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    Will an I-Plate make any difference?

    This is a discussion on Will an I-Plate make any difference? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by Izak How can one socket support both connectors when the RJ11 is considerably smaller? The RJ11 is ...

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      Re: Will an I-Plate make any difference?

      Quote Originally Posted by Izak View Post
      How can one socket support both connectors when the RJ11 is considerably smaller?
      The RJ11 is narrower, but as the locking tab on the plug is in the centre, it will locate over the correct pins in a rj45, with a little gap either side.

      If you are buying a filtered faceplate, then it might be worth getting one with the extra unfiltered 'A' & 'B' connectors, in case you ever want to run a hardwired adsl extension.


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      Re: Will an I-Plate make any difference?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Although they do not say it, the ADSLNation socket will also accept a RJ45 plug. I think most faceplate filters will, although I could be wrong.
      Thanks for your reply. Does that mean you could use a router that supports Uplink by Ethernet to connect to the internet?

      Quote Originally Posted by fuzzy logic View Post
      The RJ11 is narrower, but as the locking tab on the plug is in the centre, it will locate over the correct pins in a rj45, with a little gap either side.

      If you are buying a filtered faceplate, then it might be worth getting one with the extra unfiltered 'A' & 'B' connectors, in case you ever want to run a hardwired adsl extension.
      I think I read that the ASLNation faceplate allows unfiltered extensions.

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      Re: Will an I-Plate make any difference?

      Just thinking about ordering the ADSLNation faceplate today but was wondering what tools we'll need for connecting up extensions.

      It would be nice to wire the current extensions straight into the socket rather than just plug in like they are now. However, I read on the guide on this site about two tools: A IDC insertion tool and a IDC punchdown tool. Are both of these tools needed to add two extensions to the filtered faceplate?

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      Re: Will an I-Plate make any difference?

      A IDC insertion tool and a IDC punchdown tool. Are both of these tools needed to add two extensions to the filtered faceplate?
      These are the same tool. There is actually quite a good buy on eBay at the moment, it is probably not as good as a proper pro tool, but it is much better than the plastic disposable tool. If you have a few connections to make, you would be better with this one.-
      PUNCH DOWN IDC KRONE TOOL FOR BT, NETWORK & CAT5 SOCKET | eBay UK

      IDC connections require solid, not threaded wire, so make sure the wire you intend to use is suitable.
      Last edited by Isitme; 30-05-11 at 08:51 PM.

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      Re: Will an I-Plate make any difference?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      These are the same tool. There is actually quite a good buy on eBay at the moment, it is probably not as good as a proper pro tool, but it is much better than the plastic disposable tool. If you have a few connections to make, you would be better with this one.-
      PUNCH DOWN IDC KRONE TOOL FOR BT, NETWORK & CAT5 SOCKET | eBay UK

      IDC connections require solid, not threaded wire, so make sure the wire you intend to use is suitable.
      Thanks for your reply, I think I'll order that one from eBay.

      Just been looking at the Faceplates again and had a quick search on Amazon before registering with ADSLNation.

      I found that Amazon are selling the Austin Taylor faceplate for 12.49.

      Which is the better faceplate to buy? The ADSLNation one or the Austin Taylor one?

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      Re: Will an I-Plate make any difference?

      I can't comment on the AT but I have been using an ADSLNation plate for about 7-8 years with no problems.

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      Re: Will an I-Plate make any difference?

      Thanks for your reply.

      I've ordered the ADSLNation Filter and the punchdown tool from eBay.

     

     
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