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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 03-Jul-11 17:58:04
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Bell Wire


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Hello,

My Broadband has always been extremely slow (around 480KB/S) and I recently found out about the 'bell wire' fix. However, after opening up my main phone socket, I am somewhat confused as to which wire it is, or even if it's still connected at all. I have an ADSL Splitter underneath the main socket so I thought this might mean the bell wire has already been dealt with.

The ADSL Splitter part has 3 wires and 3 slots. They're arranged like so:

Orange into Slot 2
Green into Slot 3
White into Slot 5

There's also a black wire that is not connected to anything.

Here's a picture of the entire thing:

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6/dscn1355z.jpg

Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Jul-11 18:05:35
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It will be the wire in no. 3
http://www.wppltd.demon.co.uk/WPP/Wiring/UK_telephon...

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 03-Jul-11 18:50:23
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Thanks for the reply,

I know it's supposed to be in slot 3 but the fact that my wire is green not orange (as I gather it's supposed to be) and that my master socket seems to have been bypassed both made me worried that I would be disconnecting the wrong thing.


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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Jul-11 19:58:03
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The wire terminated in position 3 is green, because the wire feeding away to the extension/s is external grade dropwire or downlead. The bell wire 'trick' will make no difference to your sync rate, as what the extensions are connected to is a faceplate filter, hence your current sync is as good as, internal wiring wise.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 03-Jul-11 21:43:40
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Ah, ok. Thanks for the explanation, I guess I'll just have put up with it.
Standard User jdowning640
(member) Mon 04-Jul-11 16:05:14
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What is your attenuation on your modem?

What modem do you have if you don't know how to get that information?
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 04-Jul-11 17:08:52
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It's a Netgear DGN2000.
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