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Standard User paxothestuffer
(newbie) Wed 06-Nov-13 18:36:54
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Is there a better master socket I can use?


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I currently have an BT LJU3/1A master socket where the BT line enters my house.
There are 2 incoming wires (black and green) connected to terminals 2 and 5.
Also connected to terminals 2 and 5 are 2 wires that form an extension cable that goes upstairs where my router is located.
I disconnected the ring wires on the extension about 1 year ago.
There is a cordless phone and a burglar alarm system plugged into the front of the master socket with a plug in type microfilter.
Upstairs I have another microfilter plugged into the extension socket and the router and a normal corded phone plugged into that.

My question is: Is there a different master socket that can be fitted that would give me even a small broadband speed increase (currently around 4Mb)

I did try plugging the router into the master socket and that gave a small increase in speed.

I have the option to go fibre broadband if required but 4Mb is ok at the moment.

Thanks for any replies.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 06-Nov-13 18:44:18
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Re: Is there a better master socket I can use?


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You could get BT to replace it with a newer NTE5A - there are ways to get it done free or you may need to pay. Use that with an inbuilt filer and you can do away with dangly filters as both telephony and XDSL plug into the front. Phone extensions are also wired to the rear of te face plate where a filtered signal is provided.


Your burglar alarm should NOT be plugged in but hard wired and moving to an NTE5A makes that a lot easier to achieve.


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Standard User paxothestuffer
(newbie) Thu 07-Nov-13 06:14:25
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Re: Is there a better master socket I can use?


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Thanks, but surely if the extension was filtered that would affect either the phone or the router on the end of that shared extension?


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 07-Nov-13 09:24:41
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You run run both filtered and non-filtered pairs to the extension location. where you install a Euro module faceplate with an RJ11 and BT phone secondary.


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Standard User paxothestuffer
(newbie) Thu 07-Nov-13 17:39:46
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Ah, yes, good plan.

I have checked the extension cable and there are 6 wires.
If I used 2 wires for the filtered phone line, is there any advantage in doubling up the remaining 2 pairs for the ADSL?

i.e. if I use 2 wires twisted together for one of the ADSL connections effectively halving the resistance of the copper wire run will it make any appreciable difference?
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 07-Nov-13 17:54:58
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Theory is good for the impedance but in practice NO!

You are not going far - just a few metres so the difference would be minimal when compared to the 1000s of metres from the exchange. Just make sure you use a pair for each. GREEN for te DSL as it is not normally used for 'phones.


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Standard User paxothestuffer
(newbie) Thu 07-Nov-13 19:21:57
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Thanks,
Yes, that makes sense as I am apparently 4km from the exchange!
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