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Bought an ADSL Faceplate thing...

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Pulsedriver, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. Pulsedriver

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,026

    Location: UK

    Hi folks, bought a ADSL Faceplate, and fitted it over the weekend, my downstream SNR is always above 8.5DB now, in fact, its 8.8 at the moment.
    It used to always be around 6 in the daytime!

    Im on ADSL max.


    Anyone else use one? And will it make much difference being at 8db instead of 6db?
     
  2. wesley

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Jul 2003

    Posts: 7,401

    where did you get it from?
     
  3. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,443

    Really made a difference over a good quality socket and good filter?
     
  4. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,646

    Yes the NTE5 filtered splitter faceplate is substantially better than using a regular microfilter :)

    Try cutting the wire in terminal 3 (orange) and see what happens ;)


    ...you should see an improvement
     
  5. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,443

    What are your finding's compared with no filter at all, and a standard good quality (new) BT socket?
     
  6. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Remember the competitor rules.

    2dB difference isn't that significant, but you should've seen a (slight) increase in sync rate rather than the increase in SNR margin, unless you're already at 8Mbps.
     
  7. Pulsedriver

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,026

    Location: UK

    Type Fast Status No Defect
    Downstream Upstream
    Data rate 8128 448

    Noise margin 8.6 24.0

    Output power 19.8 12.1

    Attenuation 23.0 12.0




    You can only buy them from 2 places.

    I was at 8mb before hand so the sync has not changed.

    Its better than normal filters, as this way you can take all the filters out from around the house, they are no longer needed.



    If I cut the orange wire what difference will happen? As my SKY+ phone socket is plugged into that as well, its not just a ADSL connection, as its the master socket as well.
     
  8. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,646

    The orange wire is basically a ring wire used for old bell telephones, it will not effect the Sky+ (I know I have Sky+ on mine :))

    I saw another 3dB when I cut it
     
  9. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    You'll possibly see a more stable connection then.
     
  10. Pulsedriver

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2003

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    Location: UK

    Mine are only connected


    Terminal 2 + 5

    And A + B (the blue wires)
     
  11. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,646

    Then you're ok :)
     
  12. Eddietop

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Oct 2003

    Posts: 611

    Location: Northampton,UK

    just ordered one of these, ordered max as well today from ace internet. Cant wait till im up and running :)
     
  13. Locky

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Oct 2003

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    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    has my socket got a ring thing

    mine connects to the A+B with the orange and white wires
     
  14. Mercutio

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,971

    Location: Sheffield, UK

    I highly recommend filtered faceplate too - mine improved my sync rate AND stats by a fair margin. For the sake of £12 (or there-abouts) you really cant go wrong :)