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    strange drop in speed from master socket

    This is a discussion on strange drop in speed from master socket within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; i have always had my connection from a hardwired extention from adsl nation filtered faceplate, i am lucky i get ...

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      strange drop in speed from master socket

      i have always had my connection from a hardwired extention from adsl nation filtered faceplate, i am lucky i get a good synch rate ie 16380 down and 764 up, but every couple of days i lose connection, this happens at night and i am not to bothered about it, i decided to connect to the master socket to see if i could stop the occasional dropouts, to my suprise i lose 380 of synch speed now i know this is very little but why is my synch speed lower?, from the router to the pc i got a brand new ethernet cable for the connection, so i am at a loss as to why its lower anybody have any ideas?


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      Re: strange drop in speed from master socket

      By running the socket from the back of the faceplate it is filtered and isolated from the rest of the internal wiring.

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      Re: strange drop in speed from master socket

      thanks smithy99 for your reply, just another thought does the quality of the extention telephone wire matter?

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      Re: strange drop in speed from master socket

      Yes, a good quality twisted pair or ethernet cable should be ok.

      I have seen extensions ran in alarm cable before which can allow a lot of interference through.

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      Re: strange drop in speed from master socket

      ok, thanks smithy99 for your help

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      Re: strange drop in speed from master socket

      after reading up on many posts here i am still not understanding why when i plug my router into the master socket which has a faceplate from adsl nation and then a 6metre ethernet cable to my pc, my synch speed is lower, i believed this was the best way to setup my connection?in my earlier post i stated i had always connected by hardwired extention dedicated adsl line from the faceplate,. smithy99 stated the extention is filtered from the back, so by the same token if i plug my router into the master socket there shouldnt be any change in synch speed but there is,so why am i getting a better synch speed from a hardwired extention? surely the adsl faceplate is made so you plug your router into one side and your phones into the other? does anyone understand what i am trying to say? i am sorry if i havent made myself clear enough, just find it really strange?

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      Re: strange drop in speed from master socket

      I understand and I must admit, after I posted I thought the same as you, the router side is also filtered so there should be no difference.

      That said, I suppose that there is a chance that you are picking up some electrical of similar interference when the router is placed near the master socket, or maybe if you have wireless dect phones near by, these can play havoc. Even a poor connection inside the faceplate socket could cause it.

      You could try putting a little WD40 on the plug and then plugging it in and out a feww times to see if it cleans up (assuming this is the problem).

      Have you tried with only the router in the socket with no phone on the phone side?

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      Re: strange drop in speed from master socket

      at the moment i dont have a phone plugged into the phone side, but i do have a dect phone close by? the other strange thing my snr from the extention is 9db, from the master socket 7db, i thought i was going stupid, really from the master socket you would think id get a better synch and snr? also when i connect to the master socket do i remove the hardwired extention wires from a & b? would they make any difference?and would the dect phones make any difference if i were connected by ethernet cable? the only thing i can think of is the ethernet cable is new today, brought it from broadbandbuyer made by belkin 10mtr long?

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      Re: strange drop in speed from master socket

      Dect phones can certainly play havoc with ADSL so if they are near the master socket that may be it, unplug them and see.

     

     

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