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Old 02-12-03, 06:32 AM
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DSL Question. Help!!

just installed my SBC DSL. its good at 594/120. I use an old 2-way splitter. if i use the dsl filter they gave me, will it improve the speed?? probably won't, would it??
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The filters I got were for any outlet I wanted to plug a phone into. I use a standard splitter, and a pretty long phone cord since I don't have an outlet in the room with the PC. Seems to work well.
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The filters they give you are for your jacks that will have phones in them (you need to put it on all phones on that line). They do nothing but clear out the "noise" that DSL creates. Otherwise you will have static and such in your phone if you are using the DSL at the same time.

They don't improve your speed at all, and you would be wasting one if you put it in the jack that you plug your DSL into.

The only way to really improve your speed is to use the best quality phone cables you can get, but even that will only be as good as your wiring is and the wiring into your house and of course your distance from the hub.
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Speaking of SBC DSL, I just got mine installed yesterday. However, I am not able to get it to "connect" if I plug it into my hub. It only works if it's plugged right into my PC's NIC. Any ideas? The router is an Broadxent Blaster Model #8012U.

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Speaking of SBC DSL, I just got mine installed yesterday. However, I am not able to get it to "connect" if I plug it into my hub. It only works if it's plugged right into my PC's NIC. Any ideas? The router is an Broadxent Blaster Model #8012U.

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Make sure the DSL modem is plugged into the uplink port on the hub. If you don't have a uplink port on your hub you might need a crossover cable?
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On a nearly irrelevent point.

I switched from Cox cable modem to DSL today and had a heck of a time getting the DSL to work. Cable modem worked great for over a year on my old box and a new Dell but the NIC card in the Dell wouldn't work with the new network interface box. I pulled the NIC card out of the old computer and it worked perfect!

On to another interesting point. I switched to DSL because my local phone Co-Op is now doing Digital Cable through the phone lines. I now get DSL and Digital cable for $30 less than Cox cable Modem and analog cable! And get this, it's a rural Co-Op so we get most of our money back over ten years so it's nearly FREE!!
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They do improve the DSL, over all. They filter the out the DSL signal the speaker on your phone, and they filter out anyting that might interfere with teh DSL signal on the outgoing end.

Putting it on the jack used with yoru DSL modem will make your DSL not work, as it will block the DSL signal...

So, yes, use the filters!

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