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    RE: Line Splitter

    I've plugged in the splitter which separates the phone signal from the ADSL signal, but now find there is hissing sound on the phone line. Is this normal and is there anything I can do about it? Thanks.

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    Re: RE: Line Splitter

    A hissing phone line sounds(!) like there's something wrong. Perhaps you have a snake on the line...

    Have you tried another microfilter? Where did the original one come from?

    Are there any other phone wall sockets in the house? Each socket (presumably with a connected phone!) now needs to have a microfilter in it...

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    Re: RE: Line Splitter

    It came with the modem. Don't think you need a filter with each connected phone.

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    Re: RE: Line Splitter

    <hr>Don't think you need a filter with each connected phone.<hr>
    Err... Just one example, see ADSLGuide "Beginners Guide" - Summary, from which I extract:

    A Micro-Filter for each Phone Socket

    A micro-filter is designed to plug into your phone socket (similar to a standard splitter used to connect multiple telephones).
    Its purpose is to separate voice from data and must be connected to each phone socket in your house.
    If you do not have a telephone, or any device which uses the phone line, a micro-filter isn't required.


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    Re: RE: Line Splitter

    Ok thanks. I was mis-informed. I'll put a micro filter on the other connection.

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    Re: RE: Line Splitter

    I practice, I don't believe you need a filter for every 'phone, it is simply a requirement that all handset extensions are downstream from a splitter. This is usually not practical if your home is already wired up and you connect your ADSL modem at a point distant from where the line comes into the premises.

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    Re: RE: Line Splitter

    Thanks. I put a filter on the other line,which is the entry point into the premises, and everything is now fine. Out of curiosity I'll remove the splitter from the other donwstream phone and see if what you say works.

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