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Solwise ADSL Faceplate Splitter for NTE5

4.4 out of 5 stars 171 customer reviews
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  • Solwise ADSL Faceplate Splitter
  • A splitter of the type installed and used by the BT engineer for an installed ADSL service.
  • Replaces the lower half of the BT 'NTE5' master box
  • Provides connections for both telephone and modem at sockets on the front panel.
  • Connections are also provided for both filtered (phone) and un-filtered (modem) extensions hard-wired from the rear.
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  • Solwise ADSL Faceplate Splitter for NTE5
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  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 8.6 x 4.6 cm ; 91 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 91 g
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  • Item model number: ADSL-NTEFACE-SOL
  • ASIN: B003H6GUNA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 April 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,825 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Solwise Description - Solwise ADSL Faceplate Splitter - A splitter of the type installed and used by the BT engineer for an installed ADSL service. Replaces the lower half of the BT 'NTE5' master box and provides connections for both telephone and modem at sockets on the front panel. Connections are also provided for both filtered (phone) and un-filtered (modem) extensions hard-wired from the rear. We also supply the NTE5 original socket if you need to use a faceplate splitter at a location other than your main BT-Master socket.


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This front-plate was easy to fit and produced a significant increase in the down-stream noise margin of my line from 17db to 22db with much greater stability. It also decreased the line attenuation from 29db to 27db more or less immediately.

It will take some time before the situation stabilises to see if the result will be greater download speeds and less router reboots, although initial results are very promising. I used to enjoy a stable ADSL service for months on-end but then BT "upgraded" my exchange and the link became eratic. Before the new face-plate was fitted, my ADSL link was going down briefly more or less every day. That has now stopped. The link is stable again and hopefully BT's exchange equipment will increase my downlink speed in-line with the increased stability. I have downloaded a screen capture from the excellent Routerstats programme which shows the noise margin before and after the faceplate was fitted. The increase in noise margin is self-evident, as is the increased stability. In fact, my downstream connection rate increased from 4,500 to 6,600 kbs within three days, and, after ten days of stability, the BT exchange equipment raised this to 9,724 kbs, the highest I have ever received. Postscript: by the end of June my downstream rate has increased to 14,000 downstream, 1,176 upstream at 6db noise margin; it remains to be seen whether the link will hold at this rate.

Besides a much improved performance over the BT "i-plate" that it replaced, there is no longer a requirement for messy individual filters on each of my extensions.

The Solwise web site gives an excellent account of how and why these things work and the instructions supplied with the faceplate are more than adequate.
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Our TalkTalk broadband internet has never achieved better than 5-6 Mbs download speeds and recently spent more time dropped out to 0.3 MB than functioning normally, even though the router has been plugged into the NTE5 master socket (via an ADSL filter). With TalkTalk customer services I discovered in testing that I could get 11Mbs download speed when plugged directly into the master socket behind the existing aged faceplate - clearly the old faceplate or extension wiring was faulty. I knew some of the wiring was a bit iffy so after some research, I cut out the bell wire and earth from extension wiring (terminals 3 and 4) and changed the faceplate on the NTE5 master socket to this ADSL faceplate. It was very easy to push multiple pairs of extension wires into terminal 2 and 5 with a small flat screwdriver - no need for a special tool. We're now getting 11Mbs internet download speed with the router plugged directly into the new faceplate. It's hard to know how much of the improvement is due to isolating the bell wire and how much is due to the new ADSL faceplate but whichever way you look at it, achieving twice the speed is remarkable. There are also extension terminals with an unfiltered signal in case for whatever reason you ever want to move the router away from the master socket in the future. If only I had known about this product before it would have saved so much brow rubbing and hand wringing for so little money and effort. It's a wonder the Telco providers don't promote updating the faceplate as a matter of course as it would probably improve their average service speed and consistency - perhaps promoting fibre is more profitable!
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Ok, two reviews. First one is the quick one. The second is a little more detailed if you have been chasing for better internet speeds. It could give you some good help!
Review one – Brilliant. Buy it. End of
Review two – this is the tail end of a long process on how to get a good broadband connection. Our area is not the greatest and we are on BT. We tested 2 up and 0.5 down. Pretty bad. But after cursing BT I looked into this more and realised the issue was on us. The router is upstairs on a phone extension. The first trick is to connect directly to the master socket under the NTE5 face plate. Magically we were seeing 30 up and 5 down! It was clear the phone extensions were the problem. If you get a similar finding buy this as the absolute essential accessory. It filters out the phone extensions which no longer need DSL filters. The next issue this caused is that the router has to be wired to the master socket which is in the font landing. Not great. To get Ethernet upstairs I use the devolo 1200+ powerline adapters, although this required a socket to be fitted in the box with the master socket on the same ring as upstairs. Also this means the router would not fit in the space by the master socket or has reduced wireless signal. The fix (quite costly but necessary for me running my business from home) is a Vigor modem (DSL modem only on Ethernet) in the box by the master socket and the router on the Ethernet elsewhere. These secondary matters will just be tailored to what you need, but absolutely I recommend this. I was stunned at how much the phone extension ruin the broadband. You may get very much different results in your own building or on differing ISP services but this worked for me.
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