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#11833 14-Feb-2007 08:56
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I have a splitter on my line however it is wired approx 10-15 meters away from where the line comes into the house, on what I presume is the first phone jack point.
I am getting 4mbp down and 600kbps up my modem is connected at 4mb.  Out west in Blockhouse Bay.
If I move this first jack point to the entry point of the cable into the house and plug the ADSL modem into it will this give the modem the best chance of negotiating a higher connect speed?  And will it still matter how many jack points and devices are connected after this first jack point?

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  #60738 14-Feb-2007 09:13
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Your connect speed is limited by the cable distance to the DSLAM, don't bother shifting the splitter.
How many jacks do you have? I've found most of mine surplus to requirement now that good cordless phones are cheap.

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  #60789 14-Feb-2007 16:09
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Its not hard to wire phone circuits, but it needs to be done properly. But as Bung points out if you can remove unessecary cabling within the home and have as few sockets as possible all the better. With cheap DECT phones that can operate like a mini PABX and transfer calls around the home there is no reason why you should need more than a couple of phone sockets these days.


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