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Topic # 166085 2-Mar-2015 12:36
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I have a question, but first a little background info.:

I moved into my house about 9 years ago. There were about five phone sockets in various rooms, but I only used one, for a cordless phone base unit (plus handset) in the kitchen, with two other handsets in charging cradles in different parts of the house.

I was self employed at the time and wanted a dedicated line for work purposes so Telecom installed a second line with a single socket in a back bedroom that I set up as an office. About three years later I stopped contracting, and got a broadband connection. The office became a guest bedroom and the modem was plugged into one of the sockets for the main phone line, in a hallway near where our home desktop now lives. A DSL line filter was plugged into the kitchen socket where the phone base unit is.

About 18 months ago I upgraded to VDSL. A Chorus technician came out and installed a master filter/splitter where the phone line enters my house (the ETP?) and separated out the wiring to the socket where the modem is plugged in (at least I assume he did. I mean, that's why you have a splitter right? But he could have done anything or nothing and I wouldn't really know). I guess it would have been handy if I could have used the separate wiring for the old second line, but that just went to the back bedroom which is not where I want the modem.

Now for my question: 

I have seen some stuff about a different kind of plug that the VDSL modem/router is supposed to use. I don't have one - the VDSL modem is plugged into the same socket tha ADSL modem was plugged into, using a BT plug (I know it as a British Telecom plug - someone on here will probably tell me it has a correct RJ number or something). In fact, the Chorus tech got me to use the same cable that came with the old ADSL modem as the new VDSL modem didn't come with a cable with a BT plug. Nothing was done inside the house, either to the wiring or the phone socket where the modem is plugged in. 

So... is this a problem?

(edited to correct formatting - and some spelling)

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  Reply # 1249389 2-Mar-2015 12:40
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There's no reason why a BT can't be used, but an RJ45 is considered better practice now.

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  Reply # 1249489 2-Mar-2015 14:30
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and as long as the phone/inline filter isnt plugged into the same plug as the modem (assuming its still in the kitchen) it should be a problem

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1250047 3-Mar-2015 09:50
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Jase2985: and as long as the phone/inline filter isnt plugged into the same plug as the modem (assuming its still in the kitchen) it should be a problem

The inline filter is plugged into the socket where the phone plugs in, in the kitchen. The modem/router is plugged into a separate socket in a hallway.

Thanks for your answers guys. I've been having some issues with my wireless signal dropping out and I'm trying to eliminate all possible issues inside my house. I had read about the new socket that was part of the install process and wondered whether me not having one could be part of the issue, but it seems not - probbaly just the technician just trying to save $5 and 5 minutes...

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  Reply # 1250060 3-Mar-2015 10:07
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Jase2985: and as long as the phone/inline filter isnt plugged into the same plug as the modem (assuming its still in the kitchen) it should be a problem

The inline filter is plugged into the socket where the phone plugs in, in the kitchen. The modem/router is plugged into a separate socket in a hallway.

Thanks for your answers guys. I've been having some issues with my wireless signal dropping out and I'm trying to eliminate all possible issues inside my house. I had read about the new socket that was part of the install process and wondered whether me not having one could be part of the issue, but it seems not - probbaly just the technician just trying to save $5 and 5 minutes...


I've started to suspect that domestic routers can be overloaded when hit by a large amount of incoming traffic (there's a lot of scripts et al running across the Internet looking for things to exploit) which generally manifests itself first in the wifi packet processing stopping or going very slow.  The same thing seems to happen on many routers when trying to torrent over Wifi.

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  Reply # 1250189 3-Mar-2015 12:23
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i doubt the wireless dropping will be anything to do with the connection inside your house

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  Reply # 1251090 4-Mar-2015 15:28
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I've got my master splitter inside my network cabinet, near my ADSL modem/router. I simply connected a piece of phone wire with an RJ11 plug on one end (which goes to the modem) and hard wired the other end to the output of the splitter. No need for an extra plug and socket.




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