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Topic # 60074 18-Apr-2010 16:08
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Hi all,

I just got broadband on and I live rurally, and am about 7 KM/s from the exchange.
I was only getting 256 KB/s download and 756 KB/s upload (which is weird), with a filter on.

So I removed it and WOW!!!
2.5 MB/s download and 756 KB/s upload, and like I said, I live 7 KM/s from the exchange!!!



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  Reply # 319936 18-Apr-2010 16:10
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You do realise with no filters on your phones every time you get a phonecall it will disconnect the internet and/or cause signifciant sync issues?

Obviously if you have a naked ADSL plan there is no need for filters, but if you want the best ADSL performance a master splitter/filter is essential.

I would also pick that you are significantly closer than 7km to be getting those sorts of speeds.

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  Reply # 319940 18-Apr-2010 16:15
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Please don't take this the wrong way, but are you sure you were using the filters correctly?

I'm assuming you're talking about the small micro-filters, and not the centrally installed one. You're meant to install one on every phone on the phone line, but NOT on the ADSL modem.

If you had the filter on the ADSL modem, then what's surprising is that your ADSL worked at all.

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  Reply # 319947 18-Apr-2010 16:40
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You must be closer than 7km from the exchange

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  Reply # 319966 18-Apr-2010 17:31
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I only have analog jacks in my house so this isnt going to work





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  Reply # 319981 18-Apr-2010 18:15
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michaelt:If you had the filter on the ADSL modem, then what's surprising is that your ADSL worked at all.

Almost every filter has an adsl 'passthrough' as such on it where the modem can plug in. His was probably faulty.

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  Reply # 319986 18-Apr-2010 18:29
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HowickDota: I only have analog jacks in my house so this isnt going to work


What do you mean? There is no such thing as an "analog" jack, a phonejack is a phonejack - it just may have an appearance of a BT jackpoint, an RJ12 or RJ45.

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  Reply # 319987 18-Apr-2010 18:34
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Hehe, I've seen this many a time. Someone has this modem plugged into the jack on the splitter labelled "phone"!

Yes, filtering all the ADSL tones you were lucky it worked at all.

Either that or you have a faulty filter.




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  Reply # 320023 18-Apr-2010 20:20
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sbiddle:
HowickDota: I only have analog jacks in my house so this isnt going to work


What do you mean? There is no such thing as an "analog" jack, a phonejack is a phonejack - it just may have an appearance of a BT jackpoint, an RJ12 or RJ45.

Sorry, fail moment from me.... 





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  Reply # 320045 18-Apr-2010 21:17
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muppet: Hehe, I've seen this many a time. Someone has this modem plugged into the jack on the splitter labelled "phone"!

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wow,  is that even possible?  they are very obviously completely different shapes.  can;t see how anyone could get it wrong


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  Reply # 320047 18-Apr-2010 21:22
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eXDee:
michaelt:If you had the filter on the ADSL modem, then what's surprising is that your ADSL worked at all.

Almost every filter has an adsl 'passthrough' as such on it where the modem can plug in. His was probably faulty.


I've definitely had faulty filters - unplug, change, onto next one with significant speed increases. 



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  Reply # 320056 18-Apr-2010 22:13
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eXDee:
michaelt:If you had the filter on the ADSL modem, then what's surprising is that your ADSL worked at all.

Almost every filter has an adsl 'passthrough' as such on it where the modem can plug in. His was probably faulty.


I think it might be fautly, but I tried 2 so it makes me wonder.
We only just relocated the house, and some sneak had pinched all our wiring,
so we only have one phone jack that we can use, so i'm not sure if its a jack issue or what.

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  Reply # 320059 18-Apr-2010 22:20
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If someone has ripped your phone wiring out, then it is possible that it is shorting somewhere, or not terminated correctly and my be degraded.
I would get someone in to correctly wire your home.

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  Reply # 320060 18-Apr-2010 22:22
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NonprayingMantis:
muppet: Hehe, I've seen this many a time. Someone has this modem plugged into the jack on the splitter labelled "phone"!

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wow,  is that even possible?  they are very obviously completely different shapes.  can;t see how anyone could get it wrong



It is very easy for people who do not know what they are doing, some modems come with both a rj12-rj12 cable, aswell as a rj12-BT, so they will just plug in the first cable that's in their hand, and the one they recognise the most.



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  Reply # 320069 18-Apr-2010 23:01
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rscole86: If someone has ripped your phone wiring out, then it is possible that it is shorting somewhere, or not terminated correctly and my be degraded.
I would get someone in to correctly wire your home.


We had an electrician come in and he has been wiring it up since, and I can assure you it's ALL gone.
They took it all, and it certainly wasn't cheap to replace Money mouth

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  Reply # 321970 23-Apr-2010 09:47
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Last year I moved house, got the Chorus fella to come out and put a splitter in (cost me about $100 to do this as part of the move process i think?)

Previous owner was getting about 2 MB/s download, was syncing at about 5MB.  Immediately got 11MB/s sync and realworld downloads in the 5-9 MB/s range.

Don't underestimate the impact of your own wiring relating to BB performance!  Filters, old modems, bad wiring all make massive differences and changing provider wont help you

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