BatchFile (20th June 2011)
It could be that the excess filters are dropping the signal strength too much and the call produces a signal change that makes it work.
You need to concentrate on getting the broadband stable without worrying aobut the phone. Add the phone into the loop later. You won't have gotten a proper connection yet if it's always going on and off as the exchange won't have sync'd you properly.
Do you have any of the details from the router when it's plugged into the master socket. The noise up/down, attenuation up/down and then the reported sync speed from the router and an actual bb speed from speedtest.net or something similar?
Quotes: t'other day I was on the phone to one of the higher technical team .. "Just to double check and make sure my line tests report the most factual results, could you plug your router directly into your test socket. Take your time, there's no rush" so I went through and removed the faceplate, put a filter in (so I could plug the router into the test socket) and went back and reported back. Now, the guy was like "ok, so before I run the test, just to confirm, the router is plugged directly into the test socket with no other devices or filters" so I said "well there is a filter plugged in so I can plug the router in" to which I got the response "No, I said nothing else, the router needs to be direct into the test socket with nothing else there" so I pointed out "that's not possible as the RJ11 won't fit into the BT socket so I need to have the filter there" "no sir, it needs to be dir... oh right yeah, sorry, my bad" MEH! I should of known then the guy was going to mess up with the engineer booking .. anywho .. lol ..
this is what you want..
Get this http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=9881
replace Faceplate of master socket and KROHN you extenuation in on the back it will filter the main socket where the ADSL connects to,
then EXT 1 will not need filtering and you can daisy-chin your extensions off of it.
Last edited by Cools; 20th June 2011 at 01:12 PM.
I've had both, Virgin (when it was NTL) and ADSL supplied by BT, approx 650-750 metres from the exchange. I changed from NTL to BT, cos NTL p****d me off over something. Once the BT signal started dropping out, I was changing micro-filters almost like changing socks, after two years of fiddling about with BT engineers, test-sockets, microfilters, my internal wiring and their external wiring, I went gratefully back to Virginmedia.
Plug, play, sorted.
First thing I did when we moved into this house was look at the incoming line...2 sockets on the wall, 1 a mess, one pristine.
Opened up the pristine one to find it contained screws, an earth wire, some rawplugs..and nothing else.
Bashed up socket was ancient and just hanging in there. This led back to an old "block" style internal/external breakout box. Wires in that were corroding, dull and manky.
Rubber gloves on, wire cutters out. 20 minutes later, the shiny new socket is solo, incoming line to breakout box is remade and shiny, outgoing wiring to shiny new socket.
Phone line 100% better, Broadband sat at a solid 7mb. BT/Plus reckoned 4-5.
Still want to get a new style NTE5 with test socket. Next month maybe.
And I know I shouldn't touch the BT incoming wiring, but frankly they won't know..it was a mess, it needed doing. Heh.
You have way to many filters there. Plug in 1 filter to your main socket, pop 1 telephone and your router into that filter. if all this works fine then there is no problem.
Like I say, my experience (and I gave it two years) with ADSL was fine if you live within a klick or two of the exchange, and if your internal wiring's immaculate. But once it started dropping, it was obviously a poor second to cable. I changed all my internal extensions, all my microfilters, bought a new phone and bought my own wireless router (linksys WAG54G), to replace the kak one that BT sent me. BT sent a horde of engineers out, couldn't fix it, kept promising me they would and in the meantime, sorry, no, I couldn't be given a discount as they couldn't ascertain the cause of the drops etc so in the end.......the rest is history.
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