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    Try your master socket for better results

    This is a discussion on Try your master socket for better results within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; @NewsreadeR You setup sounds very similar to mine (though you've reconnected 2 and 5 but it sounds like they're not ...

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      You setup sounds very similar to mine (though you've reconnected 2 and 5 but it sounds like they're not needed) right down to the disconnected Sky+ box.

      The comment about not using an IDC tool caused me to gasp, however! The gap between the blades is very precise designed to strip the wire sheath without breaking the core. A flat blade screwdriver can separate the blade adding to the impedence of the connection. In your case, I'm sure you were meticulous, however.
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      I pushed the wire to the left and right of the sharp bit so didnt actually widen the gap

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      I've just bought and fitted the ADSL Nation XTE-2005 Master Faceplate

      My stats have gone from

      Mid Package From Extension Socket With A Standard Dangly Filter Fitted On Ethernet Wired Stable Connection

      Sync Speed Down:2722 Kbps Up:385 Kbps
      Line Attenuation Down:53.5 db Up:32.4 db
      Noise Margin Down:8.0 db Up:19.7 db

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      Mid Package Now From BT Master Socket With XTE-2005 Master Faceplate Fitted Using A Wireless Connection

      Sync Speed Down:5235 Kbps Up:380 Kbps
      Line Attenuation Down:53.5 db Up:32.3 db
      Noise Margin Down:7.2 db Up:20.3 db

      My SPEED has nearly DOUBLED so fitting this item is highly recommended if it's suitable for your particular location. Do the test on your master socket first though!!!!!

      http://www.adslnation.com/phpapps/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=105

      Unfortunately probably due to the mad rush to buy from new Sky users it's now out of stock until 15th November but worth waiting for to order!!!

      Would also like to recommend the following as a reasonably cheap PCI Network Adapter if you prefer an internal card rather than a USB Dongle - does what it says on the tin.

      http://www.ebuyer.com/product/58042/product_info/rb/21935343794

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      That's a long wait if you're desperate.

      I'm sure I've seen other suppliers of these things (can't vouch for quality though).

      If you really can't wait then you could always get BT round. Call 150 and they'll make an appointment. They will charge 65 to replace a mastersocket with a filtered one I believe.

      I got one fitted and my connection speed nearly doubled too and the evening noise margin drop isn't so severe.
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      You got 3 right!
      D'oh! Not good, dude.

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      You got 3 right!
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      OK so how about this then - although as you said earlier can't vouch for the quality of any of the alternatives.

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      If you use Clarity, check what type of screws you need before ordering - ADSL Nation give you both types, Clarity have the M3 style for an extra 20p & only supply self tapping which is not a good idea for the older sockets !!

      I have just fitted an ADSL nation plate & doubled my speed - that says something for the quality of my current phone wiring !!

      Clarty claim to use the same manufacturer as BT for the filters.

      I do recommend buying an IDC tool as well - I think that the state of my house wiring is due to using a credit card to insert the wires.
      Last edited by davidw; 23-09-06 at 12:54 PM.

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      Do you need to use microfilters in the rooms that arnt the master socket after fitting a faceplate?

     

     
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