I've just moved into a new property. I plugged in my broadband router into the junction box and seem to be running ok.
But the house has a rat's nest of junction boxes, and I am hoping that someone here can let me know if my setup is correct? Looks like they had ISDN at some stage, but nothing's connected. However, there are two Digital Access panels, each with what looks like a phone or broadband socket. See the pics:
I know I can get BT to come out and look, but that costs £80 - and just after moving I was made redundant, so every penny counts. Hope some clever techie person can explain what's what!
Yeah, and I know I need to get my duster and Dyson out - - eeeewww!
Yes, Keith, And thanks for looking/helping. But I thought the phoneline goes in one side of the microfilter and the router connection to the other... Still unsure why there are two boxes.
If your phone and broadband is working, then there is nothing you can do without paying for a home improvement visit to remove all of that redundant equipment, and to fit a modern master socket.
You may be able to find a local qualified person to do the job cheaper.
If the service was not working, then you would be entitled to a free visit to put things right.
You are right about the ISDN2. Prior to broadband being available, some people ordered ISDN2 so they could get a 128Kbs connection, which was a vast improvement on a 36Kbs dial-up connection, but was quite expensive.