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Does NBN need a phone socket?

Does NBN need a phone socket?

Does NBN need a phone socket?


I’m in the process of transitioning to NBN and I’ve heard different things about the need for phone sockets. I want to ensure I have the right setup for my connection type. Can you clarify if I’ll need a phone socket for my NBN connection, and if so, what kind of socket and cabling would be best for optimal performance?

Here Is Answer to does NBN need a phone socket?

Here Is Answer to does NBN need a phone socket?


Yes, the requirement for a phone socket with NBN depends on the type of NBN connection you have:


  1. FTTC (Fibre to the Curb), FTTN (Fibre to the Node), and FTTB (Fibre to the Building): For these types of connections, a phone socket is essential. The socket should have a cable that doesn’t pass through any other sockets and runs directly from the NBN network lead-in cable straight to the terminal socket used to connect the modem or router. It’s crucial to ensure that there are no bridge taps on these services, as they can degrade the quality of the connection. For these installations, we at SECURE A COM use cat6 compatible RJ45 sockets to ensure the best connection quality.
  2. HFC (Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial): For an HFC connection, you will need an F adaptor socket, similar to the ones used by Foxtel or other pay TV services.
  3. FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) and Fixed Wireless: While a traditional phone socket isn’t required for these connections, it’s highly recommended to have a cat6 data cable installed from the NBN box to the desired location of the router. This ensures optimal Wi-Fi performance throughout the premises.

In conclusion, the necessity of a phone socket or specific cabling largely depends on the type of NBN connection. Proper installation and the right choice of sockets and cables are crucial for achieving the best internet performance. If you’re unsure about your connection type or need assistance with installation, SECURE A COM, with our expertise in NBN fault-finding and installation services, is here to help.

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