Looking at my connection I notice lots ofCRC and HEC errors on my nice new shiny Thomson Router that telecom supplied. So I did the 123 faults thing and on Saturday the man arrive also heard the poor line quality with hiss and crackle and duly exchanged my line for a different one to the exchange. He check I had all the filters etc connected and basically said suck it and see and call back if you have anymore issues.
I did point out the master box had an "M" on it the second point had an "E" on it the one for sky had a "2" on it and the last point also had a "2" on it. Looking at the numbers from the router I took my screwdriver in had and unscrewed some face plates and here is what I have found.....
The Master Socket
Really old and nasty really. One main wire comming in 'Black and Yellow' connected to 2 and 5 on the back of the point. Wire wires connected out made of straded cable 2,3 and 5.
Second point with 'E'
Very badly corroded with 3 wires connected but not the same cable as in master box.
Last two with '2' on the front
Installed by Sky Installer I think again different cable looks like cat 5 type and second socket daisy chained 2 and 5 connected.
Heres what I did I visited Mitre 10 and replaced the master socket with this item http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/lighting_and_electrical/electrical_outlets_and_fittings/custom_2_wire_telephone_socket_106731.cfm?sid=1&rid=17&orderby=1 reconnected as origionally found but DIDNT connect connection on terminal no.3 the ring wire.
My questions are as follows.
Is the replacement socket going to be OK with telecom as I dont see a lightning suppersor or test capacitor on it?
I intend to wire in a ADSL in line filter ST550 as used by telecom abd run a new dedicated ADSL point for the router and also replace all existing cable with cat5 type in the process update the remaining old socket to a '2' type. Is this a good idea?
Whats the best way to mount the ST550 in line filter in a suitable surface mount box (maybe a double socket box with blanking front plate?).