Will BT iPlate increase broadband speed?

Found 16th Nov 2010
OK people so part of upgrading my home network I've upgrade my router to the WRT160N, my WRT54GS is now sitting idly after 4 years of constant rock solid service.

I've modded my WRT160N with 2x 10 db antennas and get excellent signal three floors up (in the attic), which I am quite pleased with.

I also followed the advice of performing a quiet line test, which seems fine - and also plugging my modem directly into the test socket. My speed as a results jumped almost 4mbps! The extensions were causing problems (probably due to interference and impedance - wire just sitting there is just a big antenna for microwaves!)

So I've lopped off the extension from the main faceplate as I don't need it anymore.

However I am trying to increase the speed further, will installing a iPlate increase the speed? Our main socket is the old type (about 10/15 years old min!) with a 'T' inside a circle and the right side of the T is two dots.

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No, IPlate will make no difference if you have no extensions.

It may, iplate as reduced the noise on my phone line but I've not seen much increase in speed, However it's stabilized my connection.

just go on virgin broadband i get over 20 meg , its super fast

It does help with interference and in my case even though I had the ringer wire disconnected it still improved it by 300. If you can get hold of the nte5 with the 'openreach' logo that should help.
Just for info there will be fibre (fttc) comming to most people soon.

edit- but in your case I'm not sure if it will help as from what your saying - you have no extensions anymore.

You can do what the iplate does yourself. Just clip one of the cables inside. I forget which one though.

deathtrap3000

You can do what the iplate does yourself. Just clip one of the cables … You can do what the iplate does yourself. Just clip one of the cables inside. I forget which one though.


3, usually orange/white. Irrelevant if you don't have any extensions as only the A and B legs are connected to an NTE5

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yozzman1234

just go on virgin broadband i get over 20 meg , its super fast



I was with virgin, they are too expensive. O2 broadband gave me £100 quidco and costs me £10 per month with 2 months free. So effectively free.

I haven't opened up the box fully just taken the faceplate off. I can't quite see but think that just two wires are connected from outside.
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