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Adsl Micro filters

HaresEar
Grafter
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Registered: 02-10-2013

Adsl Micro filters

Is there any difference between different manufactured Micro filters?  If so which are the best and most reliable.
Are surge protected micro filters really necessary?
Cheers.
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owenojo
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Registered: 05-11-2013

Re: Adsl Micro filters

All the filters do is strip the ADSL signal off the side of the filter that you phones etc connect to - and stop odd things happening to the adsl line when the phone/fax/sky box is in use etc. They pretty much all do the same thing in my opinion and the type supplied with most routers are completely fine. The connection from the filter to your router is straight through - the filtered part is for the phones are other equipment.
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Re: Adsl Micro filters

They are not all equal
This is one comparison http://www.adslnation.com/support/filters.php
As a general rule dangly wire ones are much better than the compact plug in ones
HaresEar
Grafter
Posts: 123
Registered: 02-10-2013

Re: Adsl Micro filters

As it happens I have just ordered a pair of The XF-1e filters.
Thanks.
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HaresEar
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Re: Adsl Micro filters

This may be a daft question but do you need a filter for your modem if you do not connect a phone?  Example I have phone connected via a filter and on another outlet the router connected via a router.  Do I really need the filter for the router using the appropriate cable that is?
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Re: Adsl Micro filters

Not really but it is a bit difficult getting the wire with the correct ends