broadband connection fails when phone rings

  oddshape 13:21 20 Oct 2009

My broadband works fine until the phone rings. It reconnects after a few seconds but it is frustrating if I'm downloading etc. My ISP (Tiscali) have (twice) failed to resolve the problem. I have replaced the filters with new ones. Any ideas?

  ambra4 13:43 20 Oct 2009

Remove all devices on the line leaving only the broadband modem/router

Open your browser and ring the line, if the broadband drops out you need to get the line checked

If the broadband does not drops out install a phone on the line and try again it could be one of the

phone extension causing the problem

  Jollyjohn 13:43 20 Oct 2009

Find your BT master socket where the phone line enters the house. You should be able to remove the faceplate and find a test socket behind it. Plug the filter in here, connect the router/modem and a phone, connect to the internet. Phone in and see if the connection drops. If it does it is a BT wiring issue.
If the connection is OK then it is an wiring issue within the house.

  oddshape 14:41 04 Nov 2009

I switched my ISP (not because of the problem) and I couldn't connect at all. After lots of plugging and unplugging I discovered it was the phone extension lead. No problems at all now. Thanks for your help ambra4 & Jollyjohn.

  ambra4 15:40 04 Nov 2009

Glad to hear all sorted


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