Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


2 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 147397 18-Jun-2014 09:44
Send private message

Hi
I have been trying to find out what a master splitter is/looks like as I'm in rented accommodation and want to upgrade my connection from ADSL to VDSL. Can someone inform me if the splitter goes into the phone socket or if it replaces it with a new socket box as I may need to get permission from the landlord if it's going to change anything cosmetic to the property?

Any information or pics would be helpful

Thank you

Create new topic
5122 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1648


  Reply # 1068350 18-Jun-2014 12:18
Send private message

Here's a picture of what they look like in this thread.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=136451&page_no=1#942961

You won't see it once it is installed, but you end up with another jackpoint that is dedicated to the modem only, and do not need to use any plug in filters at all.

EDIT: Spelling

6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1068356 18-Jun-2014 12:24
Send private message

yep,  just look for a phone jack that is labelled 'DSL'  or 'Broadband' or 'VDSL'

If you have one of those, then you have a master splitter installed.

Also, if you are moving to an apartment and it only has 1 phone jack, then you don't need one anyway.


ETA:   you shouldn't need permission from the landlord IMO, although courtesy would suggest you let him know. It's good for the landlord as it means the broadband experience will be better in the apartment (probably)

6725 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 592

Trusted

  Reply # 1068358 18-Jun-2014 12:29
Send private message

Any VDSL install requires a tech to actually visit the location, so in a way it doesn't really matter.  Order it and they'll go through the motions of confirming it's available.  If they come and can't get it to work then you stay on ADSL and don't have to pay anything.  You need a VDSL specific master filter anyway, so some of the early ADSL ones won't be used anyway, even if it's already installed in your location.  Good luck smile

6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1068368 18-Jun-2014 12:36
Send private message

Jaxson: Any VDSL install requires a tech to actually visit the location, so in a way it doesn't really matter.  Order it and they'll go through the motions of confirming it's available.  If they come and can't get it to work then you stay on ADSL and don't have to pay anything.  You need a VDSL specific master filter anyway, so some of the early ADSL ones won't be used anyway, even if it's already installed in your location.  Good luck smile


incorrect.  Bigpipe do not mandate VDSL splitter install.  It's not always necessary.

3072 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1551


  Reply # 1068383 18-Jun-2014 12:49
Send private message

I wouldn't stress about it.  The installer comes, you end up with a nice new wall socket and hopefully a far better internet experience.  Sure let the landlord know but I don't see how any reasonable person would object. It is an upgrade after all.   I don't think a landlord should have to pay for it however (just chucking that out there as I am sure it will be commented on sooner or later)
 




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman





2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1068426 18-Jun-2014 13:31
Send private message

Thank you for the replies I called the landlord to let them know anyway.
Thanks again

6725 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 592

Trusted

  Reply # 1068867 18-Jun-2014 21:04
Send private message

NonprayingMantis:

Bigpipe do not mandate VDSL splitter install.  It's not always necessary.


I shouldn't comment here really, probably best that way, but I will say that whilst it's not always necessary, sometimes it is.

If the OP goes with Vodafone, the section this is posted in, then a real tech install will be required. 
This will address instances where there is no existing master filter, or where the existing is not sufficient for VDSL.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.