Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

36 posts


Topic # 29984 25-Jan-2009 14:49
Send private message

Yesterday I installed my own Master Splitter.

BUT !!!   Something has gone wrong. I connected the filters orange/white to the incoming pair and also connected my ADSL Cat5e's  orange/white to that pair. Then I connected the filters blue/white to the blue/white in the cat5e.
When I test the other end of the cat5e blue/white I dont get a dial tone.
But I do get a dial tone at the orange/white.
 Now I can understand why there is a dial tone at the orange/ is now basicaly a line connected striaght thru to the outside line.
But why cant I get anything on the blue/white pair ? they should be a connection to the outside line via the filter so there should
be a dial tone there ....true ?

Is there anyway that filter might be a dud ?  If I remove it nd do some tests what should I see ? Should there be continuety between the two white wires at either end of the filter ? Same whit continuity between the blue and orange filter wires ?
 Lastly where can I get a FAQ on how to post up a pic on thgis I can show how I wired the filter.


Create new topic
6267 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 280


  Reply # 192004 25-Jan-2009 18:55
Send private message

I dont know what you have done wrong, but you should get dail tone on either the input and output of the filter, if not on the former then sounds like you have not made a good connection. Could be you have got a dud filter, however these are tested before shipping so not so likely.

Picture would be good, also if you have used scotchlocks then you need to observe how you use them, to get a good connection you need to ensure they engage correctly


36 posts


  Reply # 192007 25-Jan-2009 19:08
Send private message

Thanks for your reply.
It looks like I will have to cut the filter off and restart. First by checking that there is continuity from one side of the filter to the other.
Then I will have to reconnect eveything and test for the dial tone again.
It is a pity that there is no way to check the state of the scotchlock connections with a multi meter.
What should I look for when using the scotchlocks ? Do you have a link to a site that can piont out the standard problems ?

36 posts


  Reply # 192106 26-Jan-2009 12:21
Send private message

Just a note to let you know that I found the problem.  A bad connection inside one of the scotchlocks.
You could not see anything wrong but there was no continuity between the wires so I crimped it down a bit
more and now I have a dial tone on both the ADSL pair and the phone pair.
Thanks for your help.
One last question...what is the word on soldering rather than using scotchlocks  ?   good or bad ?

5234 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2254

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 192124 26-Jan-2009 13:48
Send private message

A good solder job in theory would be better than some form of crimp together; however, you would also need to still seal the joint in some kind of silicon cap to keep any moisture out. Also the difference would probably be very marginal, as this would only be one of many joints between the dslam and your router.

Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour


Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47

Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23

Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47

Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38

Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00

Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01

DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08

Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55

Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44

Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38

KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32

FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57

New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44

OPPO brings advanced technology to the smartphone market with new device
Posted 24-Jul-2018 09:20

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.