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Author Topic: Phone Line Signal Boosters.  (Read 5147 times)


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Phone Line Signal Boosters.
« on: November 16, 2006, 01:08:55 AM »

Hello .

This will tax your grey mater !.
So I live about 3.5kl from the exchange with plenty of line losses Etc., so I was thinking is there any way to boost the signal from my phone line before it goes into my router ?.and hence improve my up and download speeds.
Maybe a 'bi-directional amplifier' to boost the gain ?.
Has it been tried ?
Is it worth trying?.
Will it work.?
There seems to be similar 'black box's' in the USA for cable internet !.

I have a set of 6 fixed IP's From my Kcom Business isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 as a Modem, Bridge, WAN Not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >pfSense (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
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Re: Phone Line Signal Boosters.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 07:27:56 AM »

I don't think so. As far as I know, those signal boosters are for voice signals only. They have the same effect as getting BT to increase the gain of your line, which does nothing for ADSL.



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Re: Phone Line Signal Boosters.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 07:47:19 AM »

Besides, any form of amplifier (which is what a signal booster is) will also boost the noise level too, and introduce some of its own.  So it would actually make the overall signal worse rather than better.