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    Plate confusion.

    This is a discussion on Plate confusion. within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Can somebody explain to me the best plate to go for. I have an open reach socket with a external ...

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      Plate confusion.

      Can somebody explain to me the best plate to go for. I have an open reach socket with a external filter. No other sockets or extensions and I'm very close to my exchange.

      The BT open reach V2?

      GENUINE BT NTE5 vDSL Filtered Faceplate|Openreach&#8482 Branded

      Or one of the the Solwise range.

      Solwise - ADSL Splitters and Microfilters

      Thanks.


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      Re: Plate confusion.

      The best faceplate would be the VDSL Filtered Faceplate. However being so close to the exchange, is this what you need?

      If you are considering getting Fibre (FTTC) in the next couple of years, then you won't regret it. However if your stats are above say 20mb, then you may not really notice a huge difference with a filtered faceplate on the ADSL connection.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Plate confusion.

      Hi Scrubbie, thanks for that. So I won't need the micro filters with that?

      I would live fibre but I doubt we will get it within the next 10 years, my exchange isn't in the roll out plans.

      I'm not expecting much improvement, I've just signed up to another year with sky so I thought I'd spend a bit of time just fine tuning my connection.

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      Re: Plate confusion.

      A correctly fitted filtered faceplate would mean that you do not need any microfilters. In your case you do not have any extensions, so there will be no issue here.

      You said that you were close to the exchange but we haven't seen your current connection stats to give a firm idea.

      BTO are in the process of getting FTTC out to everyone on a gradual basis. Various councils have now finalised their roll-out plans with funding supplied by BDUK to help. In all the cases BTO has picked up the contracts now as no one else is bidding for the contracts in most areas. As for waiting 10 years, I hope not. The EU set a target of 100% coverage for a connection speed above 30mbps by 2020 for the whole of Europe.

      This doesn't have to be from just BTO. There are other suppliers who are working of different systems across the UK.

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      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Plate confusion.

      I'll post up my stats up when I get home. Thanks.

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      Re: Plate confusion.

      The Mk2 vDSL is best for all connections, its backwards compatible & has a filter for REIN too (no other faceplate has this). The Solwise ones from top to bottom :-

      ADSL-NTEFACE-SOL Looks like our ADSL Nation XTE2005 clone but beware there are cheap versions too with a VERY simple filter design.

      ADSL-NTEFACE-ATL These are old Austin Taylor stock, we were offered a few thousand from the people who bought them all but declined favouring the new BT design.

      ADSL-NTEFACE Is the BT NTE2000 design, now very old but a good reliable faceplate. Ours are the latest 2014 version. We also have the NTE2005 version which adds hard wiring ADSL connections to the rear.

      ADSL-NTEFACE Is the BT Iplate/broadband accelerator, not an ADSL or vDSL filter but has filters for REIN & the bell wire.

      Hope this helps.
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      Plate confusion.

      Just ordered the Mk2 vDSL from you this morning thankyou. Will it be shipped today?

      What's RIEN?

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      Re: Plate confusion.

      Yes it will ship today (all orders do if ordered by 4pm). REIN- small Repetative Electrical Impulse Noise
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      Re: Plate confusion.

      Hi,

      I'm interested in getting a Mk2 vDSL faceplate, I have located the master socket and noticed that it has a line running out the bottom of the socket (I guess this is an extension?).

      Will the faceplate still work?

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      Re: Plate confusion.

      Yep.
      The vDSL plate slots in between the existing backplate & front, lower plate.
      No wiring needed.

      I'll be fitting my new mk2 plate today.

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