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marcuspos
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New BT Smart Hub - couple of questions

Hi, a couple of questions regarding my new HH6....

 

1) does inserting the router via a filter direct into the tester socket of the BT master socket improve internet quality/speed?

 

2) is it best to have the router only say half a metre from the master socket - less cabling = less interference, right?

 

Cheers

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: New BT Smart Hub - couple of questions


@marcuspos wrote:

Hi, a couple of questions regarding my new HH6....

 

1) does inserting the router via a filter direct into the tester socket of the BT master socket improve internet quality/speed?

 

2) is it best to have the router only say half a metre from the master socket - less cabling = less interference, right?

 

Cheers


It depends on if you have any extension wiring. If you do, then a filtered master socket is best. Like one of these.

 

LINDY VDSL2 Microfilter Faceplate

LINDY VDSL2 Microfilter Faceplate

 

The length of the RJ11 lead does not really matter too much, as the distance is sort compared to the distance to the exchange or cabinet, depending on what broadband service you have.

 

Connecting things upa as shown below, is a quich way to test the maximum possible connection speed.

 

test_socket.jpg

 

 

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marcuspos
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Re: New BT Smart Hub - couple of questions

No extension wiring, no telephones anywhere else in the house - we only use the landline for broadband.

 

The current broadband cable from the filter/master socket to the router is approx 2 metres long - this ok?

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: New BT Smart Hub - couple of questions

That fine, but you do need to keep a phone for testing, and to maintain the connection.

 

See this post https://community.bt.com/t5/ADSL-Copper-Broadband-Speed/No-Internet-and-horrible-bt-customer-service...

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marcuspos
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Re: New BT Smart Hub - couple of questions

So, pretty much ok to leave the router (via a filter) straight into the test socket if it has improved spped/reliability a bit? Is it a bit of a myth really that a longer broadband cable affects performance that much in the grand scheme of things?

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: New BT Smart Hub - couple of questions

If you had a very long poor quality cable, then you may see a reduction in connection speed.

 

If you post the information from the smart hub, using this link.

 

http://192.168.1.254/0000012803/gui/#/technicalLog/information

 

It will give the full connection information.

 

You can compare that with the expected connection speed range you were given by BT.

 

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marcuspos
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Re: New BT Smart Hub - couple of questions

OK, cheers, will leave all as is for now

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