on 17-11-2021 01:33 PM
After doing the maths with my current deal etc it works out upgrading to FF150 would only cost me and extra £14 over the 18 months of the contract - existing deal goes up to £29.95 in Nov 2022 and Talk Talk offering 3 months fibre free with upgrade. So I've taken the plunge and it's being installed on 1st Dec.
Just a question about the eero router that comes with the package - I know Openreach will install the new gubbins for the fibre (ONT) - I am assuming the eero router connects to this with an ethernet cable, not the current modem cable into a BT socket. I would want to place the router some distance from the ONT (current router is on a 10 metre modem cable) so assuming a 10 metre ethernet cable will do the trick so I can get on in advance of the install.
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on 17-11-2021 02:04 PM
Openreach will discuss with you where to fit the ONT and where to drill the hole to fit the optical cable to the external CSP or Customer Splice Point where the incoming optical cable is connected. The ONT does need to be reasonably near a power socket because the ONT has a mains power plug and power cable to power the ONT.
on 17-11-2021 02:04 PM
on 17-11-2021 01:59 PM
From what I understand, the engineer will have a conversation with you around the location of the equipment and will hopefully be able to install this in the suitable place.
If an extra long cable is required then the engineer should also be able to advise in regards to this. You can if you wish purchase a cable before the engineer visit (cat 6 cable)
on 17-11-2021 01:51 PM
Thanks for your answer. I understand that my question is about location of the eero - where the existing phone line enters the property there are no nearby power sockets, so I have to run a 10m long lead from the existing router to BT socket as the router is located near power sockets, I am assuming the engineer will install their bit where the existing socket is - so my question is will a 10 metre ethernet lead be required for me to connect the eero where it's plugged in to the new openreach ONT? Just so I can purchase this in advance
on 17-11-2021 01:45 PM
on 17-11-2021 01:44 PM
on 17-11-2021 01:43 PM
Have you seen the below Help Guide? The engineer will set up the eero device for you and this would be connected from the ONT box. The wifi hub would no longer be used, just the eero.