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    Before and after stats

    This is a discussion on Before and after stats within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; These are my before and after stats for my test socket and my normal BT socket.Im on the mid package ...

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      Before and after stats

      These are my before and after stats for my test socket and my normal BT socket.Im on the mid package and live around 1.4 km as the crow flys from the exchange.

      main socket connection speed 6292 downstream 385 upstream
      line attenuation 44db downsream 29 upstream
      Noise margin 11.8 down stream 24.8 upstream

      Test socket connection speed 8190 downstream 385 upstream
      line attenuation 50db downstream 29.1 upstream
      noise margin 8.3 downstream 22.1 upstream

      My question is would it be benificial to connect a master faceplate as recommended by some on these forums?


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      certainly in nearly all situations people have benefited from fitting a master faceplate. there may be a slight speed increase and well as more stability.

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      The results from the test socket should be about the same as from a new filtered master socket
      Last edited by davidw; 23-09-06 at 02:41 PM.

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      I get the best results straight from the test socket.
      With an adslnation faceplate fitted it's still good, but I get about a 1 db drop in Line Attenuation and a 1 db increase in Noise Margin from the test socket.
      Really no noticable difference though.

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      I have fitted a master face plate and here are my new stats.

      Connection speed 4620 downstream 385 upstream
      Line attenuation 44 down 29.1 up
      Noise margin 11.1 up 25.1 down.

      As you can see my connection speed has got worse.Have i done something wrong?

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      It certainly shouldn't have dropped.

      Comparing (again) with directly plugged into the test socket will tell you whether you've "done something wrong" or whether there is some other problem.

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      It was fine yesterday so i wonder if its a problem with sky as my speed test results are much slower to.Ill give it a day or two to see if it improves before i wire the old socket back on.

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      "Wire the old socket back on"?

      Have you fitted a new filtered faceplate to your existing NTE5 master socket - cause there's no wiring to do? Two screws, that's all.

      Or have you actually replaced a complete socket? And what with?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      Have you fitted a new filtered faceplate to your existing NTE5 master socket - cause there's no wiring to do? Two screws, that's all.:
      I beg to differ if you have any extensions in your property that you want to work!

      In my situation I simply connected up the existing extension wiring as follows:-
      blue/white wire to terminal 2 on the new filtered faceplate
      white/blue wire to terminal 5 on the new filtered faceplate
      and I left off the orange/white ring wire as it's not required unless you have the old type steam driven phones

      Connected the faceplate and removed all other filters from extension phones.

      Then tested both incoming and outgoing to make sure your phones both ring in and out.

      (Please note your extension wiring colours may differ!!)

      Hope this helps.

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      Oh! That's what he meant by having to "wire the old socket back on"?

      Sounded a bit more drastic than just connecting the extension wires which is a doddle with the correct tool.
      Last edited by Saturday; 24-09-06 at 04:43 PM.

     

     
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