ADSL FacePlate Filter (improves connection speed, removes the need for filters) Now £6.51 delivered @ Tamar Comms. - HotUKDeals
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***10% Discount code: 'radioplymouth' enter during the checkout process to claim your discount. Brings the total to £6.51.*** (eclipss)

Had some disconnection problems with my O2 LLU broadband, installed one of these and my speed has gone up by 500k and no more disconnections. Obviously your mileage may vary, but for people having trouble with their ADSL connections, this is a superb price for a filtered faceplate! :-)...

This ADSL faceplate filter is designed to replace your existing faceplate on the standard BT NTE-5 master phone socket.

The filter has connections on the front to allow you to plug in both an ADSL modem and a telephone. On the back of the filter there are IDC terminals which allow you to connect both filtered and unfiltered extensions, which is also ideal if you need to connect a hard wired alarm system.

The filter has passed the BT SIN 346 test which means that our filter is fully compatible with both ADSL and ADSL2+ services; we only use the highest quality components in our filters.

(rep given to eclipss for discount code!..cheers!)
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#1
http://www.tamarshop.co.uk/bmz_cache/d/db7761ba05396025d02559eb28a637a8.image.680x550.jpg

review of various master socket filters (including this one) here:
http://www.skyuser.co.uk/skyusernews/adsl_faceplate_filter.html
#2
Just in case you were wondering, one of these worked for me. My internet speed went from 2MB to 3.5MB. Well worth it!
banned#3
thought these were free?
#4
Mascherano
thought these were free?


these are not free, but are provided on some service providers lines that pay openreach for a special faults investigation to investigate low adsl speeds, sometimes an openreach engineer will supply and fit one of these to enhance the line : )
1 Like #5
Hi
The O2 Dissconnection will likely be due to your modem settings - O2 will help/rectify this.
The faceplate/filter will aid your line speed in most cases and as has already been pointed out is free from BT who will charge u £2.25 (approx) for the postage on this.
However if you have 3 wires connected on your phone line, you have one too many connected , modern day systems only need 2 wires, the third will drag your line speed down too.
Hope this helps.
#6
Sorry for asking this but if you have no idea what is behind your socket and no knowledge of this sort of thing, would it be easy to fit one of these?
#7
#8
You don't need to dissconect wires - its simple
1 Like #9
10% Discount code: 'radioplymouth' enter during the checkout process to claim your discount. Brings the total to £6.51.
#10
I bought one of these a year ago, since I had thousands of CRC errors reported on my router. Speed increased by 800k (on a 3Mb connection!) and the errors went too! :thumbsup:

Great price too! I paid allot more for mine.. Heat added.
#11
The BT one was good. Got about an extra meg out of my line. But it's all small fry really. Had to go fibre optic for a real difference in the end. Line speed went from 8 meg to 80 meg with Virgin.
#12
I think I only paid about £4 for the BT socket. So at £7 this seems a tad expensive for what it is.
#13
Mascherano;8741309
thought these were free?

Your thinking of the i-plate which is free (p&p charges) for BT total broadband customers (or used to be).

s1rdg;8741408
Hi
The O2 Dissconnection will likely be due to your modem settings - O2 will help/rectify this.
The faceplate/filter will aid your line speed in most cases and as has already been pointed out is free from BT who will charge u £2.25 (approx) for the postage on this.
However if you have 3 wires connected on your phone line, you have one too many connected , modern day systems only need 2 wires, the third will drag your line speed down too.
Hope this helps.

BT will give you nothing for free if your an o2 customer. BT aren't gonna help enhance the line of a competitor for free now are they?
On a master socket you only have 2 lines wires fitted (A&B legs) on a extension socket you have 2,3,5 connected 2 and 5 carry voice/data 3 is the bell wire. 3 can pick up interference causing reduced ADSL speed and errors. However opennreach branded NTE5's have a bell wire supressor in the design as standard. The bell wire removal is not a sure fix for slow speeds and errors.
Lakeside;8741422
Sorry for asking this but if you have no idea what is behind your socket and no knowledge of this sort of thing, would it be easy to fit one of these?

If you have extensions you'll need an IDC tool also.
#14
matedodgy;8741562
The BT one was good. Got about an extra meg out of my line. But it's all small fry really. Had to go fibre optic for a real difference in the end. Line speed went from 8 meg to 80 meg with Virgin.

Thought virgins top speed (at present) was 50meg
#15
matedodgy
I think I only paid about £4 for the BT socket. So at £7 this seems a tad expensive for what it is.


Completley different (and inferior) product your voting on there! :thinking:
#16
Also to add thes are slightly better in design than the current BT NTE2000 face plates, with the BT ones the router has to be plugged into the master socket. With these you can unfilter an extension so that a filter can stilll be used on another socket to plug the router into.
#17
Just rip out the bell wire on your cable if you use dect phones in the house as they don't need them no more as it will slow the line down and are not needed anymore, I done it on mine and it's made my speed go up by 1.5mb
#18
philmitchell;8741837
Just rip out the bell wire on your cable if you use dect phones in the house as they don't need them no more as it will slow the line down and are not needed anymore, I done it on mine and it's made my speed go up by 1.5mb

It's not a guarenteed fix, your right that dect and most modern phones don't need them as they have thier own ringing circuits and an ADSL filter has a capacitor that will make the phone ring if not.
#19
philmitchell
Just rip out the bell wire on your cable if you use dect phones in the house as they don't need them no more as it will slow the line down and are not needed anymore, I done it on mine and it's made my speed go up by 1.5mb


In My case the master socket was fitted (very recently too) at the point where the BT line entered the house. This was at a stupidly unusable point, away from any power outlets (for DECT phones)

Because of this the Bt-Openreach engineer fitted an exension downstairs. (more useable)

Later I found that the new 'Openreach' branded (master socket) faceplates contain the functionality of the BT 'i-plate' in so far as that they contained the 'bell wire choke' feature. However, because the engineer had also installed a 'slave' BT socket downstairs and left the ring capacitor connected to that, it had became an 'unchoked master socket' rendering the 'iplate functionality' of this 1-month old master socket installation completley redundant.

Put simply; brand new installation here, fitted by Openreach with them giving me a great big AM aerial for free... pulling in all the radio interference to turn a Radio Ham green with envy onto my phoneline and ADSL connection!... The filtered faceplate changed that, and i'm intending to run a dedicated extension for the ADSL from it too. Advice on ho to do this here:
http://www.rob-r.co.uk/other/UKphonecatwiring.htm
banned#20
OK. I'll give it a try.
Thank you.
Came today, not tried it yet as i have tried 4 diferent BB speed tests with 4 different results.
1 Like #21
All this does is cut off the bellwire, something you can do yourself very easily and for free

http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/bellwirenutshell.html

Saying that it does get rid of a external filter near the socket if you want to tidy up the socket
#22
deanos;8743295
All this does is cut off the bellwire, something you can do yourself very easily and for free

http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/bellwirenutshell.html

Saying that it does get rid of a external filter near the socket if you want to tidy up the socket

It eliminates the need for filters anywhere in the premises, instead of 1 at each in use phone point.
banned#23
matedodgy
The BT one was good. Got about an extra meg out of my line. But it's all small fry really. Had to go fibre optic for a real difference in the end. Line speed went from 8 meg to 80 meg with Virgin.


you have fibre optic cables right to your house?
#24
good deal, heat and rep added
banned#25
I got one but can't fit it yet as I can't find my prong.
I'd have thought they'd come with screws by now.
#26
deanos
All this does is cut off the bellwire, something you can do yourself very easily and for free
http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/bellwirenutshell.html
Saying that it does get rid of a external filter near the socket if you want to tidy up the socket


:thumbsup:

Cut mine last week and went from 1.8 to 2.8megs straight away, very happy
#27
Pluun
I got one but can't fit it yet as I can't find my prong.
I'd have thought they'd come with screws by now.


Mine came with two sets of screws - long and short (wrapped inside the instructions)
banned#28
huggychair
Mine came with two sets of screws - long and short (wrapped inside the instructions)


No man.
The pronger for connecting the wires.:-)
#29
Plastic ones can be picked up for pennies at B & Q, also on fleabay. If your not in a rush, and need something better...
I bought the same as 130400130230 and it took 2 weeks. :thumbsup:
#30
Thanks for this. Tidies up the phone socket without the need for dangling filters everywhere.
#31
Paddy_o_furniture
Also to add thes are slightly better in design than the current BT NTE2000 face plates, with the BT ones the router has to be plugged into the master socket. With these you can unfilter an extension so that a filter can stilll be used on another socket to plug the router into.


How do you unfilter the extension socket then? Just plug in filter into the already filtered socket so the router can be connected?
#32
I got me one of these a while ago, increased my connection speed by about 1.5mb, i bought the cheapo tool that they offer so i could do the connections and they give you instructions or you can google them. Wasnt too hard to fit and definately worth it!
#33
matedodgy
The BT one was good. Got about an extra meg out of my line. But it's all small fry really. Had to go fibre optic for a real difference in the end. Line speed went from 8 meg to 80 meg with Virgin.


No it didn't - there's no such thing as 80"meg" on Virgin Media

50Mb is the fastest Virgin Media offer at the moment.
100Mb should be released late this year, early next year.
banned#34
Cold deal, all it does is cut a unused cable - which you can do yourself. Plenty of guides on the internet.

THis is also not a good price even ignoring the above - bt shop has had it cheaper on and off.
banned#35
Can't you just disconnect the bell wire?
#36
mikeyp
How do you unfilter the extension socket then? Just plug in filter into the already filtered socket so the router can be connected?


Yeah I would like to know that too.
#37
My exchange only able to provide me a pants speed of 1-1.5mb..

Will this filter help boost my current speed?
#38
Ordered, H & R applied accordingly, good post :thumbsup:
#39
Lakeside
Sorry for asking this but if you have no idea what is behind your socket and no knowledge of this sort of thing, would it be easy to fit one of these?


This is very easy to fit, not re-wireing involved, just remove the 2 screws which are visible and pull off the part which your phone line connects to, thann just plug this in and replace the screws (you should have recived 2 longer screws with this). and your done, fingers crossed
#40
Go Jets
Yeah I would like to know that too.


you can un-filter a filtered socket

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