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Topic # 147391 18-Jun-2014 05:22
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So I went up into my roof to take a look at my phone line wiring.

I've always had a 2nd phone line running straight to my computer room. To its own socket.

My other phone line is setup like this, wall sockets  
1 in Kitchen  
1 in bedroom
1 in Lounge 
1 in the Garage

I want to cancel my 2nd line so my plan is to wire the computer room socket into line one. I get a great 17 mbit line sync currently.

anyway this is what i found. Sorry for the poor quality ipod photos (no flash)

Looks like I need a master filter right?


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  Reply # 1068303 18-Jun-2014 11:36
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  Reply # 1068306 18-Jun-2014 11:39
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That cabling looks OK to be honest.  

If you're happy with your sync and stability, then I wouldn't worry.  But it should improve your sync a little and saves having to use filters everywhere (which have a habit of failing on you).

You might be a candidate for VDSL, which would include a master filter install.  Have you checked with your ISP?  Slight increase in monthly cost in some cases but much better upload speed than ADSL.


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  Reply # 1068333 18-Jun-2014 12:04
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No the point was the jackpoint in the computer room is only wired to the 2nd phone line. Idea was to save $40 by cancling the 2nd phone line. Then wiring the wall socket to the Line 1. That would make 5 jackpoints running off the one line.

As for VDSL , I've already setup weeks ago  to go to flat rate dsl they have activated Vodafone adsl on my line 1 already.

I don't think the cheap little plugin filters are going to help much

If its $200 to get a masterfilter installed. But free with a VDSL plan then its a waste. They were digging up my yard last month to put the fibre in our street.  Might workout cheaper just to keep paying the $40 a month until the fibre becomes available can't see much point in getting wired up for vdsl for 2 or 3 months?


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  Reply # 1068346 18-Jun-2014 12:13
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It's EASY to connect the office jack to line1 instead. Master filters are pretty cheap, and also easy to install.

No need to keep the second line if you don't need it.

Location: Dunedin

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  Reply # 1068348 18-Jun-2014 12:15
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If you've got 5 jackpoints, get a master filter. If you are competent with basic wiring, do it yourself for a lot less than $200.

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  Reply # 1069178 19-Jun-2014 12:33
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Seems I can't get VDSL, Vodafone person said not available odd. Thats not what their website checker says


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  Reply # 1069244 19-Jun-2014 14:45
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Apsattv: Seems I can't get VDSL, Vodafone person said not available odd. Thats not what their website checker says

Same here - Chorus Maps say available at my place, Telecom says it isn't. I think the copper loop is just a little too long.

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