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Just signed up for broadband and was having a good look round the site, as you do Smiley

I wondered how friendly it was in here, is this sort of posting acceptable or is it for more serious questions?

If more serious then maybe someone can suggest the best place to buy more ADSL filters as I don't think 2 will be enough for me.
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Testing our mettle with your first post :!:
  • If we answer your question, then that means we're not a friendly lot and expect only serious stuff here
  • On the other hand, if we just say "Hi", and ignore your question, that might seem rather unfriendly...
Hmmm, I'm going to have to think about this one Wink
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Just signed up for broadband and was having a good look round the site, as you do Smiley

I wondered how friendly it was in here, is this sort of posting acceptable or is it for more serious questions?

If more serious then maybe someone can suggest the best place to buy more ADSL filters as I don't think 2 will be enough for me.

Evening - I'm Thomas, one of the mods/admins here...

Don't be worried about posting things that aren't "serious" - that's what this General Chit Chat board is for! I'd say the majority of members are very friendly here, so don't worry about asking questions - all we mods ask though, is that you search before you post, if it's likely to be something that's been talked about previously. Smiley

Enjoy! :lol:

Thomas
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Hi and Welcome,

We're generally a pleasant bunch .... allegedly. :lol:
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I did say "the majority". Wink

Thomas
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Just realised no one has answered your filter question.

You only need a filter for phones or sky boxes etc on your line. Considering you are only allowed devices up to a maximum REN of 3, which genearlly means three devices, you will only need one more filter. (the DSL modem has no REN).
http://www.dabs.com/uk/search.htm?searchPhrase=dsl+filter
http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPC-Belkin_Dsl_Bt_In_line_Filter_Bt631_To_Rj11_bt631
or type 'dsl filter uk' into google search engine and you'll get lots of results.
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Actually, you're allowed a REN of 4 - though beware that occasionally devices have a REN of 1.5 (or even 2), though it is unusual.

Thomas
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Brain trouble again..... sure it was 3, never mind.
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Also my router has a REN of 0.1 Wink
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i am new to this board as well only joined last month so i am fairly new to broadband ...i to was only given 2 filters, and with 4 extentions in my house i thought i would have to buy a few more ... but on the 2 phones where there are no filters they work ok, with no noise, or interference so i am wondering what the filters are for anyway.
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Hello and welcome.

Any DSL noise will only be present when the modem is connected. If you have a USB modem, that means when the PC is turned on and the modem lights are on. So, if you are listening when the PC is off, you won't hear anything.
Although you may not hear noise, it is still advisable to fit filters on every phone/fax/skybox as it can affect the DSL signal
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Just realised no one has answered your filter question.

You only need a filter for phones or sky boxes etc on your line. Considering you are only allowed devices up to a maximum REN of 3, which genearlly means three devices, you will only need one more filter. (the DSL modem has no REN).
http://www.dabs.com/uk/search.htm?searchPhrase=dsl+filter
http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPC-Belkin_Dsl_Bt_In_line_Filter_Bt631_To_Rj11_bt631
or type 'dsl filter uk' into google search engine and you'll get lots of results.


Oh, I thought I read somewhere that the router needed a filter too. Thanks for the links, it looks like I could get up and running with two filters anyway. We have Sky here but I do wonder how it might get on without a filter as it would be on the same 'extension' as the router IYSWIM
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Thanks to everyone for the welcome, seems like a friendly place to be! Smiley

Why is there a subject box if I am replying though?
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Sky box also needs a DSL filter and connection from router is RJ11 and will not fit a BT socket, therefore easiest way to connect router is also via DSL filter.

To be sure, read through this.
http://portal.plus.net/central/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9996
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You can...

You can add subjects to individual replies if you want Smiley