My question is - I would like to connect to Broadband, but my PC is sited away from the master socket. Having read the advice on this website and others, I realise that it should not be a problem if I fit a filter to each socket that has equipment connected to it. However, my master socket itself does not have any equipment connected to it, as some bright spark sited it on a very narrow window ledge I need to know if this poses a problem. I would add that the 1st(?) extension socket is sited approximately 2.5m from the master socket.
I'm lucky, I have a M £5 standard real extension lead that runs from the bottom of the lounge, down the hall and then around my office connected to my router where I run two desktops and connect one laptop... I suffer no loss of speed or connection problems (dropping of connection)
My friend who used a standard M extension cable from master socket to other side of there lounge, couldn't even get the connection let alone suffer it dropping! They had to buy a high quality grade of cable to enable connection to the broadband.
Apart from which cable to try first, the only other problem is insuring that you don't do as I first did! and that was when setting up the connection, I put the filter on the extension lead so that the line was split into phone and broadband, but when connecting the extension lead into the master socket I managed to re-merge the line again, and spent several hours wondering why I couldn't get a connection.....
You shouldn`t have a problem. If you don`t use the master socket you shouldn`t even need a filter in it. The filter only allows the simultaneous use of both modem and telephone.
As for distance of modem from master socket, much depends on the quality of line signal. Most are good. My PC os two extensions away from the master socket - about 20m - and as you can see I have no problems.