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Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Damian78
Grafter
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Registered: 22-04-2013

Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Hi chaps,
A BT engineer replaced my master socket last year for a all in BT Openreach socket. My speed went up to nearly 6.7mbps from 5.
Sadly the filter died about 2 months ago. Ordered a replacement off eBay but whilst it all works and looks the same my speed is never more than 5.6mbps now.
I want to keep the Openreach face plate but can anyone recommend a better clip in filter or a link to the official BT ones that may boost my speed again?
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x47c
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

The two I've seen recommened are:
ADSLnation one
http://www.adslnation.com/products/xtespec.php
ADSLnation all now part of Tandy UK
Pressac unit from Clarity.it
(possibly Pressac make the genuine branded BTOR units)
(you need the long screws: the NTE5 units take M3's)
http://www.clarity.it/xcart/home.php?cat=262
They work on slightly differing principles too complex to explain in a non-tech forum (even if I could remember them myself!) but do basically the same thing

Damian78
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Registered: 22-04-2013

Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Thanks.
Gone for the Pressac one :-)
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

The new-style VDSL interstitial plate is without doubt the best.  Cool
I "think" that's the one you've chosen.  Undecided http://www.clarity.it/xcart/product.php?productid=16215&cat=262&page=1
darklight
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

@Damian78
Plzz let us know how you get on with the replace filter face plate, if it makes any difference in speed.
Damian78
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Registered: 22-04-2013

Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Will do. Should be here on Thursday.
Hoping it can return to 6.7mbps :-) Doubt it though but only £12. Been recommended to reset my SNR. Its about 3dB now I think.
darklight
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

If you wanna reboot router do it around 1pm to 3pm.
Damian78
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Registered: 22-04-2013

Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Ah right. Best to do that instead of asking PN? Can do it at weekend if so
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

If you are on 21CN and your SNRM is around 3dB, then a reset will not help. It sounds like the current filtered plate was not the same quality as the original. The Pressac one - vDSL/xDSL should solve your problem, but do let use know, posting your full ADSL stats from your modem/router will give the best picture.
Damian78
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Yeah. I am 21CN ADSL2+ I think.
Will post the DSL stats tomorrow then wait for the replacement. This is becoming a very helpful forum :-)
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

What do you mean "becoming"  Tongue  Grin
Damian78
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Ooops!  Tongue
Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Hope the replacement goes to plan, let us know if you need any help from our side after that.
Adam
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 Adam Walker
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Damian78
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Registered: 22-04-2013

Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Thanks.
Will post current stats and speed later today.
Damian78
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Registered: 22-04-2013

Re: Best BT Openreach ADSL faceplate?

Current ping is about 41ms and max average speed is 5.52mbps and upload 0.32mbps.
Here's the routers stats:
DSL Type: ITU-T G.992.5

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 443 / 7,795

Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [MB/GB]: 66.97 / 1.91

Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12.8 / 0.0

Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 27.0 / 49.0

SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 21.1 / 3.1

System Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / ----

Chipset Vendor ID (Local/Remote): BDCM / IFTN

Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 2 / 0

Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Link (Remote): -

Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 29,479 / 0

FEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 0

CRC Errors (Up/Down): 47 / 789,829

HEC Errors (Up/Down): 21 / 315,387

Is this ok?Huh