on 11-11-2010 12:09 AM
Can anyone help me with how to best use Micro Filters and best way to to wire in extensions?
I have a BT Master Box but it is not ideal to have the router situated there as I really need it in my office upstairs. I have from the Master Box 2 extension hardwired to the back of the box (1 going upstairs and the other to the lounge)....I already have Micro Filters on any sockets that have telephones attached with the exception of the Sky+HD telephone line which is hardwired to the back of the box in the lounge (small 1 socket box).
Am I best adding a Micro Filter just before the line goes into the Sky+HD box
Also how can I or can I improve on the performance of the router when it is in my office.
BT Master Box
|Connection Speed||14661 kbps||906 kbps|
|Line Attenuation||27.0 db||15.9 db|
|Noise Margin||7.3 db||8.0 db|
|Connection Speed||10888 kbps||874 kbps|
|Line Attenuation||28.0 db||16.5 db|
|Noise Margin||10.4 db||9.0 db|
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11-11-2010 12:18 AM - edited 11-11-2010 12:27 AM
Everything that connects to your line must be filtered, otherwise you will seriously mess up your
potential speeds put errors on the line and generally make browsing very painful, ether add a filter at the Sky HD box or better yet get a prefiltered faceplate like this http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.as
On the rear of the faceplate you connect the lounge extension to the 2/5 ports
they are filtered so no need for any other filters, the other extension that goes to
your office you connect to A/B these are unfiltered so have the ADSL signal on them
you then use 1 microfilter where your router will connect, no other filters around the
home are then needed.
on 11-11-2010 11:01 AM
Thanks for this Dsldude,
I have done another test and unplugged the Sky+HD Box from the telephone line and I am now getting 12mpbs and Noise is hovering around 7db.
I think I am going to get an In-Line Filter to add to the Sky+HD Box....currently for voice lines to the extensions I have wired all the ports 2-5....do I need all of these and could that be diluting the speed? Do I just need 2 & 5 for voice lines and then add the In-Line Filters.
on 11-11-2010 11:42 AM
Yeah 2/5 always need to be connected, sometimes people will have number 3 connected
but thats not needed and can slow the speeds down.
If your going for just adding a in-line filter on the sky HD box, you don't need to change
anything at the master socket.