Complicated Situation?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Andy B, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Andy B

    Andy B Guest

    Hi,
    The current situation I have is this. At my house I have 2 separate phone
    lines. One line for general use and another that was installed for the
    internet in the dial-up days. For the past year or so I have had Zen 512kbps
    BB installed on this line (internet line). After realising that it would be
    cheaper to purchase 1Mbps BB on the general line and save on the 2nd line
    rental I am looking to do this. I am interested in Pipex Solo 1000. My
    questions are this:

    1. Will I be able to connect using the general line considering that there
    is currently an extension cable, 2 sky digiboxes, a phone and an answering
    machine all currently connected. Is there a limit on how many splitters can
    be used?
    2. If I buy the package from Pipex and for some reason I am unable to
    connect all devices, is there a time frame in which I can cancel the service
    without cost to me?

    Thanks all
    Andy
     
    Andy B, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. you could do a nice job with one faceplate splitter (see clarity.it et
    al) or you could put a microfilter on each of the 4 items listed or on
    the point where they connect to the main line.

    You only need to filter the phones etc, if they all feed from one
    point a single filter is enough.

    There isn't a limit AFAIK to the number of filters you can have on a
    system, I have 5.
    best ask them or read their T&Cs. In 2 weeks or so the "new regime"
    would mean despatching a BT engineer to fix it if it didn't work, ie
    to fit a faceplate filter or rewire as necessary.

    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, Aug 29, 2004
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  3. 2. If I buy the package from Pipex and for some reason I am unable to
    Why should any ISP take responsibility for your potentially faulty wiring?
    If does not work BT will insist you try from the test socket with everything
    else disconnected. If it works then the problem is in your wiring/equipment
    and you will have to sort it out.
     
    Peter Crosland, Aug 29, 2004
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  4. Andy B

    John R Whale Guest

    If I have read you correctly, you want to change the adsl from the 2nd line
    to your original main number. If that is the case it you will have to cancel
    your existing service and apply for the other line to be adsl enabled,
    therefore you will incur the an installation/activation fee from the isp for
    that line because it is a new installation. Why not cancel original line and
    migrate the existing service to another isp? -. I cant really comment on how
    your wiring set up will affect any connection, i suspect it will work unless
    your line is marginal.
     
    John R Whale, Aug 31, 2004
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