihi:

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I'll rephrase my previous post, if you would like an extension running correctly without the use of the cheap tin cable commonly found at places such as Argos and B&Q, and not compromising your broadband connection stability give me a call.

If you feel you want to 'give it a crack' yourself, check that the cable you're being sold is SOLID copper, and when you connect to any existing extension sockets IDC it would be advised you use a proper krone punch down tool (the small plastic ones are prone to destroy the connectors, rendering the new socket unusable).

Every joint you make in a telephone cable causes deterioration in the quality of the ADSL signal, so consider what you already have in place before adding a shoe-string type extension to your network.

Lastly, make sure you don't short the line, if the exchange flips out because of your DIY attempt you'll be looking at a £120 call out from BTOpenreach.

Around 15% of my calls are where someone has 'given it a go', and found themselves with with crackly lines, low internet speed and unsightly cables around the house.

With a lot of people virtually running their lives online now a good quality internet state usually plays a big part too.

 

Me thinks someone is touting for business.:D Forget all this waffle, its easy to do. Save your money and do it yourself

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