Got an FTTC install coming up currently my setup is as follows :
(1) 8 year or so old copper from pole to master socket
(2) ADSL was an early engineer install with the ADSL v1.0 faceplate
(3) Pre installed in to the back of the master socket is a 4meter or so run of aluminium wire to an extension socket with a microfilter and a telephone socket doubler for cordless phone + Alarm
(4) finally a 3 meter or so run of copper phone wire to another extension in the same room as (3) with a microfilter for a sky hd box.
My estimated download speed via the usual BT tools for ADSL is 4Mb with a download range between 3Mb and 7Mb. My actual usual connection speed is 5Mb.
My estimated connection speed for FTTC is 80/20.
My question is (after reading Computermans) post trail is will the aluminium impact my connection speed and should I consider making a change prior to install ? I'm nervous about touching anything as everything is working and the existing extensions are connected into the rear of the master socket rather than the front.
I know the microfilters probably arent needed with the BT installed faceplate, was me thinking it wouldn't do any harm and a safe place to keep the filters.
Distance from fttc cabinet is less than 100meters.
Edited by Greg (Wed 03-Apr-13 19:37:01)