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On 19/11/2013 13:15, Neil Winchurst wrote:
Thanks for that info. At the moment I am using all the sockets. They each have a phone connected via a filter. The one in the small bedroom also has my router plugged in to it. (No chance of not hearing an incoming phone call in this house!) From what you say above it may pay me to have a new I-Plate for the master socket and then to remove all the filters from the extensions, even if I don't bother with FTTC. Is that correct? Thanks Neil
I'm pretty sure the thing that Gordon uses isn't an iPlate, but it does the same job.
We've got a couple on various sites. Depending on how you wire them depends on if you need filters or not.
If you look at the picture on the site at the back of the faceplate, it has two outputs, a blue one which still has the ADSL signal (so any phones connected to that need filters) and a white connector which just does phones (i.e. the ADSL signal is filtered out).
If your connections are daisy chained and you connect it to the phone connection on the back non of the extensions will have an ADSL signal (you'll have to move your router to the main socket or run a separate extension wired to the ADSL connection on the back of the box). If you connect the extensions to the ADSL connection on the back of the box you'll need to filter each socket still.
However if all your extensions all connect back to the master socket you might get away with connecting the majority to the filtered connection and then just the one for your router to the ADSL connection.
I can't say in experience I've seen any improvement with one of these filters, but they are much neater than hanging filters off sockets :-)
The iPlate itself is available here: http://www.tandyonline.co.uk/electronics/telecoms-dsl/bt-iplate-broadband-accelerator.html It does require the use of filters on each extension still. Rob -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG http://mailman.dclug.org.uk/listinfo/list FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/listfaq