ADSL FacePlate Filter
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Some useful tips: (1) if you're using a telephone extension, [if possible] avoid running pins 3 and 4 (modern telephone equipment don't need these -- only run pins 2 and 5 and you should note an improved data speed as compared to connecting pins 3 and 4; (2) if you are running an ADSL cable from a Master Socket (pins A and B on the faceplate) over a few metres such as to upstairs, avoid using flat telephone line (such as CW1311 type), instead use twisted pair telephone line (CW1308 type also used in alarm systems).
Together with the tips mentioned, I noticed a significant improvement of internet data speed with this faceplate. The ISP test speed at Master Socket (with all wiring disconnected and test run by ISP) was just under 6 Mbps but I could only get around 3.3 Mbps as my router was located upstairs. With the filtering and tidying up achieved with the Tamar faceplate + doing away with pins 3 and 4 on extension lines + using CW1308 type twisted pair for connection to my ADSL router located about 15m away, I now get the full test speed of around 6 Mbps. Very hard to apportion the contribution of this ADSL filter in speed improvement (without proper measurements) but well worth the money even on aesthetics alone (getting rid of the dangling ADSL filters), and in addition no doubt that doing the filtering job at a master socket has its pluses of keeping the ADSL signal clean and isolated thereby improving the data rate.
It was an absolute doddle to fit, less than 2 mins - unscrew 2 screws, remove old faceplate, attach new faceplate, screw in 2 screws. We bought the little tool thing they recommend (which also arrived today) but didn't need it.
How does it perform? Much, much better than we anticipated. Key points:
Broadband speeds went out of the roof! Before installing it I used an online broadband speed test and did 3 tests - reported speeds were 3.86Mbs, 3.86Mbs, 3.47Mbs, average = 3.73Mbs (we are on a UpTo 20Mb service). Installed the faceplate, reattached cables, re-did the speed tests: 12.63Mbs, 12.63Mbs, 12.66Mbs, average = 12.64Mbs. I'm no mathematician but that's not far off a 400% speed increase! I forgot to note down the upload speeds so can't comment if they had a smilar increase, sorry!
All crackling and interference has gone from the phone line.
Looks much neater having 2 sockets on the box rather than having an ADSL dongle attached.
Obviously everyone's results may vary as it depends on the condition of your current kit. We were using a reasonably new BT faceplate, with a new ADSL filter dongle. Even if your speed doesn't increase as much as ours did, or you don't have crackly lines to fix, I think it is worth buying to be able to get rid of the ADSL filter dongle and have both cables going directly into the box.
Very highly recommended.
After installation of the FacePlate Filter my download speed is usually 2.5 to 2.6MB even during peak hours, although occasionally going down to about 2MB if presumably traffic is really intense. Installation was easy although I would recommend using a Krone type tool to insert the wires. I once used a cheap plastic throwaway one but have since purchased a 'proper' one from Amazon which is much better and should last a lifetime of occasional use.
I would say to anyone give it a try it will probably increase your download speed and you have really little to lose at the price.
The plate itself is the same white as the master socket and not the yellowy colour it appears to be in the Amazon site photograph. It therefore looks good, indeed better than the original BT faceplate which is just a white attached lump with no attempt to contour it in.
Note that when I swapped this faceplate for the temporary filter the speed I experienced gradually dropped over a few hours from 5 to less than 1 Mbps which caused me some concern. The speed then increased over the next 24 hrs back to the full 5 Mbps plus as my router presumably made the appropriate adjustments.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The internet is disconnected during telephone calls. With another microfilter all functions perfectly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adrian Mõmmibeebi
Using this faceplate saved using an extra splitter for phone and Wi-Fi , it made a tidier job and looked smarter too. It fitted a standard BT socket.Published 3 months ago by Barry Bower
Great product, works fantastically well. Neatens up the phone socket beautifully without having to have an ugly ADSL filter hanging out of the wall. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. Richard Ellis
This ADSL Faceplate was a doddle to fit, just 2 screw and insert into the master socket. It looks so much better than the ADSL filter hanging out the wall.Published 4 months ago by HMC