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    microfilter vs splitter

    This is a discussion on microfilter vs splitter within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; whats the difference between the two plugs? many people keep on asking whats the difference. MICROFILTER: -2 HOLES -GOT LABELS ...

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      microfilter vs splitter

      whats the difference between the two plugs? many people keep on asking whats the difference.

      MICROFILTER:
      -2 HOLES
      -GOT LABELS (PHONE/MODEM)
      -ALSO KNOWN AS ADSL BOX
      -SHOULD BE PLUGGED IN DIRECTLY TO MASTERSOCKET OR MAIN PHONE SOCKET.

      SPLITTER:
      -2 HOLES
      -NO LABELS
      SHOULD BE PLUGGED TO MICROFILTER (PHONE LABEL) TO USE TV AND PHONE AT THE SAME TIME.
      -SHOULDNT BE PLUGGED IN TO MAIN SOCKET.

      HOPE THESE SIMPLE EDUCATION HELPS.


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      Re: microfilter vs splitter

      Quote Originally Posted by sinister_spider View Post
      whats the difference between the two plugs? many people keep on asking whats the difference.

      MICROFILTER:
      -2 HOLES
      -GOT LABELS (PHONE/MODEM)
      -ALSO KNOWN AS ADSL BOX
      -SHOULD BE PLUGGED IN DIRECTLY TO MASTERSOCKET OR MAIN PHONE SOCKET.

      SPLITTER:
      -2 HOLES
      -NO LABELS
      SHOULD BE PLUGGED TO MICROFILTER (PHONE LABEL) TO USE TV AND PHONE AT THE SAME TIME.
      -SHOULDNT BE PLUGGED IN TO MAIN SOCKET.

      HOPE THESE SIMPLE EDUCATION HELPS.

      I thought "MICROFILTER" was an ADSL filter, also known as an ADSL filter ?
      Used to "extract" the telephone signals, passes ADSL signals straight through.
      It usually has 2 outputs, a small square "RJ11" socket for a broadband cable connection to ADSL modem/Router and a standard BT socket.
      Sometimes they have logos rather than names depending on the filter.
      An ADSL filter should be the first device plugged into each of the telephone sockets being used on a broadband enabled line.
      Wether it's a master or extension being used is irrelevant, as long as all sockets
      with devices connected have a filter fitted first.

      "SPLITTER" is simply a telephone double/triple adapter. Must be fitted into the output of the ADSL filter, not before.
      Required when multiple devices such as eg SKY receiver / Fax / telephone are used at one particular telephone socket.
      Sometimes has numbered outputs or logos, but neither necessary as all outputs are the same.

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      Re: microfilter vs splitter

      If you are using a filtered faceplate you don't want filters plugged into extensions as well.
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