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Standard User anilvij
(newbie) Sat 02-Apr-11 12:47:03
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Fiddling with the ringer wire!


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Hi. Having read on a few forums and sites that you can remove the ringer/ bell wire from your main BT box, to improve speed, I did just that.

Now my connection speed, rather than going up, has dropped to a quarter of what it was. I tried to put the wire back, but to no avail.

HELP! Is there a specific way of putting the wire back? I've tried and tried.

Thanks!
Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sat 02-Apr-11 13:12:00
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Post your router stats now. Do you have any record of what they were before?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User anilvij
(newbie) Sat 02-Apr-11 13:17:04
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DownStream Connection Speed 480 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed 256 kbps
VPI 0
VCI 38

I don't have a record of what they were before, sorry; but I do know that if I plug the router into the Test Socket the Downstream Speed gets to 2048 kbps.
I have panicked and just ordered a BT I-Plate!


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sat 02-Apr-11 13:27:27
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Need the NM and attenuations also.

You need to remove bell wire.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 02-Apr-11 13:42:38
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In reply to a post by anilvij:
I don't have a record of what they were before, sorry; but I do know that if I plug the router into the Test Socket the Downstream Speed gets to 2048 kbps.
So there's something with your extension wiring.
I have panicked and just ordered a BT I-Plate!
That wont fix your wiring.

Can you post a picture on an image-hosting website, eg http://imageshack.us showing what you've changed and put a link here?

Or describe what colours are attached to which number pins?



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Standard User anilvij
(newbie) Sat 02-Apr-11 14:06:54
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This is where I'm at now, having removed the orange wire, a brown wire and a green wire and then re-inserting the two blues.

http://img7.imageshack.us/i/img6350x.jpg
Standard User GeeTee
(member) Sat 02-Apr-11 14:11:59
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What did you use to re-insert the blue wires?

And what is at the other end of that blue pair?
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 02-Apr-11 14:12:57
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In reply to a post by anilvij:
This is where I'm at now, having removed the orange wire, a brown wire and a green wire and then re-inserting the two blues.

http://img7.imageshack.us/i/img6350x.jpg
So what pins were the orange, brown and green connected to?

Is this the same socket that the router is normally connected to, or is there another one?



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Standard User anilvij
(newbie) Sat 02-Apr-11 14:17:24
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It was green with the (mostly) white one and brown with the blue one. The orange one went into port 3 (I'm fairly sure about that). I kinda jammed the wires back in with a tiny screwdriver; there is one socket upstairs and the phone is working fine at the moment with the setup as pictured. I don't know what you mean by asking what was on the other end of the blue wires.. they just dissappear into the wall!
Standard User GeeTee
(member) Sat 02-Apr-11 14:22:40
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The blue wires connected to the faceplate there should be for an extension socket.

Does the socket upstairs work with the master socket faceplate unplugged as in your picture?

Oh - and using a screwdriver to re-connect IDC connections isn't a good idea as it forces the metal blades apart in the slot which can lead to a poor contact on the cable.
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