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DSL Splitter

by yogadad / October 1, 2009 7:03 AM PDT

I had been having quite a bit of trouble with my DSL and having it go down almost every night around dusk. After some trouble-shooting, I determined the problem was due to the internal wiring. I live in a house built in 1912. The fact that there are wiring issues is not a surprise. I have a short-term solution in place but it's not ideal and I'm still prone to the DSL disappearing at random intervals. I've been investigating options and it seems like a DSL splitter (also called a POTS splitter) which would be located next to the NID would be the best solution. I'm far from expert when it comes to electrical & phone wiring. Does anyone have experience with installing one of these splitters and how much expertise is necessary to make it work?

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DSL AFAIK can't be split.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 11:15 AM PDT
In reply to: DSL Splitter

Ask them for a HOME RUN from the box to your DSL modem. That way all the filters and more are history. Again I've lost count of how many times I either find a missing filter or the DSL customer that asks what a filter is. The HOME RUN is the fix I like.

Please ask them for the HOME RUN.
Bob

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POTS...
by ahtoi / October 1, 2009 11:35 AM PDT
In reply to: DSL Splitter

Plain Old Telephone Service; I don't think it's something you can install.

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