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Topic # 61746 22-May-2010 11:03 Send private message

Wow.. I just phoned up Orcon as my connection has been rather intermittent lately and they told me that the problem lies with my Line Filter! He then went on to tell me that line filters only have a life span of about 1 and a half years!

This is definitely something that I didn't know. But is it true, or total BS?




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  Reply # 333236 22-May-2010 11:37 Send private message

Mine is now 8.5 years old and still working...

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  Reply # 333250 22-May-2010 12:42 Send private message

Just unplug all your phones. If internet improves then likely to be filter, if the same problem then not. My filters over 5 years and going good.

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  Reply # 333416 22-May-2010 23:09 Send private message

The filters shouldn't die but erratic performance is almost certainly a house wiring issue.

In the majority of cases plug in filters will never deliver performance that comes close to a properly installed master filter.



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  Reply # 333550 23-May-2010 11:10 Send private message

sbiddle: In the majority of cases plug in filters will never deliver performance that comes close to a properly installed master filter.


Thanks for that sbiddle. Any idea how much it would cost to have a master filter installed?




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  Reply # 333561 23-May-2010 11:42 Send private message

HiK1000716: Wow.. I just phoned up Orcon as my connection has been rather intermittent lately and they told me that the problem lies with my Line Filter! He then went on to tell me that line filters only have a life span of about 1 and a half years!

This is definitely something that I didn't know. But is it true, or total BS?


There's no hard or fast rule with the lifespand of the Plug in Filters. Depends on the enviroment they are used.

You can get Telecom/Chorus to send a technician out to install a Central Filter for $199.


If you search on Trademe for adsl master filter diy you'll find some options including a how to guide if you are confident about tackling the installation of a Central Filter yourself.

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  Reply # 333574 23-May-2010 12:30 Send private message

teletek: If you search on Trademe for adsl master filter diy you'll find some options including a how to guide if you are confident about tackling the installation of a Central Filter yourself.


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Cables-adaptors/Networking/auction-291193291.htm

Doesn't seem too difficult - anyone fitted one of these before?




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  Reply # 333808 23-May-2010 23:05 Send private message

You might find the phone jacks in your house are wired in a daisy chain rather than each having their own pair that runs back to where the line comes into the house.

So do some investigation first. Find where the phone line comes into the house and have a look.

This is roughly what you are trying to achieve (isolate the jack for the adsl line from the rest)


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  Reply # 334099 24-May-2010 16:01 Send private message

You may or may not want to consider that the newer central splitters being installed by telecom are VDSL2 compatible splitters.

I have one of the ones pictured in the trademe auction, best move ever to boost broadband speeds and cut out all the crappy phone wiring.

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