Thanks Lotvic & Fruit Bat and good to hear from you again. Understand about the faceplate but a lot of people I know have wiring to additional sockets tee'd in before the socket faceplate. On underground fed properties, BT generally have a grey box on the outside wall. I would like to test there and see what the true BT Bband speed is. My pal is currently with Plusnet and is getting 0.2mb. He does have cables goin everywhere, that's why I want to test on the end of the BT line with his cables disconnected.
That's a £1,000+ fine if you mess with those greybox cables and anything beyond the test socket on the Master.
If you remove the faceplate on the master socket (which is the extent you are legally allowed to do) you can see that the additional sockets are connected to that faceplate. By removing the faceplate and revealing the Test socket you have disconnected ALL internal wiring and extensions.
He is a LONG way from the exchange but 0.2 mb is ridiculous. just going to clip his router onto the end of the BT line and do a speed test with all back wiring disconnected. If it's still 0.2mb then it's a Plusnet/BT problem.
I understand Lotvic but there are a lot of bodged wiring jobs out there. Some done by householders and friends and some done by BT engineers. If it is possible, and it is in some cases, to get to where the BT line arrives then I think that will be the best place for a true Bband speed reading. It ain't highly technical.
Thanks Lotvic. Lots of households have wiring bodges, whether done by themselves or by BT engineers. It strikes me that the best lace to do a speedtest is at the point of termination on the building, which if an underground feed, can be easily accessed. It ain't highly technical to do a test there.
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