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filtered master socket.
This is a discussion on filtered master socket. within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; If you replace the filters with a filtered mastersocket can you use the phone in other rooms without a filter.I.E ...
- 23-09-06, 05:39 PM #1
filtered master socket.
If you replace the filters with a filtered mastersocket can you use the phone in other rooms without a filter.I.E plug straight into the wall.
- 23-09-06, 05:49 PM #2
To be clear, does replaceing the microfilter with a filtered masterface plate mean you can take out the microfilters in other rooms?
- 23-09-06, 05:55 PM #3
Yes - no filters required in other rooms for phone use.
- 24-09-06, 01:09 PM #4
- 27-09-06, 10:34 AM #5
This is what I have had for the last 5-6 years now. I had BT broadband when it first came out, where an 'engineer onsite install' was the only option. I've got an RJ-45 cable running from the master ADSL socket to a BT RJ-11 socket then to my router.
Works a treat, no messy adapters required.
- 27-09-06, 01:33 PM #6
What are the advantages of using the RJ45 to RJ11 cable over a standard RJ11 cable for ADSL? Is the socket on the modified faceplates RJ45 or RJ11.
Router port RJ11[------------------]RJ45 FacePlate
- 27-09-06, 02:17 PM #7
the socket on a faceplate is rj45, but a rj11 cable fits perfectly into it.
the advantages of using rj45(cat5e/6) is that the cable is usually much higher quality, and better for longer distances, it doesnt/shouldnt make much of a difference for only a few meters.
- 27-09-06, 03:36 PM #8
Well the only reason i have a RJ-45 (cat 5) cable is that at the time i was in a position to network my whole house- and i thought id run a [hidden] cable from the filtered socket (front of house) to my room (back of house). The master filtered socket has a RJ-45 socket (and also has a BT phone socket- not being used). The other end of the Cat 5 cable is wired to a RJ-11 socket box.
So there is no obvious advantage of using Cat 5 cabling (apart from hidden cables in my case) - perhaps more shielding. Only the blue and white strands are needed for connection on both ends.
- 29-09-06, 03:38 PM #9
I think I have pretty good stats already for my broadband speed 7.7 and noise margin 13/14 but the connection drops every few minutes. Is that likely to be my wiring or would I be wasting my time re-wiring.
- 29-09-06, 03:42 PM #10
cat5e is readily available, its the standard for network cable. telephone wire is cat3.
if everything is already wired, i wouldnt bother rewiring, you may only notice a minimal increase.
i had a extension wired from my master socket (only 10m long) but caused problems, i could only sync at 3mb, on the master socket i got 8mb, meaning the wiring was bad or major interference.
i ended up putting the router at the master socket and running 1 network cable to a switch in the other room, the way my house is, it was easy to hide the wires.
you should try testing if you havnt already done so, see what results you get from the master socket (snr, speed, attenuation) and the results from the extension, and take it from there.
Last edited by vishal; 29-09-06 at 03:45 PM.