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Bridge Tap?? Can someone explain

Hello,

So i was just looking at speeds etc... for fun and i came across this new thing on BT Adsl checker which ive never seen before. Its A bridge tap status row. Comparing my and my friends speed (We are both on the same cabinet) and i saw that we had different bridge tap statuses?? My bridge tap status is "N" and my friends Bridge tap status is "U".

Does anyone know what these mean. It would really help since im also trying to help my friend find out why his connection is ultra slow. I have inserted the images below if this is any help :).

Thanks

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Bridge tap2.jpg

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Re: Bridge Tap?? Can someone explain

A bridge tap is when there are spurious unterminated wires left connected to your circuit that can cause interference, for instance if there are 2 pairs of wires going to your house and for some reason both pairs have been connected together at the pole but only one pair at the house (or vice versa) that would constitute a bridge tap. As to the status, I can only guess that N is 'no' and U is possibly 'unknown'.

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