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# 22025 13-May-2008 21:37
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Can someone please give a definitive answer, as I have had varying different ones - do you need a filter on the telephone cable from your sky box?


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  # 130727 13-May-2008 21:49
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Yes - and even though our family doesn't use it, the installer installed it for us (which they should)

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  # 130758 14-May-2008 06:47
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Is it something you can see, like a normal filter between the socket and the line, or is it built into the unit?


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  # 130767 14-May-2008 07:53
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bigal_nz: Is it something you can see, like a normal filter between the socket and the line, or is it built into the unit?

Unless you have a master filter installed and a clearly marked jackpoint solely for your ADSL connection every device plugged into a phone socket requires an ADSL filter. This includes phones, alarms and sky boxes.

The filter is a physical one that plugs into the jackpoint, it is not built into the unit.

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  # 130774 14-May-2008 08:27
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Bigal, is this the same house where you found a FFTH the other day or one on ADSL. If on fibre no filters are needed, if ADSL then as the others have said, all voice band POTS (Plain old Telephone Service) devices, ie Phones, Modems (except ADSL ones) etc need a filter. A Sky Box and Fax machine are just normal voice band modems.

Obviously if there is a central filter installed, then you dont need a filter anywhere, if a central filter has been installed then there should be a phone socket labeled ADSL that is where you plug your ADSL modem into, and no where else.


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  # 130877 14-May-2008 14:30
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Nah question was not related to a specific house - more of a generic question..

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  # 131959 20-May-2008 01:39
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Its actually eaier to unplug the Sky box, but if it has a phone line it needs a filter.

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