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Standard User Zoolander99
(newbie) Sat 12-Feb-11 21:13:08
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Hi,

Does anyone know what this brown box is on my phoneline? The wire on the right comes directly from a telegraph pole outside, through hole in wall and into the brown box. The wire coming out left of brown box goes into the phone socket box.

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Which of these would be the demarc point and would I be likely to see any improvement in speed if one or both where removed and replaced with a new socket seeing as they are both very old? The bell wire is already disconnected.

The brown box says "British Telecom" on the front and doesn't seem to have any other markings. The telephone socket just has a "T" with circle round it in the bottom right corner.

Thanks for any help.
Standard User john2007
(legend) Sat 12-Feb-11 21:34:45
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I doubt that replacing those units will make any difference. There isn't much to wear out and it's not as if the connections are being continually flexed.

Could you post your router stats? See http://kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogstats.php
Standard User Zoolander99
(newbie) Sat 12-Feb-11 21:53:52
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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sat 12-Feb-11 23:01:15
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Demarcation point is the white master.

Why the master is so close to the junction is a little mystery - most BT Techs would have put the master where the junction box is. I would guess that at some time someone has moved the master to that point.





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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Sat 12-Feb-11 23:55:01
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In reply to a post by Zoolander99:
Does anyone know what this brown box is on my phoneline?
Possibly one of these



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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 13-Feb-11 00:05:41
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In reply to a post by MHC:
Why the master is so close to the junction is a little mystery - most BT Techs would have put the master where the junction box is. I would guess that at some time someone has moved the master to that point.
More likely the person who replaced the old hard-wired phone point with a plug-in master wasn't a BT Tech...

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sun 13-Feb-11 00:38:04
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Another possibility - but look at teh varnish and where the cable ran initially -to me it suggests the master was a lot further away. Even if it was a not-BT installation they would (I hope) have put the cable entry on the right.





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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 13-Feb-11 00:41:38
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In reply to a post by MHC:
Even if it was a not-BT installation they would (I hope) have put the cable entry on the right.
You have more faith in some of the DIY'ers around than I have frown

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sun 13-Feb-11 09:46:41
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In reply to a post by billford:
In reply to a post by MHC:
Even if it was a not-BT installation they would (I hope) have put the cable entry on the right.
You have more faith in some of the DIY'ers around than I have frown


Maybe, I would have hoped they would have put the hole in the right side. But if it has been moved it does demonstrate the lack too - all they needed to do was rotate the back box!





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Standard User Zoolander99
(newbie) Sun 13-Feb-11 12:34:07
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Would I be likely to see any speed improvement if it was replaced with one of the newer sockets?
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