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Standard User jsknight100
(newbie) Thu 18-Jul-19 21:38:09
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Loss of speed when not using master socket for broadband


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If a computer is not plugged into the main telephone socket. What is an acceptable delay in speed?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 18-Jul-19 23:24:52
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Re: Loss of speed when not using master socket for broadband


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It's usually best to plug a computer into a modem or router. The acceptable loss from plugging it into a phone socket is 100%.

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Standard User radar
(regular) Fri 19-Jul-19 08:13:47
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
It's usually best to plug a computer into a modem or router. The acceptable loss from plugging it into a phone socket is 100%.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 19-Jul-19 09:23:30
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Re: Loss of speed when not using master socket for broadband


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If meaning plugging modem/router into master socket versus an extension, then what is acceptable is a decision only you can make.

The level of drop is not consistent as it depends a lot on local circumstances. If can range almost zero difference to a loss of more than half the speed

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 19-Jul-19 09:45:27
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More seriously than my flippant reply last night, there are several other things that are relevant.

First, I assume you are on FTTC rather than ADSLx. The loss on that by using an extension for the modem/router depends on many factors, as MrSaffron says.

For instance, whether the computer is connected to an ethernet socket on the router or wirelessly. We could also do with knowing if you are talking about the connection speed, (sync or rate), or speed test/download speeds. Plus the expected and actual speeds.

Other questions follow from the answers to those.

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Standard User candlerb
(experienced) Fri 19-Jul-19 10:03:28
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Also depends on how your extension wiring is connected.

In more modern master sockets with integrated filters, there are two separate extension points: one for phones, and one for xDSL. In this case, you definitely need to run separate data extension cabling to the xDSL connector. It probably won't work at all if you plug the router into a (filtered) phone extension.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 19-Jul-19 10:19:10
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No “probably” about it. The whole purpose of all such filters is to remove the broadband signal frequencies in both directions from the phone socket.

But this is way off topic too early in the thread.

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