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Topic # 114791 3-Mar-2013 19:39
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After readind sbiddles article about master filters and there benefits here is my plan.
Currently my adsl modem is on a jackpoint that is on the second phone of my three phone setup. My phones are wired in series with the 2 wire setup. Years ago before broadband I discovered I had 2 phone lines coming in from the street so I paid to get the second phone line put in use as this was the days of modems. With myself and 2 children who were at the age they wanted to use the internet, we were tying our 1 phone line up and people were having trouble reaching us. Problem solved when I made the second phone line dedicated to dialup internet only. Once broadband came along I disconnected the second phone line. I would now like to put a master filter in and connect the second phone line up to this. The phone jackpoint in the lounge is only about 2 meters from where my computer sits.
I have posted my modem stats and a picture of my phone wiring setup to hopefully show what I have explained. Am I on the the right track?

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  Reply # 773968 3-Mar-2013 20:00
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Do you want to have two land lines again? You'll only need a master filter on the line that's DSL enabled.


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  Reply # 773971 3-Mar-2013 20:06
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No, my intention was to use the 2nd line to wire the the master filter into just for adsl. the other side of the master filter goes to line 1 for the phones.

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  Reply # 773973 3-Mar-2013 20:12
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You would wire the master filter at the demarc and connect the DSL output to the cable running to the other line 2 jackpoint.

Looking at your stats however you'll probably only see a minimal performance benefit from doing this.

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  Reply # 773997 3-Mar-2013 20:50
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Yup you have got it sorted using the second line for the DSL. That's always a welcome site to see an old second line jack when it comes to wiring in a splitter.

With 7dB attenuation though you have a pretty desirable sync rate. You could look at moving to VDSL though which of course would be a splitter is required.

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  Reply # 774037 3-Mar-2013 22:34
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Occasionally I'm lucky to find a setup like this to make my master filter install quick and easy: but most of the time not.

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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