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Standard User n21
(learned) Sat 10-Dec-16 16:19:34
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VDSL through ADSL v1.0 master socket?


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Hello! I just placed an order for BT Infinity and was given the option of self-activation. My concern, however, is the line I have has one of the 'older' ADSL v1.0 filtered sockets, installed by BT.

Is this an issue and would it affect performance? I should clarify that the line has no extensions and has no phones plugged into it—it is used solely for broadband.

Many thanks! smile
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 10-Dec-16 16:31:37
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It might have a small adverse effect as the earlier filters were not designed with the higher VDSL frequencies in mind. As you have no phones or extensions, a filter is not actually required and you could just use an appropriate BT to RJ adapter.


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Standard User n21
(learned) Sat 10-Dec-16 16:34:36
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Oh right, that's a very good point. So I could actually just run straight off the test socket then if I wanted and bypass filters altogether, thereby attaining maximum possible line performance?


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 10-Dec-16 16:50:32
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You could, or get a standard telephony only faceplate on there if you want it to look tidy.


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Standard User n21
(learned) Sat 10-Dec-16 16:52:37
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OK, might look at that then, thanks! And to clarify, the new master sockets would offer no performance benefits over a standard NTE5?
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 10-Dec-16 17:02:10
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Provided there are NO telephony connections then a standard NTE5 will be te best choice. Even the newest VDSL filtered face plate could affect the performance. A filter is NEVER perfect.


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Standard User 23Prince
(committed) Sat 10-Dec-16 17:04:22
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I had a new line installed a few days ago - and the socket provided certainly has changed from the flat version!

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Standard User n21
(learned) Sat 10-Dec-16 17:04:53
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Understood. Yeah, that's why we opted for a separate line. The main voice line in the house is extremely old, so the broadband line just comes straight in and terminates at the front door. From there, it hits the router and then Cat6 around the house.

Yes, no extensions and no phones plugged into the socket. The line has a call plan (because I think we have to with BT, unfortunately) but I don't expect that would make any difference haha!
Standard User 23Prince
(committed) Sat 10-Dec-16 17:06:59
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2 weeks ago I nearly chopped what I thought was an old unused cable just swinging freely from the back door to the floor.

Just learnt it's the older existing phone line with the original FTTC on! Glad I didn't! :/
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 10-Dec-16 17:31:37
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I don't think you have to have a call plan. I would check that out if I were you.

Re the router siting, how far will that be from the master socket, will a phone extension cable be used to reach it, and what were the Infinity speed estimates?

VDSL2 is much more sensitive to total line length from the cabinet, and phone extension cables can be a significant source of noise.

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