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DACS - ADSL

Why does DACS need to be removed for adsl to be activated?? & once it is removed will adsl be activated?? chris
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fonejacker
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Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: DACS - ADSL

> Why does DACS need to be removed for adsl to be activated?? & once it is removed will adsl be activated?? chris

DACS is a system BT use which 'chops' your line in half, giving BT two lines for the price of one. This is OK for analogue calls as they only use a small frequency range (equivelant to bandwidth).

Broadband requires much more of your phone line and so it cannot be used with a DACS Box. BT must remove the dacs box and replace it with a complete line before you can have ADSL.

Once the DACS box has been removed BT can commence with activation of the ADSL Line. There are no guarentees of success until the line is active, but it is unlikely BT would go to the trouble of removing your DACS box* if they didn't think you could get ADSL.

* BT are oblidged to remove a DACS box if requested as you pay for a whole line from them, not the half a line DACS provides. A DACS box can significantly effect normal Modem speeds too, so they are not a good thing...

Regards,

Ian Wild
PlusNet Customer Support