Am trying to connect to Plusnet Value Broadband. Have two phones, one downstairs (master socket), one upstairs. Desktop PC upstairs.
Tried my Speedtouch USB modem first. Couldn't get the DSL light to stay green, just kept flashing. Couldn't connect. Tried all four filters in every combination. No luck.
Tried ethernet Speedtouch router (provided by Plusnet themselves). DSL light stays solid on downstairs phone socket, but not on the upstairs one. Plusnet techie reckons I need to get an engineer to check out my upstairs line. Thing is, I used this set-up without a problem with Tiscali for three years up till August of last year.
Upstairs phone socket looks okay. Wiring in place. Phone works via this socket.
Yes, I used the USB Speedtouch modem with Tiscali. I tried it first with Plkusnet, then sent for the ethernet router when I couldn't get connected. I suspect that the Plusnet signal is too weak to work properly via the upstairs (ie Slave) phone socket, but I'm not sure.
Looks as if I'm going to be stuck with a useless 18 month contract, because I have no wish (it isn't practical or convenient) to move the desktop PC downstairs.
Hello again. Have carted the PC downstairs, and the web is working perfectly. Am puzzled as to why it won't work via the upstairs line, because this connection is smooth as silk. No, I haven't tried the Plusnet forums (yet).
I phoned them back earlier, and I can ordera wireless router from them for an additional £9.99. Not sure if this would solve the problem or not, though.
As it does work via the master socket OK then it isn't a Plusnet issue... It must be one with your telephone wiring or the filters.
You say; "Have considered replacing the phone extension lead"... If you have the extention cable plugged into downstairs via a filter, then the ADSL signal wont be getting upstairs... Is this possibly the problem? You should not, (if it's how I imagine!), have a filter in the downstairs socket.