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    Attenuation/ downstream low

    This is a discussion on Attenuation/ downstream low within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; so to confirm, i disconnect the white/orange from master faceplate, and also at the junction box too? This will not ...

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      so to confirm, i disconnect the white/orange from master faceplate, and also at the junction box too? This will not affect phone ringing, yes i do have filters at down and upstairs that are supplied with the netgear router from sky.
      i feel happy to be in such talented company
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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      bloody hell.... (ive just done it, yes its that ******* me off lol) and this is what am getting now, tested phones and they both ring - i had every confidence honest

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 1728 kbps 384 kbps
      Line Attenuation 60 db 15.5 db
      Noise Margin 7 db 14 db

      its NEVER been above 1560kbps so far - so thank you for that!

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      ^^^ Almost always works, that! Look forward to seeing the results when you get your new master in!

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Quote Originally Posted by eyemdee View Post
      ^^^ Almost always works, that! Look forward to seeing the results when you get your new master in!
      seems to be far more stable too at the minute (no drop outs). yes i will report back here when i have managed to sort the master socket.
      I've just taken another look at junction box, and its going to be quite tricky depending on how the master socket terminals are connected inside the faceplate (just no spare cable at all arggg)

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      You can always extend the cables using these crimps which I think are the same as BT use. Just push in the end of the existing cable into one hole, a short piece of new cable into the other, and crimp together with a pair of pliers. They work like Scotchlok connectors if you have ever used those.

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Quote Originally Posted by eyemdee View Post
      You can always extend the cables
      ahh right ok, what about then if there were slack from outside (which there is coz ive looked) could i pull more cable through? Or do you think there is chance of pulling the outer jacket off/ damaging.
      I got the impression on here that messing with the BT side of wiring was only to be carried out by BT s finest, but having worked with computer wiring and also home electrical surely it cant be that hard can it ??????

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      No, cable is cable whoever owns it! If its in good condition and you can gently pull a bit of slack through, then that is probably better than trying to extend it.

      Probably better to push from outside rather than pulling from within! It should make fitting the new master easier.
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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Yeah i did kind of think that, just with seeing it said so many times on here, made me wonder if there was something special about it
      I've ran and installed Cat5 (made my own etc) also wired up electrical sockets/ swithces etc etc, so i think i should be ok *fingers crossed
      Take your point with pushing it through, will also look to make room by probably getting rid of the extension wiring, as that goes back outside, which i'd have thought would be a no-no???
      cheers again (its good here)

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      Quote Originally Posted by *skys*the*limit* View Post
      ... will also look to make room by probably getting rid of the extension wiring, as that goes back outside, which i'd have thought would be a no-no???
      I used to have an extension like that! BT installed it in 1975 from an external junction box using interior grade cable. When the insulation split after about 15 years they said it would cost me 65 for them to replace it as it was an extension and not part of the main line.

      Yes, definitely get rid of that - if it passes through the same hole it will make it easier to pull the other through. Also, exterior aerials pick up a better signal than interior aerials but these are signals (noise) we do not want!!

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      Re: Attenuation/ downstream low

      There is bound to be a bit of slack, you only need a couple of inches to make all the differance.
      Just in case you were thinking, do not connect anything to the green/black pair, they will not be connected at the other end, and if you do you will reduce your speed by injecting noise on to the line.

     

     
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