BT Broadband installation and microfilters

  Red Herring 23:35 28 Nov 2004

I'm installing BT BB basic for a disabled friend. She seems to have several telephone sockets around her home and also a 'Lifeline' device.

Does anybody know whether I will need a microfilter (splitter) for EVERY telephone point or just the one the modem device is connected to?


  madPentium 23:44 28 Nov 2004

according to BT you are supposed to have a filter PER telephonic device hence them usually supplying 2 in the kit.
However I have found with the filter plugged in and the broadband connected to that, everything else NOT filtered, still works fine.

  anchor 10:06 29 Nov 2004

Red Herring

Yes, the phone will work without a filter, but I have found it is a bit noisy; a slight "shhhhing" sound in the background. Best to use a filter.

  Hamish 12:03 29 Nov 2004

Check out this site click here, then look in questions and then their tutorial. Should help

  anchor 12:57 29 Nov 2004

The tutorial referred to by Hamish is here:

click here

It confirms what I said; use a filter on each socket!.

  Red Herring 14:52 29 Nov 2004

....I'll be attempting installation later this week and will let you know how I get on

  Red Herring 22:09 06 Dec 2004

.......apart from an occassional 'no dial tone' error message. Filters fitted to each socket and all other lines (for telephony) are just fine.

Thank you to all respondents

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