04:11AM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 10/02/04
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I have ordered dsl for my home. The instructions say to install a filter at every phone, answering machine, etc. Can I split the line at the phone box outside ( where the phone line comes in from the street) and run a separte line for dsl. Then install a single dsl filter at this splitter for the line that is for all the phones, etc in the house? If so, can I use the filter that came with the dsl installation kit?




04:06PM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
172 lifetime posts
phone company may be able to answer this i think they have a full house filter for in the box. as the standard 'filter' will than have to filter more than what it probably is rated for. the rule for the dsl filters is one for each outlet, and then split your phone/answering machine off that.unless you have more than, what is usually 2 or 4 filters.

but there is also the condition of the lines in your house. are they old as the mice chewing on them and for speedier dsl on your lines, it could be good to run a new line .


05:16AM | 12/28/04
Member Since: 11/02/02
69 lifetime posts
I had the DSL split from the phone signal at the point where the phone lines come in to my house. The phone company put in a rather nice, modular, splitter unit. You can see a photo in the first image of the following article:

I happened to be my phone company's first, paying DSL customer. I was their second install after their own technician. Since then, I've been told they do not like to put in whole-house splitters, and I think it's because of cost. So you might need to press the issue a bit with your phone company, but it definitely is possible. Don't let them tell you otherwise.

Jonathan Gennick
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05:18AM | 05/25/05
Member Since: 05/24/05
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The only thiung wrong with dsl splitters is the fact that once one goes bad, if one goes bad you lose phone service to the whole house. Luckily I had a spare inline filter lying aroung to plug into the dsl jack to get my phone working again.


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