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Master Geek

Topic # 29589 12-Jan-2009 17:33
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I have a splitter for my DSL connection.  The other day I noticed static on my phone line and, sure enough, after checking my router noticed my sync speeds were crap. Down from a normal 2500 to 105.  I then picked up my phone and watched my DSl connection drop.  I unplugged the DSl line jack, plugged it back in and got my normal sync speeds. As soon as I took my phone off hook the speeds dropped again.  Must be the splitter I thought.

Bought a new splitter from Mastertrade and installed it.  Sync speeds were back to normal and no static on the line.

Now three days later I have static on the phone line again and the same slow sync speeds and drop offs.

Does anyone know what might be causing my splitters to die?  If in fact they are dying.  The previous splitter had been working fine for about 6 years and I find it strange that a brand new one would happen to stop working after only three days.


PS.  I am talking about a properly installed splitter NOT those cheap filters that are put on the phone lines.

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  Reply # 189069 12-Jan-2009 19:45
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Are they being installed correctly, and are the voltages and current not exceeding what the splitter is rated for?

That would be my first guess. Otherwise I have no idea.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 189121 13-Jan-2009 06:59
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There's really only one way to install it or it wouldn't work as expected for the first three days. (And I've checked the wiring)

How would I check whether the voltages on my line are correct and what would cause them to be incorrect?

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