I was wondering if anyone can shed any light on the problem I experienced, which needs to be resolved.
The home has the master socket on the ground floor, near the front door, currently used only for a fax machine.
The first floor has a socket, which appears to be an extension socket, which isn't being used.
The second floor has a socket, with a filter fitted and a phone and modem/router working perfectly.
I decided to connect a filter to the ground floor main socket and plug in a long 15m broadband cable to allow a computer to be connected on the ground floor. However, when I plugged in the broadband modem/router (both an old Talk Talk one and a newer D-Link modem router), the DSL light doesn't come on. At one point it did come on, for about 5 minutes, then it went off again - not to come back.
I have checked another filter, which I know works as it's in use on the second floor, and the DSL light won't come back on - whether used on the ground or first floor sockets. Only when either filter is plugged into the second floor socket does the DSL light come on.
Short of getting in a phone engineer to investigate the ground floor socket, which would cost over £100, what are my options for getting the ground floor computer connected to the internet ?
The computer needs a solid, reliable connection to the internet as the user on the ground floor is an avid downloader, so a wireless connection to the router on the second floor isn't an option.
If you need any more information to help me, please feel free to ask and I will reply immediately.