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

114 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


# 250963 3-Jun-2019 10:33
Send private message quote this post

Just wanting to tidy up some wiring. Now our homeline has been transferred to Vodafone VOIP (on VDSL), is the master filter now redundant? 


Can I now connect the incoming copper pair directly to the HG659?

Create new topic
175 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 106

  # 2250237 3-Jun-2019 10:36
Send private message quote this post

Yes, as long as you're not looking at going back to copper voice anytime in the future!




Just be careful that if you have the VoIP backfed into your internal wiring that the incoming line is separated from this



27978 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7461

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2250245 3-Jun-2019 10:57
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Simple answer is no. More complex answer is yes.


A master filter doesn't just split voice and xDSL frequencies, it also helps isolate your xDSL port from the rest of the wiring.


If you rewire so the modem is connected straight to the incoming copper pair then the master filter can be removed. If you still have other jackpoints in the home wired in series connected to the incoming copper pair then you should not remove it as it may impact your VDSL2 performance.




114 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  # 2250251 3-Jun-2019 11:16
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Thanks guys, there are no other connected jackpoints.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

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 »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21

Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36

Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57

Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48

New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35

Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00

Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34

OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28

Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20

New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09

ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18

Geekzone Live »

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

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

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.