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  Reply # 984471 11-Feb-2014 20:24 2 people support this post Send private message

BigPipe has offered me to let Chorus come install the master splitter on their costs, if the speed hasn't improved after the first ten days. I have the connection for 5 days now.
Really great! :)

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  Reply # 984532 11-Feb-2014 21:19 One person supports this post Send private message

Jaxson:
johnr: This should help you

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8357


Man that's a good post sbiddle!


Sure is and I wish more people would read it




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  Reply # 986499 12-Feb-2014 22:51 Send private message

If the install is coming into a splitter like used in a structured cabling system - like the signet ones or something then there should be no major issue with it, its only once those 7 outlets are patched to cables and taken some distance you will have massive reflections from them.

In anycase post a picture of this phone splitter thing so we know exactly what you have. But it sounds just like a standard structured cable install so should be no big drama for a splitter to be put in place at the panel to get you a single run to put the DSL on. The last signet install I saw actually had a space inside it to stick a VDSL filter and gave a dedicated DSL jack on it.




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  Reply # 986539 13-Feb-2014 07:28 Send private message

Jaxson: With regards to DIY splitter installs...

What are the implications of shorting the incoming line?

Usually there are are 2x pairs of cables (4x cores in total) inside the line coming into the house, and on a typical property only 2 of these are live (assuming there is just one phone/naked line active in the house).

To install the splitter you need to determine which pair is live are (usually the ones connected and disappearing off into the rest of the house lol). If this live pair is shorted, does this permanently blow any protection back at the cabinet or is it tolerant of short (5 second ish) shorts?

Just trying to understand the potential implications of a DIY approach.



Short duration shorts on a POTS line should not be an issue / Some RSPs switch gear may lock out requiring a port reset should Dial Tone not restore automaticaly.

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  Reply # 986557 13-Feb-2014 08:12 Send private message

InstallerUFB:
Jaxson: With regards to DIY splitter installs...

What are the implications of shorting the incoming line?



Short duration shorts on a POTS line should not be an issue / Some RSPs switch gear may lock out requiring a port reset should Dial Tone not restore automaticaly.



Thanks. 

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  Reply # 986560 13-Feb-2014 08:21 One person supports this post Send private message

It's also fun crawling under a wet house and touching the damp exposed end of phone wire too :)




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  Reply # 986585 13-Feb-2014 09:02 Send private message

coffeebaron: It's also fun crawling under a wet house and touching the damp exposed end of phone wire too :)


Lol I wasn't going to mention that, but I think you've hit the nail on the head for a lot of DIY attempts.  Conceptually the install process is not too difficult, but in practise you have to route a new cable to the modem location and with that comes all the practical requirements to achieve this.  Such as crawling under houses, into roof spaces, potentially drilling new holes etc, and this is more difficult in some instances/construction types than others.  Heck for me personally my demarc box is sitting behind a knarly rose bush for one!

What tools do you guys use to confirm there is an ADSL signal present on an incoming pair?  You could say use a cheap modem laying around on an extension lead and a cut off modular phone jack lead to temporarily connect to the incoming line to check for an ADSL lock.  But I'm assuming there's a neat tool for this?

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  Reply # 986721 13-Feb-2014 13:29 Send private message

Jaxson:
What tools do you guys use to confirm there is an ADSL signal present on an incoming pair?  You could say use a cheap modem laying around on an extension lead and a cut off modular phone jack lead to temporarily connect to the incoming line to check for an ADSL lock.  But I'm assuming there's a neat tool for this?


xDSL portable tester.



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  Reply # 986724 13-Feb-2014 13:51 Send private message

coffeebaron: It's also fun crawling under a wet house and touching the damp exposed end of phone wire too :)


And just at that point in time, someone decides to ring.....

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