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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 28-Mar-09 17:12:51
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Bell Wire Removal?


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I've just stumbled across this blog describing the disconnection of the bell wire to increase broadband speed, has anyone here done this I just wondered if it was safe and legal to do it: http://broadband-speedup.blogspot.com/

cheers! James
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 28-Mar-09 17:45:55
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Re: Bell Wire Removal?


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Safe enough and legal enough that its in our FAQ too
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/faq/sections/radsl.htm...

For those concerned over doing this there is the I-Plate option, http://www.thinkbroadband.com/videos.html

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User john2007
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 28-Mar-09 17:46:26
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Re: Bell Wire Removal?


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Lot's of people have done it. It is quite safe. It only helps if you suffer from noise on the line. If you are hesitant it might be worth posting your stats to see if you may benefit. See http://www.dslzoneuk.net/adsl_line_stats.php and http://www.dslzoneuk.net/socket.php


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Standard User BandAid
(newbie) Sat 28-Mar-09 17:57:48
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Re: Bell Wire Removal?


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I disconnected the ring wire and it was the one thing that gave me the biggest improvement in speed. Well worth doing.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 02-Apr-09 01:36:35
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Re: Bell Wire Removal?


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Thanks for the feedback. I removed it and my sync speed shot up 1.3Mbs - great!!!

James
Standard User chris151
(newbie) Fri 17-Apr-09 23:43:37
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Alternative Bell Wire Removal Method


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If you do not have an NTE5 master socket with a removable lower half or if your extensions are all connected using plug-in adapters or splitters, it is possible to disconnect the bell wire by the following method which has worked OK for me.

Cut a thin strip of electrical insulating tape 3mm wide and 40mm long and stick it lengthways along the plug that goes into your master socket. Place the tape so that it covers the two middle pins (3 and 4), but leaves the two adjacent pins (2 and 5) exposed. Wrap the tape back along the other side of the plug so that it is stays in place when inserted.

See my photo at
http://www.picturebay.net/img/guests/78149114192/Pho...

This will disconnect the bell wire, without the need to cut or remove any wires.
Check that the phones still ring OK. If a problem does arise the tape can be easily removed,
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 02-May-09 14:59:13
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Many thanks for your clearly explained tip - an easy and quick solution!
Standard User canarycity
(member) Mon 11-May-09 08:43:24
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Good Idea and far easier then snipping wires, works for me.

madasafish
Fixed 2Mb speed (Wish it was faster)
Not happy!
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 04-Oct-10 08:20:03
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Re: Bell Wire Removal?


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Why would you cut the wire, just use a screw driver to unscrew the wire. The bell wire causes attenuation on the line causing your signal to noise reading to increase hence reducing your broadband speed by your service provider which is using rate adaptive ADSL ports which automatically sync at the best rate possible. You are best to remove the wire completely. To maximize your ADSL connection, I would suggest removing the bell wire and using a XDSL Pots Splitter at the main connection and dedicating a single jack for the ADSL. This would be the best solution.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 04-Oct-10 08:56:08
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Bell wire does not cause attenuation, it creates an imbalance in the twisted pair and thus is ripe for picking up noise

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
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