Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by inigo montoya » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:47 am

Exactly (the clear as mud part), now that you mention it- I do remember them calling that a filter. Would I be able to simply plug in a splitter (just like I am the filter now) that accomplishes this without physically rewiring the jack? If so, is that something you can just grab at the walmart or is it a specialty item? Thanks for the help. With the recent rate changes, too much of a wiring headache could make the difference in wanting to mess with this or not.

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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by southsound » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:54 am

Walmart may have them - Radio Shack also does. But both also may have a similar looking adapter that allows you to plug in two phones or a phone and answering machine into ONE line. The kind you want has L1 & L2 desiginations printed on it. You will also have to check to see if the wires were connected behind each jack.

A lot of folks are intimidated by phone wiring - but it is really simple and I would never use the adapters given a choice. The voltage is not harmful (although if voice were on the line it might give you a tingle if the phone were to ring while you had both wires in your hand). Wiring is standard if if my previous post seems crypic we can walk you through the steps.
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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by tommies » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:09 am

tommies wrote:Reading this thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=658 will helps. It has some pictures of various filter/splitter and some diagram of the wiring.
mine is done as the way KTR suggested: only need one duplex splitter(come with ooma) and one micro filter/DSL filter(come with Bellsout DSL) and one short phone wire. It needs to be done in the DEMARC box

Other way can be done in the wall jack where the DSL modem connected. It only needs two 2-line splitters in addition to the two filter+spliter above. No re-wiring needed

This wiring is for full set with scout installed and the hub is provisioned to work with a land line. If your hub is provisioned without a land line and/or the scout is not use, the wiring will be much simpler.

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re-quote myself here, since I guess you missed my earlier post.
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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by inigo montoya » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:12 am

Thanks for the link, I will try and muddle through this when I have wiring in front of me at home. Makes me want to check on my remaining term to switch to a cable modem!

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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by southsound » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:18 am

For many of us, DSL provides a more consistent quality. Cable systems spread bandwidth across your neighborhood and although things like "speed boost" make them seem wonderful, when the entire area is using the same pipe everyone's throughput is bottlenecked. I'd rather keep my DSL (even if cable was available, which in my area, it is not).
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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by tommies » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:23 am

Be carefull with switching isp. The QoS is vary greatly from location to location, even from house to house within a neighborhood. At my house DSL is more reliable than cable(Comcast) but in the house next door, the reverse is true.
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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by Groundhound » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:41 am

tommies wrote:Be carefull with switching isp. The QoS is vary greatly from location to location, even from house to house within a neighborhood. At my house DSL is more reliable than cable(Comcast) but in the house next door, the reverse is true.
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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by niknak » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:43 am

I agree, DSL is a more consistent signal

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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by Groundhound » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:48 am

niknak wrote:I agree, DSL is a more consistent signal
And in my case the opposite was true and why I switched away from DSL a couple of years ago.

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Re: Whole Home with DSL- considering purchase

Post by niknak » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:51 am

maybe you were far from the CO? I was less than 5000ft and always got a good signal, often a lot faster than what I was paying for

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