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Topic # 139477 10-Feb-2014 19:53
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We just got VDSL broadband, but the speeds are low. The wiring is not okay: ETP goes to some splitter, which splits it up into 7 RJ45 cables. I temporarily connected that to a RJ45 socket under the house, which goes to the living room to a RJ45 socket. There I have plugged in the RJ45->RJ11 cable to the modem. The wiring was all installed by the house lord, who had Vodafone cable. ADSL was split up, because he used to have 7 phones in the house... VDSL speeds vary between 5 and 20 mbps. 
So, after having read a lot, I want to install a master splitter myself. So, want to buy a master splitter like this:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/other/auction-694952673.htm

... and plug that into a RJ45 (or RJ11?) wall socket, directly near the ETP.

Some questions:
1. What kind of tools will I need? I have no specific networking tools right now, just moved in from The Netherlands.
2. As the supplied cable with the DSL modem is RJ45 -> RJ11, I am thinking about installing a RJ45 socket. Or is a RJ11 socket better?
3. I cannot find any guide to installing the master splitter including a wall socket, expect this pretty expensive pack: http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/adsl-modems/auction-693145252.htm . I hope you can help me out?

Any other comments?

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  Reply # 983771 10-Feb-2014 22:58
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Am I missing something here? Isnt the OP on a naked VDSL service? If so then why the need for a splitter / filter?

My understanding: All the OP needs to do is run some CAT5e or CAT6 cable from wherever the line enters their house, connect it to their modem, and disconnect all other wiring. Sure this will mean that all of the other jackpoints wont work anymore, but by only disconnecting at 1 point it will be easy for the OP to restore everything to how it was before when they move out.


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  Reply # 983922 11-Feb-2014 10:43
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To ensure maximin performance of your VDSL connection and to reduce your impact on other VDSL users, a master filter should be fitted. Sure, a naked VDSL connection with a single dedicated feed from ETP to dedicated VDSL jack-point with no other wiring whatsoever is technically acceptable. However in my opinion, the work required to get to this point is the same as doing a full master filter install anyway. Therefore, for the sake of a $20-$30 part, it's a no brainer to fit the master filter.
This means you can go back to POTS if you need to in future, but more importantly if you have a fault and the question is asked "is there a master filter installed" you can say yes and not have to argue the point.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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