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nezzy

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HI Guys,

I have just moved into a friends house.
He has internet through the provider "TalkTalk"

Initally he had

ADSL Connection 2 Meg
Free modem from Talk Talk (Not wireless)
Ethernet connection to his Desktop

However he always moaned about his connection cutting off etc...

When I moved in I set it up with a

(Not too old) Netgear DG 834 - Has always done the job for me in the past
I conected his PC directly to this box, then connected the Buffalo Airstation WHR-G545 (Used to have a cable connection) to this box so I could access the internet wirelessly.

However the connection is still bad for both of us, Msn will log me in and out 15 times an hour web pages come up when they want and dont even speak to me about downloads via torrents or offical sites. (Although he is connected directly to the box he also has these problems)

I have spoke to the ISP and they "assure" me that everything is okay from their end?

Any help pease?

Thanks
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The first thing you should check is to make sure that you have DSL filters on all of the phone lines in the house. If you don't have filters on all the phone lines, it could cause some issues.
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Yes there is a DSL filer on the phoneline.

Im stumped, it must be the ISP...

Edited by nezzy, 24 April 2008 - 08:04 AM.

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Just remember that a filter has to be on every phone that is in your house. Not just one phone line.


In any case, I would call the ISP and tell them to replace your modem, because that's what it sounds like to me.
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Thanks for the info.

However im confused about the DSL filter on every phone socket, we have 3 sockets 2 with just a phone and one with the DSL filter giving connecting to the modem and phone.

How would adding filters onto the other two benfit the situation?

Cheers
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With DSL, you have to put a filter on every phone or analog device (fax, phone modem, etc) that you have otherwise you will get some sort of interference. I don't know the specifics but I'm sure you can Google it.

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/DSL_filter

Without the installation of DSL filters, high-frequency signals or echoes from analog devices can result in reduced performance and connection problems with DSL service, and the high-frequency signals from the DSL service can result in line noise and other issues for analog devices.


Edited by Gravity Gripp, 24 April 2008 - 01:14 PM.

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