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    Does it matter if you do not have a master socket?

    This is a discussion on Does it matter if you do not have a master socket? within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Read all the information about connecting your wireless router to the master socket for better connection speeds. Looked at where ...

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      Does it matter if you do not have a master socket?

      Read all the information about connecting your wireless router to the master socket for better connection speeds.
      Looked at where the phone line enters the house. No master socket just the wire and an extension box (square, white, one hole,) with a spliter for sky+ box and phone line. (also filter pluged into splitter)
      Does this mean i need a master socket? and can i wire it myself?



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      You have a mastersocket - its just not one that is capable of taking a replacement filtered faceplate.

      Plugging your router directly into a mastersocket (filtered or otherwise) may or may not give an improved connection.

      If you posted your router stats then someone may be able to give you an indication of the possible benefits in improving your connection and the options you have.

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      Here are my router stats

      System Up Time 172:39:06
      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 988715 601982 0 2177 364 70:11:15
      LAN 10M/100M 758858 1231971 0 232 1116 172:39:04
      WLAN 11M/54M/108M 10314 50488 0 1 1 172:38:54


      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 320 kbps 448 kbps
      Line Attenuation 61.0 db 31.5 db
      Noise Margin 12.1 db 15.0 db

      Although my current connection speed is 241kbs
      i am on sky connect and are 2.5km from the exchange.
      The exchange is adsl max enabled and my line can handle up to 2mbs
      but only get the above?????

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      How long have you been connected?

      At the moment your stats are horrible but that's not unusual for the first 10 days after connection with Sky Connect.

      This is due to a 10 day "training period" common to all BT ADSL Max products.

      99% of the time the connection is fine after 10 days. If yours isn't let us know.

      With your attenuation it should settle at around 3000kbps.
      Last edited by Saturday; 14-11-06 at 10:35 PM.

     

     

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