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Standard User Moonpie
(newbie) Fri 26-Feb-16 10:57:49
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House Phoneline Cabling


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Hi just after some thoughts on whether its worth getting some cabling changed / re routed or not. The black drop cable currently comes down my house with a few meters of slack on it and into my cellar which then connects to a junction box. Out of which is a old cheap looking grey cable that runs through the floor for about 6 meters and into the master socket. As I live in a rural area my speeds are not great so ever gain helps. Quiet line test is ok so i'm just wondering if its worth the bother or not. Its annoying as there is no real easy way to test this out as im not allowed to touch the cabling before the master socket. My line is very stable and at the 6db up and 6.10db down and I believe the BT default is 6.0db.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 26-Feb-16 11:12:04
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Re: House Phoneline Cabling


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To be fair, if it ain't broke, don't fix it !

Hopefully no extension wiring after the NTE ?

Standard User Moonpie
(newbie) Fri 26-Feb-16 12:26:58
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nothing connected to the plate at the bottom and ive got a new style openreach vdsl filter plate on it


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 26-Feb-16 12:36:04
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Re: House Phoneline Cabling


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Well that sounds positive. What line stats does the router show ? Attenuation, sync rate, snr etc.

Standard User Moonpie
(newbie) Fri 26-Feb-16 13:40:33
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Re: House Phoneline Cabling


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only gives me the sync speed and db above, im getting the new HH5 next week which should give me some more details I believe. Ive ordered faster broadband to see if it improves my connection speed or not but im not holding my breath.

12:47:49, 23 Feb. ( DSL noise margin: 6.00 dB upstream, 6.10 dB downstream

12:47:48, 23 Feb. ( ) DSL line rate: 639 Kbps upstream, 3864 Kbps downstream
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 26-Feb-16 13:54:35
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What router are you using at present then ?

Standard User Moonpie
(newbie) Fri 26-Feb-16 14:28:46
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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 26-Feb-16 18:11:57
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One comment I can add to those of Zarjaz.

Is the grey cable the old "figure of eight" or "bellwire" style? It was used many, many years ago for phone cabling. If so, keep any electrical devices away from it as the noise immunity is poor.


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Standard User Moonpie
(newbie) Fri 26-Feb-16 19:09:21
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Probably bell wire but I'd need to double check. There are electronics sockets and stuff near it within 30 or so cm's. What symptoms would electrical interference cause?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 26-Feb-16 19:25:35
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Slow connection speed for the attenuation/length of line.

Another thought - just in case. Is this the only wire out of the junction box? I'm also not happy with "comes down my house with a few meters of slack on it". That doesn't sound like a BT job so may be DIY from before you moved there. Is there another entry point near the top of that?

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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 26-Feb-16 19:27:45)

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