The quality of wiring carried out by many older BT wiremen is often approaching art in its perfection. This often has Orange, White, Green and Black wires. Usually (but not always) Orange and White are the active pair and go to connections 2 and 5 in the master socket.
How do you wire a BT socket?
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How do you wire a phone socket?
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Can you move a BT master socket?
Of course, officially your master socket cant be moved, but Ive known of good independent engineers who do it. An alternative would be to cable another socket as a “slave” of the master one, hence your modem could then be anywhere in the house, and losses from the cable would be minimal, if decent cable is used.
Can I move a BT phone socket?
For all BT customers you can dial 150 to call the Sales Department and book an appointment to move the master socket. The cost will be in the region of £130. If you call out an Independent Telephone Engineer some will be reluctant to touch the main telephone socket as this is down to Openreach to maintain.