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Topic # 128837 25-Aug-2013 12:36
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Before everyone informs me to have an xDSL spliter installed :p, which will be done in time when we get round to running structured cabling throughout, I am after the best quality i.e. brand of POTs/DSL filter one can get. Have tried a few, seem to get the best performance out of the one telecom supply (no name on the box) sync rate is a meg or two high than a Dlink one. Any more recommendations? 

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  Reply # 884201 25-Aug-2013 13:27
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They are mostly much of a muchness. But get a master filter.

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  Reply # 884203 25-Aug-2013 13:32
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Just to help you on your way

Filter = the little device that plugs into a BT jack point and you plug your phone or phone and ADSL router into (as supplied normaly with the router/modem for plug and play operation of xDSL)

Splitter = the device that goes into your Demarc and splits off your xDSL service and POTS service from the incoming line (required for best xDSL service and an absolute requirement for VDSL)

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  Reply # 884226 25-Aug-2013 15:47
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InstallerUFB: Just to help you on your way

Filter = the little device that plugs into a BT jack point and you plug your phone or phone and ADSL router into (as supplied normaly with the router/modem for plug and play operation of xDSL)

Splitter = the device that goes into your Demarc and splits off your xDSL service and POTS service from the incoming line (required for best xDSL service and an absolute requirement for VDSL)


What is the difficulty level for someone thinking about installing a splitter themselves?




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  Reply # 884234 25-Aug-2013 15:56
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^^^

It ain't difficult (I did one myself), if you're able to install a telephone extension socket yourself, you should be able to do a splitter.




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  Reply # 884259 25-Aug-2013 18:04
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HiTM4N:
InstallerUFB: Just to help you on your way

Filter = the little device that plugs into a BT jack point and you plug your phone or phone and ADSL router into (as supplied normaly with the router/modem for plug and play operation of xDSL)

Splitter = the device that goes into your Demarc and splits off your xDSL service and POTS service from the incoming line (required for best xDSL service and an absolute requirement for VDSL)


What is the difficulty level for someone thinking about installing a splitter themselves?


Anywhere from super easy to near impossible. Depends on your knowledge, tools, state of your wiring and construction type if new wiring is required.


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  Reply # 884276 25-Aug-2013 18:44
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As per what Steve says, if all your wiring is layed before you and the topology is apparent then its easy. Otherwise you will need a toner and some nous to establish where various pairs go.

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  Reply # 884281 25-Aug-2013 19:09
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Yup, I've seen some real messes out there. Fitting the splitter is the easy part, finding were all the wiring goes, running new cable, or tracing a pair through; it's different every time.




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  Reply # 884324 25-Aug-2013 20:42
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Thanks for all the feedback, and sorry to the OP for highjacking the thread

Topology isn't an issue here, and would probably install fresh wiring and maybe new jacks at the same time as the stuff here is very old.

My main concern is the fact I have two lines coming into the house. One with a newer white telecom demarc box, the other is an older looking line and doesn't appear to have a real demarc, just like a black cylinder on the line. Unfortunately the older looking one is the one that is currently live or atleast attached to the jack I'm using for the modem, the other one disappears under the house after the demarc and doesn't appear to connect to any jacks.
No I don't have an alarm system or anything like that.





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  Reply # 886573 29-Aug-2013 15:13
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HiTM4N: Thanks for all the feedback, and sorry to the OP for highjacking the thread

Topology isn't an issue here, and would probably install fresh wiring and maybe new jacks at the same time as the stuff here is very old.

My main concern is the fact I have two lines coming into the house. One with a newer white telecom demarc box, the other is an older looking line and doesn't appear to have a real demarc, just like a black cylinder on the line. Unfortunately the older looking one is the one that is currently live or atleast attached to the jack I'm using for the modem, the other one disappears under the house after the demarc and doesn't appear to connect to any jacks.
No I don't have an alarm system or anything like that.



You need to be able to crimp on some tele-splices or "scotchloks" to the wires on the master filter (pliers are ok) and install a new Cat5e outlet where you want the modem (need a punchdown tool). The blue wires on your Cat5e modem cable get spliced to the VDSL output of the master filter.




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