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    The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

    This is a discussion on The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; do you think sky should give these to everyone for free when it comes out of trial stage?? BT Wholesale ...

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      The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      do you think sky should give these to everyone for free when it comes out of trial stage??

      BT Wholesale is close to launching an inexpensive new device that could radically improve the speed of ADSL broadband connections.

      The telecoms giant claims that electrical interference from household objects - including televisions, set-top boxes and even Christmas tree lights - can reduce a broadband connection to a crawl.

      Faulty or leaky power supplies from the electrical equipment interferes with the "Bell Wire" running around the home, creating excessive noise on the line.

      However, BT has been trialling a device called an Interstitial Plate - or iPlate - that will slot into the master telephone socket and largely eliminate the noise, providing a significant boost for broadband speeds.

      BT Wholesale demonstrated the technology to journalists today at its Gatwick headquarters. It showed how an ADSL connection running at 3.8Mb/sec was reduced to just 700Kb/sec when a nearby fluorescent lamp with a faulty power supply was turned on. When the iPlate was fitted to the master socket, the connection returned to its normal speed.

      BT says it's been trialling the device with around 1,000 customers with connection problems and has been very pleased with the results. "We've seen huge increases in speed," claimed Ashley Pickering from BT Wholesale's broadband access solutions team. On average, it makes one and a half megs of difference."

      Pickering says he expects the device to be launched within the next few months, with a retail price of around 10. The device can be fitted without the services of an engineer, simply by unscrewing a plate in the master socket and slotting the iPlate in. BT says it expects ISPs to distribute the device freely to customers with connection problems, saving on the expense of support calls and engineer visits.
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      Re: The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      All the plate does is include a small choke that isolates the ring wire. It is quite a good idea for people frightened of wiring but all it achieves is the same as disconnecting a ring wire.
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      Re: The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      If the retail price is 10 then there's shurley margin there to sell a filtered faceplate which is an ultimately better solution for those that can have the router next to the master socket.

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      Re: The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      Roughly when is this out and where can you purchase one?

      Ok pings. (24/05/08)

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      Re: The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      As ADSL Nation says you don't really need one, just disconnect the bell wiring to your extensions, or fit a filtered faceplate.


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      Re: The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      Can this not be built into a bog standard Microfilter?

      Would be a ideal way of reducing issues from customers
      who dont know what a Bell wire even is :-)

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      Re: The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      The point of this device is to break/filter the bell wire to the ring cap in the master socket. There is no connection from a micro filter to the bell wire, as it only connects to the line pair and has it's own ring cap.

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      Re: The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      Ok I am getting the wrong end of the stick then
      I thought this was some sort of RFI filter

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      Re: The 10 device that could rescue your broadband connection

      The iPlate is being promoted by BT as the magic solution to all problems but all it is is a way of improving the line without any wiring. Anyone who is capable of swapping a couple of wires over would be far better off with a proper filtered faceplate.

      The iPlate is inserted between the the box and current faceplate to add a choke to the ring wire. The choke prevents the ADSL signal from traveling down the ring wire and therefore causing problems.

      Fitting a filtered faceplate on the other hand both prevents ADSL from being on the ring wire and at the same time removes ADSL from any extension wiring completely, reducing the interference even further.
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