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On 19/11/13 13:57, Rob Beard wrote:
Well, even more information! I don't mind using the filters. Our phone sockets are all pretty well hidden away so they are not seen. From what you say I either have to work out how to go fully to FTTC or just not bother.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
Since I get pretty good speeds already, and thinking about how I use the computer, I am not sure that I would get much advantage from the extra speeds. And it would be quite expensive, eg I would have to replace my router and somehow get a new cat-5 cable from the entrance up to the bedroom. Plus the cost of the BT engineer.
Staying put is for the best I think. I have found all this useful and interesting though. I hope it has been of some help to others too,
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