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Standard User 2pods
(member) Mon 18-Mar-13 15:07:24
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using the test socket with a filter


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Would there be anything gained by using a ADSL filter with a phone and the router connected directly to the test socket ?

It's just that ISTR being asked to plug the router directly into the test socket when my ISP were troubleshooting a problem, and the sync was a lot higher than I was getting in the "normal" socket.

TIA

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 18-Mar-13 15:17:12
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Re: using the test socket with a filter


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In the normal socket you will also have all your extension wiring connected, which can act as an aerial picking up all the Medium Wave interference that affects ADSL.

If you have extensions and want to keep them consider lifting the wire out of pin 3 on the faceplate e.g. http://www.thinkbroadband.com/faq/sections/radsl.htm...

If you have no extensions, i.e. nothing connected to the face and speeds are a lot better at the test socket, then your faceplate probably has dirty connectors.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User 2pods
(member) Mon 18-Mar-13 17:14:24
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Re: using the test socket with a filter


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I've removed wire 3 etc.

However, I'm sure there is more wiring that I can't get to. Apart from the master socket, my BT wiring is prehistoric. I had a thread over on Kitz, that I'll try and link to when I find it.

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