Where to connect ADSL modem

  Baz48 12:32 26 Jul 2006

Does a broadband modem have to be connected to the main BT socket or will an extension socket be OK?

  stlucia 12:35 26 Jul 2006

Usually an extension socket will be okay. But you still need to put filters on every other socket that is being used by a phone, fax, skybox, etc.

  Stuartli 12:41 26 Jul 2006

You could use a proper ADSL data cable - about £7.50 for a 10m length - which can be taken direct from the Master Socket (via a splitter) to your modem.

Alternatively, you could buy a filtered face place to fit on your NTE5 box or standard phone socket and use the data cable without a splitter.

Examples at:

click here

  Baz48 12:50 26 Jul 2006

Thanks for the replies.

This question is not for myself but for two friends who are about to get broadband.

On the subject of filters, I have had broadband for about three years with no filters on my two telephone extensions and the skybox and have had no problems with noise or crosstalk etc. Obviously the need for filters is not universal.

  Stuartli 13:19 26 Jul 2006

Another source of ADSL products of this type:

click here

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