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Author Topic: G.fast microfilter  (Read 146 times)

hushcoden

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G.fast microfilter
« on: April 07, 2021, 08:25:36 AM »

My G.fast line went live yesterday afternoon and so far so good  :fingers:

The master socket 5C is on a closet while the modem/router is in the living room (I assume the builder made some sort of extension from the master socket to the living room).

The OR engineer wanted to install a new G.fast faceplate (here the details) but before we tried with my current setup, that is a G.fast microfilter and it worked  ::)

I was wondering if anyone on G.fast using that specific new faceplate could share his/her own experience - I'd really like to stay this way...

Tia.

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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: G.fast microfilter
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 08:31:45 AM »

AFAIK it makes zero difference.  All a microfilter does is limit only the voice tones to the BT phone socket, in that respect any good DSL microfilter will work fine.

I was using an ADSL filter on VDSL for ages, I only eventually replaced it because it developed a fault.
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hushcoden

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Re: G.fast microfilter
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 10:30:41 AM »

Thanks Alex, so it's safe to say I don't need that new G.fast faceplate, I won't gain speed or anything else...
« Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 10:37:52 AM by hushcoden »
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tubaman

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Re: G.fast microfilter
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 10:43:31 AM »

The G.Fast faceplate might make a small difference if the REIN and common-mode noise elements have been optimised for G.Fast. Another thing, if you don't have a phone plugged into the current microfilter then you don't actually need it there at all.
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« Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 10:49:45 AM by tubaman »
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