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

18 posts


Topic # 114383 18-Feb-2013 11:20
Send private message

We have ADSL2+ and a household of three teenagers who like gaming and social networking etc.  The problem is, our connection drops off all the time and lags lots (which we acknowledge lagging will happen on a wireless modem with many users).  We thought the problem was with the modem supplied by our RSP so bought a new one, but no change. 

We live in a 1940s house and clearly the house wiring is not great as some of the phone jacks don't work with the modem - we can only use the connection by the front of the house nearest the ETP.

We don't want to invest in a splitter if it won't improve things - what do you think? 

Create new topic
4804 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1491

  Reply # 764052 18-Feb-2013 11:25
Send private message

If your modem only works on one jackpoint, you may already have one.

It is best practise to have one installed though.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user

  Reply # 764071 18-Feb-2013 11:41
Send private message

Are you on one of the unlimited plans? Please post modem stats


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software

18 posts


  Reply # 764076 18-Feb-2013 11:45
Send private message

I'm pretty sure we don't already have a splitter, the reason it doesn't appear to work on the phone jack in the kitchen is probably because the house had an extension at some point in the past and they probably took the wiring from that point up to the extension.

We have a 150G plan.

4804 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1491

  Reply # 764086 18-Feb-2013 11:50
Send private message

Have a read of this

It's a wee bit dated, but the advise is still sound. Then get back to us with things like your modem line stats

5174 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2202

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 764091 18-Feb-2013 11:54
Send private message

A master splitter is essential if you want the best possible performance from your DSL connection. I have installed many and 95%+ make a genuine difference to performance and reliability of your connection.

Where are you based?

And please post some line stats.

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 »

Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43

Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14

UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55

Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09

Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00

D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30

New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17

Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14

Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12

Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02

Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12

Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41

New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16

New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13

Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
Posted 10-May-2018 14:09

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.