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    Intermittent connection and varying speeds.

    This is a discussion on Intermittent connection and varying speeds. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Dont forget to use an IDC tool and not a screwdriver to push the wires onto the new faceplate!...

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      Re: Intermittent connection and varying speeds.

      Dont forget to use an IDC tool and not a screwdriver to push the wires onto the new faceplate!

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      Re: Intermittent connection and varying speeds.

      Quote Originally Posted by User05 View Post
      As suggested, it's down to poor internal wiring.

      How many telephone sockets do you use in the house?
      Does every telephone socket in use have a microfilter connected directly into the socket?
      Do you have sky tv plugged in somewhere?
      Im not too sure. I have the main master socket and then another 2 places where to router was connected and where my sky box is connected. however where my computer and sky box are I don't really have sockets as such - the wiring just comes straight out the wall.

      Currently, because I was advised by sky to move my router to the main socket, the one which my computer was connected to is not being used.

      The main socket uses a microfilter, the extension wire where i had my router before i was told to move it, also has a microfilter.

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      Re: Intermittent connection and varying speeds.

      Quote Originally Posted by simonmpoulton View Post
      Dont forget to use an IDC tool and not a screwdriver to push the wires onto the new faceplate!
      you see, I have literally no idea what that is and like i said im worried about doing some damage and then not being able to use the phone or internet.

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      Re: Intermittent connection and varying speeds.

      Those cheap extension wires are notorious for providing a bad connection as they dont usually use Twisted pair cable.
      IDC tool:
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      If your not sure how to do this then there are plenty of guides out on the net if you google for them.

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      Re: Intermittent connection and varying speeds.

      Is it a fiddly process?

      and also, what exactly does this faceplate do, and would it make much of a difference?

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      Re: Intermittent connection and varying speeds.

      The faceplate acts like a plug in filter and stops the ADSL signal from being affected by telephone extensions as it has already been filtered out at the faceplate.
      It can be fiddly but most of the time it is just a case of getting each wire positioned over the idc connector then pushing down on it with the IDC tool.

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      Re: Intermittent connection and varying speeds.

      We have a guide in our forums with pictures, it really is easy. The faceplate will make a difference, whatever you get via the test socket is what you will get with the faceplate fitted, there is also then no need for plug in filters on your extensions.
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