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Master Geek

# 139120 28-Jan-2014 16:07
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I recently had a problem where I lost both my home phone and broadband connections. The techie at Flip suggested that my in-line filter might be the cause.
Since the filter is in-line after the split between the phone cable and the cable to to the modem I was a bit puzzled by this but decided to give it a try.
This achieved nothing and as it turned out the problem was that a cable had been dug up by a builder and the whole street was out.
When Chorus fixed the problem I was left with a noisy telephone so I decided to reinstate the filter but when I did I lost the ADSL connection.
I though this my be due to my not making the Scotchlock connections properly so I retried a couple of times but with no success.
So now I wonder:-
"Can the filter affect the ADSL signal, or are my connection skills really bad?"
"Should I just leave out the in-line filter and go with a filter on each phone connection?"

Thanks in advance for your inputs.              

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Master Geek

  # 978483 1-Feb-2014 11:33
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Thanks for all the tips and info.   

The ADSL connection is fine but I am still having issues with the phones and filter.
Have been in touch with CoffeeBaron (one of our members) and requested his professional assistance.                                 

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