Which master socket wires to use?

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I'm changing an old master socket for a VDSL2 master.

The old socket has a 6 core cable and the incomer on the new VDSL socket has two terminals marked A and B.

Would I be correct in thinking I need the wires from terminals 2 and 5 off the old socket?

Basically, which of the 6 wires go to A and B on the new socket please?

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Hi,

As the master socket and incoming cable is the property of the supplier (Openreach, etc.),
I couldn't possibly say! ;)

If you haven't already seen, there is some useful information about phone lines here:

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Technical/Telecoms/Telephone Wiring.htm

To clarify your existing wiring, I wouldn't suggest pulling out all the wires except 2 and 5 and seeing if your system still works! :)
 
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Its seems the best way forward is to have Plusnet, who we've ordered fibre and telephone from, to arrange an engineer visit to fit the new master scoket.
 
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I too am not fitting one of these but would the terminals on the rear of faceplate for BB be filtered as i would not like to wire from this connection to router with some cat5 rather than the manky old wire that is fitted at the moment and is untwisted.
 
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Its seems the best way forward is to have Plusnet, who we've ordered fibre and telephone from, to arrange an engineer visit to fit the new master scoket.

If you are having a new broadband service installed, they will very likely give you a VOIP phone connection instead. Which means your phone/s will plug into the router.
 
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