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Broadband dropping connection

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Broadband dropping connection

by mell_tweety Starter Poster
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My internet is dropping out constantly for months. Vodafone have been massively unhelpful and decided its ip to me to buy and try a new modem. I pay a massive $97 a month which I'm sure is $30 more than most people pay, for a service that I can barely use.

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Re: Broadband dropping connection

by johnr Retired Staff
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Are you on copper or fibre or wireless connection? If copper xDSL then the issue will 99% be with your home telephone wiring
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by johnr Retired Staff
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If you are on naked broadband (no home line) then remove the line filters between modem and telephone Jack point, You may need to get another lead so the line filter can be removed.
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by mell_tweety Starter Poster
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Do you mean replace or jusr remove alltogether?

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by johnr Retired Staff
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@mell_tweety  If you have a Naked broadband connection (No home line) then you should not be using line filters so then change the cable between modem and Telephone socket

 

But please tell us what type of connection you have, I take it copper?

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by johnr Retired Staff
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@mell_tweety  here is a blog post written by a good friend of mine that goes over what poor house wiring can do to a copper connection aka ADSL , VDSL

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8357

 

With the correct setup this will make your broadband faster and far more stable

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