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    This is a discussion on New to sky broadband within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Your hallway socket will be your master socket. Open it up and see if there is a capacitor and other ...

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      Re: New to sky broadband

      Your hallway socket will be your master socket. Open it up and see if there is a capacitor and other bits and bobs in it, if there is, that is the master.

      While you are in it, pull the wire off the number 3 terminal. This is the ring wire and is not required when using filters. You may find you get an immediate improvement.

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      Re: New to sky broadband

      Would buying a master socket to replace the white box in loft and having the router plugged into that solve any internal wiring problem, or a normal socket with a microflter feeding the router and putting a BT431A plug on the end of the cable feeding rest of house into the phone plug of microfilter?
      This would eliminate the need for having extra microfilters around the house, but would it indeed solve any problems as its the first thing plugged in?
      I know this would mean having router in loft, but i got a wireless n switch plugged into it anyway to boost the signal!
      I appologise if you dont understand what Im thinking in me head lol in theroy i think it would work, but im not an engineer so dont know for certain!
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      Re: New to sky broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Your hallway socket will be your master socket. Open it up and see if there is a capacitor and other bits and bobs in it, if there is, th!at is the master.

      While you are in it, pull the wire off the number 3 terminal. This is the ring wire and is not required when using filters. You may find you get an immediate improvement.
      Hallway socket is a bog standard one, 4 wires altogether plugged in, 2 blue plugged into middle of one side and 2 white and blue plugged into middle of other side. No capacitor either.
      This is the same for all the sockets in the house apart from one which only has 1 wire plugged in each side. which Im guessing is the last one in the line!

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      Re: New to sky broadband

      Well somewhere there is a master socket. It could be anywhere so follow the wire from the loft and check each socket you come to. When you find it, remove any wire or wires connected to terminal 3.

      Dont fit a master in the loft, and dont put the router up there, it gets very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The best thing to do is follow the wire from the loft to a spot where a master socket could be fitted, you could also fit a filter faceplate there then connect the rest of your sockets to the filter faceplate.

     

     
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