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    Does being connected to main socket really help?

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      Does being connected to main socket really help?

      Just phoned Sky customer soloutions and got told to do a few BT speedtests and phone back, but he also said that being plugged in to the main socket will help alot with your speed problems, is that the case everytime i have done so it has not helped that much?


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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      its certainly can help as its the first point in the house your ADSL signal can reach your modem. The shorter the distance to your modem the better (can be inteference/bad cabling in your house)

      The best place to test your connection and view your stats is using the "test socket" if you have one as it will disconnect any extensions you have giving you the best possible connection from your house to test. (see link) Sky User - How to test your Master Socket

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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      Yes it helps but when your on connect it wont make a pick of ****in different.. its still gonna be slow!

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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      It depends what his speed problem is, If hes having poor speeds in hours that are not traffic managed then he could have a problem with his line/internal wiring etc. Eitherway a direct connection master socket (filtered faceplate if possible) is the best way to go

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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      Quote Originally Posted by Donaldson2121 View Post
      It depends what his speed problem is, If hes having poor speeds in hours that are not traffic managed then he could have a problem with his line/internal wiring etc. Eitherway a direct connection master socket (filtered faceplate if possible) is the best way to go
      even if it means your laptop is further away from your router?

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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      thats then talkin about speeds between router and laptop not best sync speed for your broadband connection.

      Obviously you can improve the connection to router by extending your wireless coverage with another access point, replacing the aerials, hardwire connection or moving to draft N wireless etc

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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      Quote Originally Posted by Donaldson2121 View Post
      its certainly can help as its the first point in the house your ADSL signal can reach your modem. The shorter the distance to your modem the better (can be inteference/bad cabling in your house)

      The best place to test your connection and view your stats is using the "test socket" if you have one as it will disconnect any extensions you have giving you the best possible connection from your house to test. (see link) Sky User - How to test your Master Socket
      You can have more than one main socket and neither have to necessarily be the shortest distance. All depends upon the person wiring it up in the first place.

      If you are in any way technically minded and can remember back to physics at school for series and parallel then getting an understanding of your telephone wiring is invaluable.

      You can then make sure that what you want is what you have.

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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      I'm sure you're right there can be many different cabling scenarios depending on who installed but i believe the ideal cabling would be your master connection on first entry to the house? Thats just how mine is setup anyway

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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      Quote Originally Posted by return2base View Post
      You can have more than one main socket
      No you should not, the master socket should be the first socket to connect to the outside line and then all others should run from there.

      Fitting a filtered fceplate then removes all the other extensions and wiring from the ADSL signal giving the best case senario for ADSL.

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      Re: Does being connected to main socket really help?

      being plugged in to the main socket will help alot with your speed problems, is that the case everytime i have done so it has not helped that much?
      If your internal wiring is a bit dodgy, the main socket will not make much difference. What will make a difference is the Test socket. This isolates all your internal wiring and gives you the best result possible. This is why fitting and using a filtered faceplate is highly recommended.

      TomD


      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.


      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     
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