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    Try your master socket for better results

    This is a discussion on Try your master socket for better results within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi another newby to sky here too ! Some great info on here! Just a thought in my case... I ...

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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      Hi another newby to sky here too !
      Some great info on here!

      Just a thought in my case...

      I too get double the speed from my test socket as I do from the socket on the front of my main point, so was thinking of buying a new faceplate.

      But it was suggested in another of the many threads I read that if you disconnect all extensions from the master, I should get the same increased speed result from the front connection point as I do from the test point.... right ?

      I am thinking, as I only have one extension running :

      1. So if i was to remove this extension from the master and put a standard male connector on it.

      2. Plug my supplied microfilter & 3" long adapter wire into the front socket, I should still be getting the double speed as with the test point... right?

      3. So then couldnt I just plug the wire for the extension into the phone socket on the microfilter with the new malle connector I just fitted?

      Anybody tried this or any of you more experienced ADSL peeps can suggest why this wouldnt work?

      Thanks


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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      Well, the simple answer would be to temporarily disconnect the extension wires and see (buy a krone tool first so you can put them back).

      And I'm sure you could cobble together some other connection in place of your extension. But why bother? A new faceplate will cost you ~12 and take two minutes to fit.

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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      Hi Guys

      I was busy reading and was thinking of changing my face plate to, got a question though, i got an extension going up to my room from the master socket in my lounge, will changing the master socket face plate still work, or would it be better changing the master socket face plate and pluggign hte modem downstairs and going wireless.

      Thanks

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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      Wired will almost certainly give you a faster more reliable connection.

      Providing you get the appropriate faceplate it will work fine with an internal extension (a plugged in one a little less good but still OK).
      Last edited by Saturday; 09-01-07 at 11:19 PM.

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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      Well, the simple answer would be to temporarily disconnect the extension wires and see (buy a krone tool first so you can put them back).

      And I'm sure you could cobble together some other connection in place of your extension. But why bother? A new faceplate will cost you ~12 and take two minutes to fit.
      Simple answer mate, Im too impatient to wait for the delivery and dont wanna chance an inferior quality one that I source locally

      Also, I cant see no point in buying something I already have?? Unless of course my master socket could be seen and I want it too look pretty, which I can't due to mine being under the bottom shelf in a small cupboard under the stairs? Just doesnt seem to make sense buying something I have already been supplied with, just for the sake of it ?

      And I suppose if plugging a Router and a Phone line into the appropriate sockets of the supplied microfilter (just like your meant too) is cobbling something up, then I would guess 80% + of us have cobbled connections LOL
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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      Yep, one of the main causes of speed lose is sending broadband signals around the house on cheap untwisted cables where broadband isn't even being used, so sending a filtered voice only extension somewhere should do the job.

      Although personally I would use the new faceplate as the company claim it's a higher quality filter than the usual soap on a rope ones, you're filtering the signal as soon as you possibly can as it comes into your home, your phone line is an extension so that's what the back panel is for leaving the front phone socket available for your main phone (if you've got one!) and it's a lot neater, it's cheap and next day delivery! but I agree all those reasons are a bit petty if your solution works for you!
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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      Sorry guys to go over old news, but I need a little help.

      My set up is

      1 master socket (obvious !!)
      1 extension running to the front room running a phone and Sky box.
      1 extension running upstairs running modem and second Sky box.

      I have tried plugging into the master socket and can double my download speed.

      But would one of these XTE-2005 face plates help me ?

      The reason I ask is, I cannot isolate the upstairs extension for ADSL only as I need to keep the second Sky box connected to a working phone line under the Sky multiroom terms and conditions.

      A noddys guide explanation would help a newbie

      Thanks

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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      You won't get the full benefit but you could fit a filtered faceplate to the master socket and connect the extension to the unfiltered terminals. Then plug a microfilter in the other end for the Sky box and router.

      Ideally you'd run a new extension cable and dedicate it to the router. However, even if you can't, I'm sure you would be pleased with the difference a filtered faceplate would make.

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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      Im not sure I explained myself properly? I was thinking of installing the filter 3 inches from the master socket, not sure that would make much of a difference as to at the socket?

      I would then have the router a further 12 inches from the master socket, with just my microfilter inbetween, connecting to my computers over WLAN.

      All extensions from the master socket disconnected and any other redundent wires....

      And my only extension which leads to a phone docking bay being plugged into the second provided socket on the micro filter.

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      Having said that, if the microfilters are much better quality on the faceplate than the "bog standard" ones supplied, then thats the kinda feedback I was hoping for Is the difference in quality worth the while?

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      Re: Try your master socket for better results

      I'm sorry but I don't understand your question or the point you're trying to make

      You posted earlier to say that you get double the speed when connected to the test socket. You then said you couldn't be bothered/didn't see the need as you could just disconnect the extension? You went on to talk about a 3" extension and lost me.

      To get to the points I think you're looking for:
      • a master socket with all extensions, ring wires etc disconnected will give you the same results as the test socket.
      • if you do that, then plug an extension into the stripped down master socket you immediately add noise which may affect your connection speed.
      • not all micro filters are the same (the supplied ones are towards the bottom end of the spectrum)
      • a high quality filtered faceplate will give the best filtering possible.

     

     
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