ADSL Nation, BT test sockets Info..
This is a discussion on ADSL Nation, BT test sockets Info.. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by andrewjr i bought the entire box not the faceplate. when i installed the solwise box my sync ...
- 26-09-06, 08:58 PM #11
I fitted an ADSL Nation faceplate and to be honest was VERY disappointed as it did nothing to improve my stats. All it means it it looks far neater on the wall.
I know some people had huge improvements, but I think they must have had a problem with the internal house wiring to get such an improvement.
I also have to say ADSL Nation were not all that interested in it not improving my connection. They just said that could be the line into the house, but I'm certain I got better results straight into the Master socket (so expected the same from the faceplate. Which I don't appear to be getting)
- 26-09-06, 09:04 PM #12
I did a test today on my test socket. On my usual socket which is simply a 3 metre extension fomr the master socket I get a sync speed of around 3500Kbps.
On the test socket I synced at 7800kbps.
Can anyone tell me whether if I replace the faceplate with the adsl nation one I am likely to get closer to the 7800kbps as I can easily run a 3metre rj11 cable direct from my new faceplate if so.
I was so surprised how big a difference the test socket was over the master socket in the faceplate.
- 26-09-06, 09:18 PM #13
Yes - a filtered faceplate should give you very similar results to the test socket. Make sure you use the highest possible quality connection from socket to the router though.
Last edited by Saturday; 26-09-06 at 09:21 PM.
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thats what i did and now got a super new speed :-)
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- 26-09-06, 09:26 PM #15
- 26-09-06, 09:27 PM #16
Somethings wrong then. You should get very similar results from a filtered faceplate as from the test socket.
Maybe do a test - with faceplate in place and then removed and using the test socket?
- 26-09-06, 09:28 PM #17
- 26-09-06, 09:55 PM #18
- 27-09-06, 09:00 AM #19
Ok, to clarify,
The 3 products I have looked at, are below. Will all pretty much do the same job, and if people have extensions round the house, will they need to also buy the IDC insertion tool as featured here?http://www.clarity.it/xcart/product....cat=262&page=1
http://www.solwise.co.uk/adsl_splitters.htm - ADSL Master Faceplate Splitter
http://www.adslnation.com/products/xte2005.php - XTE-2005
Finally, is it possible to then run a CAT5e cable from the faceplate to the router and ditch the RJ11 cable.
Not sure any of the above will assist my sluggish speed problems, but its worth trying for the sake of £15 I suppose.
- 27-09-06, 09:16 AM #20
All good products Gary
No it will not work they are both designed to do different thingsRay
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