The quality of DSL phone line filters

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The quality of DSL phone line filters

I've recently had a few downs and ups, experience wise with DSL filters and thought that I'd share what I'd learned. Basically, the basic low end ones don't eliminate much of the audible line noise/RF interference. I've been working with DSL connections, over AT&T lines (formerly SBC, Hey! What ever happened to the anti-trust/AT&T/Bell Telephone/break-up ?!?!) and Earthlink.

Earthlink is generally alright to deal with, not great. However, an AT&T employee/friend of the family clued me in the that the filters that they sent with the installation kit is sub-par. Seeing what he installed, I contacted the web-store from that company (Excelsus), and bought the even higher end, RFI elimating version of the filters, installed them, and things cleared right up, and the voice signal even seemed to be stronger than before any of this installation activity. The model of the filters that I went for are Z-275P2J, and I strongly recommend it. BTW I'm running a wireless LAN at 1.2 Mhz and some wireless phones at the same frequency which I understand can cause some interference, but the new filters took care of that issue.

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Re: The quality of DSL phone line filters

mutant_pie wrote:
BTW I'm running a wireless LAN at 1.2 Mhz...

Say what?

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Filters are for voice...Right?

You know that the filters are to keep the DSL signal OUT of the voice lines, not to decrease the noise on the line, right?

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Re: The quality of DSL phone line filters

Dr. Webster wrote:
mutant_pie wrote:
BTW I'm running a wireless LAN at 1.2 Mhz...

Say what?

I think that is supposed to be "GHz"

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DSL is sent on the same line

DSL is sent on the same line as voice, just a different frequency, much higher than we can hear. So it could help with voice quality.

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For the record, WiFi and many

For the record, WiFi and many portable phones use the 2.4GHz spectrum.
IIRC, DSL is above 200 KHz, a range that nobody could ever hear.

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Corrections mostly correct. . .

The frequency of the LAN is 2.4 Ghz. However the new filters that I installed not only block the DSL signal, they also clear out some Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).

Fast typing + waking up too early on a Saturday = erroneous info posted.

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