ADSL LINE FILTER.. buggered? Page 1 / 2

skyline_guy_r34, Apr 1, 6:16am
Dlink g604t (wireless with 4 ethernet ports) stopped working today. ADSL light started flashing continuously and couldnt connect to net. After a lot of shagging around have figured out that when phone is plugged into line filter with the modem plugged in it makes the flashing light... take out the phone from the filter and the dlink connects back up and ADSL light goes solid again and have the internet again.

Is this time for a new line filter? Or is there another problem I dont know about?

Cheers

vtecintegra, Apr 1, 6:23am
Definitely sounds like the filter


skyline_guy_r34, Apr 1, 6:30am
Ill try another filter tomorrow and see how I go. No phoneline for now though.

johnf_456, Apr 1, 6:34am
Just incase you don't know if its just modem off that jack point no filter is needed.

mr_lovebug, Apr 1, 6:36am
I never use a filter on my adsl modems...

I only use them on phones...

vtecintegra, Apr 1, 6:38am
Yes you should only use filters on the phones (and faxes) but many filters have an unfiltered port to connect the modem to which allows a phone and modem to share the same port.

lythande1, Apr 1, 6:48am
You can use both without the filter you know. Likely to cause a shitty phone line but it's workable until you get another filter.

skyline_guy_r34, Apr 1, 6:50am
Dont have the right adaptor though as wall has telephone jack but modem has the slightly more square connector. So more using the filter to plug the modem into the jack point anyway

little_egypt, Apr 1, 6:51am
In the past I've found a few phones work pretty well with no filter, eg you can still call out without affecting the connection. The phone ringing with no filter usually kills it though.

..pip.., Apr 1, 7:00am
Hijacking the thread, but can line filters deteriorate or is a case of they either work properly or they don't?

TIA.

little_egypt, Apr 1, 7:03am
They deteriorate .. it's pretty common for a filter that was working fine when you bought it to just 'go bad' six months later.

skyline_guy_r34, Apr 2, 7:16am
Dlink g604t (wireless with 4 ethernet ports) stopped working today. ADSL light started flashing continuously and couldnt connect to net. After a lot of shagging around have figured out that when phone is plugged into line filter with the modem plugged in it makes the flashing light. take out the phone from the filter and the dlink connects back up and ADSL light goes solid again and have the internet again.

Is this time for a new line filter! Or is there another problem I dont know about!

Cheers

johnf_456, Apr 2, 7:34am
Just incase you don't know if its just modem off that jack point no filter is needed.

mr_lovebug, Apr 2, 7:36am
I never use a filter on my adsl modems.

I only use them on phones.

lythande1, Apr 2, 7:48am
You can use both without the filter you know. Likely to cause a shitty phone line but it's workable until you get another filter.

little_egypt, Apr 2, 7:51am
In the past I've found a few phones work pretty well with no filter, eg you can still call out without affecting the connection. The phone ringing with no filter usually kills it though. (calling the line is my acid test for bad filters, it seems to be the first thing that fails)

..pip.., Apr 2, 8:00am
Hijacking the thread, but can line filters deteriorate or is a case of they either work properly or they don't!

TIA.

little_egypt, Apr 2, 8:03am
They deteriorate . it's pretty common for a filter that was working fine when you bought it to just 'go bad' six months later.

..pip.., Apr 3, 4:14am
Thanks.Mine are a few years old now and our line speed has certainly dropped in that time (not to mention phone line quality)So I might pick up a few new filters :)

skyline_guy_r34, Apr 3, 6:12am
Got an unused filter off my mate this arvo and away I go again. No more problems.

johnf_456, Apr 3, 6:19am
Personally I'd wire up a splitter, more reliable and no more filters hanging out of your sockets and you can have more than 5 devices. Plus line filters actually decrease sync speed also, upgraded mine from filters to a splitter and the sync shot up. Its the way to go.

pcfix4u, Apr 3, 6:21am
2.4 GHZ phones suck with wireless.

I you have 2.4 GHZ phones, try this.

Turn off wireless in the modem, and connect by cable only and see if it works.

johnf_456, Apr 3, 6:21am
cordless phones do not affect the actual adsl side of the connection, perhaps read post 1.

pcfix4u, Apr 3, 6:53am
Duh...perhaps take a flying fig,,

Duh,, I know that.

Worth eliminating,,,????

little_egypt, Apr 3, 7:02am
ADSL light blinking means it's on the ADSL/PPPoA side of the connection, _NOTHING_ to do with the wireless.

Rare for me to agree with John, I know..

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