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Standard User Northwind
(learned) Wed 05-Sep-12 12:11:00
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Why does anyone use the faceplate anyway?


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Question as above - I threw my NTE faceplates away years ago. All they do is add another junction to the incoming line so.. what is the point of them anyway?

Everything ( phones and ADSL ) works fine from a filter hanging from the "test socket".

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 05-Sep-12 12:12:47
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Re: Why does anyone use the faceplate anyway?


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Neatness, and better wiring for extensions

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Standard User FRS_Plunderer
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 05-Sep-12 13:09:40
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Why have them at all, just wire the cable direct to your wootah!

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Standard User greenglide
(committed) Wed 05-Sep-12 13:19:11
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Re: Why does anyone use the faceplate anyway?


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In reply to a post by Northwind:
Question as above - I threw my NTE faceplates away years ago. All they do is add another junction to the incoming line so.. what is the point of them anyway?

Everything ( phones and ADSL ) works fine from a filter hanging from the "test socket".


So test socket to dangly filter to router / phone v test socket to filtered faceplate to router / phone

This is the same number so far as I am concerned, the filtered faceplate is much neater, easier to connect and no one falls over it.

What is cannot understand is why anyone still uses the dangly filters

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Sep-12 13:36:56
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In reply to a post by greenglide:
What is cannot understand is why anyone still uses the dangly filters
Cuz filtered faceplates supplied by BT tend to be shushy! As happened to me.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Sep-12 13:38:40
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To enable extensions! You presumably have none.

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Standard User greenglide
(committed) Wed 05-Sep-12 13:42:51
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Cuz filtered faceplates supplied by BT tend to be shushy! As happened to me.


Never used a BT one until I got BT Infinity 2 installed. Before that always used an ADSL Nation one (I think - it is a fit and forget device!). OR guy left the old one behind (along with the old NTE5 which he replaced smile ) so I can always reuse that if the BT one goes ***s up!

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Sep-12 13:59:18
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OR took my old NTE5 away, the thief grin. Had to ask next OR eng who visited for a spare one.

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 05-Sep-12 14:07:52
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If using a unfiltered adsl extension then a dangly filter might appear to be the only way to connect both a router and a phone at the extension socket by the average user - actually until recently I was unaware that filtered faceplates were available for standard extension sockets (not NTE5's) that have screw terminals for a twisted pair feed from the back of an unfiltered NTE5 faceplate, e.g. http://www.adslnation.com/products/xtf.php which can be installed flush mounted on an existing recessed socket box.
Standard User greenglide
(committed) Wed 05-Sep-12 15:34:20
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But the NTE5 belongs to OR so you arent supposed to have "a spare"!

I have kept my old one as "a spare" smirk

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Previously BE Unlimited - 21,000 Download 1,200 Upload but then moved house - 6,500 Down, 1Mb/s up - gutted!
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