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FREE-BT Broadband Accelerator (iPlate) (£1.20 postage)
FREE-BT Broadband Accelerator (iPlate) (£1.20 postage)

FREE-BT Broadband Accelerator (iPlate) (£1.20 postage)

BT Broadband Accelerator is BT Total Broadband's new name for the I-Plate. Available to BT Total Broadband customers for free. Other customers please see shop.bt.com/iplate to order for £6.63 delivered. Limited to one per broadband account. You only need pay the postage of £1.20 A speed increase after fitting an accelerator is not guaranteed especially if you already have a speed close to the maximum limit (8Mb for ADSL or 20Mb for ADSL2+).

View installation PDF here: bt.custhelp.com/cgi…536

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H & R for this if you have a socket that suits. a nice bit of kit, I was lucky to have mine in-built in my new house. Think they sell for around a £10?

got this last time it was posted great bit of kit increses my speed by 1meg after 3 days and my seed is much more stable now

It does not inspire confidence when it states that a "Speed increase after fitting an accelarator is not guaranteed .....";-)

do these actually work?

Will it work for O2 broadband, also use bt land line?

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Please NOTE this "offer" is for BT Total Broadband users only.

MikeL;6017085

It does not inspire confidence when it states that a "Speed increase … It does not inspire confidence when it states that a "Speed increase after fitting an accelarator is not guaranteed .....";-)



it does say if no increase to line speed, it may give a more stable connection, less chance of drops in speed. I just wish I knew about these earlier than I did.

Winter.Cloud;6017096

Will it work for O2 broadband, also use bt land line?



it should be fine provided that you have BT line. I'm with O2 and it worked.

jjcaho, is that a hint? I think it's open to all BT Residential phone accounts.

I am with BT for phone and O2 for Broadband, I had no trouble signing up for this...though they sent it out in a Jiffy bag and the first one was smashed...

MikeL;6017085

It does not inspire confidence when it states that a "Speed increase … It does not inspire confidence when it states that a "Speed increase after fitting an accelarator is not guaranteed .....";-)


For £1.20 I shall give it a pop:thumbsup:

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frogman;6017168

jjcaho, is that a hint? I think it's open to all BT Residential phone … jjcaho, is that a hint? I think it's open to all BT Residential phone accounts.I am with BT for phone and O2 for Broadband, I had no trouble signing up for this...though they sent it out in a Jiffy bag and the first one was smashed...




REALLY?? ~ i just clicked on the link and it said something about for BT Broadband users...etc...etc
As i'm 02 broadband user i thought i've missed out..........So looks like i'm ordering one now !!!:prop:

castaway666;6017154

it should be fine provided that you have BT line. I'm with O2 and it … it should be fine provided that you have BT line. I'm with O2 and it worked.



Thanks for your reply.
I will give it a shot. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Other broadband users can buy these as I mentioned in my original post (Other customers please see [url]www.shop.bt.com/iplate[/url]). I have one on order as I am with O2 Broadband and seem a bargain for £6.63. Worth a try!

I have edited my OP to save any confusion.

let me order one, I am a bt phone customer. get my bband elsewhere. says one off charge of £1.20. thanks I will give it a go. :thumbsup:

I changed to a wired router because Linux wouldn't recognise my usb modem. The connection had never been good - 1.1mbps was all I could get but with wired router it was rubbish and was peaking and dipping all the time and even lower level on average. Spent an age looking up what I could do - the phone sockets aren't the right sort for the iPlate or for easy disconnection of the bell wire. What solved and improved my connection was changing the MTU rate from Auto to 1458 which is the BT recommended level.

Thought this info might be useful for others suffering similar problems!

Useful weblinks -
]http//ww…aks and
[URL="http://www.tiscali.co.uk/help/broadband/install.html"]

SmoochieHoney makes a good point about the MTU, check with your ISP what they recommend as it does differ between ISPs and getting it wrong can fragment the data packets.

BT Broadband Accelerator

BT Broadband Accelerator can improve your broadband connection by filtering out interference from your phone extension wiring. A one-off charge of £1.20 for postage will be applied to your BT bill. Available to BT Total Broadband customers only. Non BT Total Broadband customers will be contacted to place an order for BT Total Broadband

Doh just bought one for 6 quid!

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tommyturnip;6018237

This will only do you some good if you have an old socket that it … This will only do you some good if you have an old socket that it degrading your connection, if your socket is relatively new its more likely to be the wiring behind the socket to the street cabinet or the quality of the line to the exchange. I'm not saying it won't do some good and at this price give it a go but don't expect a "Broadband Accelerator".



Please ignore timmyturnip as they are wrong, this does not even fit an old socket.

Our broadband recently dropped from a measly 1.9 to 0.5 even though I can see the exchange from the window. 4 days of tweaking at home have got it up to 0.7. So I've just ordered one of these. If the socket's wrong dh will have to fit another one. Thanks OP, I nearly ordered one at £6 last night.

inspiron;6020508

Please ignore timmyturnip as they are wrong, this does not even fit an … Please ignore timmyturnip as they are wrong, this does not even fit an old socket.



Sorry, I looked at the OP's picture and thought it was the full socket rather than just the face plate. There's no need to be so rude as to say to ignore me as everything I am saying is correct once you understand that I was talking about replacing the whole socket, as I did with mine.

Great been wanting to try this!!! Thanks

All this appears to do is to plug the broadband splitter directly into the test socket of the BT mainplate.
Why spend any money doing this when you can do the same by simply taking the front of the plate off and putting it in yourself?

All this does is split it at the faceplate so you dont need filters on every socket. Unless you have really old wiring you are unlikely to get a speed increase imo.

I got 1 the other day, i just need the face plate now as mine is not working right.
when phone line pluged in to it, speed goes down so using service plug behind it and all is good.
any 1 know where i can get a new 1 ???

Great - ordered mind - thanks very much.

Just to reiterate:

BT Broadband Accelerator is BT Total Broadband's new name for the … BT Broadband Accelerator is BT Total Broadband's new name for the I-Plate. Available to BT Total Broadband customers only. Other customers please see ]www.shop.bt.com/iplate. Limited to one per broadband account. You only need pay the postage of £1.20 A speed increase after fitting an accelerator is not guaranteed – especially if you already have a speed close to the maximum limit (8Mb for ADSL or 20Mb for ADSL2+).

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tommyturnip;6023014

Sorry, I looked at the OP's picture and thought it was the full socket … Sorry, I looked at the OP's picture and thought it was the full socket rather than just the face plate. There's no need to be so rude as to say to ignore me as everything I am saying is correct once you understand that I was talking about replacing the whole socket, as I did with mine.



But everything is not correct relating to the OP, you are just confusing people. You can't have even followed the link in the OP.

Well I got my I plate today and fitted it within a minute. Now lets see if it works!

got mine this morning. not a b.b. customer. :whistling: :roll:

fitted very easy. lets hope we can go faster now...................

Cheers ordered mine...

See if it makes a difference

vadis;6017078

got this last time it was posted great bit of kit increses my speed by … got this last time it was posted great bit of kit increses my speed by 1meg after 3 days and[COLOR=Red] my seed is much[/COLOR][COLOR=Red] more stable now[/COLOR]





You should get "donating" then, you get paid "costs" for it too.:whistling:

doesnt do anything for my line - i have example 2 on the photo

I'm not a BT b.b customer. Tired to order one two days ago, got this Email today

Thank you for your recent request for a BT Broadband … Thank you for your recent request for a BT Broadband Accelerator.According to our records you are not a BT Total Broadband customer. As this offer is limited to BT Total Broadband customers only this request will not be progressed.

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cyd;6034284

I'm not a BT b.b customer. Tired to order one two days ago, got this … I'm not a BT b.b customer. Tired to order one two days ago, got this Email today



GOT THE SAME EMAIL .......................:x:x.
Worth a try.........:whistling:

inspiron;6025209

But everything is not correct relating to the OP, you are just confusing … But everything is not correct relating to the OP, you are just confusing people. You can't have even followed the link in the OP.



Genuine mistake that was corrected, get down off your high horse.

this should graft with sky also as essentially its the same network and its just gives better connectiviy at one of the connections, but just wondering if anyone with sky has tried?

The ISP is irrelevant. This is just a different faceplate for the wall socket. You can buy them from solwise, etc. for about a tenner if you don't qualify for this offer..

I bought one of these last week it came yesterday, then i was greeted by a nice surprise, someone, i can only assume it was the last person who lived here has already tried to remove the cover and the screws are all worn so id say that aint coming off anytime soon.

I was having loads of issues with my BT internet speed; an engineer came out a few months back and installed one of these. My speed jumped up by 2 Meg over night- I guess it depends on the wiring of your house etc but helped with my internet.
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