Do I use filter with I-Plate?

  Pineman100 09:24 29 Oct 2008
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Based on advice received on this forum, I have bought a BT I-Plate, to fit to my phone socket.

The instructions don't make it clear whether I should still use a microfilter on this phone socket after the I-Plate has been fitted. Can anyone advise me please?

  Technotiger 09:34 29 Oct 2008

Yes! Use filter(s) as normal.

  Technotiger 09:35 29 Oct 2008

PS - Exactly as you did without the iPlate.

  Technotiger 09:36 29 Oct 2008

Also bear in mind that the iPlate is specifically intended for use where the Router is connected via a Extension line from the main bt socket.

  anniesboy 09:59 29 Oct 2008

Good luck with it ,mine was installed 2 days ago but has made no difference at all.
I understand improvement can take up to 3 days,I'm. not too hopeful at present

  Technotiger 10:05 29 Oct 2008

Hi anniesboy, mine showed an almost immediate three-fold improvement on my speed. Sorry yours did not - unfortunately it does not work for everybody.

  Pineman100 11:08 29 Oct 2008

Thanks for your advice Technotiger and anniesboy.

Yes, the I-Plate is going on to my main phone socket (NTE5 type), which is where my router plugs in. I'll use the microfilter as you recommend.

Many thanks again.

  Daveboy 12:46 29 Oct 2008

If you did not see an immediate "CONNECTION SPEED" improvement (the speed your router/modem reports) then you will see no "throughput" speed increase. If you do see a marked increase in connection it will take the background systems at least 48 hrs to raise your "profile" as it is this that determines your throughput speed.

  Technotiger 13:06 29 Oct 2008

As a matter of interest -

My results, immediately after fitting the BT i-Plate -

Down 0.7Mbps, Up 0.4Mbps, IP Profile 750Kbps, IP Throughput 691Kbps.


Results, less than 24hrs later - Down 2,624Kbps, Up 448Kbps, IP Profile 2,000Kbps, IP Throughput 1,875Kbps.

  Pineman100 13:07 29 Oct 2008

Well, I've connected the I-Plate, and I'm really pleased with the initial result.

Using the PCA broadband speed tester, my download is up to around 5Mb (previously averaged 3 - 4). Upstream isn't a great deal better - up from about .28Mb to .33. Neverthless, that's a very cheap way of getting a substantial improvement.

Of course, the above is only a snapshot in time, but I'm delighted.

  Stuartli 13:13 29 Oct 2008

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